25 Cars With the Best Gas Mileage in 2018

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Looking to Save Money on Gas? Look no Further

Whether you’re trying to save a buck or save the earth, fuel economy is a big factor for many car shoppers. Cars with great mileage used to have a reputation for being underpowered and small, but the latest technologies, from plug-in hybrids to weight-saving measures, mean nearly any kind of vehicle can be efficient without compromising space, comfort, or fun.

This list of more than two dozen vehicles includes luxury vehicles like the 2018 Jaguar XE diesel and large cars like the 2018 Toyota Avalon. The popular crossover SUV segment is represented here by the 2018 Kia Niro.

Some of these vehicles run on small, simple gasoline engines, like the 2018 Toyota Yaris iA and 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage. However, the vehicles at the top of the fuel economy food chain are, unsurprisingly, plug-in hybrids that can run on electricity alone, like the 2018 Toyota Prius Prime and 2018 Hyundai Ioniq.

We based our list on the EPA’s estimated fuel economy ratings. If more than one trim level of the same model made the top 25, we listed the most efficient trim and included those other trims in the description. We did not count vehicles that run on electricity only, but plug-in hybrids are included, as well as “traditional” hybrids that don’t recharge by plugging into the wall. When models had different powertrains, such as a regular hybrid and a plug-in hybrid, we listed them separately. We also capped the base price for cars on this list at $40,000, which excluded a few luxury and high-performance vehicles from contention.

We mention the U.S. News score for each vehicle on this list, but keep in mind that these scores might change as we receive new expert review, safety, and reliability data.

Read on to see which vehicles offer the best fuel economy on the market.