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Consumer Reports Lists 2014 Models with Best and Worst Fuel Economy

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2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV - 2014 Models with Best and Worst Fuel Economy

The Mitsubishi i SE got the best overall Fuel economy of any hatchback with 116 MPGe Highway.

Consumer Reports has unveiled its list of the 2014 models with best and worst fuel economy, ranking vehicles by segment. Rather than simply create a list that accounts for every vehicle available on the road, Consumer Reports bears in mind consumers with categorical needs and does the diligence.

Not surprisingly, most of the segment-toppers are some kind of hybrid/electric vehicle. Of all vehicles tested, the top three hatchback options were also the top three overall vehicles for fuel economy, with the Tesla Model S coming in fourth. We have listed the three best of the best for all 11 segments and the 13 least fuel efficient vehicles below:

Best Fuel Economy:

Hatchbacks

  1. Mitsubishi i SE – 104 MPGe city/116 MPGe highway/111 MPGe overall
  2. Ford Focus Electric – 108 MPGe city/107 MPGe highway/107 MPGe overall
  3. Nissan LEAF SL – 86 MPGe city/118 MPGe highway/106 MPGe overall

Subcompacts

  1. Scion iQ – 27 mpg city/40 mpg highway/34 mpg overall
  2. Scion xD (Manual) – 25 mpg city/40 mpg highway/34 mpg overall
  3. Mazda2 Sport (Manual) – 25 mpg city/40 mpg highway/33 mpg overall

Compacts

  1. Honda Civic Hybrid – 28 mpg city/50 mpg highway/40 mpg overall
  2. Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid SE – 29 mpg city/45 mpg highway/37 mpg overall
  3. Volkswagen Jetta TDI – 25 mpg city/45 mpg highway/34 mpg overall

Sporty/Roadsters

  1. Honda CR-Z EX – 26 mpg city/45 mpg highway/35 mpg overall
  2. Fiat 500c Pop 25 mpg city/42 mpg highway/34 mpg overall
  3. Fiat 500 Sport – 24 mpg city/42 mpg highway/33 mpg overall

Midsized Cars

  1. Ford Fusion SE Hybrid – 35 mpg city/41 mpg highway/39 mpg overall
  2. Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE – 32 mpg city/43 mpg highway/38 mpg overall
  3. Volkswagen Passat TDI SE – 26 mpg city/51 mpg highway/37 mpg overall

Luxury Cars

  1. Tesla Model S – 65 MPGe city/102 MPGe highway/84 MPGe overall
  2. Toyota Avalon Hybrid Limited – 29 mpg city/43 mpg highway/36 mpg overall
  3. Lexus ES 300h – 28 mpg city/44 mpg highway/36 mpg overall

Wagons/Hatchbacks

  1. Toyota Prius v Three – 33 mpg city/47 mpg highway/41 mpg overall
  2. Ford C-Max Hybrid SE – 35 mpg city/38 mpg highway/37 mpg overall
  3. Volkswagen Jetta Sportswagen TDI (Manual) – 25 mpg city/49 mpg highway/ 26 mpg overall

Small SUVs

  1. Subaru XV Crostrek Premium – 19 mpg city/34 mpg highway/26 mpg overall
  2. MINI Countryman S – 19 mpg city/33 mpg highway/26 mpg overall
  3. Subaru Forester – 18 mpg city/35 mpg highway/26 mpg overall

Midsize/Large SUVs

  1. Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited – 23 mpg city/29 mpg highway/27 mpg overall
  2. Lexus RS 450h – 22 mpg city/31 mpg highway/26 mpg overall
  3. Volkswagen Touareg TDI – 17 mpg city/31 mpg highway/24 mpg overall

Minivans

  1. Honda Odyssey 13 mpg city/31 mpg highway/21 mpg overall
  2. Toyota Sienna XLE (FWD) – 14 mpg city/27 mpg highway/20 mpg overall
  3. (Tie) Toyota Sienna XLE (AWD) – 13 mpg city/24 mpg highway/19 mpg overall
    (Tie) Nissan Quest SL – 13 mpg city/24 mpg highway/19 mpg overall

Pickups

  1. Toyota Tacoma (base w/ V6) – 13 mpg city/31 mpg highway/21 mpg overall
  2. (Tie) Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT – 11 mpg city/23 mpg highway/16 mpg overall
  3. (Tie) Ford F-250 Lariat (6.7-liter turbodiesel) – 11 mpg city/23 mpg highway/16 mpg overall

Worst Fuel Economy:

Small Cars

  1. Volkswagen Golf 2.5 – 17 mpg city/34 mpg highway/24 mpg overall
  2. Scion xB – 16 mpg city/30 mpg highway/23 mpg overall

Sporty/Roadsters

  1. Chevrolet Camaro 2SS convertible – 11 mpg city/25 mpg highway/17 mpg overall

Luxury Cars

  1. BMW 750Li – 12 mpg city/25 mpg highway/18 mpg overall
  2. Chrysler 300 C – 12 mpg city/29 mpg highway/18 mpg overall

Midsize/Large SUVs

  1. Lincoln Navigator Ultimate – 8 mpg city/18 mpg highway/13 mpg overall
  2. Ford Expedition EL Eddie Bauer – 8 mpg city/18 mpg highway/13 mpg overall
  3. Nissan Armada Platinum – 9 mpg city/18 mpg highway/13 mpg overall
  4. Cadillac Escalade (base) – 9 mpg city/21 mpg highway/13 mpg overall
  5. Chevrolet Suburban LT3 – 9 mpg city/20 mpg highway/14 mpg overall
  6. Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ – 9 mpg city/20 mpg highway/14 mpg overall
  7. Toyota Land Cruiser – 10 mpg city/20 mpg highway/14 mpg overall

Minivans

  1. Chrysler Town & Country Touring-L – 11 mpg city/27 mpg highway/17 mpg overall

Are you the owner of one of the vehicles seen on Consumer Reports’ 2014 Models with Best and Worst Fuel Economy list? Let us know how your ride has been treating you.


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