Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Used Cars

Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Used Cars
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10. 2006 Scion xB (four-speed automatic transmission) – 28 MPG Combined

In an effort to attract hip, young customers Toyota introduced the Scion brand back in the early 2000s. The move was a departure from its usual business model, selling indestructible transportation to the elderly. Whether it’s succeeded in attracting flocks of kiddies like free hot-air balloon rides is debatable.

What you can’t argue with are the products. They’ve continued the company’s admirable tradition of unsurpassed quality, but with a healthy dose of funk. Scion’s kookiest looking vehicle is undoubtedly the first-generation xB. This tiny cube is the very definition of a box on wheels, and like a piggy bank designed by artist Pablo Picasso this squared-off container is designed to save money.

As one would expect in a subcompact car of this vintage the xB is powered by small-displacement four-cylinder engine. It puts out a meager 103 horsepower and just 101 lb-ft of torque, but thrift is a birthright of this powerplant type. When matched to the optional four-speed automatic transmission the little cube gets 26 miles per gallon in the city and up to 31 highway, making for a combined score of 28 MPG. Once again, small cars = big fuel economy.

  • 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.