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Best & Worst Fuel Economy for Cars, SUVs, and Trucks

Consumer Reports logo Consumer Reports 12/27/2017 Jeff Bartlett
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The lists below highlight the vehicles within each category that achieved the best or worst gas mileage in our tests. We have selected mpg cutoffs that are relative to each category. For example, a vehicle that gets 19 mpg would not be a standout among wagons, but it would be among the highest in the midsized SUV or minivan categories. 

Click through to each model overview page to find out how the vehicles rate in our road tests, reliability, safety, and more.

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Best

RankMake & ModelOverall mpgCity mpgHighway mpg

FUEL-EFFICIENT HATCHBACKS Overall mpg = 38 or higher 

1

BMW i3 Giga

139*135*141*
2Toyota Prius Prime133* / 50**38**62**
3Chevrolet Bolt Premier119*128*110*
4Mitsubishi i-MiEV SE111*104*116*
5Ford Focus Electric107*108*107*
6Nissan Leaf SL106 *86 *118 *
7Chevrolet Volt LT105*99*109*
8Toyota Mirai67*67*67*
9Toyota Prius Three524359
10Hyundai Ioniq SEL524260
11Toyota Prius C Two433748
12Kia Niro EX433352

13

Lexus CT 200h Premium403147

* = MPGe, mile-per-gallon equivalent. 

** = MPG on gas engine only

SUBCOMPACT CARS Overall mpg = 31 or higher

1

Mitsubishi Mirage ES

372847
2Smart ForTwo Passion362548
3

Ford Fiesta SE (3-cyl., MT)

352546

4

Toyota Yaris iA352448

5

Honda Fit EX332442
6Ford Fiesta SE sedan332245
7

Chevrolet Spark LT

332344
8Ford Fiesta SES hatchback (MT)322342
9Toyota Yaris LE322341
10Nissan Versa SV sedan322340
11Nissan Versa Note SV322242
12Hyundai Accent GLS sedan312045

COMPACT CARS Overall mpg = 30 or higher

1Chevrolet Cruze LT Diesel412760
2Mazda3 i Touring sedan332345
3

Hyundai Elantra SE

332149
4

Kia Forte LX

332149
5

Mazda3 i Grand Touring hatchback

322441
6Toyota Corolla LE Plus322343
7Volkswagen Jetta SE (1.4T)302139
8

Honda Civic LX

322145
9Toyota Corolla iM312242

10

Honda Civic EX-T312145
11

Mini Cooper (3-cyl)

312241
12Nissan Sentra SV312142
13Subaru Impreza Premium302141
14

Chevrolet Cruze LT

301947
SPORTY CARS/ROADSTERS Overall mpg = 28 or higher (tested with manual transmission)
1

Mazda MX-5 Miata Club (MT)

342542
2Fiat 500c Pop342542
3Honda Civic Si342347
4Fiat 500 Sport332442
5Mini Cooper S302338
6Hyundai Veloster312437
7

Fiat 124 Spider Lusso

312340
8Toyota 86302337
9Subaru BR-Z Premium302337
10

Ford Fiesta ST

292136
11

Volkswagen GTI Autobahn

292039
12Fiat 500 Abarth282134

MIDSIZED CARS Overall mpg = 26 or higher

1Toyota Camry Hybrid LE473953
2

Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

413349
3Ford Fusion SE Hybrid393541
4Hyundai Sonata Hybrid SE393146
5Mazda6 Sport322244
6Toyota Camry LE (4-cyl.)322049
7Honda Accord EX (1.5T)312142
8Nissan Altima 2.5 SV291942
9Chevrolet Malibu LT (1.5T)291941
10

Volkswagen Passat SE (4-cyl.)

281939
12Hyundai Sonata SEL (4.-cyl)281842
13Kia Optima281840
14Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium261739

UPSCALE/LUXURY CARS Overall mpg = 24 or higher

1Tesla Model S P85D87*64*110*
2

Lexus ES 300h

362844
3

BMW 328d xDrive

352449
4Lincoln MKZ Hybrid342938
5Mercedes-Benz CLA 250281939
6Acura ILX Premium281842
7Acura TLX 2.4L271841
8

Audi A3 Premium

271840
9

Audi A4 Premium Plus

271840
10Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti (AWD)271839
11Mercedes-Benz C300 (AWD)261835
12Volkswagen CC Sport261835
13BMW 330i xDrive261738
14Jaguar XE Premium 25t (AWD)251736
15Nissan Maxima Platinum251736
16Lexus ES 350251735
17Infiniti Q70 Hybrid251733
18Acura TLX SH-AWD251636
19

Buick LaCrosse Essence

241636
20Toyota Avalon Limited241634
21Buick Verano Leather241633
22

Mercedes-Benz E300 (AWD)

