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Most Efficient Alternative-Fuel Vehicles 2017

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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 2017 gas-electric vehicles with the best mileage estimates in that category.
Class Leaders Combined MPG
Hybrids/Passenger Cars
Hyundai Ioniq Blue 58
Toyota Prius Eco 56
Hyundai Ioniq 55
Toyota Prius 52
Kia Niro 50
Honda Accord Hybrid 48
Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid 46
Toyota Prius c 46
Ford Fusion Hybrid 42
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 42
Kia Optima Hybrid 42
Lexus CT 200h 42
Toyota Prius v 41
   
Trucks and SUVs
Nissan Rogue Hybrid 34
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid AWD 32
Lexus NX 300h AWD 31
Lexus RX 450h 30
Toyota Highlander Hybrid AWD 29
Infiniti QX60 26

Source: EPA’s 2017 Fuel Economy Guide

 
 
Diesel Cars and SUVs

Each class includes the 2017 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
Jaguar XE 36
BMW 328d 36
Jaguar XF 35
BMW 328d AWD 34
   
Trucks and SUVs
Jaguar F-Pace 29
BMW X5 AWD 25
Chevrolet Colorado 25
Land Rover Range Rover 24
   

Source: EPA’s 2017 Fuel Economy Guide

Electric Vehicles

Each class includes the 2017 electric vehicles with the best mileage estimates in that category.

Class Leaders Combined MPG-E
Electric Cars
Hyundai Ioniq Electric 136
BMW i3 BEV 124
Chevrolet Bolt EV 119
Volkswagen e-Golf 119
   

Source: EPA’s 2017 Fuel Economy Guide

Editor’s note: This story was updated on Feb. 21, 2017, to reflect revised class leaders. All vehicles in these charts are ranked by their combined mpg/mpg-e.

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