Best & Worst Fuel Economy for Cars, SUVs, and Trucks

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Fuel economy is a key factor in the operating costs for vehicles. A small difference in the overall mpg rating can add up to big bucks over years of ownership.

CR conducts extensive fuel economy tests on every model we purchase to make sure our members have the essential data needed to make informed purchase decisions.

The lists below highlight the vehicles by category that got the best and worst fuel economy in Consumer Reports’ latest tests.

Rather than display every tested vehicle here, we have selected miles-per-gallon cutoffs that are relative to each category. For example, a vehicle that gets 21 mpg would not be a standout among wagons, but it would be among the highest in the midsized SUV or minivan category.  

Click through to each model overview page to find out how the vehicles rate in our road tests, reliability, safety, and more. 

Choose a car type from the drop-down list to see the best fuel economy in that category.

For groups where there is a significant difference between the best and worst, we have a separate list for the least-efficient models.

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Rank Make & Model Overall mpg City mpg Highway mpg

Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

1 BMW i3 Giga

1391

1351

1411

Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

2 Toyota Prius Prime

1331/502

382

622

Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

3 Tesla Model 3 Long Range

1301

1361

1231

Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

4

Hyundai Kona Electric Limited

1201

1321

1081

Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

5

Chevrolet Bolt Premier

1191

1281

1101

Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

6

Nissan Leaf SL

1121

1251

1101

Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

7

Kia Niro Electric EX Premium

1121

1231

1021

Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

8

Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

1101/392

1101/312

1101/452

Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

9
Chevrolet Volt LT

1051

991

1091

Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

10

Toyota Mirai

671

671

671

Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

11

Honda Insight EX

54

44

62

Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

12

Toyota Prius Three 52 43 59

Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

13

Hyundai Ioniq SEL

52 42 60

Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

14

Toyota Prius C Two 43 37 48

Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

15

Kia Niro EX 43 33 52

Most Fuel-Efficient Subcompact Cars

1 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 37 28 47

Most Fuel-Efficient Subcompact Cars

2

Toyota Yaris

35 24 48

Most Fuel-Efficient Subcompact Cars

3 Honda Fit EX 33 24 42

Most Fuel-Efficient Subcompact Cars

4 Chevrolet Spark LT 33 23 44

Most Fuel-Efficient Subcompact Cars

5 Kia Rio S 33 22 48

Most Fuel-Efficient Subcompact Cars

6 Hyundai Accent SEL 33 22 47

Most Fuel-Efficient Subcompact Cars

7 Ford Fiesta SE sedan (4-cyl.) 33 22 45

Most Fuel-Efficient Subcompact Cars

8 Ford Fiesta SES hatchback (4-cyl., MT) 32 23 42

Most Fuel-Efficient Subcompact Cars

9

Nissan Versa SV sedan 32 23 40

Most Fuel-Efficient Subcompact Cars

10

Nissan Versa Note SV

32 22 42

Most Fuel-Efficient Compact Cars

1

Toyota Corolla LE Hybrid 

48

37

59

Most Fuel-Efficient Compact Cars

2

Chevrolet Cruze LT Diesel 41 27 60

Most Fuel-Efficient Compact Cars

3

Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE

36

24

51

Most Fuel-Efficient Compact Cars

4

Kia Forte LXS (2.0L)

34

22

49

Most Fuel-Efficient Compact Cars

5

Volkswagen Jetta SE (1.4T)

