2021 Tesla Model Y Long Range

Want to Save – Buy a Right Vehicle: Fuel Economy Bests

Fuel economy is a key factor in a vehicle’s operating costs. This is especially notable after years of ownership. Find here the list of the most fuel-efficient vehicles.

To help purchasers make the right car buying decision, Consumer Reports have conducted extensive fuel-economy tests of modern models and selected the bests of each vehicle type.

Fuel efficiency figures are given overall, combined city and highway, in miles per gallon (MPG) or miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in the case with electric vehicles.

Well, the most fuel-efficient models – each in its group, are the following:

Vehicle TypeModelOverall MPG/MPGe
HatchbackBMWi3 Giga139
Subcompact CarMitsubishi Mirage ES37
Compact CarHyundai Elantra Hybrid Blue48
Roadster/Sport CarMazda MX-5 Miata Club (MT)34
Midsized CarHonda Accord Hybrid EX47
Large CarToyota Avalon Hybrid XLE42
Luxury CarTesla Model 3 Long Range130
Wagon and HatchbackNissan Kicks SV32
Small SUVTesla Model Y Long Range121
Midsized/Large SUVTesla Model X 100D87
MinivanChrysler Pacifica Hybrid84 on electricity, 27 on gasoline
PickupChevrolet Colorado LT Diesel24

As we can see, all-electric vehicles hold a distinct advantage in fuel-efficiency rankings. Tesla dominates in the U.S. electric car market – 60-percent share in 2020. Tesla owners benefit not only from excellent fuel economy but from outstanding driving range as well.

By sales in the first half of 2021 in the country, the best-selling Teslas are the Model Y followed by the Model 3. Nevertheless, Americans still prefer non-electric pickup trucks and SUVs despite their mediocre fuel efficiency.

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