As of 2015, small cars, such as the Honda Civic, get anywhere from 21 to 44 miles per gallon on city streets and 28 to 42 mpg on the highway. This is based on the U.S. News & World Report's car rankings and reviews of affordable small cars.
The cars receiving the best grades for fuel economy were the Toyota Prius, Mitsubishi Mirage and the Honda Fit, which the magazine rated as the number one small car overall. The Fit delivers 33 mpg city and 41 mpg highway, and the Mirage gets 34 mpg city and 42 mpg highway. The Prius received high marks for fuel economy, 51 mpg city and 48 mpg highway. However, it lost points for acceleration, handling and an overall dull performance, landing the model at number 13 overall.