Gas prices are climbing and there is no better way to save at the pump than getting the most out of your mileage. Next time you’re out car shopping, look for these fuel-efficient cars to get from A-Z without breaking the bank.
7. Volkswagen Jetta
One of the most compact yet roomy and stylish models, the Volkswagen Jetta gets great mileage at 9.5L/100km in the city and 6.9L/100km on highways. The Jetta is known for being a very smooth ride and is typically larger than most other compact sedans comparable in cost and size. No wonder its one of the best selling vehicles in the Volkswagen lineup.
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6. Honda Civic
A tried and true favourite, the Honda Civic boasts many reasons why car enthusiasts have coined this one of the most reliable cars on the market. Not only does it provide a low L/100km score (8.6L/100km city driving and 6.6L/km highway), but the 1.8 V-Tec four is rated at 143 horsepower, which isn’t a lot by competitive standards but definitely on the higher range when it comes fuel-efficient models.
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5. Ford Fiesta
A controlled and stable ride, the Ford Fiesta is a reliable car for more reasons than its fuel-efficiency. With little room in the rear seat, this car is ideal for front seat drivers. Scoring 8.5L/100km on city driving and 6.5L/100km on highway driving, the Ford Fiesta is great for both the city and highway drivers.
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4. Fiat 500
It’s agile handling and sharp 5-speed manual make this car a fun little ride. Reliability scores are well below average, making this vehicle a more appropriate ride for short city driving. Scoring 7.6L/100km in the city and 5.9L/100km on the highway, the Fiat 500 is a iconic vehicle with contemporary European flare.
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3. Lexus CT 200H
Who says luxury vehicles can’t be fuel-efficient! This statement definitely rings true with the Lexus CT 200. Rated at an outstanding 5.5L/100km in the city and 5.9L/100km on highways, the stunning vehicle is covered under an extended 4 years of warranty or 80,000KMs (whichever comes first) so you can drive with piece of mind knowing value for your money is further increased with this top pick.
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2. Mitsubishi Mirage
A low-power yet agile vehicle, the Mistibushi Mirage is one of the lightest vehicles weighing in at a trim 895 kg. As Mitsubishi’s first Canadian subcompact, the Mirage is built with excellent fuel economy,with 5.9L/100km in the city and 4.6L/100km on the highway, and large rear seat capacity.
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1. Toyota Prius
An extremely economical pick, the Toyota Prius scores 4.6L/100km in the city and 4.9L/100km on the highway. Due to its compact size and great overall mpg, the Prius is easily one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles. If you took the average price of gas by province (106.85), the cost to fill up at the tank is about $48, which works out to $750 per year.
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