Top 10 Cheapest Non-Hybrid Cars That Get 40 MPG Highway

Top 10 Cheapest Non-Hybrid Cars That Get 40 MPG Highway

1. Nissan Versa S Plus $14,580

Coming in under $15,000 is the Nissan Versa S Plus uses a CVT transmission paired with a 109 hp 1.6L engine to hit 40 mpg on the highway. It’s fairly impressive that the affordable Versa manages to get its fuel economy without any aerodynamic add-ons like grille shutters or underbody aerodynamic panels. Nissan keeps its Versa on a diet, and gives it a tiny engine to ensure above average fuel economy. Of course that CVT transmission helps to wring out the very most out of the Versa’s powerplant. Our full review of the Versa tells the full story.

  • smartacus

    How about top-ten cheapest non-hybrids with the best city mileage?

  • Michael Lemus

    Exactly, there’s way too much focus on highway mpg.

  • Paul

    The Mitsubishi mirage blows all of these cars out of the water. 12995 msrp with 37/44 MPG. Far better than the Nissan Versa.

  • nioncobra

    One thing I never understood about these articles: What year are they talking about? If I get a Chevrolet Sonic LT, what year gives me 40 mpg highway?

  • Thomas

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  • Thomas

    I have a 2o14 focus Se and I have to tell ya, im getting 40-45 mpg. Of course All mileage is hwy daily, and usually not much difference with or without the AC. Great car. And for the price too.