34

21

54

Most Fuel-Efficient Compact Cars

6

Toyota Corolla LE

33

23

45

Most Fuel-Efficient Compact Cars

7

Hyundai Elantra SE 33 21 49

Most Fuel-Efficient Compact Cars

8

Toyota Corolla LE Plus (2019) 32 23 43

Most Fuel-Efficient Compact Cars

9

Honda Civic LX 32 21 45

Most Fuel-Efficient Compact Cars

10

Honda Civic EX-T 31 21 45

Most Fuel-Efficient Compact Cars

11

Nissan Sentra SV 31 21 42

Most Fuel-Efficient Compact Cars

12

Subaru Impreza Premium 30 21 41

Most Fuel-Efficient Compact Cars

13

Chevrolet Cruze LT 30 19 47

Most Fuel-Efficient Roadsters/Sports Cars

1 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club (MT) 34 25 42

Most Fuel-Efficient Roadsters/Sports Cars

2 Honda Civic Si 34 23 47

Most Fuel-Efficient Roadsters/Sports Cars

3

Fiat 124 Spider Lusso 31 23 40

Most Fuel-Efficient Roadsters/Sports Cars

4

Mini Cooper S 30 23 38

Most Fuel-Efficient Roadsters/Sports Cars

5 Toyota 86 30 23 37

Most Fuel-Efficient Roadsters/Sports Cars

6 Subaru BR-Z Premium 30 23 37

Most Fuel-Efficient Roadsters/Sports Cars

7

Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-Spec

29

21

39

Most Fuel-Efficient Roadsters/Sports Cars

8

Ford Fiesta ST 29 21 36

Most Fuel-Efficient Roadsters/Sports Cars

9

Volkswagen GTI Autobahn 29 20 39

Most Fuel-Efficient Roadsters/Sports Cars

10

Fiat 500 Abarth 28 21 34

Least Fuel-Efficient Roadsters/Sports Cars

1

Ford Mustang GT Premium (V8) 19 13 27

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized Cars

1 Honda Accord Hybrid EX 47 40 52

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized Cars

2 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE 47 39 53

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized Cars

3 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid 41 33 49

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized Cars

4 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 39 35 41

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized Cars

5 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid SE 39 31 46

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized Cars

6 Toyota Camry LE (4-cyl.) 32 20 49

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized Cars

7 Honda Accord EX (1.5T) 31 21 42

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized Cars

8

Nissan Altima 2.5 SV

31

20

45

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized Cars

9

Chevrolet Malibu LT (1.5T) 29 19 41

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized Cars

10

Volkswagen Passat SE (4-cyl.) 28 19 39

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized Cars

11

Hyundai Sonata SEL (4.-cyl) 28 18 42

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized Cars

12

Mazda6 Sport 28 18 42

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized Cars

13

Kia Optima 28 18 40

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized Cars

14

Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium

26 17 39

Most Fuel-Efficient Large Cars

1 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE 42 32 52

Most Fuel-Efficient Large Cars

2 Nissan Maxima 25 17 36

Most Fuel-Efficient Large Cars

3 Kia Cadenza Premium 24 16 36

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

1

Tesla Model 3 Long Range

1301

1361

1231

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

2

Tesla Model S 100D

1021

1011

1021

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

3

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid 34 29 38

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

4

Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 28 19 39

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

5

Acura ILX Premium 28 18 42

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

6

Acura TLX 2.4L 27 18 41

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

7

Audi A3 Premium 27 18 40

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

8

Audi A4 Premium Plus 27 18 40

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

9

Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti (AWD) 27 18 39

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

10

Mercedes-Benz C300 (AWD) 26 18 35

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

11

Volvo S60 T5 Momentum

26

17

39

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

12

BMW 530i xDrive

26

16

40

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

13

Jaguar XE Premium 25t (AWD) 25 17 36

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

14

Lexus ES 350

25

16

38

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

15

Acura TLX SH-AWD 25 16 36

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

16

Buick LaCrosse Essence 24 16 36

Most Fuel-Efficent Upscale/Luxury Cars

17

Mercedes-Benz E300 (AWD) 24 15 36

Least Fuel-Efficient Upscale/Luxury Cars

1 Mercedes-Benz S550 (AWD) 18 12 28

Least Fuel-Efficient Upscale/Luxury Cars

2

Genesis G90 Premium (3.3T, AWD)

