Top 10 Best Gas Mileage Compact Cars, Best MPG Coupes, Fuel Efficient Small Cars #used #car #pricing


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Top 10 Best Gas Mileage Coupes and Compact Cars

#10 – 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited

The standard features of the Chevrolet Cruze Limited ECO Manual include ECOTEC 1.4L I-4 138hp engine intercooled turbo, 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, rear side-impact airbag, driver and passenger knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 17 forged aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, StabiliTrak electronic stability.

#9 – 2015 Toyota Prius c

#8 – 2015 Chevrolet Cruze

The standard features of the Chevrolet Cruze Diesel include 2.0L I-4 151hp engine intercooled turbo, 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, rear side-impact airbag, driver and passenger knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 17 aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, StabiliTrak electronic stability.

#7 – 2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

The standard features of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Base include 177hp engine 1-speed automatic transmission, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), integrated navigation system, side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, rear side-impact airbag, driver knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, THERMATIC air conditioning, 17 aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control.

#6 – 2015 smart fortwo electric drive

#5 – 2016 Nissan LEAF

The standard features of the Nissan LEAF S include 107hp engine 1-speed automatic transmission, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 16 steel wheels, cruise control, ABS traction control, electronic stability.

#4 – 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

#3 – 2016 FIAT 500e

The standard features of the FIAT 500e Battery Electric include 111hp engine 1-speed automatic transmission, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), integrated navigation system, side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, driver knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 15 aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control.

#2 – 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV


2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid: review #ford #focus #hybrid # #mpg


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2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid review: Many small upgrades add up to one big win

The good Tweaks to the electrified side of the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid’s powertrain yield 1-2 additional mpg across the board. The sedan’s cabin sees a variety of styling and quality improvements. Sync 3 and the addition of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay revolutionize the Ford’s dashboard.

The bad Performance is decent for an eco car, but the the 2.0-liter hybrid powertrain is a bit underpowered for this class of vehicle. The eCVT’s dynamic performance leaves a much to be desired.

The bottom line The 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid makes many small, but positive changes that make this already competent midsize hybrid yet easier to recommend.

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I’ve been a fan of the Ford Fusion Hybrid’s particular flavor of economy and efficiency for two generations, dating back to when the hybrid model was introduced in 2009. The second generation sees a subtle but significant mid-cycle refresh for the 2017 model year with better tech, improved efficiency and subtle style and packaging changes.

Hybrid powertrain improvements

The 2017 Fusion Hybrid sees styling tweaks to both its front and rear fascias, but the engine room for the second generation model hasn’t changed much at all. It’s still home to 2.0-liter, Atkinson-cycle engine that makes 144 horsepower and 129 pound-feet of torque. That petrol-powered engine is mated to an 88 kW electric motor and a 1.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. All together, the Fusion’s hybrid powerplant sends 188 combined horsepower in the direction of the front wheels via an electronic continuously variable transmission (eCVT).

The electric portion of the powertrain has been tweaked and now can drop into a fully electric driving mode at speeds up to 85 mph. The revised regenerative braking system, which draws from lessons learned on the Focus Electric, now allows the car to recapture up to 94 percent of energy when coming to a stop, improving efficiency.

How much of an improvement? Well, not a whole lot, but every little bit counts, right? EPA-estimated fuel efficiency is up to 42 mpg combined, 43 mpg city and 41 mpg highway. That’s a 1 mpg bump to the combined figure and 2 extra mpg on the highway.

Looks the same, but better where it counts: 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid

On the road, the hybrid system feels almost exactly like last generation, which is to say pretty good. Of course, the Hybrid is tuned for efficiency, so the outright acceleration won’t win many drag races but the Fusion still boasts enough electric torque to feel peppy off of the line in the city and for confident merges at highway speeds. The eCVT saps pretty much all of the fun during more the dynamic driving you’d experience on a good, curvy road, but generally felt unintrusive and smooth during more relaxed commuter-type driving.

