Cars, SUVs, and Trucks With the Best Fuel Economy

These mpg figures are based on CR's extensive fuel-economy tests

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Fuel economy is a key factor in the operating costs for vehicles. A small difference in the overall miles-per-gallon rating can add up to big bucks over years of ownership.

CR conducts extensive fuel-economy tests on every model we purchase to make sure our members have the essential data needed to make informed purchase decisions.

The lists below highlight the vehicles by category that got the best fuel economy in Consumer Reports’ latest tests.

Rather than display every tested vehicle here, we have selected miles-per-gallon cutoffs that are relative to each category. For example, a vehicle that gets 21 mpg wouldn’t be a standout among wagons, but it would be among the highest in the midsized SUV or minivan category.

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

Best Fuel Economy by Car Type

Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

RankMake & ModelOverall mpgCity mpgHighway mpg
1BMW i3 Giga139113511411
2Toyota Prius Prime1331/502382622
3Tesla Model 3 Long Range130113611231
4Hyundai Kona Electric Limited120113211081
5Chevrolet Bolt Premier119112811101
6Kia Niro Electric EX Premium112112311021
7Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid1101/3921101/3121101/452
8Nissan Leaf SL Plus10411141941
9Honda Insight EX544462
10Toyota Prius Three524359
11Hyundai Ioniq SEL524260
12Kia Niro EX433352

Most Fuel-Efficient Subcompact Cars

RankMake & ModelOverall mpgCity mpgHighway mpg
1Mitsubishi Mirage ES372847
2Chevrolet Spark LT332344
3Kia Rio S332248
4Hyundai Accent SEL332247
5Nissan Versa SV sedan322245

Most Fuel-Efficient Compact Cars

RankMake & ModelOverall mpgCity mpgHighway mpg
1Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Blue484055
2Toyota Corolla LE Hybrid483759
3Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE362451
4Kia Forte LXS (2.0L)342249
5Volkswagen Jetta SE (1.4T)342154
6Toyota Corolla LE332345
7Hyundai Elantra332149
8Nissan Sentra SV322244
9Honda Civic LX322145
10Honda Civic EX-T312145
11Subaru Impreza Premium302141
12Mazda 3 Select302044

Most Fuel-Efficient Roadsters/Sports Cars

RankMake & ModelOverall mpgCity mpgHighway mpg
1Mazda MX-5 Miata Club (MT)342542
2Mini Cooper S302338
3Toyota 86302337
4Subaru BR-Z Premium302337
5Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-Spec292139
6BMW Z4 sDrive30292040
7Volkswagen GTI Autobahn292039

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized Cars

RankMake & ModelOverall mpgCity mpgHighway mpg
1Honda Accord Hybrid EX474052
2Toyota Camry Hybrid LE473953
3Hyundai Sonata Hybrid SEL443651
4Kia K5 LXS322052
5Toyota Camry LE (4-cyl.)322049
6Honda Accord EX (1.5T)312142
7Hyundai Sonata SEL (2.5L)312046
8Nissan Altima 2.5 SV312045
9Chevrolet Malibu LT (1.5T)291941
10Subaru Legacy Premium (2.5L)281939
11Mazda6 Sport281842
12Volkswagen Passat SE (4-cyl.)281939

Most Fuel-Efficient Large Cars

RankMake & ModelOverall mpgCity mpgHighway mpg
1Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE423252
2Nissan Maxima251736

Most Fuel-Efficient Upscale/Luxury Cars

RankMake & ModelOverall mpgCity mpgHighway mpg
1Tesla Model 3 Long Range130113611231
2Tesla Model S 100D102110111021
3Polestar 2921961881
4Porsche Taycan 4S691681711
5BMW 330i xDrive291944
6Acura ILX Premium281842
7Audi A4 Premium Plus271840
8Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti (AWD)271839
9Mercedes-Benz A220271743
10Mercedes-Benz CLA250 (AWD)271742
11Mercedes-Benz C300 (AWD)261835
12Audi A6 Premium Plus (2.0T)261739
13Volvo S60 T5 Momentum261739
14BMW 530i xDrive261640
15Lexus ES 350251638

Most Fuel-Efficient Wagons and Hatchbacks

RankMake & ModelOverall mpgCity mpgHighway mpg
1Nissan Kicks SV322440
2Hyundai Venue SEL322341
3Toyota C-HR XLE291942
4Kia Soul EX282135
5Hyundai Elantra GT281938

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

RankMake & ModelOverall mpgCity mpgHighway mpg
1Tesla Model Y Long Range121112711141
2Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium901961841
3Lexus UX250h373242
4Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE373241
5Honda CR-V Hybrid EX353237
6Hyundai Tucson Hybrid SEL352940
7Ford Escape Hybrid SE Sport343038
8Toyota RAV4 Prime342939
9Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid332837
10Lexus NX 300h292334
11Honda HR-V LX292039
12Subaru Crosstrek Premium292039
13Subaru Forester Premium282038
14Honda CR-V EX282037
15Mazda CX-3 Touring282036
16Kia Seltos S282035
17Toyota RAV4 XLE271938
18Mazda CX-30 Preferred271837
19Mercedes-Benz GLA271740
20Nissan Rogue Sport SV261934
21Hyundai Kona SEL261834
22Buick Encore GX Select261833
23Mercedes-Benz GLB250261738
24BMW X1 xDrive28i261737
25Ford Escape SE (1.5T)261737
26Chevrolet Trax LT251834
27BMW X2 xDrive28i251736
28Mini Cooper Countryman S251736
29Ford Bronco Sport Outer Banks251735
30Chevrolet Equinox LT (1.5T)251734
31Nissan Rogue SV251734
32Volkswagen Tiguan SE251635

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

RankMake & ModelOverall mpgCity mpgHighway mpg
1Tesla Model X 100D871861891
2Jaguar I-Pace HSE761801721
3Audi E-Tron Premium Plus741741731
4Toyota Venza XLE373142
5Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE352741
6Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid SEL Premium302337
7Lexus RX 450h243324
8Kia Sorento EX (2.5 Turbo)251734
9Hyundai Santa Fe (2.5L)241732
10BMW X5 xDrive40i231533
11Mazda CX-9 Touring221532
12Ford Edge SEL (2.0L EcoBoost)221531
13BMW X7 xDrive40i221432
14Subaru Ascent Limited221532
15Toyota Highlander XLE221432
16Lexus RX 350221431
17Nissan Murano SL211529
18Porsche Cayenne (base)211529
19Hyundai Palisade SEL211529
20Kia Telluride EX211430
21Ford Explorer XLT (2.3T)211429
22Honda Passport EX-L211428

Most Fuel-Efficient Minivans

RankMake & ModelOverall mpgCity mpgHighway mpg
1Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid841/272841/212841/322
2Toyota Sienna XLE362843
3Honda Odyssey EX-L221433
4Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L211333
5Kia Sedona EX201328

Most Fuel-Efficient Pickups

RankMake & ModelOverall mpgCity mpgHighway mpg
1Chevrolet Colorado LT Diesel241534
2Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Diesel231632
3Ram 1500 Big Horn Diesel231631
4Ford F-150 Hybrid201524
5Ford Ranger XLT201427
6Honda Ridgeline RTL201329
7Toyota Tacoma SR5 (V6)191425
8Ford F-150 (2.7T)191326
9Chevrolet Colorado LT (V6)181326
10Jeep Gladiator Sport181323
11Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT (5.3L V8)171124
12Ram 1500 Big Horn (V8)171124

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