4. 2014 Honda Accord: 2.4-Liter, CVT – 27/36/30
Next up is Honda’s Accord. The most efficient version of this perennially popular sedan features a 2.4-liter four-cylinder and a continuously variable transmission. In LX, EX and EX-L models the engine provides 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque while “sport” versions get a four-horse bump and one additional lb-ft.
The gearless gearbox, direct fuel injection and other features help maximize the large-print numbers on this car’s window sticker. The best the Accord can muster is 27 city, 36 highway and 30 combined, which is nothing To be ashamed of.
Additionally you can get a manual gearbox if you wish; a refined V6 is also available, as are hybrid and plug-in electric versions.