Best Gas Mileage Cars

Most Fuel-Efficient Cars for 2020
January 13th, 2020

Best Gas Mileage Cars for 2020

While buyer trends have shifted toward larger SUVs over the last decade, demand for fuel-efficient cars has remained strong. Even as cars have become heavier, advancements in powertrain technologies mean that today's cars are more efficient than yesteryear's. Edmunds has compiled a list of the most fuel-efficient cars — including those with traditional and plug-in hybrid powertrains — across a variety of body styles to help interested shoppers save money and reduce their carbon footprint.


Most Fuel-Efficient Sedans

Starting price (including destination fee and required floor mats):
$16,135 (manual transmission)
Fuel economy (manual):
35 mpg combined (33 city/40 highway)
Fuel economy (CVT automatic):
37 mpg combined (35 city/41 highway)
EPA range:
322 miles (manual) - 340 miles (CVT)
Annual fuel cost:
$1,050 (CVT) - $1,100 (manual)

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage G4

Starting price (including destination fee):
$16,125 (manual transmission)
Fuel economy (manual):
33 mpg combined (29 city/39 highway)
Fuel economy (CVT automatic):
36 mpg combined (33 city/41 highway)
EPA range:
393 miles (manual) - 428 miles (CVT)
Annual fuel cost:
$1,100 (CVT) - $1,150 (manual)

2020 Hyundai Accent

Starting price (including destination fee):
$24,630 (EX)
Fuel economy:
36 mpg combined (32 city/42 highway)
EPA range:
446 miles
Annual fuel cost:
$1,100

2020 Honda Civic

Starting price (including destination fee):
$25,250 (L)
Fuel economy (L):
34 mpg combined (29 city/41 highway)
EPA range:
537 miles (L)
Annual fuel cost:
$1,150 (L)

2020 Toyota Camry

Starting price (including destination fee):
$24,800 (LX)
Fuel economy (LX):
33 mpg combined (30 city/38 highway)
EPA range:
488 miles (LX)
Annual fuel cost:
$1,150 (LX)

2020 Honda Accord

Starting price (including destination fee):
$25,025
Fuel economy:
32 mpg combined (28 city/39 highway)
EPA range:
518 miles
Annual fuel cost:
$1,200

2020 Nissan Altima


Most Fuel-Efficient Coupes

Starting price (including destination fee):
$24,430 (EX)
Fuel economy:
35 mpg combined (31 city/40 highway)
EPA range:
434 miles
Annual fuel cost:
$1,100

2020 Honda Civic

Starting price (including destination fee):
$45,945
Fuel economy (manual):
25 mpg combined (21 city/33 highway)
Fuel economy (automatic):
27 mpg combined (23 city/34 highway)
EPA range:
395 miles (manual) - 427 miles (automatic)
Annual fuel cost:
$1,800 (automatic) - $1,950 (manual)

2020 BMW 4 Series

Starting price (including destination fee):
$29,745 (manual transmission)
Fuel economy (manual):
24 mpg combined (21 city/29 highway)
Fuel economy (automatic):
27 mpg combined (24 city/33 highway)
EPA range:
317 miles (manual) - 356 miles (automatic)
Annual fuel cost:
$1,800 (automatic) - $2,050 (manual)

2020 Subaru BRZ


Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks

Starting price (including destination fee and required tonneau cover and floor mats):
$15,265 (manual transmission)
Fuel economy (manual):
36 mpg combined (33 city/41 highway)
Fuel economy (CVT automatic):
39 mpg combined (36 city/43 highway)
EPA range:
331 miles (manual) - 359 miles (CVT)
Annual fuel cost:
$1,000 (CVT) - $1,100 (manual)

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage

Starting price (including destination fee):
$17,615
Fuel economy:
36 mpg combined (33 city/41 highway)
EPA range:
428 miles
Annual fuel cost:
$1,100

2020 Kia Rio

Starting price (including destination fee):
$17,120 (manual transmission)
Fuel economy (manual):
31 mpg combined (29 city/36 highway)
Fuel economy (CVT automatic):
36 mpg combined (33 city/40 highway)
EPA range:
329 miles (manual) - 382 miles (CVT)
Annual fuel cost:
$1,100 (CVT) - $1,250 (manual)

2019 Honda Fit

Starting price (including destination fee):
$21,245 (manual transmission)
Fuel economy (manual):
31 mpg combined (28 city/37 highway)
Fuel economy (CVT automatic):
35 mpg combined (32 city/41 highway)
EPA range:
409 miles (manual) - 462 miles (CVT)
Annual fuel cost:
$1,100 (CVT) - $1,250 (manual)

2020 Toyota Corolla Hatchback


Most Fuel-Efficient Hybrids

Starting price (including destination fee):
$23,330 (Blue)
Fuel economy:
58 mpg combined (57 city/59 highway)
EPA range:
690 miles
Annual fuel cost:
$650

2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

Starting price (including destination fee):
$25,155 (L Eco)
Fuel economy:
56 mpg combined (58 city/53 highway)
EPA range:
633 miles
Annual fuel cost:
$700

2020 Toyota Prius

Starting price (including destination fee):
$23,860
Fuel economy:
52 mpg combined (55 city/49 highway)
EPA range:
551 miles
Annual fuel cost:
$750

2020 Honda Insight


Most Fuel-Efficient Plug-In Hybrids

Starting price (including destination fee):
$28,705
Electric-only range:
25 miles
Fuel economy:
54 mpg combined
EPA range:
640 miles
Annual fuel cost:
$600

2020 Toyota Prius Prime

Starting price (including destination fee):
$27,230
Electric-only range:
29 miles
Fuel economy:
52 mpg combined
EPA range:
630 miles
Annual fuel cost:
$650

2020 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

Starting price (including destination fee):
$29,545
Electric-only range:
26 miles
Fuel economy:
46 mpg combined
EPA range:
560 miles
Annual fuel cost:
$700

2019 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid


Next Steps

From plug-in hybrids to traditional gas-only vehicles, there's a wide variety of fuel-efficient cars suitable for any budget. The smallest and lightest are generally the most efficient, and even though they're more expensive initially, automatic transmissions help save on fuel costs in the long run. Use this guide, along with other shopping tools on Edmunds, to help you find a fuel-sipping car to fit your lifestyle.


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