Fuel efficiency is becoming a bigger and bigger concern for drivers every day. Increasing fuel prices and seemingly dwindling supplies makes fuel efficient cars the future of driving. The following vehicles are the top 5 most fuel efficient American cars on the market.
The Ford Focus has long been one of Ford’s top selling cars, but 2012 brought about an entirely new design. Ford twisted, tweaked, adapted, and improved the Focus drastically: it now clocks in with 40 mpg highway and 28 mpg city. The main advantage to the Focus SFE is its low price, making it more affordable for the average buyer.
Ford didn’t stop there either. The Ford Fiesta has a very similar rating compared to the Focus: 40 mpg highway and 29 mpg city, putting it a tiny step above the Focus. What’s nice about the Fiesta is the inherent efficiency of the whole model line: the SFE may be the trim with the best economy, but the Fiesta is light and powerful enough to be universally efficient.
The first three vehicles on this list are so dang close in efficiency that it comes down to details to choose which is more efficient. The Chevy Cruze Eco offers 28 mpg city and an incredible 42 mpg highway rating. This gives it a slight advantage, especially for those who do a lot of traveling.
It should be no surprise we’re talking about Ford again. It offers a ridiculous 41 mpg city and 36 mpg highway efficiency. This boost is due to the electric motor, battery, and gasoline hybrid engine that minimizes gasoline use as much as possible..
Here’s the big one: the Chevy Volt. The all electric model is capable of 95 mpg in the city and 90 mpg on the highway. The gasoline engine is capable of 35 mpg city and 40 mpg highway. Combined, and you have easily the most fuel efficient American vehicle on the market. The big downside is the cost of upwards of $40,280 brand new.