Automobile manufacturers have made many advancement in fuel efficiency, largely in response to stricter environmental standards and the increased popularity of fuel efficient cars among consumers. Today, almost every major auto manufacturer has some sort of electric model. Whether you’re trying to reduce your carbon footprint or you like the idea of saving on gas, driving a fuel efficient car just makes sense. Here are our top picks for fuel efficient vehicles.
- Hyundai Iconiq Hybrid
Hyundai is a trusted brand in Hybrid vehicles, and The Globe And Mail rated it one of the most fuel efficient cars of 2017. According to the publication, “its 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine coupled with a 32 kW electric motor and a 1.56 kW lithium-ion polymer high-voltage battery sips a combined 4.1 litres/100 km, depending on the trim, while outputting a respectable 118 horsepower and 218 lb-ft of torque.”
- 2017 Lexus RH
The Lexus RH is a luxury hybrid vehicle that comes equipped with loads of safety features. The RX 450h has premium automatic LED headlamps with auto levelling and headlamp washers, touch-sensor lock/unlock technology on all doors and a precollision system that stops your car when it detects an accident is imminent. All of these safety features are not only better for your drive, but they may get you a discount on your car insurance.
- 2017 Fiat 500
The Fiat is a great compact hybrid vehicle, and is amazing for city driving. Compact cars require even less gas than larger sized hybrid vehicles, so this type of car is great if you drive a lot, but don’t necessarily need tons of space. The vehicle comes loaded with safety features too, and bluetooth connectivity and entertainment screens for your whole family.
- Toyota Prius
One of the original hybrid vehicles, this car has been one of the top vehicles for fuel efficiency for the last 10 years. The touchscreen entertainment system and GPS is a nice addition, and it can drive solely on electricity up to 25 km/hour.
- Kia Niro
The Kia Niro is a great option if you want fuel economy and cargo versatility. It’s got a great amount of storage for its size, and uses a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine, which, in conjunction with the electric drive unit, puts out a combined 139 hp. It’s not as fuel efficient as the Prius, and it costs more, but it has more cargo space. If you’re purchasing a car for your family, or if you go on long trips often, this may be the perfect vehicle for you.
If gas mileage and helping the environment are important to you, than a hybrid car is the perfect fit. Bonus? Driving a hybrid vehicle may save you money on your car insurance. Check with your provider to see how different makes and models measure up to each other, and don’t forget to mention the additional safety features that many hybrids come with. If you’re not satisfied with your current provider, compare your policy to other leading insurers to make sure you’re getting the best price possible for your new hybrid vehicle.