Vehicles With the Best Combination of Fuel Economy and Acceleration

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Cars, SUVs, and trucks that deliver standout mileage and performance based on our latest tests

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By Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports’ tests show that drivers don’t have to give up engine performance in exchange for good fuel economy. This is especially important as shoppers are dealing with record gas prices. We compiled this list of vehicles that provide the best combination of fuel economy and acceleration as proof, based on our latest test data.

The vehicles are ranked within each category based on the overall miles per gallon and 0-to-60-mph acceleration times they achieved in our tests. The two factors were weighted equally.

Click the linked model names below for the complete road test, ratings, and pricing.

Best Fuel Economy and Acceleration by Category, Based on CR's Tests

Fuel-Efficient Cars

Make & Model

Fuel Economy
(overall mpg = 40+)

0-to-60-mph Acceleration Time
(equal to or less than 11.0 seconds)

Toyota Prius Prime

1331/502

10.8

Tesla Model 3 Long Range

1301

5.3

Hyundai Kona Electric Limited

1201

6.6

Chevrolet Bolt 2LT

1201

6.8

Chevrolet Bolt EUV Premier

1151

7.2

Kia Niro Electric EX Premium

1121

6.8

Nissan Leaf SL Plus

1041

7.0

Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid

1101/392

8.3

Hyundai Ioniq SEL

52

9.9

Toyota Prius Three

52

10.3

Honda Insight EX

54

8.7

Kia Niro EX

43

9.9

  1. Miles-per-gallon equivalent (MPGe).

  2. Miles per gallon while running on gas engine.

Subcompact Cars

Make & Model

Fuel Economy
(overall mpg = 31+)

0-to-60-mph Acceleration Time
(equal to or less than 11.0 seconds)

Kia Rio S

33

9.6

Hyundai Accent SEL

33

9.9

Nissan Versa SV sedan

32

9.6

Compact Cars

Make & Model

Fuel Economy
(overall mpg = 30+)

0-to-60-mph Acceleration Time
(equal to or less than 10.5 seconds)

Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Blue

48

8.7

Toyota Corolla LE Hybrid

48

10.3

Toyota Corolla Hatchback

36

8.7

Kia Forte LXS (2.0L)

34

8.3

Volkswagen Jetta SE

34

9.0

Hyundai Elantra SEL

33

7.9

Honda Civic Sport (2.0L)

33

9.7

Toyota Corolla LE

32

9.9

Nissan Sentra SV

32

8.5

Subaru Impreza Premium

30

9.5

Sporty Cars/Roadsters

Make & Model

Fuel Economy
(overall mpg = 25+)

0-to-60-mph Acceleration Time
(equal to or less than 8.5 seconds; manual transmission, unless noted)

Mazda MX-5 Miata Club

34

6.7

Honda Civic Si

32

7.3

BMW 230i

31

6.4

Mini Cooper S

30

7.0

BMW Z4 sDrive30

29

6.1

Volkswagen GTI

28

6.4

Toyota Supra Premium

27

4.6

Porsche 718 Boxster (base)

26

4.4

Audi TT 2.0T (AT)

26

6.3

Subaru WRX Premium

25

5.8

Ford Mustang Premium (2.3T, AT)

25

6.4

Midsized Cars

Make & Model

Fuel Economy
(overall mpg = 28+)

0-to-60-mph Acceleration Time
(equal to or less than 9.0 seconds)

Toyota Camry Hybrid LE

47

7.8

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid SEL

44

8.0

Kia K5 LXS

32

7.7

Toyota Camry LE (4-cyl.)

32

8.0

Hyundai Sonata SEL (2.5L)

31

7.5

Nissan Altima SV (2.5L)

31

7.6

Honda Accord EX (1.5T)

31

7.7

Chevrolet Malibu LT (1.5T)

29

8.4

Volkswagen Passat SE (4-cyl.)

