The Lexus NX Hybrid stands out for its fuel economy and acceleration

Consumer Reports’ tests show that drivers don’t have to give up engine performance in exchange for good fuel economy. We compiled this list of vehicles that provided 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 0-60-mph acceleration times they achieved in our tests. Both were weighted equally.

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Best Fuel Economy and Acceleration by Category Based on CR Tests

Fuel-Efficient Cars

Make & Model

Fuel Economy

(Overall mpg = 40+)

0-60 mph Acceleration Time

(Equal to or less than 11.0 seconds)

BMW i3 Giga

1391

7.5
Toyota Prius Prime

1331/502

10.8
Tesla Model 3 Long Range

1301

5.3

Hyundai Kona Electric Limited

1201

6.6

Chevrolet Bolt Premier

1191

6.8

Kia Niro Electric EX Premium

1121

6.8
Nissan Leaf SL

1041

7.0

Nissan Leaf SL

1121

8.0
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid

1101/392

8.3
Chevrolet Volt LT

1051

8.0

Toyota Mirai

671

9.3
Hyundai Ioniq SEL529.9
Toyota Prius Three5210.3

Honda Insight EX

54

8.7

Kia Niro EX439.9
  1. Miles-per-gallon equivalent (MPGe).
  2. Miles per gallon while running on gas engine.

Subcompact Cars

Make & Model

Fuel Economy

(Overall mpg = 31+)

0-60 mph Acceleration Time

(Equal to or less than 11.0 seconds)

Toyota Yaris

32

10.8

Honda Fit EX3310.0
Kia Rio S339.6
Hyundai Accent SEL339.9

Ford Fiesta SE sedan (4-cyl.)

3310.9

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

3210.7
Nissan Versa SV sedan3210.6
Nissan Versa Note SV3110.9

Compact Cars

Make & Model

Fuel Economy

(Overall mpg = 30+)

0-60 mph Acceleration Time

(Equal to or less than 10.5 seconds)

Toyota Corolla LE Hybrid 

48

10.3

Chevrolet Cruze LT Diesel419.1

Toyota Corolla Hatchback

36

8.7

Kia Forte LXS (2.0L)

34

8.3

Hyundai Elantra SE339.9

Toyota Corolla LE

32

9.9

Honda Civic LX328.7

Toyota Corolla LE Plus (2019)

329.9

Honda Civic EX-T

317.1

Nissan Sentra SV

3110.4

Chevrolet Cruze LT

308.5
Subaru Impreza Premium309.5

Sporty Cars/Roadsters

Make & Model

Fuel Economy

(Overall mpg = 25+)

0-60 mph Acceleration Time

(Equal to or less than 8.5 seconds. Manual transmission, unless noted.)

Mazda MX-5 Miata Club346.7
Honda Civic Si347.3

Fiat 124 Spider Lusso

317.1

Mini Cooper S

307.0

Subaru BRZ Premium

307.2

Toyota 86

307.2

Volkswagen GTI Autobahn

296.6

Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-Spec

29

7.0

Ford Fiesta ST

297.3
Fiat 500 Abarth288.0
Porsche 718 Boxster (base)264.4
Subaru Impreza WRX Premium266.0

Audi TT 2.0T (AT)

266.3

BMW M235i

255.2

Ford Mustang Premium (2.3T, AT)

256.4

Midsized Cars

Make & Model

Fuel Economy

(Overall mpg = 28+)

0-60 mph Acceleration Time

(Equal to or less than 9.0 seconds)

Honda Accord Hybrid EX477.4
Toyota Camry Hybrid LE477.8
Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid418.0
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid SE398.2

Ford Fusion SE Hybrid

398.3

Toyota Camry LE (4-cyl.)

328.0
Nissan Altima 2.5 SV

31

7.6

Honda Accord EX (1.5T)

317.7

Chevrolet Malibu LT (1.5T)

298.4

Kia Optima EX (4-cyl.)

288.0

Hyundai Sonata SEL (4-cyl.)

288.3

Volkswagen Passat SE (4-cyl.)

