Best city/highway mpg

Depending on how you drive and what your typical commute looks like, you may want to compare how a vehicle fares in city versus highway mileage. If you are consistently in stop and go traffic, you want to find a car that uses the least gas in those situations. If you drive mainly on the highway, you can get up to double the city miles as cars typically use the least gas when driving at highway speeds. 

Check out our list of which vehicles have the best fuel economy in city or highway driving.

These cars use the least gasoline in stop-and-go driving.

Make & model  MPG
Ford Focus Electric 108*
Mitsubishi i SE 104*
Nissan Leaf SL 86*
Tesla Model S (base, 85 kWh) 65*
Chevrolet Volt 45**
Toyota Prius Plug-in Advanced 38 **
Toyota Prius C Two 37
Ford C-MAX Hybrid SE 35
Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 35
Toyota Prius V Three 33
Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE 32
Toyota Prius Four 32
Lexus CT 200h Premium 31
Smart ForTwo Passion 30
Honda Insight EX 29
Lincoln MKZ Hybrid 29
Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited 29
Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid SE 29
Honda Civic Hybrid 28
Lexus ES 300h 28
Scion iQ 27
Volkswagen Golf TDI (MT) 27
Honda CR-Z EX (MT) 26
Volkswagen Passat TDI SE 26
Fiat 500 Pop (MT) 25
Mazda2 Sport 25
Scion xD Base (MT) 25
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI (MT) 25
Volkswagen Jetta TDI 25
* = MPGe
** = composite of electricity & gas


If you drive mainly on the highway, these cars are the most fuel-efficient.

Make & model  MPG
Nissan Leaf SL 118*
Mitsubishi i SE
Ford Focus Electric 107*
Tesla Model S (base, 85 kWh) 102*
Chevrolet Volt 76**
Toyota Prius Four 55
Toyota Prius Plug-in Advanced 55**
Volkswagen Passat TDI SE 51
Honda Civic Hybrid 50
Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel 49
Volkswagen Golf TDI (MT) 49
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI (MT) 49
Toyota Prius C Two 48
Lexus CT 200h Premium 47
Toyota Prius V Three 47
Ford Fiesta sedan SE 45
Honda CR-Z EX (MT) 45
Honda Insight EX 45
Hyundai Accent GLS 45
Mazda3 i Touring sedan 45
Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid SE 45
Volkswagen Jetta TDI 45
Lexus ES 300h 44
Mazda6 Sport 44
Nissan Altima 2.5 S (4-cyl.) 44
Smart ForTwo Passion 44
Ford Focus SE SFE sedan 43
Ford Focus SE sedan 43
Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited 43
Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE 43
Toyota Corolla LE Plus 43
Fiat 500 Sport (MT) 42
Fiat 500c Pop (MT) 42
Ford Fiesta SES hatchback (MT) 42
Audi A7 3.0 TDI 41
Chevrolet Malibu Eco 41
Dodge Dart Rallye 41
Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 41
Mazda3 i Grand Touring hatchback 41
Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec
Mini Cooper Base (MT) 41
Toyota Camry LE (4-cyl.) 41
Toyota Yaris LE 41
* = MPGe
** = composite of electricity & gas

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