Are gas prices emptying your wallet every time you fill up and you don’t want to pay premium for hybrid? If so you can turn to these cars which are all rated at 40 miles per hour gallon or better.
Chevrolet Cruze Eco (Fuel economy – 28 city and 42 highway mpg)
The starting price for this car is $18,425. It offers the spaciousness and amenities of a midsized sedan. It is powered by a four-cylinder, 138-horse power, 1.4-liter turbocharged engine. It also has a six-speed manual transmission and 26 city and 37 highway mpg when paired with the six-speed automatic.
Chevrolet Sonic Eco (Fuel economy – 40 highway mpg)
This is offered as a five door hatchback and a sedan. The Sonic Eco starts at $13,735 for the 2012 model. It boats stability control, 10 airbags, antilock brakes and a very spacious interior. It has a four-cylinder 138-horsepower, 1.4-liter turbocharged engine. XM satellite radio, Bluetooth and USB functionality features are available in this model.
Ford Fiesta SFE (Fuel economy – 29 city and 40 highway mpg)
This is available as hatchback and sedan. The price starts at $13,995 for the highly fuel efficient SFE version. It features a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, height-adjustable driver’s seat, seven airbags, air conditioning and traction and stability controls. The Ford Fiesta is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder, 120-horsepower engine.
Ford Focus SFE (Fuel economy – 28 city and 40 highway mpg)
Ford Focus SFE starts at $18,200 for the most fuel efficient. It features heated seats, push-button start, MyFord Touch and a six-speed PowerShift automatic transmission. Ford Focus SFE runs on a 2-liter four cylinder, 160-horsepower engine.
Honda Civic HF (Fuel economy: 29 city and 41 highway mpg)
All Honda Civic models come with motion-adaptive electric power steering. The 2012 model has roomier interior and subtle exterior styling. The most fuel-efficient Honda Civil models start at $19,455. The gasoline Civics are powered by 1.8-liter four-cylinder, 140-horsepower engines.
Hyundai Accent (Fuel economy – 30 city and 40 highway mpg)
The fuel-efficient Hyundai Accent start at $14,595 for five-door hatchback and $12,445 for sedan. They are spacious but compact. The 2012 Hyundai Accent has a 1.6-liter gasoline, direct injection, 138-horsepower engine.