241536
23Buick Regal Premium I (turbo)241535

WAGONS & HATCHBACKS Overall mpg = 25 or higher

1Ford C-MAX Hybrid SE373538
2Toyota C-HR XLE291942
3Mini Clubman Base (3-cyl.)281840
4Fiat 500L Easy271837
5Kia Soul Plus261933
6

Volkswagen Golf Alltrack SE

251636

SMALL SUVS Overall mpg = 22 or higher

1

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE

312636
2Lexus NX 300h292334
3Honda HR-V LX292039
4Subaru Crosstrek Premium292039
5

Honda CR-V EX

282037
6Mazda CX-3 Touring282036
7Honda CR-V LX271936
8

Mercedes-Benz GLA

261935
9Nissan Rogue Sport SV261934
10Hyundai Tucson Sport (1.6T)261835
11BMW X1 xDrive28i261737
12Chevrolet Trax LT251834
13

Mini Cooper Countryman S

251736
14Chevrolet Equinox LT (1.5T)251734
15

Infiniti QX30 Premium

251732
16Audi Q5 Premium241734
17Mazda CX-5 Touring241733
18Lexus NX 200t241733
19Hyundai Tucson SE (2.0L)241732
20

Toyota RAV4 XLE

241732
21

Mitsubishi Outlander SEL (4.-cyl.)

241730
22Nissan Rogue SV241730
23Jeep Compass Latitude241635
24Jeep Renegade Latitude241632
25Buick Encore Leather231632
26Kia Sportage LX231632
27

Fiat 500X Easy

231631
28BMW X3 xDrive28i231629
29

Ford Escape SE (1.5T)

231531
30

Jeep Cherokee Latitude (4-cyl.)

221531
31Mercedes-Benz GLC300221531

32

Acura RDX 221431

MIDSIZED/LARGE SUVS Overall mpg = 18 or higher

1Tesla Model X 90D92*90*94*
2Lexus RX 450h

29

2433

3

Toyota Highlander Hybrid Ltd.

251832
4

Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (diesel)

241732
5Hyundai Santa Fe Sport231730
6Mazda CX-9 Touring221532
7Toyota Highlander XLE221531
8Lexus RX 350221431
9

Nissan Murano SL

211529
10Acura MDX Tech211431
11

Ford Edge SEL (2.0L EcoBoost)

211431
12

Kia Sorento EX (V6)

21

14

30

13BMW X5 xDrive 35i211428
14Hyundai Santa Fe GLS201429
15Chevrolet Traverse Premier (V6)201428
16Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum201428
17Jaguar F-Pace Prestige201427
18

Cadillac XT5 Premium

201330

19

Honda Pilot EX-L201328
20Audi Q7 Premium Plus201328
21Volkswagen Atlas SEL (V6)201328
22Porsche Cayenne (base)191426
23GMC Acadia Denali191328
24Infiniti QX60 (3.5L)191326

25

Mercedes-Benz GLE350181325
26Nissan Pathfinder SL181325
27Infiniti QX70181324
28Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE181323
29

Ford Explorer XLT

181226
30

Dodge Durango Limited (V6)

181225
31

Ford Flex SEL

181225
32

Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (V6)

181224
33Toyota 4Runner SR5 (V6)181224

 MINIVANS Overall mpg = 19 or higher

1Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid84*/27**84*/21**84*/32**
2Honda Odyssey EX-L221433
3

Ford Transit Connect XLT (2.5L)

211527
4Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L211333
5Toyota Sienna XLE (FWD)211430
6Kia Sedona EX201328
7Nissan Quest SL191324

PICKUPS Overall mpg = 16 or higher

1Chevrolet Colorado LT Diesel241534
2Ram 1500 Big Horn (diesel)201427
3Honda Ridgeline RTL201329
4Toyota Tacoma SR5 (V6)191425
5Ford F-150 XLT (2.7 EcoBoost)191326
6

Chevrolet Colorado LT (V6)

181326
7

Ford F-150 XLT (2.7 EcoBoost)

171222
7Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT161123
8

Nissan Titan SV

161122

Worst

RankMake & ModelOverall mpgCity mpgHighway mpg

ROADSTERS/SPORTY CARS Overall mpg = 17 or less

1Ford Mustang GT Premium (V8)19

13

27

UPSCALE/LUXURY SEDANS Overall mpg = 18 or less

1Chevrolet SS171223
2

Mercedes-Benz S550 (AWD)

181228

MIDSIZED/LARGE SUVS Overall mpg = 14 or less

1Nissan Armada141020

2

Toyota Land Cruiser141020

3

Ford Expedition EL141019

MINIVANS Overall mpg = 17 or less

1

Dodge Grand Caravan GT

171127

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