In today’s economy spending a ton on gas just is out of the question. Here are the cars that get the best fuel economy of 2015. 2 of them aren’t even hybrid or electric!
Ok, it’s late 2014 and the national average price on gas has actually dropped to the lowest prices since December 2012! Regardless spending a lot on gas is not at the top of anybodies to do list.
Also, no matter what reason why you’re seeking a car that gets good fuel economy, you must make sure that the electrical outlets in your garage are up to code. Because two of the cars on the list are hybrid-electric or electric only vehicles. Furthermore, a few of the cars on the list are only available in California or a select few other states.
Aside from that, many of the cars on the list which are available nationwide will be hard to find outside of areas that already have a large amount of hybrid car sales. Among the cars only available in California include: the Chevrolet Spark EV, Volkswagen e-Golf, and the Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid.
The Chevy EV’s run exclusively on an electric motor and battery pack that must be recharged on a daily basis. This can take up to 8 hours with a standard 110-volt service. You could how ever do it faster if you have a dedicated 240-volt service installed in your home. These EV’s tend to run a thousand or two dollars more than conventional cars however, the government is offering a one time $7,500 as well as local incentives for purchasing one.
20 Cars With The Best Fuel Economy
- #20: Toyota Prius MSRP: $24,200 51/48 mpg city/highway
- #19: Toyota Prius C MSRP: $19,080 53/46 mpg city/highway
- #18: BMW i8 MSRP: $135,700 76 e-mpg/28 mpg combined city/highway
- #17: Cadillac ELR MSRP: $75,000 82 e-mpg/33 mpg combined city/highway
- #16: Ford Fusion Energi MSRP: $34,700 88 e-mpg/38 mpg combined city/highway
- #15: Ford C-Max Energi MSRP: $31,635 88 e-mpg/38 mpg combined city/highway
- #14: Toyota Prius Plug-In MSRP: $29,900 95 e-mpg/50 mpg combined city/highway
- #13: Chevrolet Volt MSRP: $34,345 98 e-mpg/37 mpg combined city/highway
- #12: Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid MSRP: $39,780 115 e-mpg/46 mpg combined city/highway
- #11: Mercedes Benz B-Class Electric Drive MSRP: $41,450 85/83 e-mpg city/highway
- #10: Tesla Model S MSRP: $69,900 88/90-94/97 e-mpg city/highway (depending on the battery pack).
- :#9: 2014 Ford Focus Electric MSRP: $29,170 110/99 e-mpg city/highway.
- #8: Kia Soul EV MSRP: $33,700 125/92 e-mpg city/highway
- #7: Smart ForTwo Electric Drive MSRP: $25,000 122/93 e-mpg city/highway
- #6: Mitsubishi iMiEV MSRP: $22,995 126/99 e-mpg city/highway
- #5: Nissan Leaf MSRP: $29,010 126/101 e-mpg city/highway
- #4: Fiat 500e MSRP: $31,800 122/108 e-mpg city/highway
- #3: Volkswagen e-Golf MSRP: $35,445 126/105 e-mpg city/highway
- #2: Chevrolet Spark EV MSRP: $26,820 128/109 e-mpg city/highway
- #1: BMW i3 MSRP: $41.350 137/111 e-mpg city/highway; with range extender: 117 e-mpg/39 mpg combined city/highway