Since 2013 the Fuel Economy Label on a car window sticker have changed tremendously. Rules and regulations have changed as well. Now with hybrids, electric cars and the influx of SUVs, this is an area that is bound to change. The EPA or Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requested that the labels be changed to reflect the added changes such as greenhouse gas and smog forming along with the consumption of fuel. These stickers have also added extra resources that can be accessed right from a smart phone. With all the changes that were made, we thought it would be good information to reveal the 5 most wanted cars due to the Gas Mileage per gallon for you to consider when purchasing your next car.
According to Kelley Blue Book, the vehicle in the sedan category for 2016 with the best gas mileage was the Volkswagen e-Golf. This efficient sedan gets a whopping 126/105 miles to the gallon and was number one out of 5 chosen in this category.
Consumer Reports gave the BMW i3 Giga a 139 overall rating and suggested this to be the best. As BMW’s first electric vehicle this, Beemer was also awarded AAA’s Green Car of the Year for 2016. Pretty impressive considering it’s not event met its full twelve months! Did we mention that this car gets 137 city miles per gallon and 111 on the highway? That’s outstanding! That’s almost as reliable as a moped or scooter.
The U.S. Department of Energy recognizes the Audi Q5 4-cylinder 2.0 as being the most fuel efficient with 14 miles in the city versus 19 miles on the highway and getting an average of 6.3 gallons. Fueleconomy.gov is a reliable source for the official website for the United States government. The other vehicle in this class estimated 14/20 with approximate 17 mpg combined city and highway driving. That vehicle was no other than the Chevrolet Equinox AWD.
The Chevrolet Equinox AWD is constructed of a 4-cylinder 2.4-liter engine and is a 6-speed automatic.
While this SUV hosts plenty of room, the gas mileage is certainly something to boast. Although the car runs on regular gas it’s noted to get about 23 miles per gallon in combined freeway and city driving. You can check it out by visiting http://www.fueleconomy.gov.
Lastly the Toyota Prius C class is subcompact and gets 50 combined city and highway miles. According to Fueleconomy.gov, you’ll save approximately $3500 over an estimated 5-year period which is just enough for you to use as a down payment on your next vehicle. With all the savings on gas, it’s going to be a hard sell to anything more efficient.
While the car manufacturers have become more accurate after years of testing for things such as emissions and fuel economy, these are still estimates. Considering how your fuel is affected, depends on where you live versus the type of driver you are. The information in this blog is subject to change and you can find more updates by subscribing to our weekly blogs.
For information regarding cars and trucks that meet your gas mileage needs, contact the professionals at our dealership.