Also, the Fusion Hybrid’s steering and handling feel a bit more dialed in and direct than I remember the previous model feeling, which makes the sedan feel more precise and confident during quick lane changes and when tucking into an off-ramp. I’d go so far as to say that the Fusion is almost fun to drive, if you can temper your expectations a bit.

I’ll bet you were expecting the Camry in this spot, but the Prius is just a much better car.

All-new Sync 3 infotainment

The cabin sees a variety of small quality of life changes and improved materials, depending on the trim level chosen, but the most obvious change to all Fusion models is the switch to dial-type gear selector. The rotary selector is twisted to toggle between forward and reverse gears and takes up less vertical space in the cabin. With an eCVT behind the scenes anyway, I’m alright with this interface change and welcome the removal of one more thing to bump into. Having driven cars from Jaguar to Chrysler that feature rotary gear selectors, this wasn’t a very big change for me. Passengers, however, reacted with varying degrees of wonder and revulsion at the odd knob on the console.

Ford’s LCD Smartgauge digital instrument cluster is just as gorgeously rendered and packed with information as it has ever been and a new EcoSelect feature allows the driver to toggle even more fuel efficient operation from the powertrain and climate control systems.

As you’d expect from a hybrid that runs partially or completely on silent electric power, the cabin is very quiet, which allows the optional Sony stereo system to do its thing with clear audio and very little distortion from the speakers or rattling from the cabin even at fairly loud volumes.

Feeding media to the stereo and providing infotainment services along the way is the new Ford Sync 3 infotainment system, which we’ve seen proliferating throughout Ford’s lineup of vehicles. Not only has Sync 3 tremendously improved over the previous generation, it’s also a marked improvement over much of the competition. The graphics are crisply rendered and the functions are smartly organized, which makes the system a joy to use.

I did notice just a bit of input lag when quickly tapping through Sync 3’s screens, but not so much that it negatively affected the experience. Sync 3 also supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for those who’d rather BYO-infotainment via a USB connected smartphone.

A few new driver aid tech tricks

The second generation Fusion already boasted a fairly robust suite of driver aid technologies including precollision assist braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic detection, lane keeping assist steering and adaptive cruise control. The 2017 model gains low-speed traffic functionality to the adaptive cruise control which extends its use to low-speed stop-and-go traffic.

My favorite car technology party trick is Ford’s semi-autonomous parking, which, at the touch of a button, can search for a correctly sized parallel parking spot as the car moves down the road. When a space is found, the system notifies the driver to place the transmission into reverse and takes control of steering the vehicle into the space while the driver retains control of the gas and brake pedals. For 2017, the Fusion Hybrid can also steer the vehicle back out of a tight spot with its Park Out Assist feature and can also reverse perpendicular park, backing the car into a space with the same accuracy — if not the same expediency — as it does for parallel spaces.

Still a solid hybrid choice

The 2017 Fusion Hybrid comes in a few different flavors starting with the $25,185 Hybrid S and working its way up to the new, top-trim Fusion Hybrid Platinum model at $37,020.

Ours was a nicely equipped Titanium model that makes Sync 3, Sony audio, keyless entry and start, power leather seats and trim and a variety of other small styling upgrades standard for $30,520. Most of our driver assistance features come as part of a $1,575 package save the semi-autonomous Advanced Park Assist with is a separate $995 option and Adaptive Cruise which’ll run you an extra $1,190.

We’ve also got onboard navigation — a $795 option that you can skip if you plan on using the standard Android Auto or Apple CarPlay maps — and $190 rear inflatable seatbelt airbags — which you never want to use, but may be glad are there.

Roll in an $875 destination charge to reach our pre-incentive, as-tested price of $36,140. If you go any more option-crazy as we have, you may as well reach for the only slightly more expensive Hybrid Titanium model, which basically comes fully loaded for just a little bit more.

