10 best Used Cars / SUVs with good fuel economy
Unstable gasoline prices and environmental concerns force us to readjust our priorities when it comes to selecting a car or SUV. Power, performance, size - those were the preferences when we didn't think much about the environment. Times have changed: better fuel economy and lower emissions take precedence for car buyers when selecting a next vehicle.
For this list, we picked several best late-model used cars and SUVs that have above-average reliability and reasonably good fuel economy.
Unlike the Corolla, Honda Civic offers sportier handling and ride. Similarly, the Civic won't cost much to maintain. The EPA estimates for 2012 Honda Civic with an automatic transmission:
Mazda 3 Skyactiv 2012-plus
Subaru Impreza 2012-plus
With the 2012 redesign, the Impreza became the most fuel-efficient car with all-wheel drive. It handles well and is very reliable. A nicely-finished interior is another plus. The Impreza comes as a hatchback or sedan. It has a 4-cylinder horizontally-opposed "boxer" engine. The EPA estimates for the automatic 2012 Impreza: 27/36 mpg or 8.7/6.5 liters/100 km (city/highway)
Toyota Camry (4-cylinder model)
Honda Accord (4-cylinder model)
Sporty sharp looking family sedan, the Accord has a spacious interior, precise handling and firm ride. The Accord's selling points are its excellent low-maintenance 4-cylinder engine, good cargo space, fresh interior design and good reliability records. The EPA estimates for the 2012 Honda Accord automatic: 23/34 mpg or 10.2/6.9 liters/100 km (city/highway)
Mazda CX-5 boasts sporty handling rich interior and class-leading fuel economy. It's also very practical and reliable. The CX-5 is available as 2WD or 4WD, with a 2.0L or 2.5L engine. The 2.0L 2013 FWD CX-5 is rated at 26/32 mpg or 9.0/7.4 liters/100 km (city/highway)
The mpg numbers are the US mpg, not imperial.
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