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Best & Worst Fuel Economy

Fuel sippers and guzzlers in all vehicle categories

Last updated: December 2017

The lists below highlight the vehicles within each category that achieved the best or worst gas mileage in our tests. We have selected mpg cutoffs that are relative to each category. For example, a vehicle that gets 19 mpg would not be a standout among wagons, but it would be among the highest in the midsized SUV or minivan categories. 

Click through to each model overview page to find out how the vehicles rate in our road tests, reliability, safety, and more.

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Best

Rank Make & Model Overall mpg City mpg Highway mpg
FUEL-EFFICIENT HATCHBACKS Overall mpg = 38 or higher 
1 BMW i3 Giga
139* 135* 141*
2 Toyota Prius Prime 133* / 50** 38** 62**
3 Chevrolet Bolt Premier 119* 128* 110*
4 Mitsubishi i-MiEV SE 111* 104* 116*
5 Ford Focus Electric 107* 108* 107*
6 Nissan Leaf SL 106 * 86 * 118 *
7 Chevrolet Volt LT 105* 99* 109*
8 Toyota Mirai 67* 67* 67*
9 Toyota Prius Three 52 43 59
10 Hyundai Ioniq SEL 52 42 60
11 Toyota Prius C Two 43 37 48
12 Kia Niro EX 43 33 52
13
Lexus CT 200h Premium 40 31 47
* = MPGe, mile-per-gallon equivalent. 
** = MPG on gas engine only
SUBCOMPACT CARS Overall mpg = 31 or higher
1 Mitsubishi Mirage ES
37 28 47
2 Smart ForTwo Passion 36 25 48
3 Ford Fiesta SE (3-cyl., MT)
35 25 46
4
Toyota Yaris iA 35 24 48
5
Honda Fit EX 33 24 42
6 Ford Fiesta SE sedan 33 22 45
7 Chevrolet Spark LT
33 23 44
8 Ford Fiesta SES hatchback (MT) 32 23 42
9 Toyota Yaris LE 32 23 41
10 Nissan Versa SV sedan 32 23 40
11 Nissan Versa Note SV 32 22 42
12 Hyundai Accent GLS sedan 31 20 45
COMPACT CARS Overall mpg = 30 or higher
1 Chevrolet Cruze LT Diesel 41 27 60
2 Mazda3 i Touring sedan 33 23 45
3 Hyundai Elantra SE
33 21 49
4 Kia Forte LX
33 21 49
5 Mazda3 i Grand Touring hatchback
32 24 41
6 Toyota Corolla LE Plus 32 23 43
7 Volkswagen Jetta SE (1.4T) 30 21 39
8 Honda Civic LX
32 21 45
9 Toyota Corolla iM 31 22 42
10
Honda Civic EX-T 31 21 45
11 Mini Cooper (3-cyl)
31 22 41
12 Nissan Sentra SV 31 21 42
13 Subaru Impreza Premium 30 21 41
14 Chevrolet Cruze LT
30 19 47
SPORTY CARS/ROADSTERS Overall mpg = 28 or higher (tested with manual transmission)
1 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club (MT)
34 25 42
2 Fiat 500c Pop 34 25 42
3 Honda Civic Si 34 23 47
4 Fiat 500 Sport 33 24 42
5 Mini Cooper S 30 23 38
6 Hyundai Veloster 31 24 37
7 Fiat 124 Spider Lusso
31 23 40
8 Toyota 86 30 23 37
9 Subaru BR-Z Premium 30 23 37
10 Ford Fiesta ST
29 21 36
11 Volkswagen GTI Autobahn
29 20 39
12 Fiat 500 Abarth 28 21 34
MIDSIZED CARS Overall mpg = 26 or higher
1 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE 47 39 53
2 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid
41 33 49
3 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 39 35 41
4 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid SE 39 31 46
5 Mazda6 Sport 32 22 44
6 Toyota Camry LE (4-cyl.) 32 20 49
7 Honda Accord EX (1.5T) 31 21 42
8 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV 29 19 42
9 Chevrolet Malibu LT (1.5T) 29 19 41
10 Volkswagen Passat SE (4-cyl.)
28 19 39
12 Hyundai Sonata SEL (4.-cyl) 28 18 42
13 Kia Optima 28 18 40
14 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium 26 17 39
UPSCALE/LUXURY CARS Overall mpg = 24 or higher
1 Tesla Model S P85D 87* 64* 110*
2 Lexus ES 300h
36 28 44
3 BMW 328d xDrive
35 24 49
4 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid 34 29 38
5 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 28 19 39
6 Acura ILX Premium 28 18 42
7 Acura TLX 2.4L 27 18 41
8 Audi A3 Premium
27 18 40
9 Audi A4 Premium Plus
27 18 40
10 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti (AWD) 27 18 39
11 Mercedes-Benz C300 (AWD) 26 18 35
12 Volkswagen CC Sport 26 18 35
13 BMW 330i xDrive 26 17 38
14 Jaguar XE Premium 25t (AWD) 25 17 36
15 Nissan Maxima Platinum 25 17 36
16 Lexus ES 350 25 17 35
17 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid 25 17 33
18 Acura TLX SH-AWD 25 16 36
19 Buick LaCrosse Essence
24 16 36