288.6

Large Cars

Make & Model

Fuel Economy

(Overall mpg = 24+)

0-60 mph Acceleration Time

(Equal to or less than 8.5 seconds)

Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE428.3
Nissan Maxima256.5

Kia Cadenza Premium

257.0

Upscale/Luxury Cars

Make & Model

Fuel Economy

(Overall mpg = 24+)

0-60 mph Acceleration Time

(Equal to or less than 8.5 seconds)

Tesla Model 3 Long range

1301

5.3

Tesla Model S 100D

1021

5.1

Mercedes-Benz CLA 250286.6
Acura ILX Premium287.5
Audi A4 Premium Plus276.3

Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti (AWD)

276.7

Mercedes-Benz A220

27

7.3

Acura TLX 2.4L277.4

Audi A3 Premium

278.3

Audi A6 Premium Plus (2.0T)

26

6.8

Mercedes-Benz C300 (AWD)

266.8
BMW 530i xDrive267.2

Volvo S60 T5 Momentum

26

7.3

Acura TLX SH-AWD

256.5
Nissan Maxima Platinum256.5
Lexus ES 35025

6.9

Jaguar XE Premium 25t (AWD)

257.7
Buick LaCrosse Essence246.3

Mercedes-Benz E300 (AWD)

247.1

Volkswagen Arteon SEL

24

7.9

  1. Miles-per-gallon equivalent (MPGe)

Small SUVs

Make & Model

Fuel Economy

(Overall mpg = 24+)

0-60 mph Acceleration Time

(Equal to or less than 10.5 seconds)

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE

37

7.8

Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

33

9.0

Chevrolet Equinox LT (Diesel)

3110.1
Subaru Crosstrek Premium2910.2
Honda HR-V LX2910.5
Honda CR-V EX (1.5T)288.2

Subaru Forester Premium

28

9.2

Mazda CX-3 Touring289.6

Toyota RAV4 XLE

27

8.3

Honda CR-V LX (2.4L)

278.6
Nissan Rogue Sport SV2610.3
Chevrolet Equinox LT (1.5T)259.6
Volkswagen Tiguan SE2510.3
Mazda CX-5 Touring (2.5L)248.6
Nissan Rogue SV249.5
Jeep Compass Latitude249.8
Jeep Renegade Latitude249.9
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SE249.9
Mitsubishi Outlander SEL (4-cyl.)2410.0

Luxury Small SUVs

Make & Model

Fuel Economy

(Overall mpg = 24+)

0-60 mph Acceleration Time

(Equal to or less than 9.0 seconds)

Lexus UX 250h

37

8.8

Lexus NX 300h298.9
Mercedes-Benz GLA250266.9
BMW X1 xDrive28i267.9
Mini Cooper Countryman S258.3
Infiniti QX30 Premium257.1
BMW X2 xDrive28i258.0
Audi Q5 Premium246.8
Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti247.0
Volvo XC40 Momentum247.3
Lexus NX 300247.5
BMW X3 xDrive30i247.7

Midsized SUVs

Large SUVs

Make & Model

Fuel Economy

(Overall mpg = 15+)

0-60 mph Acceleration Time

(Equal to or less than 9.0 seconds)

BMW X7 xDrive40i

22

6.5

Chevrolet Traverse Premier (V6)207.3
Buick Enclave Premium187.4
Ford Flex SEL188.5

Dodge Durango Limited (V6)

188.3
Cadillac Escalade Premium166.1
Lincoln Navigator Select166.2
Ford Expedition MAX Limited167.3
Chevrolet Tahoe LT167.7
Chevrolet Suburban LTZ167.9
Infiniti QX80156.9
Toyota Sequoia Limited157.1

Minivans

Make & Model

Fuel Economy

(Overall mpg = 20+)

0-60 mph Acceleration Time

(Equal to or less than 9.0 seconds)

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

841/272

8.3
Honda Odyssey EX-L228.1
Toyota Sienna XLE217.7
Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L218.0

Kia Sedona EX

208.0
  1. Miles-per-gallon equivalent (MPGe)
  2. Miles per gallon while running on gas engine

Pickup Trucks

Make & Model

Fuel Economy

(Overall mpg = 16+)

0-60 mph Acceleration Time

(Equal to or less than 10.5 seconds)

Chevrolet Colorado LT Diesel2410.3
Honda Ridgeline RTL207.3

Ford Ranger XLT

20

7.4

Ford F-150 XLT (2.7 EcoBoost)

196.8

Toyota Tacoma SR5 (V6)

198.2

Chevrolet Colorado LT (V6)

187.5

Jeep Gladiator Sport

18

7.8

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT (5.3L V8)

17

6.9

Ram 1500 Big Horn

17

7.1

Nissan Titan SV166.7

Wagon & Hatchbacks

Make & Model

Fuel Economy

(Overall mpg = 25+)

0-60 mph Acceleration Time

(Equal to or less than 10.5 seconds)

Nissan Kicks SV3210.5

Hyundai Elantra GT (2.0L)

288.7

Mini Clubman Base (3-cyl.)

2810.5
Fiat 500L Easy279.5
Kia Soul Plus268.8
Volkswagen Golf Alltrack SE258.5

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