Three of the Most Fuel-Efficient Cars

Soaring gas prices are hitting every
vehicle owner’ pockets pretty hard. That’s the reason why fuel
efficiency of a car is one of the main aspects people are paying
attention to when looking to buy a new car. Getting a hybrid or an
electric car is one option, because you can get greater mileage with
them as opposed to cars that run on gasoline, but they are more
expensive and more high-maintenance. For people that don’t want to
pay extra money for these green technology vehicles, there are
various non-hybrid and non-electric cars that can still rack up a
respectable mileage. I’ve decided to talk about three of the most
fuel-efficient cars and explain why they are the best choice for you
if your main goal is to save some money on gas.

Ford Fiesta

Ford has always managed to produce some
very fuel efficient cars. The Ford Fiesta is an excellent proof that
a sedan can get great mileage without burning too much gas. It’s also
available as a 5-door hatchback, with a larger cargo capacity. It’s
powered by a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine, which along with its
relatively small size and lightweight body, provides for a pretty
good fuel economy of 29 mpg for city driving, and 39 mpg for highway
driving. You could say that there is a consensus among experts that
the Fiesta is one of the best cars in its class when it comes to fuel
consumption.

Scion iQ

The Scon iQ is a pretty tiny car that’s
mainly intended for urban driving. City driving burns a lot of fuel,
so if you don’t plan to go on too many out-of-town trips, this is a
great practical choice for you. It comes with a 1.3-liter engine,
producing 94 hp and 89 lb-ft of torque. The amazing mileage estimate
of 36 mpg/city, and 37 mpg/highway is pretty appealing and it can
easily make you forget about large gas-guzzling sedans.

Kia Rio

The 2012 Kia Rio, which is available as
a sedan or as a five-door hatchback, is a very affordable family
vehicle that is both relatively spacious and fuel efficient. The
1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine generates 138 horsepowers along with 123
lb-ft of torque. It features a 6-speed manual transmission and it
consumes 31 mpg while driving in the city and 40 mpg for highway
driving.

Apart from these three cars, there are
many more out there that are both cheaper and have a greater fuel
efficiency than the ones powered by electric motors, so buying such a
car, paired with some
practical driving habits
can lead to having more money to spend
on other things, rather than a large portion of your budget going for
gas.


I’m Jordan Perch, a blogger who helps you keep up with the latest news in the
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