Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Used Cars

Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Used Cars

2. 2009 Toyota Prius – 46 MPG Combined

What?! Toyota’s pioneering Prius didn’t come in first place? How is that possible? It’s the hybrid; it practically invented the segment back in 1997.

Under the hood this fuel-saving hatch is powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. But that’s not what makes this car unique. An electric motor, CVT and nickel-metal hydride battery pack complete the powertrain picture and deliver at net system horsepower of 110.

All this technology pays off at the pump. Drivers are treated to a whopping 48 miles per gallon in the city and 45 on the highway. According to Uncle Sam’s environmental lackeys the vehicle should deliver a combined score of 46 MPG, enough for a second-place finish.

If you’re in the market for a luxury Prius check out the Lexus version, the abortive HS 250h. It’s built on the same platform as the popular Toyota but the vehicle itself is a bit larger and a lot less efficient.

  • C7

    Nothing I want.

  • Nathan Kendall

    I’ve always thought the Insight was a cool little car.

  • DollarsnSense

    I don’t believe that there ever was a 2012 Mercury Milan…

  • craigcole

    Thanks for the heads up! We corrected the date, noting that the last year for Mercury’s Milan was the 2011 model year.

  • Hightech

    I have a 2006 Insight and the lifetime average is 61.8 MPG after 300,000 miles still going strong, (and it’s the CVT automatic)

  • Kate Bennet

    Honda CRX HF at 44 combined is #3, #4 would be the Honda Civic VX with 43 combined, #6 should be the Geo Metro at 40 combined.

  • Troy

    Why is there a Grim Reaper in the picture of the Mercury Milan? I get that is was the last year for that car, but it’s still a little creepy if you’re not expecting it….or is it just me?

  • ColumWood

    I think it’s self explanatory “If you’re opposed to the stench of death surrounding this discontinued brand you could always go with the more popular Ford Fusion or Lincoln MKZ; they’re a lot more alive”

  • Matt

    People are coming here not knowing much about cars.. and THAT should be self explanatory. Durr.

  • bukenya

    how do u know the fuel consumption of car?