When you are looking for your next car whether you are buying a new or used vehicle the one thing that you should be considering is, buying one of the best gas mileage cars available. This doesn’t mean that we all have to drive around in Micro cars either as there are some good small to mid-size cars with good gas mileage.
The difference between choosing a fuel efficient car over one that is a gas guzzler can be substantial over the life of the vehicle. Fuel efficiency varies greatly from one car to the next, and with the continuing rise of gas prices buying a more economical car makes even more sense than ever before, after all it’s your cash that you are putting into the gas tank.
Did you know that around 15% of people looking to buy a new car will reject a model due to poor gas mileage alone? And nearly 40% of people who eliminate a full size SUV due to poor fuel efficiency will ultimately buy a mid-size SUV instead, while nearly 20% will buy another model altogether.
With more and more people buying and driving cars than ever before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has put together a useful guide to help prospective buyers to choose the best gas mileage cars available on the market, and these guides should be shown on the cars for sale on the garage forecourt. The EPA gas mileage guide will tell you the expected fuel consumption for both city as well as highway driving.
Listed below are 5 of the most popular of the best gas mileage cars available at the moment.
Number 5 of the top small to mid-size best gas mileage cars is the Toyota Scion XA.
This comes with a 1.5 liter, 4 cylinder engine, with a 4 speed automatic transmission. Driving in the city you can expect to get around 32 MPG and this goes up to nearly 40MPG for the highway.
Number 4 Is the Toyota Echo with its 1.5 liter 4 cylinder engine and 5 speed manual transmission the MPG for the city is 35 while on the highway this goes up to 43MPG.
Number 3 The Honda Civic even with its slightly larger 1.7 liter engine and 5 speed manual transmission will still give you 36MPG in the city and 44MPG when out on the highway. The Honda Civic is also available in a Hybrid version with even greater fuel economy.
Number 2 The Toyota Prius comes with a 1.5 liter 4 cylinder engine and a variable automatic transmission. This car will give you a whopping 60MPG around the city but oddly is not quite so good on the highway giving 51MPG.
The Number 1 best gas mileage car is as you would imagine a smaller car. With its 1 liter 3 cylinder engine and a 5 speed manual transmission the Honda Insight does however give you great fuel economy. You can expect to get60MPG in the city and a fantastic 66MPG for highway driving.
So if you are thinking of buying a new or newer car, and you are on the lookout for the best gas mileage cars around then you might want to consider one of the five above. If however your budget doesn’t stretch to an up-grade or if you are happy with the car you have and are just looking for ways to increase gas mileage, then check out our website to see how you could turn your existing car into one of the best gas mileage cars around. With just a few simple alterations you could improve your gas mileage by up to 50%