Top 10 Most Fuel-Efficient Non-Hybrid Family Sedans

Top 10 Most Fuel-Efficient Non-Hybrid Family Sedans

1. 2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI: 2.0-Liter Diesel, Six-Speed Manual – 31/43/35

And thar’ she blows! The most fuel-efficient non-electrified midsize sedan you can spend your hard-earned Benjamins on is a people’s car. If the Volkswagen Passat TDI were a person it’d probably steal ketchup packets from restaurants, reuse paper towels and purchase generic versions of generic-brand products, it’s that miserly.

When equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox the Passat stickers at 31 miles per gallon around town and 43 on the interstate. Combined it clocks in at a whopping 35 MPG! Its 2.0-liter compression-ignition engine cuts a check for 140 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque.

Models equipped with a six-gear automatic transmission are slightly less efficient but still a lot more miserly than some of the other vehicles on this list. They sticker at 30 MPG city, 40 highway and 34 combined.

  • Honest Abe

    I’ll still take the Accord. Best damn family sedan you can buy.

  • Hans Moleman

    Get out of here with that Accord. The Passat is the best and this list just proves it!

  • Honest Abe

    The best at being unreliable?

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  • BimmerTechnik

    What about the BMW 328d? 32/45/37

  • Jack Daniels

    Mazda 6. The best and it still has a pulse.

  • Dave Foley

    Can we please have these lists on pages that at least have a third of the list on one page? This click-count BS has gone WAY too far. I never get to the end of them.

    When each click only gets me ONE piece of information, I really don’t care how much money you make off the ads. I bail quickly. Please stop. The writer and the content deserve more respect than that.