Welcome to this top 10 best 40+ cars where you can find 10 cars with more than 40 mpg fuel efficiency rate. If you care about the fuel efficiency of your vehicle, this is the place to stay. Fuel efficiency is becoming more and more important today, for the modern people nowadays, how fast a car is or how luxurious that said car are not the most important thing anymore. Many people prefer to buy fuel efficient car even though that car runs slow and does not really offer any meaningful features. If you are one of those, then these are the newest cars that can save your wallet big time.
Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid (42 mpg city / 48 mpg highway)
This Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is a trim level available from the new Jetta brand, they removed the diesel powered one due to the gas emission scandal, but this hybrid Jetta got impressive fuel efficiency rate. Not only that, this car is also spacious in the inside, has a big enough trunk, one of the safest cars for the year, and runs very smooth. Unfortunately, it also got some problems, specifically the exterior; it does not really look any different than the previous model; which is already pretty outdated design by itself. In terms of performance, this car got average power, but many people complain about the brakes functionality. The Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is using a hybrid engine; en electric engine and a 1.4L 4 cylinder engine, it got 150 horsepower only.
Honda Fit CVT LX (33 mpg city / 41 mpg highway)
This new Honda Fit CVT LX is also a trim level available for the new Honda Fit. The standard version do not have fuel efficiency rate this good, this one is available with CVT, thus increasing its fuel efficiency rate by significant number. A cheap and bright small wagon, this new Fit has a lot of room to offer for its 5 passengers, it also one of the safest cheap wagon for the year. Comfortability is certainly a difficult aspect to factor in, in one hand, there is big enough room for everyone, but in the other hand, the engine’s noise is loud. As for that loud engine, the Honda Fit CVT LX is using a 1.5L 4 cylinder engine with 130 horsepower and 114 pound feet of torque.
Chevrolet Volt (43 mpg city / 42 mpg highway)
One of the best car you can get for its fuel efficiency, the new Chevrolet Volt allow you to go up to 53 miles with its electric engine alone; that is right, this is a hybrid car. The price might be a little pricier than the car of its category, but the new Volt offer you a smooth ride and various new features that are easily accessible even for a rookie driver. Unfortunately, the amount of features itself is pretty small, and that also includes the optional ones. The hybrid engine of the Chevrolet Volt is that powerful electric engine with a 1.5L 4 cylinder engine, the combined power of the car is 149 horsepower and it has 294 pound feet of torque.
Scion iA Automatic (33 mpg city / 42 mpg highway)
The new Scion iA only has 2 available trim levels, the Manual and the Automatic, referring to its transmission system, and both has 40+ mpg rate, but the Automatic trim just manage to beat the Manual trim level by only 1 mile. Other than that, both trim levels offer practically the same things. The car has massive trunk for your baggage, good amount of interior space, varieties of features, and enjoyable ride. Unfortunately, if you also care about speed, then you should avoid this car, because the acceleration of this car is horrendous. The terrible acceleration of the Scion iA Automatic has something to do with its 1.5L 4 cylinder engine, this engine has only 106 horsepower and 103 pound feet of torque.
Mitsubishi Mirage CVT ES (37 mpg city / 43 mpg highway)
This Mitsubishi Mirage got several different trim levels, but all of those trim levels have 40+ mpg. The reason why the CVT ES is chosen is because it is the cheapest among the most fuel efficient trim levels. Of course, the CVT means that this trim level is using the CVT as its transmission system. And with its smaller size, it makes the car a perfect vehicle for anyone who lives in a busy city due to how easy it is to maneuver and to park the car. Outside of those, the car is very slow, minimal top speed, and the handling is a bit difficult, the engine itself is also quite noisy. The engine in question is the 1.2L I-3 engine; it gives the Mitsubishi Mirage CVT ES only 78 horsepower and 74 pound feet of torque.
Ford Fiesta SE (31 mpg city / 43 mpg highway)
The new Ford Fiesta is available in a lot of different trim levels and different available engines. For the best fuel efficient version, you will want the manual SE equipped with its smaller EcoBoost turbo engine. The vehicle itself is very good for almost anything, it’s good looking, it got excellent steering, and it got a lot of features available both initially and optional. The major downside of the car is its small space available and its mediocre safety rating. Although the Ford Fiesta SE with smaller sized engine is choose, do not underestimate this engine, its 1.3L 3 cylinder turbo engine has a surprising 123 horsepower and 135 pound feet of torque.
Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid (47 mpg city / 46 mpg highway)
If you do not mind paying a little bit more money, the Hybrid trim level from the Chevrolet Malibu will give you an astounding amount of value from its fuel efficiency rate. This car itself is a handsome car and great all around, you will find a spacious interior with a lot of features available, the ride itself is very smooth and the engine sounds very quiet. And the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid has pretty good electric engine, combined with the 1.8L 4 cylinder engine, you will get 124 horsepower and 129 pound feet of torque out of this car.
Honda Civic CVT EX-T (31 mpg city / 42 mpg highway)
There are a lot of reasons why people love the Honda Civic, and it is being a fuel efficient sedan with respectable power is one of them; the cheaper price point also helps. This car got the award for the North American Car of the Year, so you know that this car is a quality in all departments. The new Civic also got a lot of trim levels available, and the CVT EX-T has the best fuel efficiency rate with the cheapest price possible. The Honda Civic CVT EX-T is equipped with the 2.5l 4 cylinder turbo engine. This is the reason why this sedan has 174 horsepower and 162 pound feet of torque despite its small size.
Mazda 6 Grand Touring (26+2 mpg city / 38+2 mpg highway)
The Mazda 6 Grand Touring is the most expensive trim level of the 6 line, and technically, it does not have 40+ MPG, but there is a reason why this sport car is on the list. The grand touring trim level is equipped with the electric-assist system; obtainable from the GT Technology package, this system gives 2 mpg better to its fuel efficiency rating. Considering this is a sport car with great handling and superb safety rating, a fuel efficiency rate that high is almost like a miracle. The Mazda 6 Grand Touring has 184 horsepower and 185 pound feet of torque. The strongest on the list, all of that is because of the 2.5L 4 cylinder engine it has; using the electric-assist system will have no effect on the power of the car.
Toyota Prius (54 mpg city / 50 mpg highway)
Here it is; the Toyota Prius is the ultimate king if you consider that the fuel efficiency is the best part of a car. This car is a legitimate 50+ mpg vehicle, in fact, all of its available trim levels are all 50+ mpg cars. As for the ride itself, the new Prius is pretty comfortable because they are using newly improved seats, the space available is also above average and the ride is quiet. The Toyota Prius is a hybrid vehicle, which means it has an electric engine combined with the 1.8L 4 cylinder engine to gives the car 121 horsepower and 105 pound feet of torque.
The new Mazda 6 is a surprise entrant on this list due to its being a sport car; which is not known for being fuel efficient. But as you can see, there are a lot of fuel efficient car this year, and these are the top 10 best 40+ cars, we can only hope we’ll have more surprise entrants for next year’s.