Best and Worst Gas Mileage 2018

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Each year, the EPA 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 by 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

Related: Most Efficient Alternative-Fuel Vehicles 2018

Each class includes the 2018 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*: 16-30 mpg combined Average**: 23 mpg combined
Best: Fiat 124 Spider 30
Worst: Mercedes-AMG SL65 16
Minicompact Cars Range*: 19-32 combined Average**: 25 combined
Best: Mini Cooper Convertible (manual) 32
Worst: Porsche 911 Turbo 19
Subcompact Cars Range*: 15-35 combined Average**: 23 combined
Best: Toyota Yaris iA 35
Worst: Chevrolet Camaro 15
Compact Cars Range*: 16-39 combined Average**: 23 combined
Best: Mitsubishi Mirage 39
Worst: BMW M6 Gran Coupe 16
Mid-Size Cars Range*: 16-36 combined Average**: 23 combined
Best: Honda Civic 36
Worst: Dodge Challenger SRT 16
Large Cars Range*: 16-34 combined Average**: 23 combined
Best: Honda Civic Hatchback 34
Worst: BMW M760i AWD 16
Worst: Dodge Charger SRT 16
Worst: Mercedes-AMG S65 16
Worst: Mercedes-Maybach S650 16
Wagons Range*: 18-36 combined Average**: 24 combined
Best: Honda Fit 36
Worst: Mercedes-AMG E63 18
Small Pickups Range*: 17-22 combined Average**: 20 combined
Best: Chevrolet Colorado 22
Best: GMC Canyon 22
Worst: Nissan Frontier 4WD 17
Standard Pickups Range*: 14-22 combined Average**: 19 combined
Best: Ford F-150 22
Worst: Toyota Tundra 4WD 14
Worst: Ram 1500 4×4 14
Minivans Range*: 19-22 combined Average**: 20 combined
Best: Honda Odyssey 22
Best: Chrysler Pacifica 22
Worst: Kia Sedona 19
Small SUVs Range*: 18-30 combined Average**: 23 combined
Best: Buick Encore 30
Best: Honda CR-V 30
Worst: Jeep Wrangler 18
Worst: Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 18
Standard SUVs Range*: 11-25 combined Average**: 20 combined
Best: Volvo XC90 25
Worst: Mercedes-Benz G550 4×4 11

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 to find the mileage estimates 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 electrics. The average and range only include ratings available at the time of publication.

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

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