Seeking Fuel Efficiency: Which Car Should You Buy?

17 Oct 2013

Fuel efficiency remains one of the most important factors people consider when buying a car. After all, gas is one of the top running costs of a car. With the rising fuel prices, it is now more important than ever for you to keep one eye on fuel efficiency when you head to a car dealership. You can save a lot of money by buying a car that delivers a great mileage. However, the issue is that buyers often tend to get swayed by swanky features and accessories and end up buying a car that does not deliver when it comes to fuel efficiency.

To make things easier for you, here is a look at some of the most fuel efficient cars on the market today.

smart fortwo

As the name suggests, the 2013 Smart Fortwo is a two-seater automobile that is available in two trims. In terms of fuel economy, it is at the top of the list. On the highway, you can get 38 miles per gallon of gas. The combined mileage for city and highway is 36 miles per gallon, which is literally miles ahead of most cars on the market today. However, the great thing about the 2013 Smart Fortwo is that it is a low-end car. Though you don’t get any fancy features, you can keep and drive it on the cheap.

Chevrolet Spark

Rivaling the Smart Fortwo in terms of mileage, the 2013 Chevrolet Spark is a bigger and better version of the Fortwo. However, and this is a surprise, Spark is cheaper than Fortwo. In terms of fuel economy, you get a combined mileage of 34 miles per gallon while on the highway the car can go 38 miles on a gallon. Moreover, it is a four-seater, so there is plenty of room for passengers, making this a great car for your family.

MINI Coupe

Small cars really have great fuel efficiency as you can see from this list. At #3 is the 2013 MINI Coupe. Small and smart, the car has a combined mileage of 32 miles per gallon while on the highway it delivers 37 miles per gallon. The only drawback is that the car is available in only one trim so there is no variety for you to select from. You cannot expect much power either, after all it is a coupe!

Ford Fusion Hybrid

If you can stretch your budget a little, the Ford Fusion Hybrid will deliver the fuel efficiency you dream of. You can go up to 47 miles per gallon of gas. That is astounding given that it is a hybrid car and a big vehicle at that. Even though it is priced significantly higher than the other three on the list, that difference is hardly compromised thanks to the bigger size, better mileage and other top of the line features.

So, if you feel that fuel efficiency is the most important criterion for selecting a car, these are four great options for you to consider purchasing.