Top 2018 cars for getting great gas mileage

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Top 2018 cars for getting great gas mileage
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With gas prices on the rise again, drivers are undoubtedly taking a closer look at fuel economy when it comes to choosing their next vehicle. To help with the process, consumer advocate Jack Gillis and the Center for Auto Safety have just released the latest version of The Car Book, one of the most complete car-buying guides for Americans.

Looking for fuel efficiency? Here’s some of the best cars you can buy in 2018

The Car Book’s “Best Bets” vehicles are considered top choices for the money. They are ranked based on a number of factors, including maintenance, warranties, fuel economy and crash test grades. The publication also helps consumers to see which vehicles are the best based on insurance rates, tires and even rollover results.

We combined those results with gas mileage info from Kelley Blue Book, which analyzes new and used cars for value and road worthiness, to give you an idea of the value these vehicles really provide.

So what are the best cars, trucks and SUVs for their respective sizes and types? If you’re in the market for a vehicle, here are your best bets from The Car Book, along with their fuel efficiency ratings:

COMPACT

BMW 3 Series: 28 MPG Combined (24 City / 35 Highway)
Kia Soul:  27 MPG Combined (24 City / 30 Highway)

INTERMEDIATE

Acura TLX: 27 MPG Combined (23 City / 33 Highway)

Hyundai Sonata: 29 MPG Combined (25 City / 36 Highway)

Toyota Avalon: 24 MPG Combined (21 City / 30 Highway)

Toyota Camry: 34 MPG Combined (29 City / 41 Highway)

Audi A6:  28 MPG Combined (25 City / 34 Highway)

Subaru Legacy: 29 MPG Combined (25 City / 34 Highway)

LARGE

Tesla Model S: 99 MPGe Combined (98 City / 101 Highway)

Cadillac XTS: 22 MPG Combined (19 City / 28 Highway)

MINIVAN

Honda Odyssey: 22 MPG Combined (19 City / 28 Highway)

SMALL SUV

Buick Encore: 30 MPG Combined (27 City / 33 Highway)

Chevrolet Trax: 28 MPG Combined (25 City / 33 Highway)

Honda CR-V:  28 MPG Combined (26 City / 32 Highway)

Mazda CX-3: 31 MPG Combined (29 City / 34 Highway)

Acura RDX: 23 MPG Combined (20 City / 28 Highway)

Kia Sportage: 25 MPG Combined (22 City / 29 Highway)

Ford Escape: 24 MPG Combined (21 City / 29 Highway)

MID-SIZE SUV

Tesla Model X: 93 MPGe Combined (91 City / 95 Highway)

Ford Edge: 24 MPG Combined (21 City / 29 Highway)

Toyota Highlander: 22 MPG Combined (20 City / 24 Highway)

Honda Pilot: 22 MPG Combined (19 City / 27 Highway)

Subaru Outback: 28 MPG Combined (25 City / 32 Highway)

Acura MDX:  22 MPG Combined (19 City / 27 Highway)

LARGE SUV

Volvo XC90: 25 MPG Combined (22 City / 29 Highway)

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Craig Johnson is a conscious money-saver who stills read paperback books and listens to vinyl. He likes to write about how technology is making things easier and more affordable — but also sometimes more dangerous — for the modern consumer.
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