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 fueleconomy.gov.
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|
|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|
|Compact Cars||Range*: 16-39 combined||Average**: 23 combined|
|Worst:||BMW M6 Gran Coupe||16|
|Mid-Size Cars||Range*: 16-36 combined||Average**: 23 combined|
|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|
|Wagons||Range*: 18-36 combined||Average**: 24 combined|
|Small Pickups||Range*: 17-22 combined||Average**: 20 combined|
|Worst:||Nissan Frontier 4WD||17|
|Standard Pickups||Range*: 14-22 combined||Average**: 19 combined|
|Worst:||Toyota Tundra 4WD||14|
|Worst:||Ram 1500 4×4||14|
|Minivans||Range*: 19-22 combined||Average**: 20 combined|
|Small SUVs||Range*: 18-30 combined||Average**: 23 combined|
|Worst:||Jeep Wrangler Unlimited||18|
|Standard SUVs||Range*: 11-25 combined||Average**: 20 combined|
|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 fueleconomy.gov 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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