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.

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

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 Plus

1041

7.0

Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid

1101/392

8.3
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)

Kia Rio S339.6
Hyundai Accent SEL339.9
Nissan Versa SV sedan32

9.6

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

Toyota Corolla Hatchback

36

8.7

Kia Forte LXS (2.0L)

34

8.3

Hyundai Elantra SEL

33

7.9

Toyota Corolla LE

32

9.9

Nissan Sentra SV

32

8.5

Honda Civic LX328.7

Honda Civic EX-T

317.1
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

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

Toyota Supra Premium

27

4.6

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

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid SEL

44

8.0

Kia K5 LXS

32

7.7

Toyota Camry LE (4-cyl.)

328.0

Hyundai Sonata SEL (2.5L)

31

7.5

Nissan Altima 2.5 SV

31

7.6

Honda Accord EX (1.5T)

317.7

Chevrolet Malibu LT (1.5T)

298.4

Volkswagen Passat SE (4-cyl.)

28

7.9

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

Porsche Taycan 4S

691

4.0

BMW 330i xDrive

29

6.4

Acura ILX Premium287.5
Audi A4 Premium Plus276.3

Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti (AWD)

276.7
Mercedes-Benz CLA 250

27

6.6

Mercedes-Benz A220

27

7.3

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

Nissan Maxima Platinum256.5
Lexus ES 35025

6.9

Mercedes-Benz E300 (AWD)

247.1

Volkswagen Arteon SEL

24

7.9

  1. Miles-per-gallon equivalent (MPGe)

Luxury Small SUVs

Make & Model

Fuel Economy

(Overall mpg = 24+)

0-60 mph Acceleration Time

(Equal to or less than 9.0 seconds)

Tesla Model Y Long Range

1211

4.7

Lexus UX 250h

37

8.8

Lexus NX 300h298.9
Mercedes-Benz GLA250

27

6.8

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
Lexus NX 300247.5
BMW X3 xDrive30i247.7

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

Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

20

6.4

Chevrolet Traverse Premier (V6)207.3
Buick Enclave Premium187.4

Dodge Durango Limited (V6)

188.3

Chevrolet Tahoe LT

17

7.8

GMC Yukon SLT

17

7.8

Lincoln Navigator Select166.2
Ford Expedition MAX Limited167.3

Chevrolet Suburban Premier

16

7.6

GMC Yukon XL SLT

16

7.6

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

Toyota Sienna XLE

36

8.2

Honda Odyssey EX-L228.1
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

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT (3.0L Diesel)

23

7.9

Ram 1500 Big Horn Diesel

23

8.8

Honda Ridgeline RTL207.3

Ford Ranger XLT

20

7.4

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)

Hyundai Venue SEL

32

8.9

Nissan Kicks SV3210.5
Kia Soul EX

28

8.8

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