Cars with good gas mileage have become more than just a talking point in the 2011 vehicle year. Once the gas prices really started eating us out of house and home, what may have looked like a trend initially became a necessity for a lot of new car buyers. As a matter of fact, most people in the market for a new car consider fuel economy to be one of the most important aspects of any car that becomes a major contender. And with pump prices only continuing to rise, who can blame us, right?
So check out this quick list of cars with good gas mileage. Even if you decide that these vehicles don’t quite fit what you’re looking for, you’ll at least have a sense of what kind of gas mileage you can expect from any self-respecting car of the new millennium.
#1 in Cars that get the most MPG – Chevy Volt (95/city – 93/hwy, electric)
Again, the Chevy Volt is going to stand out in the crowd as a car with good gas mileage because of it’s as/electric DNA. But even it’s estimated fuel economy for gas (35/city – 40/hwy) is still pretty stand out in the world of economy and compact vehicles. Another perk of the Volt is that it looks eye-catching enough to turn heads, but won’t make you feel like you’re driving ET home.
#2 in Cars that get the most MPG - Toyota Prius (51/city – 48/hwy)
It’s not news to anyone that the Toyota Prius is a car with good gas mileage; we’ve been hearing about how awesome the Prii are for quite some time now. As a the Prius brand continues to expand, look out for a whole line of Prii set to launch, including a plug-in Prius set for general launch in 2013.
#3 in Cars that get the most MPG - Nissan Versa Sedan (30/city – 38/hwy)
Leading fuel economy in the mid-size cars range, the Nissan Versa Sedan offers some solid numbers in the MPG front. Other than the hybrids and plug-ins, the Versa will offer you some of the highest numbers in city driving as a car with good gas mileage, so it’s great to consider for when you’re looking at a second car to do your grocery getting.
#4 in Cars that get the most MPG - Ford Fiesta (29/city – 40/hwy)
Named after a good time, the Ford Fiesta aptly finds itself breakin’ it down with other cars with good gas mileage. Subcompact cars are naturally going to require less gas because of their size, and the Fiesta will give you enough reasons to consider scrapping a larger vehicle for this little party.
#5 in Cars that get the most MPG - Mini Cooper (29/city – 37/hwy)
With it’s flat, contrasting roof, Mini Coopers (or Mini Coops, as they are affectionately called in rap songs) are easy to spot on the road. But maybe their excellent fuel economy is why you don’t see quite so many of them at the pump. The Minis are also known for their performance and fun drivability, so as cars with good gas mileage go, you won’t be giving anything up in order to conserve your resources.
#6 in Cars that get the most MPG - Chevy Cruze Eco (28/city – 42/hwy)
I’ve been a fan of the Chevy Cruze Eco trim for quite some time now, mainly because it settles in the ranks of a car with good gas mileage even though it isn’t a hybrid. That’s thanks in part to its overdrive gear, which helps that 1.4L turbocharged engine to give the performance of its life, each and every time.
NOTE: This list definitely is NOT exclusive. With rising gas prices and growing concerns about the environment, most manufacturers are rushing to join the high MPG bandwagon. Almost every manufacturer is adding some sort of low-emissions and/or high gas milage vehicle to their lineup. The BMW 5-series hybrid will be out next March. Also take a look at the Toyota Yaris and basically the and the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Hyundai Elantra.