Best Overall Fuel Economy

The most fuel-efficient 2014-model-year vehicles are listed below, ranked by lowest annual fuel cost as determined by the Environmental Protection Agency. Find and compare estimates for all vehicles at fueleconomy.gov.

Best 2014 Model MPG Ratings
Vehicles are ranked by city mpg followed by highway mpg.
Rank Make and Model City MPG or MPGe Hwy. MPG or MPGe Fuel* Annual Fuel Cost
1.(tie)
Chevrolet Spark EV 128 09 E
$500
1.(tie)
Fiat 500e 122 108 E
$500
1.(tie)
Honda Fit EV 132 118 E $500
4.(tie)
Ford Focus Electric 110 99 E $600
4.(tie)
Smart ForTwo Electric Drive 122 92 E $600
6.
Toyota RAV4 EV 78 74 E $800
7.
Toyota Prius Plug-In 51 49 HEV $850
8.(tie)
Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid 47 46 HEV $900
8.(tie)
Ford Fusion Energi 44 41 HEV
$900
10.
Toyota Prius 51 48 H $950

*Fuel key: E=electric, HEV=hybrid/electric vehicle, H = hybrid

All miles-per-gallon (mpg) figures are from the 2014 Fuel Economy Guide, which is published by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy. Fuel Economy Guide data is derived from vehicle testing done at the EPA's National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Mich., and by vehicle manufacturers that submit their own test data to the EPA. All vehicles are tested in the same way so consumers can compare the results when choosing a vehicle type or class. The mpg ratings appear on window stickers on all new cars and light trucks prior to sale.

Annual fuel-cost estimates are EPA calculations based on the assumptions that you travel 15,000 miles per year (55 percent city, 45 percent highway) and that fuel costs are $3.23/gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, $3.50/gallon for premium.

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