Top Selling Fuel Efficient Vehicles

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With the average American spending 200 hours and $2,600 each year commuting (according to CNN Money), it's no wonder that interest in fuel efficient vehicles is high. For many, fuel economy is about more than just savings at the pump—it’s about reducing their carbon footprint and our dependence on oil.

While hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electric vehicles are popular choices, there are a number of gas and diesel models that offer very competitive fuel economies. At Cartelligent, we help thousands of clients each year decide on the right vehicle for their own commute. We've compiled a list of our top selling vehicles across all vehicle types that provide an EPA rating of over 30 mpg combined city/highway. 



10. Chevrolet Volt (98 MPGe; 37 mpg combined)

Why we love it:  The plug-in hybrid Volt lets drivers commute on pure electricity for an everyday range of up to 38 miles and seamlessly switches to gasoline for longer trips. The redesigned 2016 Volt will be available this fall (2015) and offers an updated look, improved range, and the latest active safety technologies.



9. BMW i3 (117 MPGe; 39 mpg combined)

Why we love it: The i3 comes in both an electric version that offers a range of up to 110 miles and a range extender version that includes a gas engine to get you to your destination if it's beyond the electric range. The gas-only fuel economy is 41 mpg city/37 highway and 117 when combined with electricity use. (Watch a Video Review.)



8. Lexus RX 450h (30 mpg combined; 32 city/28 highway)

Why we love it: Lexus is the front runner in luxury hybrids for a reason and the RX 450h is no exception. It offers a well-appointed, stylish interior and a smooth, comfortable drive, making it a great choice for those who want the roominess of an SUV without compromising on fuel economy.



7. FIAT 500 (30 mpg combined; 37 city/34 highway)

Why we love it: Also available in convertible and all-electric versions, the chic FIAT 500 appeals to those who want a distinctive looking car and a fun drive.



6. Volkswagen Golf TDI (36 mpg combined; 31 city/43 highway)

Why we love it: The Golf (with the Golf GTI) was named North American Car of the Year (2015), Motor Trend's 2015 Car of the Year, and an IIHS Top Safety Pick (applies only to four-door models). The Golf TDI is perfect for clients who want sporty handling with the additional fuel economy of a diesel.



5. Subaru Impreza (31 mpg combined; 27 city/37 highway)

Why we love it: The Impreza is an IIHS Top Safety Pick for 2014 and the top-rated small sedan by Consumer Reports. It combines a smooth ride and handling with fantastic fuel economy and standard AWD.




4. MINI Cooper Hardtop (31 mpg combined; 28 city/37 highway)

Why we love it: The iconic MINI is known for its agile handling and performance. The Cooper Hardtop has a unique retro style both inside and out that allows drivers to stand out from the pack and while fitting into even the tightest parking spot.



3. Lexus ES 300h (40 mpg combined; 40 city/39 highway)

Why we love it: The ES is available as a gas-powered 350 and a hybrid 300h. Both offer a comfortable, well-appointed interior, a smooth ride, and the latest in technology and gadgets.



2. Mazda Mazda3 (33 mpg combined; 30 city/40 highway)

Why we love it: The Mazda3 combines fuel efficiency with safety features like blind-spot monitoring (making it an IIHS Top Safety Pick+) and tech that includes a multimedia touchscreen. It's clear why the Mazda3 is a popular choice with Cartelligent clients.



1. Toyota Prius (50 mpg combined; 51 city/48 highway)

Why we love it: A perennial top-seller among Cartelligent clients, the Prius remains the undisputed leader in hybrids and an attractive choice for clients who are looking to cut their spending on fuel.


Whether your new car is for a commute of five or fity miles, Cartelligent can help you get a great deal on exactly what you want. Call our team of car-buying experts at 888-427-4270 or get started today.