At least on paper, the Fusion Hybrid largely bests the former king of the midsize hybrids in this price range, Toyota’s Camry Hybrid, and is poised to do battle with the likes of the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid and Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. All three of these competitors are very close matches with the Ford where dashboard tech is concerned, but lag slightly in the realm of driver aid features.

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Scion brand is dead; Toyota kills off Scion #scion #xb #mpg


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UPDATED: Toyota dumps Scion

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This August Toyota is killing Scion. its 13-year-old attempt at luring young people to then-staid Toyota. It sold more than a million cars in its life with offbeat models, youth-aimed marketing and a fresh retail environment. Scion s cars and dealers are folding into Toyota s, the automaker announced Wednesday.

Scion s first four years went well, but then its lineup withered, thanks largely to Toyota s unintended-acceleration crisis and the global recession the following years. The company says another factor was young buyers attitudes towards Toyota — it also shifted, making it a more aspirational brand than Scion. As Automotive News points out, shuttering Scion might cast it as a failure, but Toyota is in part vindicated in its efforts to strengthen its own image among young shoppers.

Toyota s plan is for a seamless, quick transition. Automotive News says the iA, iM and FR-S models will wear Toyota badges for the 2017 model year when they arrive in dealerships this August. The CH-R crossover concept from the 2015 LA auto show is going to hit the market in 2017 as a Toyota — that was the intent for the rest of the world, anyway. We ll see the production version at the Geneva motor show in a month. Toyota had already planned to whack Scion s tC coupe after the 2016 model year.

Bob Carter, senior vice president of operations for Toyota Motor Sales told Automotive News there s no change to the customer. We re simply changing the brand and the logos, he said.

Toyota also said the move won t mean any of its products are getting cut and that it won t change its relationship with partners Mazda and Subaru; those continue as-is.

Carter told Automotive News a fundamental shift in young buyers attitudes towards Toyota drove the move. He said while Gen Xers wouldn t touch the same brand their parents and grandparents liked, Millennials see Toyota more favorably than they did Scion.

Today, youth buyers are in a completely different position than they were 13 years ago, Carter told the paper. That s really what s driving this decision. He also conceded some younger buyers thought Scion was a lesser brand than Toyota, understandable considering Scions mostly sell for less than $22,000.

Carter says Toyota saw that as an opportunity. Without a doubt, volume creates awareness, he said, and there s a much higher awareness of Toyota than there is of Scion today and with that level of awareness, Toyota being an aspirational brand, now is the right time to make this move.

The first Scions, the boxy xB hatchback and compact xA, launched in New York and California in 2003 and the brand went national in 04. The tC was added in 2006, the year sales peaked at 173,034.

Investment in and attention to Scion s lineup suffered during and after Toyota s unintended-acceleration crisis and the recession. By 2010 sales bottomed at 45,678, or about a month and a half worth of Camrys. Adding the FR-S coupe co-developed with Subaru and the little iQ gave Scion some life two years later and in 2015 the Mazda-built iA sedan and the iM hatchback arrived. Still, sales only hit 56,167. Killing Scion now might take some of the spotlight off lagging sales and negative attention every time sales numbers are announced.

Toyota is notifying dealers today (Feb. 3), Carter said. Toyota says it already told the Scion and Toyota dealer councils, and they both supported the decision.

They understand what s happening on their showroom floors, Carter told the paper. This just validated it.

Toyota is continuing to handle all warranty, financing and service work. The 1,004 dealers are all within existing Toyota stores.

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Cheap Fuel Efficiency: Ten 40 MPG Cars For Under $20, 000 #car #parts #online


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Cheap Fuel Efficiency: Ten 40 MPG Cars For Under $20,000

For many people, the purchase of a fuel efficient car is usually made to save money on driving, as the cost of being a car owner rises further and further.

That being the case, why buy an expensive car in the first place, potentially taking years longer to pay off the fuel savings? The good news is that there are plenty of cars available for less than $20,000 that will still get you 40 MPG on the highway.

