If you are looking for a new car, then one of the things to think about is how much it is going to cost you to run. Of course, there will be an up-front cost. But there will also be the costs of the day-to-day running of the car, which is what will make the difference to your pocket. Insurance, fuel, and maintenance are all costs to be considered. One of the costs that very rarely decreases, is the cost of fuel. And if you’re going to be doing quite a bit of driving, then it is going to be a pretty big deal to your expenses.
Not too long ago, a car that was achieving around 30 mpg was a pretty good going car. But with advances in technology, and the use of hybrid cars, there are more and more cars that are exceeding that statistic. If you’re in the market for a new car, but want to get one that is fuel efficient, then here are some of the ones that have been shown to be the best so far this year.
If you are looking for a hatchback car, then one of the ones that is likely to pop into your head is the Toyota Prius (it has a pretty iconic look, right)? It was one of the first ever hybrid cars, so is what most people will think of. Being a hybrid car means that it does get a pretty epic gas mileage, though. The claim from the manufacturer is that it can get up to 94 mpg with the low-emissions that you’d expect from a hybrid car. It can be much more cost-efficient for small journeys than any other car would be. That being said, it isn’t winning any awards for speed. So it is more about being a frugal car, rather than for someone that loves fast cars.
You might not think that getting an SUV is going to be a fuel-efficient way of getting around. But there are plenty of SUVs, and even 7 seater SUVs, that can get a pretty good gas mileage. The Suzuki Ignis has reports of achieving levels of 65 pmg, which is pretty good going for any car, let alone an SUV. Even if you chose the four wheel drive version of this, it is a pretty good level of miles per gallon, reaching 53 mpg.
Another classic hatchback that is good with its fuel efficiency the the Ford Fiesta. The latest version of the classic is also really appealable to most people. For everyday driving, commuting, or a family car, as well as working well for those looking to be more frugal with their choice of car. The claimed fuel economy on the Fiesta is 88 mpg, which is pretty impressive, especially for a car with no hybrid elements. It has low CO2 emissions too, making it an appealing drive for everyone.
Have you got a favorite? It would be great to hear what you think.