Most Efficient Alternative-Fuel Vehicles 2018

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.

Related: Best and Worst Gas Mileage 2018

Hybrid Cars and SUVs
Each class includes the 2018 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 Camry Hybrid 52
Toyota Prius 52
Kia Niro 50
Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid 46
Toyota Prius c 46
Ford Fusion Hybrid 42
Lexus ES 300h 40
Lincoln MKZ Hybrid 40
Toyota Avalon Hybrid 40
Ford C-Max Hybrid 40
   
SUVs
Nissan Rogue Hybrid FWD 34
Nissan Rogue Hybrid AWD 33
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid AWD 32
Lexus NX 300h AWD 31
Lexus RX 450h 30
   

Source: EPA's 2018 Fuel Economy Guide

 
 
Diesel Cars and SUVs

Each class includes the 2018 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
Chevrolet Cruze 37
Jaguar XE 36
BMW 328d 36
Chevrolet Cruze (hatchback) 35
Jaguar XF 35
BMW 328d AWD 34
   
Trucks and SUVs
Chevrolet Equinox 32
GMC Terrain 32
Jaguar F-Pace 29
Land Rover Range Rover Velar 28
BMW X5 AWD 25
Chevrolet Colorado 25
GMC Canyon 25
   

Source: EPA's 2018 Fuel Economy Guide

Electric Vehicles

Each class includes the 2018 electric vehicles with the best mileage estimates in that category.

Class Leaders Combined MPG-E
Electric Cars
Hyundai Ioniq Electric 136
Chevrolet Bolt EV 119
Kia Soul EV 108
Smart ForTwo Electric Drive 108
   

Source: EPA's 2018 Fuel Economy Guide

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