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G.E.T.’s List of Fuel-efficient Cars

By George Harvey

Putting together a list of the most fuel-efficient vehicles is not as simple as it seems, because of the variety of available fuel sources. We are comparing electric vehicles, electric vehicles with a gas generator, plug-in hybrids, and hybrids. For our list, we picked only cars priced below $40,000, which got mileage of over 40 miles per gallon, and were available to the public. Gas mileage for electric represents the equivalent energy used to generate power.

Model

Electric

Elec/gas

Gas

$ Price range
2013 Honda Fit EV

118

36,625
2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

112

29,125 – 31, 125
2012 Ford Focus BEV FWD

105

39,200
2012 Nissan Leaf

99

35,200 – 37,250
2013 Ford C-MAX PHEV

100

43

32, 950
2013 Chevy Volt

98

37

39,145
2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in

95

50

32,000 – 39,525
2012 Toyota Prius c

50

18,950 – 23,230
2013 Toyota Prius

50

24,200 – 30,005
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid

47

25,200 – 28,200
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

47

23,700 – 27,200
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

44

24,050
2013 Toyota Prius v

42

26,650 – 30,295
2013 Lexus CT 200h

42

31,850
2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE

41

25,990

Data source: http://www.fueleconomy.gov/

 

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