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Best & Worst Fuel Economy

Consumer Reports logo Consumer Reports 1/29/2016 Jeff Bartlett

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.

Best

RankMake & ModelOverall mpgCity mpgHighway mpg

FUEL-EFFICIENT HATCHBACKS Overall mpg = 38 or higher 

1

BMW i3 Giga

139*135*141*
2Mitsubishi i-MiEV SE111*104*116*
3Ford Focus Electric107*108*107*
4Nissan Leaf SL106 *86 *118 *
5Ford C-Max Energi94* / 37**87* / 36**98* / 38**
6Toyota Prius Four443255
7Toyota Prius C Two433748
8Lexus CT 200h Premium403147

* = MPGe

**

= 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
4Scion iA352448
5Honda Fit EX332442
6Ford Fiesta SE sedan332245
7Hyundai Accent SE hatchback (MT)322440
8Ford Fiesta SES hatchback (MT)322342
9Toyota Yaris LE322341
10Nissan Versa SV sedan322340
11Nissan Versa Note SV322242
12

Chevrolet Spark 1LT

312239
13Hyundai Accent GLS sedan312045

COMPACT CARS Overall mpg = 29 or higher

1Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid SE372945
2Mazda3 i Touring sedan332345
3

Mazda3 i Grand Touring hatchback

322441
4Toyota Corolla LE Plus322343
5

Mini Cooper (3-cyl)

312241
6Volkswagen Jetta SE (1.8T)302139
7

Nissan Sentra SV

292138
8Hyundai Elantra SE (1.8L)292039
SPORTY CARS/ROADSTERS Overall mpg = 28 or higher (tested with manual transmission)
1Honda CR-Z EX352645
2

Mazda MX-5 Miata Club (MT)

342542
3Fiat 500c Pop342542
4Fiat 500 Sport332442
5Mini Cooper S302338
6Hyundai Veloster312437
7Scion FR-S302337
8Subaru BR-Z Premium302337
9

Ford Fiesta ST

292136
10

Volkswagen GTI Autobahn

292039
11Fiat 500 Abarth282134
12BMW Z4 sDrive28i281938

MIDSIZED CARS Overall mpg = 26 or higher

1Ford Fusion SE Hybrid393541
2Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE383243
3Mazda6 Sport322244
4Nissan Altima 2.5 S (4-cyl.)312144
5Honda Accord LX (4-cyl.)302140
6

Chrysler 200 Limited (4-cyl.)

301944
7

Volkswagen Passat SE (1.8T)

281939
8Toyota Camry LE (4-cyl.)281938
9Hyundai Sonata SE (4.-cyl)281840
10Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium261739
11Chevrolet Malibu 1LT261738
12Toyota Camry XLE (V6)261737
13Honda Accord EX-L (V6)261639

UPSCALE/LUXURY CARS Overall mpg = 24 or higher

1Tesla Model S P85D87*64*110*
2Tesla Model S (base, 85 kWh)84*65*102*
3Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited362943
4

Lexus ES 300h

362844
5

BMW 328d xDrive

352449
6Lincoln MKZ Hybrid342938
7

Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec

302141
8Audi A7 3.0 TDI281941
9Mercedes-Benz CLA 250281939
10BMW 328i281939
11Acura ILX Premium281842
12Acura TLX 2.4L271841
13

Audi A3 Premium

271840
14Buick LaCrosse Leather (4-cyl.)261839
15Mercedes-Benz C300 (AWD)261835
16Volkswagen CC Sport261835
17Nissan Maxima Platinum251736
18Lexus ES 350251735
19Infiniti Q70 Hybrid251733

20

Acura TLX SH-AWD251636
21Toyota Avalon Limited241634
22Buick Verano Leather241633
23Buick Regal Premium I (turbo)241535

WAGONS & HATCHBACKS Overall mpg = 26 or higher

1Toyota Prius V Three413347
2Ford C-MAX Hybrid SE373538
3Ford Focus SEL281939
4Fiat 500L Easy271837
6Kia Soul Plus261933
7Subaru Impreza Sport Premium261933

SMALL SUVS Overall mpg = 22 or higher

1Lexus NX 300h292334
2Honda HR-V LX292039
3Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid282135
4Mazda CX-3 Touring282036
5

Mercedes-Benz GLA

261935
6Subaru XV Crosstrek Premium261934
7Mini Countryman S261933
8Subaru Forester261835
9Hyundai Tucson Sport (1.6T)261835
10Mazda CX-5 Touring (2.5L)251932
11Chevrolet Trax LT251834
12Toyota RAV4 XLE241831
13Lexus NX 200t241733
14Hyundai Tucson SE (2.0L)241732
15

Mitsubishi Outlander SEL (4.-cyl.)

241730
16Nissan Rogue SV241730
17Jeep Renegade Latitude241632
18Buick Encore Leather231632
19Honda CR-V EX231632
20

Fiat 500X Easy

231631
21BMW X3 xDrive28i231629
22Kia Sportage LX (4-cyl.)221630
23

Ford Escape SE (1.6)

221531
24

Jeep Cherokee Latitude (4-cyl.)

221531
25Ford Escape Titanium (2.0)221529
26

Jeep Compass Latitude

221529
27Acura RDX 221431

MIDSIZED/LARGE SUVS Overall mpg = 18 or higher

1

Toyota Highlander Hybrid Ltd.

251832
2

Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (diesel)

241732
3Volkswagen Touareg TDI241731
4Hyundai Santa Fe Sport231730
5

Nissan Murano SL

211529
6Acura MDX Tech211431
7

Ford Edge SEL (2.0L EcoBoost)

211431
8Chevrolet Equinox 1LT (4-cyl.)211430
9

Kia Sorento EX (V6)

20

13

28

10BMW X5 xDrive 35i211428
11Hyundai Santa Fe GLS201429
12

Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTec

201428
13Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum201428
14Toyota Highlander XLE201427
15Honda Pilot EX-L201328
16Porsche Cayenne (base)191426
17Infiniti QX60 (3.5L)191326

18

Mercedes-Benz ML350181325
19Nissan Pathfinder SL181325
20Infiniti QX70181324
21Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE181323
22Cadillac SRX Luxury181226
23

Ford Explorer XLT

181226

24

Chevrolet Equinox LTZ (V6)

181225
25

Dodge Durango Limited (V6)

181225
26

Ford Flex SEL

181225
27

Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (V6)

181224
28Toyota 4Runner SR5 (V6)181224

 MINIVANS Overall mpg = 19 or higher

1

Ford Transit Connect XLT (2.5L)

211527
2Honda Odyssey211331
3Toyota Sienna XLE (FWD)201427
4Kia Sedona EX201328
5Toyota Sienna XLE (AWD)191324
6Nissan Quest SL191324

PICKUPS Overall mpg = 16 or higher

1Ram 1500 Big Horn (diesel)201427
2

Chevrolet Colorado LT (V6)

181326
3

Ford F-150 XLT (2.7 EcoBoost)

171222
4Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT161123
5Ford F-150 XLT (3.5 EcoBoost)161122

Worst

RankMake & ModelOverall mpgCity mpgHighway mpg

SMALL CARS Overall mpg = 24 or less

1Scion xB231630

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 Armada Platinum13918
2Toyota Land Cruiser141020
3Ford Expedition EL141019

MINIVANS Overall mpg = 17 or less

1Chrysler Town & Country Touring-L171127
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