Honda’s Civic has always been known for its fuel efficiency and the 2012 model is no different. 40mpg on the highway has been achieved through fuel saving features such as aerodynamic body moldings and streamlined wheel trims. It’s cheaper than the Civic Hybrid, too.

We’re well aware of the Cruze Eco’s credentials since Australian couple the Taylors managed to get 64 mpg driving through 48 U.S. States. Regular drivers should still see 42mpg on the highway.

It’s a pity that Ford charges $495 extra for its SFE package on the Focus (on SE trim only), helping it hit 40mpg from the standard car’s 38mpg highway. We’d like to see the fuel saving bits and pieces as standard.

Another Honda, and the only hybrid in our ten cheapest 40mpg cars, for which Honda must be commended. 43mpg on the highway is the best here too. If you can’t stretch the extra few thousand towards a Prius, then the Insight is probably your best option.

Getting great gas milage needn’t only be the preserve of compact family cars – the Veloster has a hint of coupe style to go with the efficiency.

The Veloster may top this list on style but the Elantra 1.8 is cheaper to buy and offers more space, perfect for families wanting to save some money. Let’s face it – it’s still a looker too.

Like the Focus, the Fiesta SFE package costs an extra $495 and is only available on SE trim and above. If it was available on the base trim level, it’d be an even cheaper way to reach 40mpg highway.

It’s an achievement to have two 40mpg cars in the top ten – to get three on the list is very impressive. The Accent 1.6 is the cheapest way to get your hands on a fuel-efficient Hyundai.

The new 2012 Kia Rio isn’t just one of America’s cheapest cars – it’s also a true 40mpg contender with the new 138 horsepower 1.6. It even looks great, which couldn’t be said about the cheaper, less efficient old model. Price is rumored to be around $13k, but it’s more likely to match the 2012 Hyundai Accent on price.

If you want to stand out for as little money as possible, even the Veloster can’t top the tiny Smart Fortwo Coupe. It may not be as efficient as you’d expect (and nowhere near the European diesel version ), but for this price you can’t sniff at 41 mpg on the highway. With the Rio going upmarket for 2012, the Smart will be the cheapest 40mpg car on sale.

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Cheap Fuel Efficiency: Ten 40 MPG Cars For Under $20, 000 #diamond #car #insurance


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Cheap Fuel Efficiency: Ten 40 MPG Cars For Under $20,000

For many people, the purchase of a fuel efficient car is usually made to save money on driving, as the cost of being a car owner rises further and further.

That being the case, why buy an expensive car in the first place, potentially taking years longer to pay off the fuel savings? The good news is that there are plenty of cars available for less than $20,000 that will still get you 40 MPG on the highway.

Honda’s Civic has always been known for its fuel efficiency and the 2012 model is no different. 40mpg on the highway has been achieved through fuel saving features such as aerodynamic body moldings and streamlined wheel trims. It’s cheaper than the Civic Hybrid, too.

We’re well aware of the Cruze Eco’s credentials since Australian couple the Taylors managed to get 64 mpg driving through 48 U.S. States. Regular drivers should still see 42mpg on the highway.

It’s a pity that Ford charges $495 extra for its SFE package on the Focus (on SE trim only), helping it hit 40mpg from the standard car’s 38mpg highway. We’d like to see the fuel saving bits and pieces as standard.

Another Honda, and the only hybrid in our ten cheapest 40mpg cars, for which Honda must be commended. 43mpg on the highway is the best here too. If you can’t stretch the extra few thousand towards a Prius, then the Insight is probably your best option.

Getting great gas milage needn’t only be the preserve of compact family cars – the Veloster has a hint of coupe style to go with the efficiency.

The Veloster may top this list on style but the Elantra 1.8 is cheaper to buy and offers more space, perfect for families wanting to save some money. Let’s face it – it’s still a looker too.

Like the Focus, the Fiesta SFE package costs an extra $495 and is only available on SE trim and above. If it was available on the base trim level, it’d be an even cheaper way to reach 40mpg highway.

