Saving money on gas is something that most drivers take into account when buying a new car. When it comes to fuel efficiency, there are vehicles that perform better and ones that simply burn more fuel to make most of their engine performance.
In 2021, hybrid and electric vehicles are unmatched when it comes to efficiency, which is why comparing them to gasoline and diesel vehicles is like comparing apples to oranges.
Below, we are listing the five most fuel efficient gasoline and gas-electric (hybrid) vehicles.
The 5 Most Fuel Efficient Gasoline Vehicles
2021 Mitsubishi Mirage (5.6-7.1l/100km)
The Mirage and Mirage G4 variants are compact city cars powered by a 1.2 liter three-cylinder engine which is low in horsepower (78hp) but great when it comes to fuel efficiency. The CVT-equipped Mirage hatchback performs great in city, highway, and combined traffic.
2021 Hyundai Elantra (5.7-7.5l/100km)
Second on the list is the new Elantra, which is a sedan that uses a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine powered by 147 hp and running on a very efficient regime with solid performance. Its fuel efficiency is best seen on highways, where it averages 5.7 on 100km.
2021 Kia Rio (6.0-7.2l/100km)
Kia’s powertrain is identical to the one Hyundai uses in the Accent, which delivers 120 horsepower through the 1.6 liter four cylinder engine. The consumption that the subcompact city car Kia Rio has on highways is as low as 6 liters per 100 km.
2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback (5.8-7.5l/100km)
There are many reasons why the Corolla is Toyota’s all-time bestseller and one of the top selling cars in the world. Fuel efficiency is definitely one of them for this compact hatchback. When put to a test, the Corolla Hatchback performs well with its 168hp (2.0l) engine, delivering great efficiency.
2021 Honda Civic (6.5-8.2l/100km)
Honda’s newest version of its top selling sedan, the Civic, averages 6.5 liters of gas on 100 kilometers when put on the highway, while in city traffic it can spend more than 8 liters as the maximum. Overall it is a great model with 158hp which is more than enough for many petrol enthusiasts.
The 5 Most Fuel Efficient Gas-Electric (Hybrid)
2021 Hyundai Ioniq (4-4.9l/100km)
The Ioniq and its hybrid power delivers a 43hp electric motor with a 1.56 kW lithium-ion battery and 104hp (1.6l) engine. The trim Blue is the most efficient one in the compact car’s engine lineup, tested with anywhere between 4 and 4.2 liters of efficiency in combined traffic.
2021 Toyota Prius (3.9-4.8l/100km)
Toyota’s Prius is next on the list and a powertrain that has been in the list of most fuel efficient hybrids for years. This compact city vehicle delivers great fuel economy. With a 1.8l four cylinder engine that pairs an electric motor power for 121hp, the Eco trim is one that consumes anywhere from 3.9 to 4.2 liters of gas on every 100km of highway.
2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid (3.9-5.3l/100km)
Hyundai is on the third spot with the Elantra Hybrid, a decent sized family sedan that uses a four-cylinder (1.6l) gas engine in combination with an electric motor of 36kW battery, in total being as efficient as 3.9l/100km in the open.
2021 Honda Insight (4.8-5.5l/100km)
Honda Insight is a sedan that is based on the Civic. It pairs a 1.5 liter engine with electric assist, and a total capacity of 151 horsepower (when using both gas and electric). The two lower trims which are the LX and EX are rated to deliver anywhere between 4.8 and 5.5 liters per 100km.
2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid (4.5-5l/100km)
Last is the new generation of the Corolla which is now a hybrid, borrowing power from the Prius and its powertrain. This vehicle can be chosen in a compact sedan or a hatchback trim. It is moved by a 1.8 liter four cylinder gas engine that combines with two electric motors for 121 horsepower. As such, it is an ideal sedan that consumes between 4.5 and 5 liters on 100 km.
Now that you know which vehicles are great when it comes to fuel consumption, you should take into account some of the additional factors that help a lot if you want to make most of your tank.
These include your driving habits (you should avoid accelerating fast and braking hard), your daily commute environment, as well as your tyres. At TyresOnline, we have tyres for every car model, and most importantly, tyres that perfectly pair with your vehicle’s fuel efficiency!