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Most fuel-efficient used cars

Consumer Reports News: June 17, 2011 11:18 AM

Well-maintained, late model used cars are some of the best values you can find. And it's all the better if you can find one that provides great gas mileage. The 2005-2010 models below, pulled from the lists of reliable used cars in our April auto issue, are solid choices that did well in our testing when they were new and get good fuel economy for their class. Model years are shown in parentheses. Look for models with electronic stability control.

For more information on fuel economy, see our guide. Also, see our advice on buying a used car.

Small cars
Model MPG
Honda Civic Hybrid 37 ('05) 37 ('06-'09)
Honda Fit 32 ('07-'08) 30 ('09-'10)
Toyota Corolla 29 ('05-'08) 32 ('09-'10)
Honda Civic EX 29 ('05) 29 ('06-'10)
Pontiac Vibe (1.8L) 27 ('06-'08) 29 ('09-'10)
Toyota Matrix (1.8L) 27 ('06-'08) 29 ('09-'10)
Hyundai Elantra SE -- 27 ('08-'10)
Nissan Sentra 26 ('09) 27 ('10)
Family cars
Model MPG
Toyota Prius 44 ('05-09)
Toyota Prius Touring 42 ('07-'09)
Ford Fusion Hybrid 34 ('10)
Toyota Camry Hybrid 34 ('07-'10)
Nissan Altima Hybrid 32 ('08)
Hyundai Sonata (4-cyl.) 26 ('09-'10)
Honda Accord Hybrid 25 ('07-'09)
Nissan Altima (4-cyl.) 25 ('07,'09)
Nissan Altima (V6) 24 ('10)
SUVs
Model MPG
Ford Escape Hybrid 26 ('05, '06, '09)
Mercury Mariner Hybrid 26 ('06, '09)
Toyota Highlander Hybrid 24 ('08, '10)
Lexus RX Hybrid 23 ('06-'09)
Toyota RAV4 (4-cyl.) 23 ('06-'10)
Mitsubishi Outlander (4-cyl.) 23 ('08-'09)
Subaru Forester 22 ('06-'10)
Toyota RAV4 (V6) 22 ('08-'10)
   

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