Top 10 Most Fuel-Efficient Non-Hybrid Family Sedans

Top 10 Most Fuel-Efficient Non-Hybrid Family Sedans

3. 2015 Nissan Altima: 2.5-Liter, CVT – 27/38/31

Driving away with a bronze medal in this Top 10 is Nissan’s jack-of-all-trades Altima. The brand’s longstanding sedan saves drivers money at the pump thanks to its efficient four-cylinder engine and energy-sparing continuously variable transmission.

The car’s 2.5-liter ‘banger delivers 182 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. With a CVT automatically adjusting ratios the Altima delivers 27 miles per gallon in the city and 38 on the “interst8;” combined it should return 31 MPG.

If drivers prefer, Nissan also offers a dramatically more muscular 3.5-liter V6 engine. It delivers 270 hp with 251 lb-ft. Naturally fuel economy is significantly reduced; this version averages just 26 MPG.

  • 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.