Several gasoline, hybrid and electric vehicles reach 40 miles per gallon, including the Chevrolet Cruze Eco, Dodge Dart Aero, Nissan Versa and the Ford Focus with the Super Fuel Efficiency package. Other vehicles that reach 40 mpg include the Mitsubishi Mirage DE, Fiat 500 Pop, Ford Fiesta EcoBoost, Honda Insight and Toyota Prius.
Many 2013 through 2015 vehicles vary between 35 and 45 mpg, depending on individual driving habits, road conditions and other factors. This includes the Acura ILX Hybrid, Chevrolet Volt, Ford C-Max, C-Max Energi and C-Max Hybrid, Ford Fusion Energi and Hybrid, Honda Civic Hybrid, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and the Lexus CT 200h. Several smaller vehicles reach 40 mpg, such as the Mitsubishi Mirage, Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3 and Mazda 6. Many fuel-efficient vehicles compromise power to ensure minimal fuel consumption, and the types of cars in this category include small economy cars, mid-size sedans and luxury cars. Some high-end luxury vehicles make the list, including the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, 2015 Audi A3 and the 2014 and 2015 BMW 3-Series.
Some vehicles on the list, including the Toyota Corolla and the Ford Focus, come with an eco-driving mode. This mode lets the driver achieve high overall gas mileage by minimizing the vehicle's power and acceleration. Other vehicles, including the Volkswagen Jetta diesel and Toyota Prius, rely on alternative energy sources for enhanced fuel efficiency.