Refueling one of the cars with the best fuel economy

Fuel economy is a key factor in the operating costs for vehicles. A small difference in the overall mpg 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 and worst 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 would not be a standout among wagons, but it would be among the highest in the midsized SUV or minivan category.  


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Choose a car type from the drop-down list to see the best fuel economy in that category.

For groups where there is a significant difference between the best and worst, we have a separate list for the least-efficient models.

Best & Worst Fuel-Economy by Type

RankMake & ModelOverall mpgCity mpgHighway mpg

Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

1BMW i3 Giga

1391

1351

1411

Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

2Toyota Prius Prime

1331/502

382

622

Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

3Tesla Model 3 Long Range

1301

1361

1231

Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

4

Hyundai Kona Electric Limited

1201

1321

1081

Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

5

Chevrolet Bolt Premier

1191

1281

1101

Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

6

Nissan Leaf SL

1121

1251

1101

Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

7

Kia Niro Electric EX Premium

1121

1231

1021

Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

8

Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

1101/392

1101/312

1101/452

Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

9

Nissan Leaf SL Plus

1041

1141

941

Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

10

Toyota Mirai

671

671

671

Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

11

Honda Insight EX

54

44

62

Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

12

Toyota Prius Three524359

Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

13

Hyundai Ioniq SEL

524260

Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

14

Kia Niro EX433352

Most Fuel-Efficient Subcompact Cars

1Mitsubishi Mirage ES372847

Most Fuel-Efficient Subcompact Cars

2

Toyota Yaris

352448

Most Fuel-Efficient Subcompact Cars

3Honda Fit EX332442

Most Fuel-Efficient Subcompact Cars

4Chevrolet Spark LT332344

Most Fuel-Efficient Subcompact Cars

5Kia Rio S332248

Most Fuel-Efficient Subcompact Cars

6Hyundai Accent SEL332247

Most Fuel-Efficient Subcompact Cars

7

Nissan Versa SV sedan32

22

45

Most Fuel-Efficient Compact Cars

1

Toyota Corolla LE Hybrid 

48

37

59

Most Fuel-Efficient Compact Cars

2

Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE

36

24

51

Most Fuel-Efficient Compact Cars

3

Kia Forte LXS (2.0L)

34

22

49

Most Fuel-Efficient Compact Cars

4

Volkswagen Jetta SE (1.4T)

34

21

54

Most Fuel-Efficient Compact Cars

5

Toyota Corolla LE

33

23

45

Most Fuel-Efficient Compact Cars

6

Hyundai Elantra SE332149

Most Fuel-Efficient Compact Cars

7

Nissan Sentra SV32

22

44

Most Fuel-Efficient Compact Cars

8

Honda Civic LX322145

Most Fuel-Efficient Compact Cars

9

Honda Civic EX-T312145

Most Fuel-Efficient Compact Cars

10

Subaru Impreza Premium302141

Most Fuel-Efficient Compact Cars

11

Mazda 3 Select

30

20

44

Most Fuel-Efficient Roadsters/Sports Cars

1Mazda MX-5 Miata Club (MT)342542

Most Fuel-Efficient Roadsters/Sports Cars

2Honda Civic Si342347

Most Fuel-Efficient Roadsters/Sports Cars

3

Fiat 124 Spider Lusso312340

Most Fuel-Efficient Roadsters/Sports Cars

4

Mini Cooper S302338

Most Fuel-Efficient Roadsters/Sports Cars

5Toyota 86302337

Most Fuel-Efficient Roadsters/Sports Cars

6Subaru BR-Z Premium302337

Most Fuel-Efficient Roadsters/Sports Cars

7

Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-Spec

29

21

39

Most Fuel-Efficient Roadsters/Sports Cars

8

Volkswagen GTI Autobahn292039

Least Fuel-Efficient Roadsters/Sports Cars

1

Ford Mustang GT Premium (V8)191327

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized Cars

1Honda Accord Hybrid EX474052

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized Cars

2Toyota Camry Hybrid LE473953

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized Cars

3

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid SEL

44

36

51

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized Cars

4

Ford Fusion SE Hybrid393541

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized Cars

5

Toyota Camry LE (4-cyl.)322049

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized Cars

6

Honda Accord EX (1.5T)312142

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized Cars

7

Hyundai Sonata SEL (2.5L)