It’s an achievement to have two 40mpg cars in the top ten – to get three on the list is very impressive. The Accent 1.6 is the cheapest way to get your hands on a fuel-efficient Hyundai.

The new 2012 Kia Rio isn’t just one of America’s cheapest cars – it’s also a true 40mpg contender with the new 138 horsepower 1.6. It even looks great, which couldn’t be said about the cheaper, less efficient old model. Price is rumored to be around $13k, but it’s more likely to match the 2012 Hyundai Accent on price.

If you want to stand out for as little money as possible, even the Veloster can’t top the tiny Smart Fortwo Coupe. It may not be as efficient as you’d expect (and nowhere near the European diesel version ), but for this price you can’t sniff at 41 mpg on the highway. With the Rio going upmarket for 2012, the Smart will be the cheapest 40mpg car on sale.

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Top 10 Best Gas Mileage Coupes and Compact Cars

#10 – 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited

The standard features of the Chevrolet Cruze Limited ECO Manual include ECOTEC 1.4L I-4 138hp engine intercooled turbo, 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, rear side-impact airbag, driver and passenger knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 17 forged aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, StabiliTrak electronic stability.

#9 – 2015 Toyota Prius c

#8 – 2015 Chevrolet Cruze

The standard features of the Chevrolet Cruze Diesel include 2.0L I-4 151hp engine intercooled turbo, 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, rear side-impact airbag, driver and passenger knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 17 aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, StabiliTrak electronic stability.

#7 – 2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

The standard features of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Base include 177hp engine 1-speed automatic transmission, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), integrated navigation system, side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, rear side-impact airbag, driver knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, THERMATIC air conditioning, 17 aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control.

#6 – 2015 smart fortwo electric drive

#5 – 2016 Nissan LEAF

The standard features of the Nissan LEAF S include 107hp engine 1-speed automatic transmission, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 16 steel wheels, cruise control, ABS traction control, electronic stability.

#4 – 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

#3 – 2016 FIAT 500e

The standard features of the FIAT 500e Battery Electric include 111hp engine 1-speed automatic transmission, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), integrated navigation system, side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, driver knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 15 aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control.

#2 – 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV


Top 10 cars with best MPG for under $10, 000 – Testing Autos #value #of #vehicle


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Top 10 cars with best MPG for under $10,000

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Paying too much at the pump? We have a few best-mpg cars for you. For reference, an average car on American roads gets around 20 miles per gallon, which is approximately $2,800 per year in fuel costs. In this list, we only considered autos priced from $7,500 to $10,000 that you actually can find for sale in US.

2000-2010 Honda Insight

The iconic first-generation Honda Insight is rare, but it s unfair not to include it. The Insight tops all other hybrids in terms of fuel economy and yes, you still can find a few of them in the US for under $10,000. The 2001 Insight with a 5-speed manual transmission is rated at 48/60 MPG. this is the best MPG you can get for this price. An estimated annual fuel cost: $1,000 . Honda Insight is a two-seater hybrid with a 3-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor; it s  available with a manual or continuously variable transmission.

2003-2008 Honda Civic Hybrid

Honda Civic hybrid is pretty much like a regular Civic only with a different powertrain and a hybrid battery pack in the back. The Civic hybrid shuts the engine off as you stop and turns it on almost seamlessly as you start driving. The Civic hybrid handles well and is pretty quick. For under $10,000, you can find either first- or second-generation Civic hybrid. The 2007 Civic hybrid with a 1.3-liter 4-cylinder engine and a continuously variable transmission is rated at 40/45 MPG. The cost of fuel is estimated at $1,250 per year.

2001-2008 Toyota Prius

The Prius is not only the best-selling hybrid, it s also the most technologically-advanced one. It is widely available for under 10K. The Prius is extremely reliable and costs very little to maintain. The 2004+ second-generation Prius is very roomy and offers plenty of cargo space. The 2005 Toyota Prius is rated at 48/45 MPG city highway. Many owners report that it s fairly easy to get up to 52 MPG even out of a 10-year old Prius. With 15,000 miles driven per year, an annual fuel cost is estimated at $1,150 .

