Looking to trade in that gas-guzzler or is it just time for a new car? With the rising cost of gas over the past year, fuel efficiency is likely on many car shoppers' minds when considering the pros and cons of different models. A more fuel efficient vehicle will save you money now and down the road when gas prices are even higher.
Here's a ranking of the most fuel efficient cars for 2011 models by city mileage. If you're looking for a domestic vehicle, you will be limiting your choices. Most of the cars ranked for best fuel efficiency are foreign made. This list does not include cars like the Nissan Leaf, which do not use any gasoline.
Below is a complete list of most fuel efficient cars from the U.S. Department of Energy who ranks the most and least fuel efficient cars.
Most Fuel Efficient Cars
(by EPA Size Class, Transmission)
4 cylinders, 2.4 L, Automatic(4), Regular
If you will be financing your new car, remember to check with your credit union first for a low-rate auto loan! Credit Unions typically offer the lowest auto loan interest rates, compared to for-profit banks.