Best and Worst Gas Mileage 2016

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CARS.COM — Each year the EPA compiles its Fuel Economy Guide to educate new car buyers on fuel-efficient vehicles. While there are a growing number of cars and trucks that use alternative fuels that allow them to get more miles per gallon, the majority of cars bought in this country are still fueled by gas alone, and this list highlights the best and worst in each segment. Figures do not include estimates for use of E85 fuel. Compare fuel economy estimates for all vehicles at to determine how many miles your vehicle gets per gallon of gas.

Each class includes the 2016 model year vehicles with the best and worst gas mileage estimates in that category. Vehicle segments are determined by the EPA.

Best Gas Mileage for Cars, Trucks and SUVs
Two-Seater Cars Range*: 15-36 mpg combined Average**: 22 mpg combined
Best: Smart ForTwo 36
Worst: Dodge Viper SRT 15
Minicompact Cars Range*: 20-34 combined Average**: 20 mpg combined
Best: Fiat 500 (manual) 34
Worst: Porsche 911 Turbo 20
Subcompact Cars Range*: 16-37 combined Avgerage**: 24 mpg combined
Best: Scion iA 37
Worst: BMW M6 16
Compact Cars Range*: 15-37 combined Average**: 26 mpg combined
Best: Ford Focus (manual) 37
Worst: Mercedes-Benz AMG S 65 15
Midsize Sedans Range*: 16-35 combined mpg Average**: 26 mpg combined
Best: Honda Civic 35
Best: Toyota Corolla Eco 35
Worst: Dodge Challenger SRT8 16
Large Sedans Range*: 15-32 combined Average**: 21 mpg combined
Best: Hyundai Sonata 32
Best: Kia Optima 32
Worst: Mercedes-Benz Maybach S 600 15
Hatchback Wagons Range*: 18-36 combined Average**: 27 mpg combined
Best: Honda Fit 36
Worst: Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63 S 4MATIC 18
Small Pickups Range*: 17-25 combined Average**: 21 mpg combined
Best: Chevrolet Colorado 25
Best: GMC Canyon 25
Worst: Nissan Frontier 4WD 17
Standard Pickup Trucks Range*: 15-24 combined Average**: 18mpg  combined
Best: Ram 1500 HFE 24
Worst: Toyota Tundra 4WD 15
Worst: Ram 1500 4X4 15
Minivans Range*: 19-23 combined Average**: 20 mpg combined
Best: Nissan Quest 23
Worst: Toyota Sienna (AWD) 19
Small SUVs Range*: 18-31 combined Average**: 24 mpg combined
Best: Honda HR-V 31
Worst: Jeep Wrangler 18
Worst: Infiniti QX70 AWD 18
Worst: GMC Terrain AWD 18
Worst: Chevrolet Equinox AWD 18
Standard SUVs Range*: 12-25 combined Average**: 18 mpg combined
Best: Jeep Grand Cherokee 4X2 25
Worst: Mercedes-Benz AMG G65 12

Editor’s note: 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 EPA-estimated mileage for specific drivetrains.

* The lowest and highest combined mpg ratings and average combined mpg are listed for each class; ranges include cars with manual and automatic transmissions. Ranges exclude hybrids, diesels and electric vehicles. The average and range only include ratings available at the time of publication.

** Average means the average combined mpg for the segment.

Source: EPA’s 2016 Fuel Economy Guide


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