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 ownerships.

CR conducts extensive fuel economy tests on every model we purchase for evaluation, ensuring our members have the essential data to inform their purchase decisions.

The lists below highlight the vehicles, by category, that got the best and worst gas mileage in Consumer Reports’ latest tests. 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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Click through to each model overview page to find out how the vehicles rate in our road tests, reliability, safety, and more. 

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-Efficient Vehicles by Type

RankMake & ModelOverall mpgCity mpgHighway mpg
Best Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks1BMW i3 Giga

1391

1351

1411

Best Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks2Toyota Prius Prime

1331/502

382

622

Best Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks3Tesla Model 3 Long Range

1301

1361

1231

Best Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks4Chevrolet Bolt Premier

1191

1281

1101

Best Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks5Nissan Leaf SL

1121

1251

1101

Best Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks6Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

1101/392

1101/312

1101/452

Best Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks7
Chevrolet Volt LT

1051

991

1091

Best Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

8

Toyota Mirai

671

671

671

Best Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

9

Honda Insight EX

54

44

62

Best Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

10

Toyota Prius Three524359
Best Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

11

Hyundai Ioniq SEL

524260
Best Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

12

Toyota Prius C Two433748
Best Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

13

Kia Niro EX433352

Best Subcompact Cars

1Mitsubishi Mirage ES372847

Best Subcompact Cars

2

Toyota Yaris

352448

Best Subcompact Cars

3Honda Fit EX332442

Best Subcompact Cars

4Chevrolet Spark LT332344

Best Subcompact Cars

5Kia Rio S332248

Best Subcompact Cars

6Hyundai Accent SEL332247

Best Subcompact Cars

7Ford Fiesta SE sedan (4-cyl.)332245

Best Subcompact Cars

8Ford Fiesta SES hatchback (4-cyl., MT)322342

Best Subcompact Cars

9

Nissan Versa SV sedan322340

Best Subcompact Cars

10

Nissan Versa Note SV

322242

Best Compact Cars

1Chevrolet Cruze LT Diesel412760

Best Compact Cars

2

Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE

36

24

51

Best Compact Cars

3

Kia Forte LXS (2.0L)

34

22

49

Best Compact Cars

4

Volkswagen Jetta SE (1.4T)

34

21

54

Best Compact Cars

5

Hyundai Elantra SE332149

Best Compact Cars

6

Toyota Corolla LE Plus322343

Best Compact Cars

7

Honda Civic LX322145

Best Compact Cars

8

Honda Civic EX-T312145

Best Compact Cars

9

Nissan Sentra SV312142

Best Compact Cars

10

Subaru Impreza Premium302141

Best Compact Cars

11

Chevrolet Cruze LT301947

Best Roadsters/Sports Cars

1Mazda MX-5 Miata Club (MT)342542

Best Roadsters/Sports Cars

2Honda Civic Si342347

Best Roadsters/Sports Cars

3

Fiat 124 Spider Lusso312340

Best Roadsters/Sports Cars

4

Mini Cooper S302338

Best Roadsters/Sports Cars

5Toyota 86302337

Best Roadsters/Sports Cars

6Subaru BR-Z Premium302337

Best Roadsters/Sports Cars

7

Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-Spec

29

21

39

Best Roadsters/Sports Cars

8

Ford Fiesta ST292136

Best Roadsters/Sports Cars

9

Volkswagen GTI Autobahn292039

Best Roadsters/Sports Cars

10

Fiat 500 Abarth282134

Worst Roadsters/Sports Cars

1

Ford Mustang GT Premium (V8)191327

Best Midsized Cars

1Honda Accord Hybrid EX474052

Best Midsized Cars

2Toyota Camry Hybrid LE473953

Best Midsized Cars

3Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid413349

Best Midsized Cars

4Ford Fusion SE Hybrid393541

Best Midsized Cars

5Hyundai Sonata Hybrid SE393146

Best Midsized Cars

6Toyota Camry LE (4-cyl.)322049

Best Midsized Cars

7Honda Accord EX (1.5T)312142

Best Midsized Cars

8

Nissan Altima 2.5 SV

31

20

45

Best Midsized Cars

9

Chevrolet Malibu LT (1.5T)291941

Best Midsized Cars

10

Volkswagen Passat SE (4-cyl.)281939

Best Midsized Cars

11

Hyundai Sonata SEL (4.-cyl)281842

Best Midsized Cars

12

Mazda6 Sport281842

Best Midsized Cars

13

Kia Optima281840

Best Midsized Cars

14

Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium

261739

Best Large Cars

1Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE423252

Best Large Cars

2Nissan Maxima251736
Best Large Cars3Kia Cadenza Premium241636
Best Upscale/Luxury Cars

