High MPG cars for rising gas prices
Nationwide, gas prices have been steadily on the rise over the past month, up an average of $0.46 with no relief in site as spring approaches. Many anaylists predict gas prices will reach new highs this summer, bringing many to consider purchasing more a more efficient vehicle for 2013. Kelly Blue Book recently profiled highly efficient vehicles in their list of "The 40 mpg Cars of 2013". If fuel efficiency is the pinnacle of your criteria for choosing your next car you'll want to take a closer look at the top 10 on their list. You're going to need a place to plug in though as they are all electric vehicles. MPGe stands for miles per gallon equivalent, which is roughly 34 kWh so the savings will depend on the utility rates in your area.
- 2013 Scion iQ EV - 121 MPGe
- 2013 Honda Fit EV - 118 MPGe
- 2013 Mitsubishi i - 112 MPGe 2013
- Smart fortwo Electric Drive - 107 MPGe
- 2013 Ford Focus Electric - 105 MPGe
- 2013 Ford C-MAX Energi - 100 MPGe 1st 21 miles, 43 MPG next 600 miles
- 2012 Nissan LEAF - 99 MPGe
- 2013 Chevrolet Volt - 98 MPGe 1st 35 Miles, 37 MPG next 344 miles
- 2013 Tesla Model S - 95 MPGe
- 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in - 98 MPGe 1st 11 Miles, 50 MPG next 529
For great gas mileage in a non-hybrid, non-diesel car look no further than the Smart fortwo rated 41 MPG HWY or the Chevy Equinox (32 MPG HWY) if you need something a bit bigger.
Check out the full list at Kelly Blue Book here:
Of course you can also follow our tips for getting the best fuel economy possible in the meantime.