28

7.9

Large Cars

Make & Model

Fuel Economy
(overall mpg = 24+)

0-to-60-mph Acceleration Time
(equal to or less than 8.5 seconds)

Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE

42

8.3

Nissan Maxima

25

6.5

Upscale/Luxury Cars

Make & Model

Fuel Economy
(overall mpg = 24+)

0-to-60-mph Acceleration Time
(equal to or less than 8.5 seconds)

Tesla Model 3 Long Range

1301

5.3

Tesla Model S 100D

1021

5.1

Polestar 2 Standard

921

4.4

Porsche Taycan 4S

691

4.0

BMW 330i xDrive

29

6.4

Acura ILX Premium

28

7.5

Audi A4 Premium Plus

27

6.3

Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti (AWD)

27

6.7

Mercedes-Benz CLA 250

27

6.6

Mercedes-Benz A220

27

7.3

Audi A6 Premium Plus (2.0T)

26

6.8

BMW 530i xDrive

26

7.2

Volvo S60 T5 Momentum

26

7.3

Nissan Maxima Platinum

25

6.5

Lexus ES 350

25

6.9

Genesis G80 (2.5T)

24

6.8

Mercedes-Benz E300 (AWD)

24

7.1

Volkswagen Arteon SEL

24

7.9

  1. Miles-per-gallon equivalent (MPGe).

Small SUVs

Luxury Small SUVs

Make & Model

Fuel Economy
(overall mpg = 24+)

0-to-60-mph Acceleration Time
(equal to or less than 9.0 seconds)

Tesla Model Y Long Range

1211

4.7

Kia EV6 Wind

1051

4.7

Hyundai Ioniq 5 SEL

981

4.7

Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S

931

5.8

Lexus NX350h

38

7.6

Lexus UX 250h

37

8.8

Mercedes-Benz GLA250

27

6.8

BMW X1 xDrive28i

26

7.9

Lexus NX350

25

7.2

Mini Cooper Countryman S

25

8.3

BMW X2 xDrive28i

25

8.0

Audi Q5 Premium

24

6.8

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti

24

7.0

Volvo XC40 Momentum

24

7.3

BMW X3 xDrive30i

24

7.7

  1. Miles-per-gallon equivalent (MPGe).

Midsized SUVs

  1. Miles-per-gallon equivalent (MPGe).

Large SUVs

Make & Model

Fuel Economy
(overall mpg = 15+)

0-to-60-mph Acceleration Time
(equal to or less than 9.0 seconds)

BMW X7 xDrive40i

22

6.5

Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

20

6.4

Chevrolet Traverse Premier (V6)

20

7.3

Buick Enclave Premium

18

7.4

Dodge Durango Limited (V6)

18

8.3

Chevrolet Tahoe LT

17

7.8

GMC Yukon SLT

17

7.8

Lincoln Navigator Select

16

6.2

Ford Expedition Max Limited

16

7.3

Chevrolet Suburban Premier

16

7.6

GMC Yukon XL SLT

16

7.6

Minivans

Make & Model

Fuel Economy
(overall mpg = 20+)

0-to-60-mph Acceleration Time
(equal to or less than 9.0 seconds)

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

841/272

8.3

Toyota Sienna XLE

36

8.2

Honda Odyssey EX-L

22

8.1

Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L

21

8.0

Kia Carnival EX

21

8.4

  1. Miles-per-gallon equivalent (MPGe).

  2. Miles per gallon while running on gas engine.

Pickup Trucks

Make & Model

Fuel Economy
(overall mpg = 16+)

0-to-60-mph Acceleration Time
(equal to or less than 10.5 seconds)

Ford Maverick Hybrid Lariat

37

8.3

Hyundai Santa Cruz SEL Premium

24

6.6

Chevrolet Colorado LT Diesel

24

10.3

Ford Maverick XLT (2.0T)

23

7.1

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT (3.0L Diesel)

23

7.9

Ram 1500 Big Horn Diesel

23

8.8

Ford F-150 Hybrid

20

6.3

Honda Ridgeline RTL

20

7.3

Ford Ranger XLT

20

7.4

Ford F-150 (2.7T)

19

6.7

Toyota Tacoma SR5 (V6)

19

8.2

Chevrolet Colorado LT (V6)

18

7.5

Jeep Gladiator Sport

18

7.8

Toyota Tundra SR5 (3.5T)

17

6.3

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT (5.3L V8)

17

6.9

Ram 1500 Big Horn

17

7.1

Nissan Titan SV

16

6.7

Wagon & Hatchbacks

Make & Model

Fuel Economy
(overall mpg = 25+)

0-to-60-mph Acceleration Time
(equal to or less than 10.5 seconds)

Hyundai Venue SEL

32

8.9

Nissan Kicks SV

32

10.5

Kia Soul EX

28

8.8

How Accurate Are Fuel Economy Estimates?

How accurate are the gas mileage estimates that come with new cars? On the “Consumer 101” TV show, Consumer Reports’ expert Ryan Pszczolkowski explains how CR confirms the amount of fuel an engine is using—and offers tips for maximizing your miles per gallon.



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