1

Tesla Model 3 Long Range

1301

1361

1231

Best Upscale/Luxury Cars

2

Tesla Model S 100D

1021

1011

1021

Best Upscale/Luxury Cars

3

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid342938
Best Upscale/Luxury Cars

4

Mercedes-Benz CLA 250281939
Best Upscale/Luxury Cars

5

Acura ILX Premium281842
Best Upscale/Luxury Cars

6

Acura TLX 2.4L271841
Best Upscale/Luxury Cars

7

Audi A3 Premium271840
Best Upscale/Luxury Cars

8

Audi A4 Premium Plus271840
Best Upscale/Luxury Cars

9

Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti (AWD)271839
Best Upscale/Luxury Cars

10

Mercedes-Benz C300 (AWD)261835
Best Upscale/Luxury Cars

11

Volvo S60 T5 Momentum

26

17

39

Best Upscale/Luxury Cars

12

BMW 530i xDrive

26

16

40

Best Upscale/Luxury Cars

13

Jaguar XE Premium 25t (AWD)251736
Best Upscale/Luxury Cars

14

Lexus ES 350

25

16

38

Best Upscale/Luxury Cars

15

Acura TLX SH-AWD251636
Best Upscale/Luxury Cars

16

Buick LaCrosse Essence241636
Best Upscale/Luxury Cars

17

Mercedes-Benz E300 (AWD)241536

Worst Upscale/Luxury Cars

1Mercedes-Benz S550 (AWD)181228

Worst Upscale/Luxury Cars

2

Genesis G90 Premium (3.3T, AWD)

