Vehicles With the Best Combination of Fuel Economy and Acceleration

Cars, SUVs, and trucks that deliver standout mileage and performance based on our latest tests

2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid driving in a city Photo: Toyota

Consumer Reports’ tests show that drivers don’t have to give up engine performance in exchange for good fuel economy. This is especially important as shoppers are dealing with record gas prices. We compiled this list of vehicles that provide the best combination of fuel economy and acceleration as proof, based on our latest test data.

The vehicles are ranked within each category based on the overall miles per gallon and 0-to-60-mph acceleration times they achieved in our tests. The two factors were weighted equally.

Click the linked model names below for the complete road test, ratings, and pricing.

Best Fuel Economy and Acceleration by Category Based on CR's Tests

Fuel-Efficient Cars

Make & ModelFuel Economy
(overall mpg = 40+)
0-to-60-mph Acceleration Time
(equal to or less than 11.0 seconds)
Toyota Prius Prime1331/50210.8
Tesla Model 3 Long Range13015.3
Hyundai Kona Electric Limited12016.6
Chevrolet Bolt 2LT12016.8
Chevrolet Bolt EUV Premier11517.2
Kia Niro Electric EX Premium11216.8
Nissan Leaf SL Plus10417.0
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid1101/3928.3
Hyundai Ioniq SEL529.9
Toyota Prius Three5210.3
Honda Insight EX548.7
Kia Niro EX439.9

Subcompact Cars

Make & ModelFuel Economy
(overall mpg = 31+)
0-to-60-mph Acceleration Time
(equal to or less than 11.0 seconds)
Kia Rio S339.6
Hyundai Accent SEL339.9
Nissan Versa SV sedan329.6

Compact Cars

Make & ModelFuel Economy
(overall mpg = 30+)
0-to-60-mph Acceleration Time
(equal to or less than 10.5 seconds)
Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Blue488.7
Toyota Corolla LE Hybrid 4810.3
Toyota Corolla Hatchback368.7
Kia Forte LXS (2.0L)348.3
Volkswagen Jetta SE349.0
Hyundai Elantra SEL337.9
Honda Civic Sport (2.0L)339.7
Toyota Corolla LE329.9
Nissan Sentra SV328.5
Subaru Impreza Premium309.5

Sporty Cars/Roadsters

Make & ModelFuel Economy
(overall mpg = 25+)
0-to-60-mph Acceleration Time
(equal to or less than 8.5 seconds; manual transmission, unless noted)
Mazda MX-5 Miata Club346.7
Honda Civic Si327.3
Mini Cooper S307.0
BMW Z4 sDrive30296.1
Volkswagen GTI286.4
Toyota Supra Premium274.6
Porsche 718 Boxster (base)264.4
Audi TT 2.0T (AT)266.3
Ford Mustang Premium (2.3T, AT)256.4

Midsized Cars

Make & ModelFuel Economy
(overall mpg = 28+)
0-to-60-mph Acceleration Time
(equal to or less than 9.0 seconds)
Toyota Camry Hybrid LE477.8
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid SEL448.0
Kia K5 LXS327.7
Toyota Camry LE (4-cyl.)328.0
Hyundai Sonata SEL (2.5L)317.5
Nissan Altima 2.5 SV317.6
Honda Accord EX (1.5T)317.7
Chevrolet Malibu LT (1.5T)298.4
Volkswagen Passat SE (4-cyl.)287.9

Large Cars

Make & ModelFuel Economy
(overall mpg = 24+)
0-to-60-mph Acceleration Time
(equal to or less than 8.5 seconds)
Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE428.3
Nissan Maxima256.5

Upscale/Luxury Cars

Make & ModelFuel Economy
(overall mpg = 24+)
0-to-60-mph Acceleration Time
(equal to or less than 8.5 seconds)
Tesla Model 3 Long range13015.3
Tesla Model S 100D10215.1
Polestar 2 Standard9214.4
Porsche Taycan 4S6914.0
BMW 330i xDrive296.4
Acura ILX Premium287.5
Audi A4 Premium Plus276.3
Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti (AWD)276.7
Mercedes-Benz CLA 250276.6
Mercedes-Benz A220277.3
Audi A6 Premium Plus (2.0T)266.8
BMW 530i xDrive267.2
Volvo S60 T5 Momentum267.3
Nissan Maxima Platinum256.5
Lexus ES 350256.9
Genesis G80 (2.5T)246.8
Mercedes-Benz E300 (AWD)247.1
Volkswagen Arteon SEL247.9

Luxury Small SUVs

Make & ModelFuel Economy
(overall mpg = 24+)
0-to-60-mph Acceleration Time
(equal to or less than 9.0 seconds)
Tesla Model Y Long Range12114.7
Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S9315.8
Lexus UX 250h378.8
Mercedes-Benz GLA250276.8
BMW X1 xDrive28i267.9
Mini Cooper Countryman S258.3
BMW X2 xDrive28i258.0
Audi Q5 Premium246.8
Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti247.0
Volvo XC40 Momentum247.3
BMW X3 xDrive30i247.7

Large SUVs

Make & ModelFuel Economy
(overall mpg = 15+)
0-to-60-mph Acceleration Time
(equal to or less than 9.0 seconds)
BMW X7 xDrive40i226.5
Mercedes-Benz GLS 450206.4
Chevrolet Traverse Premier (V6)207.3
Buick Enclave Premium187.4
Dodge Durango Limited (V6)188.3
Chevrolet Tahoe LT177.8
GMC Yukon SLT177.8
Lincoln Navigator Select166.2
Ford Expedition Max Limited167.3
Chevrolet Suburban Premier167.6
GMC Yukon XL SLT167.6

Minivans

Make & ModelFuel Economy
(overall mpg = 20+)
0-to-60-mph Acceleration Time
(equal to or less than 9.0 seconds)
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid841/2728.3
Toyota Sienna XLE368.2
Honda Odyssey EX-L228.1
Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L218.0
Kia Carnival EX218.4

Wagon & Hatchbacks

Make & ModelFuel Economy
(overall mpg = 25+)
0-to-60-mph Acceleration Time
(equal to or less than 10.5 seconds)
Hyundai Venue SEL328.9
Nissan Kicks SV3210.5
Kia Soul EX288.8

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