Five Used Vehicles With the Best Fuel Efficiency

October 16th, 2018 by

Fuel efficiency is one of the major deciding factors when buying any car, be it used or brand new. Readers may be surprised to learn that just because a car isn’t the latest model doesn’t mean it’s lacking in the fuel efficiency department. We’ve compiled a list of five of the best quality used cars that’ll save you money at the pump in the long run. Note that our list only includes non-hybrids, meaning we considered combustion engines only – and preferably aiming at the 40 mpg ballpark.

2017 Hyundai Elantra

The latest generation Hyundai Elantra was redesigned for the 2017 model year with a sleeker and more aerodynamic body intended to mirror its big brother the Sonata, down to the fuel economy. A standard 2.0-liter engine achieves 32 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway, making this a modern and excellent fuel efficient choice.

2017 Mazda 3

Available as either a hatchback or a sedan, the Mazda 3 series offers four different engine choices as the brand focuses on improving the fuel efficiency of their vehicles. Weight-saving techniques and powertrain improvements make the Mazda 3 series one of the better fuel efficient vehicles on this list at 28 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway.

2017 Chevrolet Cruze

Redesigned for the 2017 model year, the Chevy Cruze has a new aerodynamic shape, a revamped 1.4-liter turbo four-cylinder engine, and lighter curb weight. The changes of the redesign help all trims of the Chevy Cruze achieve a fuel economy of up to 31 mpg in the city and up to 47 mpg on the highway.

2017 Ford Focus

Offered in various trims, including a hatchback version, the 2017 Ford Focus is powered by a standard four-cylinder engine, and comes with basics such as a rear-view camera, dual USB ports, and Bluetooth-enabled technology. Exceptional fuel economy is also a standard of the 2017 Focus with a fuel efficiency of 30 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. An EcoBoost 1.0-liter engine delivers even more extra fuel savings.

2017 Honda Civic

Every trim of the 2017 Honda Civic is an overachiever when it comes to fuel efficiency. All of the variants (except the Civic Coupe) are equipped with a standard 1.5-liter turbo engine that, when paired with a continuously variable transmission, yields a fuel economy of 31 mpg in the city and an impressive 42 mpg on the highway. And that’s not to say that the aforementioned Civic Coupe is a slacker in this department either – it’s got a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter engine with a fuel economy of 31 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway.

The best part of this list isn’t only the variety of the many sedans that are dedicated to saving you money at the pump, it’s the fact that many variants of these vehicles with the same if not similar fuel economy are available here at Driver’s Auto Mart. With so many vehicles to choose from in our gently used inventory, it’s hard to find any other reason for you to be shopping for a used car elsewhere. Reach out to us via Driver’s Auto Mart social media if you’ve got any questions!

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