18

11

28

Least Fuel-Efficient Wagons & Hatchbacks

1 Nissan Kicks SV 32 24 40

Least Fuel-Efficient Wagons & Hatchbacks

2 Toyota C-HR XLE 29 19 42

Least Fuel-Efficient Wagons & Hatchbacks

3 Hyundai Elantra GT 28 19 38

Least Fuel-Efficient Wagons & Hatchbacks

4 Mini Clubman (3-cyl.) 28 18 40

Least Fuel-Efficient Wagons & Hatchbacks

5 Fiat 500L Easy 27 18 37

Least Fuel-Efficient Wagons & Hatchbacks

6 Kia Soul Plus 26 19 33

Least Fuel-Efficient Wagons & Hatchbacks

7 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack SE 25 16 36

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

1

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE

37

32

41

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

2

Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

33

28

37

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

3

Chevrolet Equinox LT (Diesel) 31 22 41

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

4

Lexus NX 300h 29 23 34

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

5

Honda HR-V LX 29 20 39

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

6

Subaru Crosstrek Premium 29 20 39

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

7

Subaru Forester Premium

28

20

38

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

8

Honda CR-V EX 28 20 37

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

9

Mazda CX-3 Touring 28 20 36

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

10

Toyota RAV4 XLE

27

19

38

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

11

Honda CR-V LX 27 19 36

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

12

Mercedes-Benz GLA 26 19 35

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

13

Nissan Rogue Sport SV

26

19 34

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

14

Hyundai Kona SEL 26 18 34

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

15

BMW X1 xDrive28i 26 17 37

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

16

Chevrolet Trax LT 25 18 34

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

17

BMW X2 xDrive28i 25 17 36

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

18

Mini Cooper Countryman S 25 17 36

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

19

Chevrolet Equinox LT (1.5T) 25 17 34

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

20

Infiniti QX30 Premium 25 17 32

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

21

Volkswagen Tiguan SE 25 16 35

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

22

Audi Q5 Premium 24 17 34

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

23

Lexus NX 300 24 17 33

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

24

Mazda CX-5 Touring 24 17 33

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

25

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti 24 17 32

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

26

Hyundai Tucson SE (2.0L) 24 17 32

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

27

Ford EcoSport SES (2.0L) 24 17 31

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

28

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SE 24 17 31

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

29

Mitsubishi Outlander SEL (4-cyl.) 24 17 30

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

30

Nissan Rogue SV 24 17 30

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

31

BMW X3 xDrive30i 24 16 36

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

32

Jeep Compass Latitude 24 16 35

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

33

Volvo XC40 Momentum 24 16 33

Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUVs

34

Jeep Renegade Latitude 24 16 32

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

1 Tesla Model X 100D

871

861

891

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

2

Jaguar I-Pace HSE

761

801

721

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

3

Lexus RX 450h 24 33 24

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

4

Toyota Highlander Hybrid Ltd. 25 18 32

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

5

Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (diesel) 24 17 32

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

6

BMW X5 xDrive40i

23

15

33

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

7

Mazda CX-9 Touring 22 15 32

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

8

Ford Edge SEL (2.0L EcoBoost)

22

15

31

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

9

Toyota Highlander XLE 22 15 31

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

10

BMW X7 xDrive40i

22

14

32

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

11

Subaru Ascent Limited

22

15

32

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

12
Kia Sorento EX (V6) 22 14 31

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

13

Lexus RX 350 22 14 31

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

14

Nissan Murano SL 21 15 29

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

15

Porsche Cayenne (base)

21

15

29

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

16

Acura MDX Tech 21 14 31

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

17

Hyundai Santa Fe Limited (2.0T)

21

14

31

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

18

Kia Telluride EX

21

14

30

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

19

Honda Passport EX-L

21

14 28

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

20

Hyundai Santa Fe XL SE

20

14

29

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

21

Chevrolet Traverse Premier (V6) 20 14 28

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

22

Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum 20 14 28

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

23

Jaguar F-Pace Prestige 20 14 27

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

24

Cadillac XT5 Premium 20 13 30

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

25

Mercedes-Benz GLE 450

20

13

29

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

26

Honda Pilot EX-L 20 13 28

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

27

Audi Q7 Premium Plus 20 13 28

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

28

Volkswagen Atlas SEL (V6) 20 13 28

Most Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

29

Lexus RX L 350 20 12 30

Least Fuel-Efficient Midsized/Large SUVs

1 Nissan Armada 14 10 20

Most Fuel-Efficient Minivans

1 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

841/272

841/212

841/322

Most Fuel-Efficient Minivans

2 Honda Odyssey EX-L 22 14 33

Most Fuel-Efficient Minivans

3

Toyota Sienna XLE (FWD) 21 14 30

Most Fuel-Efficient Minivans

4 Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L 21 13 33

Most Fuel-Efficient Minivans

5

Kia Sedona EX 20 13 28

Least Fuel-Efficient Minivans

1 Dodge Grand Caravan GT 17 11 27

Most Fuel-Efficient Pickups

1 Chevrolet Colorado LT Diesel 24 15 34

Most Fuel-Efficient Pickups

2

Ford Ranger XLT

20

14

27

Most Fuel-Efficient Pickups

3

Honda Ridgeline RTL 20 13 29

Most Fuel-Efficient Pickups

4

Toyota Tacoma SR5 (V6) 19 14 25

Most Fuel-Efficient Pickups

5

Ford F-150 XLT (2.7 EcoBoost) 19 13 26

Most Fuel-Efficient Pickups

6

Chevrolet Colorado LT (V6) 18 13 26

Most Fuel-Efficient Pickups

7

Jeep Gladiator Sport

18 13

23

Most Fuel-Efficient Pickups

8

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT (5.3L V8)

17

11

24

Most Fuel-Efficient Pickups

9

Ram 1500 Big Horn (V8)

17

11

24

Most Fuel-Efficient Pickups

10

Nissan Titan SV 16 11 22

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