2001-2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Diesel

As a typical German sedan, the Jetta offers a classy interior and excellent handling. The 1.9L turbo-diesel  packs plenty of torque and pulls away lively from a stop. Although rated not better than average for reliability, the Jetta TDI is known to last very long with proper maintenance. You may have to drive out of state to get one of those. The Golf TDI is the same car in a hatchback body. The 2004 Jetta TDI with a manual transmission is rated at 32/42 MPG . Estimated annual fuel cost: $1,600 .

2001-2005 Honda Civic

The 6-th generation Honda Civic is widely available on the used car market for this price. A 5-speed model gets better gas mileage and is more reliable. The Civic is dependable and won t cost you much to maintain. It offers sporty handling and a fairly roomy, comfortable cabin. The 2002 Honda Civic with a 1.7L engine and a manual transmission is rated at 28/36 MPG city/highway, with an estimated annual fuel cost: $1,700 .

2000-2006 Volkswagen Beetle TDI

The Beetle, styled after the famous VW Bug of the 60 s, is a sure eye catcher. Under the Beetle s hood you will find the same torquey 1.9-liter turbo diesel as in the Jetta. Although it s not rated very well for reliability, the Beetle handles beautifully and is fun to drive. The 2005 5-speed Beetle TDI diesel is rated at 32/41 MPG city/highway. With 15,000 miles driven per year, an annual fuel cost is estimated at $1,650 .

2007-2012 Toyota Yaris

Small from the outside, the Yaris is actually roomy and practical on the inside. It s very reliable and costs little to maintain. If you can live with its small size and budget-styled cabin, it s a nice comfortable car to drive. The 2012+ Yaris has a much nicer interior. You won t have any troubles finding Toyota Yaris priced within $10,000 in the US. The 2007 Yaris with a manual transmission is rated at 29/36 MPG city/highway. An annual fuel cost is estimated at: $1,650 . The automatic model is not too far behind at 29/35 MPG .

2007-2010 Honda Fit

Similar to Toyota Yaris, Honda Fit is a very practical subcompact. The Fit is also very roomy inside; the rear seat cushions flip up giving Honda Fit enough space to fit a 46-inch TV (hence the name). Honda Fit has a sporty firm ride and responsive handling. The Fit is reliable and easy to maintain.  The EPA estimated fuel economy for the 2009 Honda Fit automatic is 28/35 MPG city/highway. With 15,000 miles driven per year, your annual fuel cost should be around: $1,700 .

2002-2010 Toyota Corolla

Known for its reliability, the Corolla offers a comfortable cabin and very smooth and quiet ride. The 1.8-liter four-banger is not a rocket, but it can last very long with regular maintenance. Ownership costs are minimal. You won t have much troubles finding a used Toyota Corolla for under $10,000 in the US.  The 2008 Corolla with a 5-speed manual transmission is rated at 28/37 MPG. The 2009 Corolla automatic gets 27/35 MPG with an estimated annual fuel cost: $1,750 .


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Top 10 cars with best MPG for under $10,000

TA Editor Aug 4th, 2014 Comments Off

Paying too much at the pump? We have a few best-mpg cars for you. For reference, an average car on American roads gets around 20 miles per gallon, which is approximately $2,800 per year in fuel costs. In this list, we only considered autos priced from $7,500 to $10,000 that you actually can find for sale in US.

2000-2010 Honda Insight

The iconic first-generation Honda Insight is rare, but it s unfair not to include it. The Insight tops all other hybrids in terms of fuel economy and yes, you still can find a few of them in the US for under $10,000. The 2001 Insight with a 5-speed manual transmission is rated at 48/60 MPG. this is the best MPG you can get for this price. An estimated annual fuel cost: $1,000 . Honda Insight is a two-seater hybrid with a 3-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor; it s  available with a manual or continuously variable transmission.

