Best Overall Mileage

Best Gas Mileage by Vehicle Class

Each year, the Environmental Protection Agency compiles its Fuel Economy Guide to educate car buyers on fuel-efficient vehicles. While there are a growing number of cars and trucks that use alternative fuels, the majority of cars bought in this country are still fueled on gasoline alone, and this list highlights the best and worst in each segment. Figures do not include estimates for use of E85. Compare estimates for all vehicles at fueleconomy.gov.

Best Gas Mileage for Cars, Trucks and SUVs
Each class includes the 2013 vehicles with the best and worst gas mileage estimates in that category. Vehicle segments are determined by the EPA.
Class Leaders* City MPG Highway MPG
Two-Seater Cars (Range**: 8-36; Avg.: 19/27)
Best: Smart ForTwo 34 38
Worst: Bugatti Veyron 8 15
Minicompact Cars (Range**: 13-37; Avg.: 21/29)
Best: Scion iQ 36 37
Worst: Ferrari California 13 19
Subcompact Cars (Range**: 11-40; Avg.: 19/28)
Best: Ford Fiesta SFE 29 40
Worst: Bentley Continental GTC 11 19
Compact Cars (Range**: 11-40; Avg.: 23/31)
Best: Chevrolet Sonic (manual) 29 40
Worst: Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe 11 19
Midsize Cars (Range**: 11-42; Avg.: 22/31)
Best: Chevrolet Cruze Eco 28 42
Worst: Ferrari FF 11 16
Large Cars (Range**: 11-35; Avg.: 16/25)
Best: Hyundai Sonata 24 35
Worst: Rolls-Royce Phantom 11 18
Station Wagons (Range**: 12-35; Avg.: 22/29)
Best: Honda Fit 28 35
Worst: Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon (8-cyl.) 12 18
Small Pickups (Range**: 16-25; Avg.: 21/24)
Best: Toyota Tacoma (manual 4-cyl.) 21 25
Standard Pickup Trucks (Range**: 13-23; Avg.: 15/20)
Best: Ford F-150 17 23
Worst: Ford F-150 Raptor 11 16
Minivans (Range**: 16-28; Avg.: 18/26)
Best: Mazda5 22 28
Worst: Toyota Sienna (AWD) 16 23
SUVs (Range**: 10-33; Avg.: 18/24)
Best: Buick Encore 25 33
Best: Subaru XV Crosstrek 25 33
Worst: Chevrolet Suburban 2500 4WD 10 15
Worst: GMC Yukon XL 2500 4WD 10 15

* If there are multiple drivetrains available for a vehicle, only the one with the highest mpg estimate is listed as a class leader to avoid redundancy. Visit the EPA website to find the mileage estimates for specific drivetrains.

** The lowest and highest mpg estimates and average city/highway mpg is listed for each class; ranges include cars with manual and automatic transmissions. Ranges exclude hybrids, as well as cars that run on diesel fuel. The average and range only include estimates for models that were available at the time of publication.

Source: EPA's 2013 Fuel Economy Guide

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