18

11

28

Best Wagons & Hatchbacks

1Nissan Kicks SV322440

Best Wagons & Hatchbacks

2Toyota C-HR XLE291942

Best Wagons & Hatchbacks

3Hyundai Elantra GT281938

Best Wagons & Hatchbacks

4Mini Clubman (3-cyl.)281840

Best Wagons & Hatchbacks

5Fiat 500L Easy271837

Best Wagons & Hatchbacks

6Kia Soul Plus261933

Best Wagons & Hatchbacks

7Volkswagen Golf Alltrack SE251636

Best Small SUVs

1

Chevrolet Equinox LT (Diesel)312241

Best Small SUVs

2

Lexus NX 300h292334

Best Small SUVs

3

Honda HR-V LX292039

Best Small SUVs

4

Subaru Crosstrek Premium292039

Best Small SUVs

5

Subaru Forester Premium

28

20

38

Best Small SUVs

6

Honda CR-V EX282037

Best Small SUVs

7

Mazda CX-3 Touring282036

Best Small SUVs

8

Toyota RAV4 XLE

27

19

38

Best Small SUVs

9

Honda CR-V LX271936

Best Small SUVs

10

Mercedes-Benz GLA261935

Best Small SUVs

11

Nissan Rogue Sport SV

26

1934

Best Small SUVs

12

Hyundai Kona SEL261834

Best Small SUVs

13

BMW X1 xDrive28i261737

Best Small SUVs

14

Chevrolet Trax LT251834

Best Small SUVs

15

BMW X2 xDrive28i251736

Best Small SUVs

16

Mini Cooper Countryman S251736

Best Small SUVs

17

Chevrolet Equinox LT (1.5T)251734

Best Small SUVs

18

Infiniti QX30 Premium251732

Best Small SUVs

19

Volkswagen Tiguan SE251635

Best Small SUVs

20

Audi Q5 Premium241734

Best Small SUVs

21

Lexus NX 300241733

Best Small SUVs

22

Mazda CX-5 Touring241733

Best Small SUVs

23

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti241732

Best Small SUVs

24

Hyundai Tucson SE (2.0L)241732

Best Small SUVs

25

Ford EcoSport SES (2.0L)241731

Best Small SUVs

26

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SE241731

Best Small SUVs

27

Mitsubishi Outlander SEL (4-cyl.)241730

Best Small SUVs

28

Nissan Rogue SV241730

Best Small SUVs

29

BMW X3 xDrive30i241636

Best Small SUVs

30

Jeep Compass Latitude241635

Best Small SUVs

31

Volvo XC40 Momentum241633

Best Small SUVs

32

Jeep Renegade Latitude241632

Best Midsized/Large SUVs

1Tesla Model X 100D

871

861

891

Best Midsized/Large SUVs

2Lexus RX 450h243324

Best Midsized/Large SUVs

3Toyota Highlander Hybrid Ltd.251832

Best Midsized/Large SUVs

4Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (diesel)241732

Best Midsized/Large SUVs

5

BMW X5 xDrive40i

23

15

33

Best Midsized/Large SUVs

6

Mazda CX-9 Touring221532

Best Midsized/Large SUVs

7

Ford Edge SEL (2.0L EcoBoost)

22

15

31

Best Midsized/Large SUVs

8

Toyota Highlander XLE221531

Best Midsized/Large SUVs

9

Subaru Ascent Limited

22

15

32

Best Midsized/Large SUVs

10
Kia Sorento EX (V6)221431

Best Midsized/Large SUVs

11

Lexus RX 350221431

Best Midsized/Large SUVs

12

Nissan Murano SL211529

Best Midsized/Large SUVs

13

Porsche Cayenne (base)

21

15

29

Best Midsized/Large SUVs

14

Acura MDX Tech211431

Best Midsized/Large SUVs

15

Hyundai Santa Fe Limited (2.0T)

21

14

31

Best Midsized/Large SUVs

16

Hyundai Santa Fe XL SE

20

1429

Best Midsized/Large SUVs

17

Honda Passport EX-L

21

1428

Best Midsized/Large SUVs

18

Chevrolet Traverse Premier (V6)201428

Best Midsized/Large SUVs

19

Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum201428

Best Midsized/Large SUVs

20

Jaguar F-Pace Prestige201427

Best Midsized/Large SUVs

21

Cadillac XT5 Premium201330

Best Midsized/Large SUVs

22

Honda Pilot EX-L201328

Best Midsized/Large SUVs

23

Audi Q7 Premium Plus201328

Best Midsized/Large SUVs

24

Volkswagen Atlas SEL (V6)201328

Best Midsized/Large SUVs

25

Lexus RX L 350201230

Worst Midsized/Large SUVs

1Nissan Armada141020

Best Minivans

1Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

841/272

841/212

841/322

Best Minivans

2Honda Odyssey EX-L221433

Best Minivans

3

Toyota Sienna XLE (FWD)211430

Best Minivans

4Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L211333

Best Minivans

5

Kia Sedona EX201328

Worst Minivans

1Dodge Grand Caravan GT171127

Best Pickups

1Chevrolet Colorado LT Diesel241534

Best Pickups

2

Honda Ridgeline RTL201329

Best Pickups

3

Toyota Tacoma SR5 (V6)191425

Best Pickups

4

Ford F-150 XLT (2.7 EcoBoost)191326

Best Pickups

5

Chevrolet Colorado LT (V6)181326

Best Pickups

6

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT (5.3L V8)

17

11

24

Best Pickups

7

Ram 1500 Big Horn (V8)

17

11

24

Best Pickups

8

Nissan Titan SV161122
  1. Miles-per-gallon equivalent (MPGe).
  2. Miles per gallon while running on gas engine.
  3. Best Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks Overall mpg = 38 or higher
  4. Best Subcompact Cars Overall mpg = 31 or higher
  5. Best Compact Cars Overall mpg = 30 or higher
  6. Best Roadsters/Sporty Cars Overall mpg = 28 or higher (Tested with manual transmission, unless otherwise noted.)
  7. Worst Roadsters/Sporty Cars Overall mpg = 17 or lower
  8. Best Midsized Cars Overall mpg = 26 or higher
  9. Best Large Cars Overall mpg = 24 or higher
  10. Best Upscale/Luxury Cars Overall mpg = 24 or higher
  11. Worst Upscale/Luxury Cars Overall mpg = 18 or lower
  12. Best Wagons & Hatchbacks Overall mpg = 25 or higher
  13. Best Small SUVs overall mpg = 24 or higher
  14. Best Midsized/Large SUVs Overall mpg = 20 or higher
  15. Worst Midsized/Large SUVs Overall mpg = 14 or lower
  16. Best Minivans overall mpg = 19 or higher
  17. Worst Minivans overall mpg = 17 or lower
  18. Best Pickups Overall mpg = 16 or higher

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