31

20

46

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized Cars

8

Nissan Altima 2.5 SV

31

20

45

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized Cars

9

Chevrolet Malibu LT (1.5T)291941

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized Cars

10

Subaru Legacy Premium (2.5L)

28

19

39

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized Cars

11

Mazda6 Sport281842

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized Cars

12

Kia Optima281840

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized Cars

13

Volkswagen Passat SE (4-cyl.)281939

Most Fuel-Efficient Large Cars

1Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE423252

Most Fuel-Efficient Large Cars

2Nissan Maxima251736

Most Fuel-Efficient Large Cars

3Kia Cadenza Premium241636

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

1

Tesla Model 3 Long Range

1301

1361

1231

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

2

Tesla Model S 100D

1021

1011

1021

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

3

Porsche Taycan 4S

691

681

711

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

4

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid342938

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

5

BMW 330i xDrive

29

19

44

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

6

Acura ILX Premium281842

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

7

Acura TLX 2.4L271841

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

8

Audi A3 Premium271840

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

9

Audi A4 Premium Plus271840

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

10

Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti (AWD)271839

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

11

Mercedes-Benz A220

27

17

43

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

12

Mercedes-Benz CLA250 (AWD)

27

17

42

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

13

Mercedes-Benz C300 (AWD)261835

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

14

Audi A6 Premium Plus (2.0T)

26

17

39

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

15

Volvo S60 T5 Momentum

26

17

39

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

16

BMW 530i xDrive

26

16

40

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

17

Jaguar XE Premium 25t (AWD)251736

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

18

Lexus ES 350

25

16

38

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

19

Acura TLX SH-AWD251636

Most Fuel-Efficient Upscale/Luxury Cars

1Mercedes-Benz S550 (AWD)181228

Least Fuel-Efficient Upscale/Luxury Cars

2

Genesis G90 Premium (3.3T, AWD)

18

11

28

Most Fuel-Efficient Wagons & Hatchbacks

1Nissan Kicks SV322440

Most Fuel-Efficient Wagons & Hatchbacks

2Hyundai Venue SEL

32

23

41

Most Fuel-Efficient Wagons & Hatchbacks

3

Toyota C-HR XLE291942

Most Fuel-Efficient Wagons & Hatchbacks

4

Kia Soul EX

28

21

35

Most Fuel-Efficient Wagons & Hatchbacks

5

Hyundai Elantra GT281938

Most Fuel-Efficient Wagons & Hatchbacks

6

Fiat 500L Easy271837

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

1

Lexus UX250h

37

32

42

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

2

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE

37

32

41

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

3

Honda CR-V Hybrid EX

35

32

37

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

4

Ford Escape Hybrid SE Sport

34

30

38

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

5

Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

33

28

37

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

6

Lexus NX 300h292334

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

7

Honda HR-V LX292039

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

8

Subaru Crosstrek Premium292039

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

9

Subaru Forester Premium

28

20

38

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

10

Honda CR-V EX282037

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

11

Mazda CX-3 Touring282036

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

12

Kia Seltos S

28

20

35

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

13

Toyota RAV4 XLE

27

19

38

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

14

Mazda CX-30 Preferred

27

18

37

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

15

Mercedes-Benz GLA261935

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

16

Nissan Rogue Sport SV

26

1934

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

17

Hyundai Kona SEL261834

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

18

Buick Encore GX Select26

18

33

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

19

Mercedes-Benz GLB25026

17

38

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

20

BMW X1 xDrive28i261737

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

21

Ford Escape SE (1.5T)

