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Best in used car fuel economy

These cars reduce your trips to the pump

Last updated: February 2014

With fluctuating gas prices and an uncertain economy, many people in need of a car are looking at used car options. Besides the purchase price, it's important to consider how much gas these cars consumer. There are a number of affordable and reliable vehicles that returned some of the best results in our real-world fuel-economy tests.

See our guides on saving fuel and alternative fuel vehicles for tips and advice. Also, check out the latest weekly gas prices.

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Years Make & model Overall MPG
2004-07 Toyota Prius 44
2007-09 Toyota Yaris 2-door hatchback (manual) 34
2007-08 Honda Fit (manual/automatic) 34/32
2004-06 Scion xB (manual/automatic) 32/30
2006-07 Honda Civic EX (manual/automatic) 31/28
2009 Hyundai Accent (manual/automatic) 30/28
2008 Mazda3 2.0L (manual/automatic) 30/27
2009-10 Toyota Yaris 4-door hatchback 30
2004-05 Honda Civic EX 29
2004-08 Toyota Corolla 29


Years Make & model Overall MPG
2011-12 Nissan Leaf 106*
2008-12 Toyota Prius 44
2011-12 Volkswagen Golf TDI (manual) 38
2010-11 Ford Fusion Hybrid 34
2010-11 Mercury Milan Hybrid 34
2007-11 Toyota Camry Hybrid 34
2008-10 Scion xD (manual/automatic) 34/29
2009-13 Honda Fit (manual/automatic) 33/30
2012 Honda Civic Sedan HF 33
2012-13 Mazda3 Skyactiv 32
2008-09 Nissan Altima Hybrid 32
2010-13 Toyota Corolla 32
2013 Hyundai Accent (manual/automatic) 32/31
2008-11 Honda Civic EX (manual/automatic) 31/28
2010-12 Mazda3 2.0L (manual/automatic) 30/28
2009 Mazda3 2.0L (manual/automatic) 30/27
2012 Honda Civic Sedan LX 30
2012-13 Honda Civic Sedan EX 29
2012-13 Hyundai Elantra 29

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