4. Ford Escape 23/33/28
The new Ford Escape comes in slightly smaller and less boxy than its last generation. New for 2013 is the EcoBoost engines, with the 1.6 liter providing 178 hp and when paired front wheel drive can prove to be quite economical. According to Ford’s documentation, the 1.6-liter EcoBoost will return 23 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway, which combines for an above average 28 mpg. Ford has two other engine choices for the Escape, which are both fairly efficient and can get 25 mpg with the front-wheel drive model.