When picking the a fuel efficient vehicle for you and your family there are many factors to consider; price, whether a vehicle is good for the environment, fuel efficiency, etc. We want to help you understand the ever expanding range of green vehicles to choose from.
We understand the benefits of owning a higher fuel efficient vehicle. Put simply, lower fuel consumption means lower gas payments. A lower gas payment means more money in your pocket, not to mention lower fuel emissions.
When considering which vehicle is right for you, answer the following questions to help narrow your search:
- How many miles per year do you drive?
- How many people are usually riding in your car with you?
- Do you use your car mostly for city driving or highway driving?
- Do you typically have cargo (equipment, supplies, or tools) to transport?
There are a lot of e-vehicles available. Below, we’ve highlights fuel efficient options in every vehicle class. Your sales associate will be able recommend other options.
Hybrid Vehicles: If gas prices have got you worried for the long haul then a hybrid may be what you are looking for. The selection of hybrid vehicles is expanding and getting better. Take a test drive of the Honda, Toyota, Chrysler Aspen, Cadillac Escalade or the Ford Fusion. If a truck is what you’re after there is the Chevrolet Silverado or the GMC Sierra Hybrid.
Small, Fuel Efficient: Fuel efficiency comes in many shapes and sizes and with so many options to choose from it may be hard to decide. A few options to consider;
- Mini Compact: MINI Cooper – The automatic gets 25mpg city and 34mpg highway.
- Subcompact: Consider the Toyota Yaris. The automatic gets 25mpg city and 36mgp highway. Or the Hyundai Accent 27mpg city and 33 mpg highway. And of course there’s the Honda Fit 31mpg city and 38 mpg highway driving.
- Compact: How about the Volkswagen Jetta which gets 31mpg city and 41mpg highway. It only eats 11.6 barrels of our petrol. Perhaps the Hyundai Accent with fuel efficiency 27 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway is more what you’re after.
Conventional gas-powered: Gas powered automobiles have improved fuel efficiency and maybe more cost beneficial to your wallet. There are many choices in each category and we’ve listed a few here for you to consider.
- Midsize Car: Nissan Versa gets 26mpg in the city and 31mpg on the highway.
- Large Car – Hyundai Sonata, here you are looking at a car that gets 22 mpg city driving and 32 mpg on the highway. Or the Honda Accord which 22mpg city and 31mpg highway.
- Mini Van: The Mazda 5 mini van gets 22 mpg city and 28mpg highway driving
Clean-Diesel: If you thought diesel vehicles were loud, dirty and environmentally bad, it’s time to take another look. Today’s clean-diesel vehicles are 98.5% cleaner than there predecessors and run as well as their gas-powered competitors. Check out the new line of clean diesel automobiles – BMW, Mercedes-Benz, SUV’s and Volkswagon models have to offer.