2003-2008 Honda Civic Hybrid

Honda Civic hybrid is pretty much like a regular Civic only with a different powertrain and a hybrid battery pack in the back. The Civic hybrid shuts the engine off as you stop and turns it on almost seamlessly as you start driving. The Civic hybrid handles well and is pretty quick. For under $10,000, you can find either first- or second-generation Civic hybrid. The 2007 Civic hybrid with a 1.3-liter 4-cylinder engine and a continuously variable transmission is rated at 40/45 MPG. The cost of fuel is estimated at $1,250 per year.

2001-2008 Toyota Prius

The Prius is not only the best-selling hybrid, it s also the most technologically-advanced one. It is widely available for under 10K. The Prius is extremely reliable and costs very little to maintain. The 2004+ second-generation Prius is very roomy and offers plenty of cargo space. The 2005 Toyota Prius is rated at 48/45 MPG city highway. Many owners report that it s fairly easy to get up to 52 MPG even out of a 10-year old Prius. With 15,000 miles driven per year, an annual fuel cost is estimated at $1,150 .

2001-2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Diesel

As a typical German sedan, the Jetta offers a classy interior and excellent handling. The 1.9L turbo-diesel  packs plenty of torque and pulls away lively from a stop. Although rated not better than average for reliability, the Jetta TDI is known to last very long with proper maintenance. You may have to drive out of state to get one of those. The Golf TDI is the same car in a hatchback body. The 2004 Jetta TDI with a manual transmission is rated at 32/42 MPG . Estimated annual fuel cost: $1,600 .

2001-2005 Honda Civic

The 6-th generation Honda Civic is widely available on the used car market for this price. A 5-speed model gets better gas mileage and is more reliable. The Civic is dependable and won t cost you much to maintain. It offers sporty handling and a fairly roomy, comfortable cabin. The 2002 Honda Civic with a 1.7L engine and a manual transmission is rated at 28/36 MPG city/highway, with an estimated annual fuel cost: $1,700 .

2000-2006 Volkswagen Beetle TDI

The Beetle, styled after the famous VW Bug of the 60 s, is a sure eye catcher. Under the Beetle s hood you will find the same torquey 1.9-liter turbo diesel as in the Jetta. Although it s not rated very well for reliability, the Beetle handles beautifully and is fun to drive. The 2005 5-speed Beetle TDI diesel is rated at 32/41 MPG city/highway. With 15,000 miles driven per year, an annual fuel cost is estimated at $1,650 .

2007-2012 Toyota Yaris

Small from the outside, the Yaris is actually roomy and practical on the inside. It s very reliable and costs little to maintain. If you can live with its small size and budget-styled cabin, it s a nice comfortable car to drive. The 2012+ Yaris has a much nicer interior. You won t have any troubles finding Toyota Yaris priced within $10,000 in the US. The 2007 Yaris with a manual transmission is rated at 29/36 MPG city/highway. An annual fuel cost is estimated at: $1,650 . The automatic model is not too far behind at 29/35 MPG .

2007-2010 Honda Fit

Similar to Toyota Yaris, Honda Fit is a very practical subcompact. The Fit is also very roomy inside; the rear seat cushions flip up giving Honda Fit enough space to fit a 46-inch TV (hence the name). Honda Fit has a sporty firm ride and responsive handling. The Fit is reliable and easy to maintain.  The EPA estimated fuel economy for the 2009 Honda Fit automatic is 28/35 MPG city/highway. With 15,000 miles driven per year, your annual fuel cost should be around: $1,700 .

2002-2010 Toyota Corolla

Known for its reliability, the Corolla offers a comfortable cabin and very smooth and quiet ride. The 1.8-liter four-banger is not a rocket, but it can last very long with regular maintenance. Ownership costs are minimal. You won t have much troubles finding a used Toyota Corolla for under $10,000 in the US.  The 2008 Corolla with a 5-speed manual transmission is rated at 28/37 MPG. The 2009 Corolla automatic gets 27/35 MPG with an estimated annual fuel cost: $1,750 .