Gas prices are on the rise, and even if they fluctuate, most analysts predict they will go up even higher. So if you plan to buy a car, it is absolutely necessary to check its fuel economy, because the vehicle’s gas mileage will make a huge difference to your out-of-pocket gasoline expenses.
Here some of the most fuel efficient cars – take a look:
2016 Audi A3
With a fuel economy of 31 mpg in city and 43 mpg on highway, the standard features include 2 .0L I-4 150hp engine intercooled turbo, 6-speed auto-shift manual transmission with overdrive. For safety purposes, there is 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, SIDEGUARD curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, driver and passenger knee airbag, and airbag occupancy sensor. The comfort level is high with automatic air conditioning, cruise control and driveline traction control, as well as electronic stability.
2015 Nissan Rogue
Rivals like Ford Escape and Subaru Forester have been forced to sit up and take notice of this sleek and polished model. With a solid body, this vehicle is a clear winner, apart from having a continuously variable transmission (CVT), a fuel economy 26 mpg in city and 33 mpg on highways, stylish design, and a 3rd row seat.
2015 Volkswagen Passat
The Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI SE has a 2.0L I-4 150hp engine intercooled turbo, 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, fuel economy of 30 mpg in city and 44 mpg on highway, and side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, and airbag occupancy sensor. The gleaming 17-inch platinum wheels and climatic air-conditioning really makes it stand out from the rest.
2015 Toyota Highlander
If you aren’t fond of big or overly small cars, a midsize SUV is perfect for you, like the Toyota Highlander. It has a seating capacity of up to 8 passengers and you can select between a 4-cylinder, V6 or hybrid drivetrains. It also comes in either a front- or an all-wheel drive and amazing interiors with a pass-through cable organizer for your other devices. It gives a fuel economy of 20 mpg in city and 25 mpg on highway. For those who love road trips, the Highlander is your go-to vehicle as it glides smoothly on all types of road surfaces be it suburban asphalt or concrete interstate highways.
Always consider your options before buying – don’t select a car just because you like the look of it or the price is reasonable. Weigh the pros & cons, evaluate different parameters, and then make up your mind.