26

17

37

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

22

Chevrolet Trax LT251834

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

23

BMW X2 xDrive28i251736

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

24

Mini Cooper Countryman S251736

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

25

Chevrolet Equinox LT (1.5T)251734

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

26

Volkswagen Tiguan SE251635

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

1Tesla Model X 100D

871

861

891

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

2

Jaguar I-Pace HSE

761

801

721

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

3

Audi E-Tron Premium Plus

741

741

731

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

4

Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE

35

27

41

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

5

Lexus RX 450h243324

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

6

BMW X5 xDrive40i

23

15

33

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

7

Mazda CX-9 Touring221532

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

8

Ford Edge SEL (2.0L EcoBoost)

22

15

31

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

9

BMW X7 xDrive40i

22

14

32

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

10

Subaru Ascent Limited

22

15

32

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

11

Toyota Highlander XLE

22

14

32

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

12

Kia Sorento EX (V6)221431

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

13

Lexus RX 350221431

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

14

Nissan Murano SL211529

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

15

Porsche Cayenne (base)

21

15

29

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

16

Hyundai Palisade SEL

21

15

29

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

17

Acura MDX Tech211431

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

18

Hyundai Santa Fe Limited (2.0T)

21

14

31

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

19

Kia Telluride EX

21

14

30

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

20

Ford Explorer XLT (2.3T)

2114

29

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

21

Honda Passport EX-L

21

1428

Least Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

1Nissan Armada141020

Most Fuel-Efficient Minivans

1Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

841/272

841/212

841/322

Most Fuel-Efficient Minivans

2Honda Odyssey EX-L221433

Most Fuel-Efficient Minivans

3

Toyota Sienna XLE (FWD)211430

Most Fuel-Efficient Minivans

4Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L211333

Most Fuel-Efficient Minivans

5

Kia Sedona EX201328

Least Fuel-Efficient Minivans

1Dodge Grand Caravan GT171127

Most Fuel-Efficient Pickups

1Chevrolet Colorado LT Diesel241534

Most Fuel-Efficient Pickups

2

Chevrolet Silverado  1500 LT Diesel

23

16

32

Most Fuel-Efficient Pickups

3

Ram 1500 Big Horn Diesel

23

16

31

Most Fuel-Efficient Pickups

4

Ford Ranger XLT

20

14

27

Most Fuel-Efficient Pickups

5

Honda Ridgeline RTL201329

Most Fuel-Efficient Pickups

6

Toyota Tacoma SR5 (V6)191425

Most Fuel-Efficient Pickups

7

Ford F-150 XLT (2.7 EcoBoost)191326

Most Fuel-Efficient Pickups

8

Chevrolet Colorado LT (V6)181326

Most Fuel-Efficient Pickups

9

Jeep Gladiator Sport

1813

23

Most Fuel-Efficient Pickups

10

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT (5.3L V8)

17

11

24

Most Fuel-Efficient Pickups

11

Ram 1500 Big Horn (V8)

17

11

24

  1. Miles-per-gallon equivalent (MPGe).
  2. Miles per gallon while running on gas engine.
  3. Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks Overall mpg = 38 or higher
  4. Most Fuel-Efficient Subcompact Cars Overall mpg = 31 or higher
  5. Most Fuel-Efficient Compact Cars Overall mpg = 30 or higher
  6. Most Fuel-Efficient Roadsters/Sporty Cars Overall mpg = 28 or higher (Tested with manual transmission, unless otherwise noted.)
  7. Least Fuel-Efficient Roadsters/Sporty Cars Overall mpg = 17 or lower
  8. Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized Cars Overall mpg = 26 or higher
  9. Most Fuel-Efficient Large Cars Overall mpg = 24 or higher
  10. Most Fuel-Efficient Upscale/Luxury Cars Overall mpg = 25 or higher
  11. Least Fuel-Efficient Upscale/Luxury Cars Overall mpg = 18 or lower
  12. Most Fuel-Efficient Wagons & Hatchbacks Overall mpg = 25 or higher
  13. Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs overall mpg = 25 or higher
  14. Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs Overall mpg = 21 or higher
  15. Least Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs Overall mpg = 14 or lower
  16. Most Fuel-Efficient Minivans overall mpg = 19 or higher
  17. Least Fuel-Efficient Minivans overall mpg = 17 or lower
  18. Most Fuel-Efficient Pickups Overall mpg = 16 or higher

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