Cars, SUVs, and Trucks With the Best Fuel Economy

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

person pumping gas at ATC with a Mazda2 car Photo: John Powers/Consumer Reports

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.

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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
1Toyota Prius Prime1331/502382622
2Tesla Model 3 Long Range130113611231
3Hyundai Kona Electric Limited120113211081
4Chevrolet Bolt 2LT120113111091
5Chevrolet Bolt EUV Premier115112411051
6Kia Niro Electric EX Premium112112311021
7Nissan Leaf SL Plus10411141941
8Honda Insight EX544462
9Toyota Prius Three524359
10Hyundai Ioniq SE524063
11Kia 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 SE342154
6Toyota Corolla LE332345
7Hyundai Elantra332149
8Honda Civic Sport (2.0L)332344
9Nissan Sentra SV322244
10Subaru Impreza Premium302141
11Mazda 3 Select302044

Most Fuel-Efficient Roadsters/Sports Cars

RankMake & ModelOverall mpgCity mpgHighway mpg
1Mazda MX-5 Miata Club342542
2Honda Civic Si322144
3Mini Cooper S302338
4BMW Z4 sDrive30292040
5Volkswagen GTI281939

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
11Volkswagen 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
11Audi A6 Premium Plus (2.0T)261739
12Volvo S60 T5 Momentum261739
13BMW 530i xDrive261640
14Lexus 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

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 Carnival EX211332

Most Fuel-Efficient Pickups

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