Want to Buy an Efficient New Car? Our Picks
As the economy slowly recovers, the last thing anyone wants to deal with is high gas prices. However, unlike the last time gas hit $4, this time around the economy has led to a boom in car sales.
We haven’t seen a dramatic shift in the types of car purchases that we saw in 2008, but gas prices have risen faster than any other time in history.
If you’re shopping for a new car and want something that will cut down your trips to the pump, here’s a list of some of our favorite cars that achieve 35 mpg or higher on the highway.
- 2011 BMW 335d
- 2011 Chevy Cruze: Cars.com Review
- 2012 Fiat 500 (on sale later this spring): Cars.com Review*
- 2011 Ford Fiesta: Cars.com Review
- 2012 Ford Focus (on sale later this month): Cars.com Review*
- 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid: 2010 Cars.com Review
- 2011 Honda Civic: 2010 Cars.com Review
- 2011 Honda CR-Z: Cars.com Review
- 2011 Honda Fit: 2010 Cars.com Review
- 2011 Hyundai Elantra: Cars.com Review
- 2011 Hyundai Sonata: Cars.com Review
- 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: Cars.com Review
- 2011 Kia Forte: 2010 Cars.com Review
- 2011 Mini Cooper
- 2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid
- 2011 Toyota Prius
- 2011 Volkswagen Golf TDI: 2010 Cars.com Review
*For the Fiat 500 and Ford Focus, just one editor has driven each model. While generally positive, the review is just one opinion from our staff.