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2014 Most Fuel Efficient Cars

Are you planning on car shopping soon?  FuelEconomy.gov is a great resource for finding a fuel efficient car.   There are lots of options for fuel efficient cars nowadays, between electric cars, hybrids, or small compact cars like a Toyota Yaris or Honda Fit.  

A car with good gas mileage is not only more cost efficient, but it's also much better for the environment.  Highway vehicles release about 1.5 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases (GHGs) into the atmosphere each year, primarily in the form of carbon dioxide.  This is a major contributor to climate change.

Here are the most fuel efficient cars of 2014, excluding electric cars:

EPA Class Vehicle Description Fuel Economy
Combined
Two-Seaters Honda CR-ZHonda CR-Z

4 cyl, 1.5 L, Automatic (AV-S7), Regular Gasoline

37
Minicompacts Scion iQScion iQ

4 cyl, 1.3 L, Automatic (CVT), Regular Gasoline

37
Subcompacts Ford FiestaFord Fiesta SFE FWD

3 cyl, 1.0 L, Automatic (5), Regular

36
Compacts Toyota Prius c HybridToyota Prius c Hybrid

4 cyl, 1.5 L, Automatic (CVT), HEV, Regular

50
Midsize Toyota PriusToyota Prius Hybrid

4 cyl, 1.8 L, Automatic (CVT), HEV, Regular Gasoline

50
Large Ford C-MAX HybridFord C-MAX Hybrid

4 cyl, 2.0 L, Automatic (CVT), HEV, Regular

40
Small Station Wagons BMW 328d xDrive Sports WagonBMW 328d xDrive Sports Wagon

4 cyl, 2.0 L, Automatic (S8), Diesel

35
Midsize Station Wagons Toyota Prius vToyota Prius v

4 cyl, 1.8 L, Automatic (CVT), HEV, Regular

42

The worst cars are the fanciest, including a 16-cylinder 2-seat Bugatti Veyron with a combined fuel economy of 10 MPG.  Eek.  Other cars with poor fuel economy are the Cadillac CTS Wagon and the Chevy Camaro.  

If there's a specific car that you like, you can look it up and find out the details.