Most Efficient Alternative-Fuel Vehicles 2016

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CARS.COM — Each year the EPA compiles its Fuel Economy Guide to educate car buyers on fuel-efficient vehicles. The following hybrid and alternative-fuel cars, trucks and SUVs have the best fuel economy within the listed vehicle classes. See the best mileage for gas-only-powered cars here. Compare estimates for all vehicles at fueleconomy.gov.

 

Hybrid Cars and SUVs
Each class includes the 2016 gas-electric vehicles with the best mileage estimates in that category.
Class Leaders Combined MPG
Hybrids/Passenger Cars
Toyota Prius Eco 56
Toyota Prius 52
Toyota Prius c 50
Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid 44
Ford Fusion Hybrid 42
Toyota Prius v 42
Chevrolet Volt 42
Lexus CT 200h 42
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 42
   
SUVs
Lexus NX 300h 33
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 33
Lexus NX 300h AWD 32
Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid 31
Lexus RX 450h 30

Source: EPA's 2016 Fuel Economy Guide

 
Diesel Cars and SUVs

Each class includes the 2016 diesel vehicles with the best mileage estimates in that category. All segment ranges and averages include both automatic- and manual-transmission cars.

Class Leaders Combined MPG
Passenger Cars
BMW 328d 36
BMW 328d xDrive 34
BMW 328d xDrive Wagon 34
Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec 33
Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec 4Matic 31
   
SUVs
BMW X3 xDrive28d 30
Audi Q5 TDI 27
Mercedes-Benz GLE350d 4Matic 26
Mercedes-Benz GLE350d 4Matic coupe 25
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2WD 25
Land Rover Range Rover Sport TDV6 25
   

Source: EPA's 2016 Fuel Economy Guide

Electric Vehicles

Each class includes the 2016 electric vehicles with the best mileage estimates in that category.

Class Leaders Combined MPG-E
Electric Cars
BMW i3 BEV 124
Chevrolet Spark EV 119
Volkswagen e-Golf 116
Nissan Leaf 114
   

Source: EPA's 2016 Fuel Economy Guide

Editor's note: All vehicles in these charts are ranked by their combined mpg/mpg-e.

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