Top 12 Most Fuel-Efficient Coupes for 2013

  • 2013 Smart Fortwo

    2013 Smart Fortwo

    2013 Smart Fortwo. | September 12, 2013

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Coupes announce to the world that you're the sort of carefree driver whose passenger count rarely exceeds one or two. Driving enjoyment, not practicality, is of paramount importance to many coupe buyers, and this segment is home to some of the sportiest choices on the market. However, these days it's possible to get the best of all worlds, and there are many coupes that also count superior fuel economy among their assets.

The 12 picks that follow (our list is longer than the usual 10 due to ties) are the most fuel-efficient coupes for 2013. Our list includes a microcar, two-door versions of popular family sedans, a couple of affordable sports cars and a handful of more glamorous luxury models.

Our rankings are based on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) miles-per-gallon ratings for city and highway travel. Each vehicle's placement is determined by its combined fuel economy rating. We used the EPA's combined fuel economy formula: 55 percent of city mpg rating plus 45 percent of highway mpg rating.

Some of these models are available with a choice of powertrains. Note that when ranking each model, we considered the fuel economy of the most frugal powertrain available.

  1. Smart Fortwo

    1. Smart Fortwo — 36 mpg combined (34 city/38 highway)

  2. Honda Civic

    2. Honda Civic — 32 mpg combined (28 city/39 highway) (tie)

  3. Hyundai Elantra Coupe

    Hyundai Elantra Coupe — 32 mpg combined (28 city/38 highway) (tie)

  4. Honda Accord

    3. Honda Accord — 29 mpg combined (26 city/35 highway) (tie)

  5. Kia Forte

    Kia Forte — 29 mpg combined (25 city/34 highway) (tie)

  6. Subaru BRZ

    4. Subaru BRZ — 28 mpg combined (25 city/34 highway) (tie)

  7. Scion FR-S

    Scion FR-S — 28 mpg combined (25 city/34 highway) (tie)

  8. BMW 6 Series

    5. BMW 6 Series — 26 mpg combined (23 city/33 highway) (tie)

  9. Nissan Altima

    Nissan Altima — 26 mpg combined (23 city/32 highway) (tie)

  10. Audi A5

    Audi A5 — 26 mpg combined (22 city/32 highway) (tie)

  11. Audi TT

    Audi TT — 26 mpg combined (22 city/31 highway) (tie)

  12. Audi TTS

    Audi TTS — 26 mpg combined (22 city/31 highway) (tie)

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