20 Toyota Avalon Limited 24 16 34
21 Buick Verano Leather 24 16 33
22 Mercedes-Benz E300 (AWD)
24 15 36
23 Buick Regal Premium I (turbo) 24 15 35
WAGONS & HATCHBACKS Overall mpg = 25 or higher
1 Ford C-MAX Hybrid SE 37 35 38
2 Toyota C-HR XLE 29 19 42
3 Mini Clubman Base (3-cyl.) 28 18 40
4 Fiat 500L Easy 27 18 37
5 Kia Soul Plus 26 19 33
6 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack SE
25 16 36
SMALL SUVS Overall mpg = 22 or higher
1 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE
31 26 36
2 Lexus NX 300h 29 23 34
3 Honda HR-V LX 29 20 39
4 Subaru Crosstrek Premium 29 20 39
5 Honda CR-V EX
28 20 37
6 Mazda CX-3 Touring 28 20 36
7 Honda CR-V LX 27 19 36
8 Mercedes-Benz GLA
26 19 35
9 Nissan Rogue Sport SV 26 19 34
10 Hyundai Tucson Sport (1.6T) 26 18 35
11 BMW X1 xDrive28i 26 17 37
12 Chevrolet Trax LT 25 18 34
13 Mini Cooper Countryman S
25 17 36
14 Chevrolet Equinox LT (1.5T) 25 17 34
15 Infiniti QX30 Premium
25 17 32
16 Audi Q5 Premium 24 17 34
17 Mazda CX-5 Touring 24 17 33
18 Lexus NX 200t 24 17 33
19 Hyundai Tucson SE (2.0L) 24 17 32
20 Toyota RAV4 XLE
24 17 32
21 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL (4.-cyl.)
24 17 30
22 Nissan Rogue SV 24 17 30
23 Jeep Compass Latitude 24 16 35
24 Jeep Renegade Latitude 24 16 32
25 Buick Encore Leather 23 16 32
26 Kia Sportage LX 23 16 32
27 Fiat 500X Easy
23 16 31
28 BMW X3 xDrive28i 23 16 29
29 Ford Escape SE (1.5T)
23 15 31
30 Jeep Cherokee Latitude (4-cyl.)
22 15 31
31 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 22 15 31
32
Acura RDX 22 14 31
MIDSIZED/LARGE SUVS Overall mpg = 18 or higher
1 Tesla Model X 90D 92* 90* 94*
2 Lexus RX 450h 29
24 33
3
Toyota Highlander Hybrid Ltd.
25 18 32
4 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (diesel)
24 17 32
5 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 23 17 30
6 Mazda CX-9 Touring 22 15 32
7 Toyota Highlander XLE 22 15 31
8 Lexus RX 350 22 14 31
9 Nissan Murano SL
21 15 29
10 Acura MDX Tech 21 14 31
11 Ford Edge SEL (2.0L EcoBoost)
21 14 31
12 Kia Sorento EX (V6)
21 14
30
13 BMW X5 xDrive 35i 21 14 28
14 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 20 14 29
15 Chevrolet Traverse Premier (V6) 20 14 28
16 Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum 20 14 28
17 Jaguar F-Pace Prestige 20 14 27
18 Cadillac XT5 Premium
20 13 30
19
Honda Pilot EX-L 20 13 28
20 Audi Q7 Premium Plus 20 13 28
21 Volkswagen Atlas SEL (V6) 20 13 28
22 Porsche Cayenne (base) 19 14 26
23 GMC Acadia Denali 19 13 28
24 Infiniti QX60 (3.5L) 19 13 26
25
Mercedes-Benz GLE350 18 13 25
26 Nissan Pathfinder SL 18 13 25
27 Infiniti QX70 18 13 24
28 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 18 13 23
29 Ford Explorer XLT
18 12 26
30 Dodge Durango Limited (V6)
18 12 25
31 Ford Flex SEL
18 12 25
32 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (V6)
18 12 24
33 Toyota 4Runner SR5 (V6) 18 12 24
 MINIVANS Overall mpg = 19 or higher
1 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid 84*/27** 84*/21** 84*/32**
2 Honda Odyssey EX-L 22 14 33
3 Ford Transit Connect XLT (2.5L)
21 15 27
4 Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L 21 13 33
5 Toyota Sienna XLE (FWD) 21 14 30
6 Kia Sedona EX 20 13 28
7 Nissan Quest SL 19 13 24
PICKUPS Overall mpg = 16 or higher
1 Chevrolet Colorado LT Diesel 24 15 34
2 Ram 1500 Big Horn (diesel) 20 14 27
3 Honda Ridgeline RTL 20 13 29
4 Toyota Tacoma SR5 (V6) 19 14 25
5 Ford F-150 XLT (2.7 EcoBoost) 19 13 26
6 Chevrolet Colorado LT (V6)
18 13 26
7 Ford F-150 XLT (2.7 EcoBoost)
17 12 22
7 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 16 11 23
8 Nissan Titan SV
16 11 22

 

Worst

Rank Make & Model Overall mpg City mpg Highway mpg
ROADSTERS/SPORTY CARS Overall mpg = 17 or less
1 Ford Mustang GT Premium (V8) 19 13
27
UPSCALE/LUXURY SEDANS Overall mpg = 18 or less
1 Chevrolet SS 17 12 23
2 Mercedes-Benz S550 (AWD)
18 12 28
MIDSIZED/LARGE SUVS Overall mpg = 14 or less
1 Nissan Armada 14 10 20
2
Toyota Land Cruiser 14 10 20
3
Ford Expedition EL 14 10 19
MINIVANS Overall mpg = 17 or less
1 Dodge Grand Caravan GT
17 11 27

 

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