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Ten Best Fuel Efficient Cars of 2015

Whether you are looking to buy a new car, or even just rent one this Ten Best List of Fuel Efficient Cars can help you make an informed decision. This list of fuel efficient cars can help you lower your carbon footprint and help keep the Earth happy and healthy for many generations to come.

Fuel efficiency as well as price are the two major factors responsible for the ranking in this list, while the carbon footprint of many fuel efficient cars are in question, this ranking focuses primarily on EPA fuel ratings.

Eco-friendly cars on this list include, but are not limited to best fuel efficient hybrid cars, flex-fuel and traditional gasoline powered vehicles. Many of the newer flex fuel alternatives may eventually become some of the most fuel efficient cars on the planet, as the fuel E85 continues to grow and develop. Until such time however, here is the definitive list on best fuel mileage cars.


2015 Volkswagen Jetta

2015 Volkswagen Jetta

The Jetta has stood as one of Volkswagen's most successful vehicles in their stable, and the 2015 model doesn't disappoint. Delivering sharp looks and redesigned exterior, the Jetta is offered in three engine choices, which include turbocharged varieties.

With a price range between 18,000 and upwards of 28,000 dollars there's a lot of variety here. This entry on our Ten Best Fuel Efficient cars list is the TDI trim which the EPA estimates at 31/46 MPG

Inside the Numbers : 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Fuel Efficiency - 31 MPG City / 46 MPG Freeway
Engine - 2.0 liter turbo diesel
Horsepower - 140 horsepower**


2015 Ford C-MAX Hybrid

2015 Ford C-MAX Hybrid

Ford is hot on Toyota's heels and quickly closing the once large gap between Toyota hybrids, and everyone else. The C-MAX is a model in fuel efficiency, and delivers plenty of style and comfort for you and your passengers.

Highly flexible and able to fold down the back seats to provide even more room to the 5 door Ford hybrid, it's only a matter of time before the incredible C-MAX begins to challenge the Prius as a viable fuel-efficient car for the new model year.

Inside the Numbers : 2015 Ford C-MAX Hybrid
Fuel Efficiency - 42 MPG City / 37 MPG Freeway
Engine - 2.0 liter hybrid
Horsepower - 141 horsepower


2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid

2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Easily one of the most sold fuel efficient vehicles in America, the Toyota Camry has undergone quite a few changes for the 2015 model year. Sleeker and sportier the Camry now takes on quite a bit of design elements from Lexus, notably the front grill and bumper.

Further refinement to the comforts of the Camry include interior and dashboard elements that have been geared to improve feedback and driver response.

Inside the Numbers : 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid
Fuel Efficiency - 43 MPG City / 39 MPG Freeway
Engine - 2.5 liter hybrid
Horsepower - 156 horsepower


2015 Honda Accord Hybrid

2015 Honda Accord Hybrid

The Honda Accord has enjoyed a long run as one of America's most fuel efficient cars for sale. In a crowded market segment that features other fuel efficient heavyweights such as the Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, and Nissan Altima, the Accord is still going strong.

The 2015 model has new styling and a newly redesigned CVT powertrain that improves what was already a fantastic sedan.

Inside the Numbers : 2015 Honda Accord Hybrid
Fuel Efficiency - 50 MPG City / 45 MPG Freeway
Engine - 2.0 liter VTEC hybrid
Horsepower - 141 horsepower**


2015 Tesla Model S

2015 Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S has rewritten the book on sports cars and the technology behind electric motors and Electric Vehicles all together. The 2015 model is newly improved with the ultra high performance AWD P85D Model S.

Uniquely different and maybe not for traditional motorsports drivers, the Tesla S has come under fire lately from several critics who claim that the green sports car isn't quite as green as many thought.

Inside the Numbers : 2015 Tesla Model S
Fuel Efficiency - 94 MPG City / 97 MPG Freeway
Engine - all electric motor
Horsepower - 380 horsepower**


2015 Chevrolet Volt

2015 Chevrolet Volt

Combining the elements of a traditional hybrid with the technology of new all electric motors, the Chevrolet Volt is one of the ten best fuel efficient cars you can buy in 2015. With an electric engine range of 55 miles, the Volt can take you around town with no need for fossil based fuels.

After which the Chevrolet Volt gives you excellent range and fuel efficiency using the hybrid system, which provides an extended range of 350 miles with a EPA estimated 40 mpg.

Inside the Numbers : 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Fuel Efficiency - 31 MPG City / 46 MPG Freeway
Engine - 2.0 liter turbo diesel
Horsepower - 140 horsepower


2015 Toyota Prius

2015 Toyota Prius

The pioneer of hybrids, the Toyota Prius is still what most people think when the word hybrid or fuel economy come to mind. Expanding the Prius line for the 2015 model year are three distinct trims for the Prius that offer various levels of fuel efficiency.

For under 20,000 dollars the Prius C could change the way people shop for fuel efficient cars, and the Prius V is one of the most flexible fuel efficient cars on our list.

Inside the Numbers : 2015 Toyota Prius
Fuel Efficiency - 51 MPG City / 50 MPG Freeway
Prius C Fuel Efficiency - 53 MPG City / 50 MPG Freeway
Prius V Fuel Efficiency - 44 MPG City / 42 MPG Freeway
Engine - 4 cylinder hybrid


2015 Nissan LEAF

2015 Nissan LEAF

The leader of electric vehicles as it stands, the Nissan Leaf has plenty to offer any eco-conscious car shopper in the year 2015. Affordable and flexible with a variety of choices and options available, the Nissan Leaf is one of the best values on our ten best fuel efficient vehicles.

With a quirky sense of styling that works well on the road, the 5 passenger hatchback is leading the market segment for electric and best fuel efficient cars.

Inside the Numbers : 2015 Nissan LEAF
Fuel Efficiency - 126 MPG City / 101 MPG Freeway
Engine - Electric
Horsepower - 108 horsepower**


2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

The seventh generation Volkswagen Golf has become something much more than the popular hatchback with an attitude, and the E-Golf is easily one of the ten best fuel efficient cars of 2015.

Offered in gasoline, diesel as well as electric powertrain offerings, the Golf has evolved into a fuel efficient car that won't leave you out in the cold.

Inside the Numbers : 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf
Fuel Efficiency - 125 MPG City / 105 MPG Freeway
Engine - Electric
Horsepower - 114 horsepower**


2015 BMW i3

2015 BMW i3

It may not look like your ideal fuel efficient car, but the new 2015 BMW i3 takes the conventional thinking to fuel efficiency and completely rewrites it. Capable of delivering a 80 mile range with the electric motor, the optional gas engine can provide hybrid technology that can triple this range easily.

High tech carbon fiber panels and sporting suspension lends lightweight, high-demand, responsive steering and feedback to the quirky i3, while providing more bang for the buck value than the Tesla S.

Inside the Numbers : 2015 BMW i3
Fuel Efficiency - 137 MPG City / 111 MPG Freeway
Engine - electric motor
Horsepower - 170 horsepower**

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