Best Mileage for Hybrids, Diesel and Electric Vehicles

Each year, the EPA compiles its Fuel Economy Guide to educate car buyers on fuel-efficient vehicles. The following hybrid and alternative-fuel cars, trucks and SUVs have the best fuel economy within the listed vehicle classes. See the best mileage for gas-only powered cars here. Compare estimates for all vehicles at fueleconomy.gov.

Hybrid Cars, Trucks and SUVs
Each class includes the 2015 gas-electric vehicles with the best mileage estimates in that category.
Class Leaders City MPG Highway MPG
Hybrids/Passenger Cars
Toyota Prius c 53 46
Toyota Prius Plug-In 51 49
Toyota Prius 51 48
Honda Accord Hybrid 50 45
Honda Civic Hybrid 44 47
Ford Fusion Hybrid FWD 44 41
Hybrids/SUVs
Lexus NX 300h 35 31
Lexus RX 450h 32 28
Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid AWD 30 34
Diesel Cars and SUVs
Each class includes the 2015 diesel vehicles with the best mileage estimates in that category. All segment ranges and averages include both automatic- and manual-transmission cars.
Class Leaders City MPG Highway MPG
Diesel Cars
BMW 328d 32 45
Volkswagen Jetta TDI 31 46
Audi A3 TDI 31 43
BMW 328d xDrive 31 43
Volkswagen Golf TDI 31 43
Diesel SUVs
BMW X3 xDrive28d 27 34
Mercedes-Benz GLK250 Bluetec 24 33
Audi Q5 TDI 24 31

Source: EPA's 2015 Fuel Economy Guide

Electric Vehicles
Each class includes the 2015 electric vehicles with the best mileage estimates in that category.
Class Leaders City MPG Highway MPG
Electric Cars
Chevrolet Spark EV 128 109
Volkswagen e-Golf 126 105
Nissan Leaf 126 101

Source: EPA's 2015 Fuel Economy Guide; editor's note: All vehicles in these charts are ranked by their combined mpg/mpge.

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