Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Used Cars

Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Used Cars

1. 2006 Honda Insight (manual) – 52 MPG Combined

Has a more jelly-bean shaped car ever been built? The 2006 Honda Insight may be shaped like a partially eroded bolus but it beats all comers in this AutoGuide fuel-economy shootout at the P.U. Corral.

This tiny hybrid is powered by a minuscule 1.0-liter, three-cylinder gasoline engine that puts out just 73 horsepower. Most lawnmowers have more muscle. Torque is equally slight at just 79 lb-ft.

In its most efficient trim the Insight is equipped with a five-speed manual transmission, a combination that nets 48 miles per gallon in city driving and up to 58 on the freeway! Its combined score is a whopping 52 MPG. Pedal-powered tuck-tucks use more fuel than that!

With such impressive mileage this little Honda is a car of the future, and surprisingly is actually about seven years old. How insightful!

  • 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?