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The 2023 Toyota Camry Hybrid. Photo: Cameron Aubernon
The 2023 Toyota Camry Hybrid. Photo: Cameron Aubernon

Why spend all your money on gas?

It can be painful at the pump watching the dollar amount increase as your tank fills. You look at that number and think about how much groceries or clothes that could’ve cost you. But it feels a little better when you know those dollars will take you and your car far. Especially with the inflation most people are facing right now, driving a vehicle with good fuel economy is a major relief. It’s important to consider all your options, from high mileage gas engines to hybrids and electric vehicles.

Cars With the Best Gas Mileage

While different models have different powertrains, trims and even overall personalities, here’s a quick roundup of how to get the best bang for your buck whether you insist on a greener machine or you prefer a gasoline engine that is environmentally conscious.

Photo Of The Toyota Camry Hybrid

The Toyota Camry Hybrid

Toyota Camry Hybrid

The Toyota Camry Hybrid has plenty of space for driver and passengers, and the interior stands out too. Considered in the midsize range, there are many features the Toyota Camry offers including a large trunk. The gas mileage comes in at 44 city, 47 highway, with a combined 46 mpg.

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For Fusion Titanium Hybrid

The 2017 Ford Fusion Titanium Hybrid has excellent fuel economy and is an IIHS Top Safety Pick. Photo: Sara Lafountain

Used Ford Fusion Hybrid

If you’re in the market for a used car, you will love the Ford Fusion Hybrid. In addition to its amazing fuel economy at 43 city/41 highway, it has a nice-size cabin, sporty handling and lots of easy-to-use features to make the driving experience fun.

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Hyundai Ioniq 6 Front Angle. Photo: Sara Lacey

Hyundai Ioniq 6 front angle. Photo: Sara Lacey

Hyundai Ioniq

The Hyundai Ioniq won Women’s World Car of the Year Best Vehicle in 2018, and there were many reasons it came in first place in this category and the green category too. With 57 miles in the city and 59 miles on the highway that’s a big plus. The safety scores are also impressive along with an easy to use infotainment system.

2022 Nissan Leaf Featured Image Photo: Sara Lacey

2022 Nissan Leaf Featured Image Photo: Sara Lacey

Nissan Leaf

For Nissan lovers, the redesigned all-electric 2018 Nissan Leaf is a no brainer. This version boasts more horsepower, more innovative technology and there is even semiautonomous driving available. However, no matter how you slice it, the 125 in the city and 100 on the highway stands out more than just about any other feature on this one.

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The Front Of The Kia Niro

A front view of the 2023 Kia Niro. Photo: Scotty Reiss

Kia Niro

The 2018 Kia Niro is a subcompact SUV that gives drivers 46 to 52 in the city and 40 to 49 on the highway. Couple that with an upscale interior and great cargo space and you have a sure winner.

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