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Check out which American cars will save you the most gas money

By Product Expert | Posted in Chevrolet, Ford on Friday, April 28th, 2018 at 9:20 PM
Check out which American cars will save you the most gas money

American Made Cars with the Best Gas Mileage

Fuel efficiency is becoming more and more of an important factor for car buyers, and it is easy to see why this is the case. Not only do drivers want to become more eco friendly, but they want to be able to save as much money at the pump as possible as gas prices continue to rise. Many people also want the dependability and lower repair costs that come with having an American-made car, but assume that there are less fuel-efficient options. However, there are multiple American vehicles that can help you save plenty of money on gas. Here are some of the American made cars with the best gas mileage.

American Cars That Will Save You Gas Money

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Here is a list of dependable American vehicles with great gas mileage to help you save money:

  • Ford Fiesta: This compact car can get a combined 30 miles per gallon, including 37 miles per gallon on the highway.
  • Chevy Spark: For those looking for something small and efficient, the Chevy Spark gets up to 38 miles per gallon on the highway.
  • Chevy Sonic: The second smallest vehicle from Chevy after the Spark, the Sonic gets up to 36 miles per gallon on the highway.

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  • Ford Focus: This compact sedan gets an impressive 38 miles per gallon on the highway.
  • Chevy Cruze: This compact sedan from Chevy gets up to 39 miles per gallon on the highway.
  • Chevy Malibu Hybrid: If you want the ultimate gas mileage, the Chevy Malibu Hybrid gets a whopping 46 miles per gallon combined.
  • Ford Fusion HybridThis hybrid gets an impressive 42 miles per gallon combined.

What Are The Best Fuel Efficient Cars?

Great gas mileage is one thing, but it’s not the only thing. You also have to consider overall reliability and annual repair costs. After all, if you save $100 in gas, but spend $300 in repair costs then you’re not really saving anything. So which of the fuel efficient cheap cars on our list ranks highest for reliability? Let’s take a look!

  • Ford Fiesta
    Reliability Rating: 4 out of 5
    Annual Repair Costs: $552

  • Ford Fusion Hybrid
    Reliability Rating: 3 out of 5
    Annual Repair Costs: $581

  • Chevy Malibu Hybrid
    Reliability Rating: 3.5 out of 5
    Annual Repair Costs: $649

  • Chevy Cruze
    Reliability Rating: 4 out of 5
    Annual Repair Costs: $545

  • Ford Focus
    Reliability Rating: 4 out of 5
    Annual Repair Costs: $569

  • Chevy Sonic
    Reliability Rating: 3.5 out of 5
    Annual Repair Costs: $536

  • Chevy Spark
    Reliability Rating: 4 out of 5
    Annual Repair Costs: $434

While the list is a good starting point, no list can account for your taste. Being able to see fuel efficient cheap cars from several makers at a single dealership is one of the reasons Coast to Coast Motors is the smart place to start your search for a fuel-efficient car.

What Is Considered Good Gas Mileage?

There is no single answer to the question what is considered good gas mileage any more than there is to a question about what’s a good price for a house or how much is too much pay for a pair of shoes. There are too many variables, not the least of which is your particular needs. If you need a heavy duty truck, you’re not going to be able to get the same gas mileage as someone who can tool around in a micro-compact car.

That’s why you need to look at gas mileage per category in order to determine if you get good gas mileage. Here is a list of the top performers in sample categories to give you an idea.

Compact Cars
Ford Focus: 37 MPG

Midsize Sedan
Honda Civic: 35 MPG

Large Sedan
Hyundai Sonata 32 MPG

Small Pickup
Chevy Colorado: 25 MPG

Standard Pickup
Dodge Ram 1500: 24 MPG

Mini Van
Nissan Quest: 23 MPG

Small SUV
Honda HRV: 31 MPG