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What are some of the cars with the best fuel economy?

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Two car brands that consistently top the ranks of fuel economy are Toyota and Honda. The Toyota Prius, a fuel-electric hybrid, regularly achieves a combined 50 miles per gallon rating across several model years. The Prius plug-in hybrid does even better, with a combined rating of 58 mpg. The Honda Civic is a historically fuel-efficient vehicle, with drivers of various models and model years reporting fuel efficiency rates of 47 mpg or higher, as of 2015.

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Other models on the top 10 lists include the Chevrolet Volt, the Ford Energi line of vehicles, and models from BMW and Audi.

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt is a plug-in hybrid vehicle that gets 77 mpg, running on a four-cylinder engine and electrical power. The Ford Energi line of vehicles, specifically the C-Max and Fusion model years from 2013 to 2016, average 51 mpg each. The 2000 model year Honda Insight achieves 53 mpg and offers the option of a manual transmission.

Within the scope of luxury vehicles, BMW and Audi are top performers for fuel efficiency. The BMW i3 REx operates a two-cylinder engine with premium gasoline. This model tops the competition with a rating of 88 mpg combined highway and city driving. The Audi A3 e-tron ultra ranks lower, getting only 49 mpg, but offers drivers a four-cylinder turbo engine, which is not common among hybrid cars.

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