Friday, 26 April 2013

6 Cars that Will Save You Money on Gas

Gas is a major expense for many families in the United States; and it’s also a cost that’s hard to avoid. That’s why you should look for a fuel-efficient vehicle if you do a lot of driving. Not only is it better for the environment, but it will save you money, too. So, take a look at these six hybrids that get good gas mileage.

2013 Toyota Prius

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 Gas mileage: 51 City / 48 Hwy The Prius has always been among the most fuel-efficient cars, and Toyota keeps the price low so more people can afford it. It has a 4-cylinder, 1.8-liter engine that can go from 0 to 60 in 9.8 seconds. One thing that many consumers like about the Prius is its roomy back seat that fits three adults.

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid

2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid
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Gas mileage: 47 City / 47 Hwy Not only is the Ford C-Mas Hybrid fuel efficient, it also offers an engaged driving experience. It has a voice-activate OS to make phone calls and change radio stations. Plus, it features automatic parking and a built-in GPS system. People also like the spacious cargo room.

2013 Honda Civic Hybrid

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Gas mileage: 44 City / 44 Hwy One of the biggest complaints about hybrids is their lack of power. However, the Honda Civic Hybrid doesn’t suffer in this area. It can go from 0 to 60 in 11.3 seconds with its 1.3-liter, 4-cylinder engine. It’s one of the sportiest looking hybrids, too.

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2013 Ford Fusion Energi (US)
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Gas mileage: 41 City / 36 Hwy The Ford Fusion has an impressive 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine and can go from 0 to 60 in 8.4 seconds. It comes with lots of advanced driver assistance features, too, that make it fun to drive. The most noteworthy are the automated parking assist and the blind-spot detector. It is supple over bumps and has an overall smooth ride, too.

2013 Lexus CT 200h

2011 Lexus CT 200h
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Gas mileage: 43 City / 40 Hwy Combining luxury with fuel efficiency, the Lexus CT 200h has a spacious interior and a sleek exterior. It has a 1.8 liter, 4-cylinder engine and can go from 0 to 60 in 9.8 seconds. Plus, the Lexus CT 200h is more affordable than many luxury vehicles on the market.

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

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Gas mileage: 42 City / 48 Hwy The Volkswagen Jetta has a 1.4-liter engine with an intercooled turbo. It also has a 7-speed auto-shift manual transmission for smooth driving. It's sleek with a roomy interior. Driving a fuel-efficient vehicle will save you a lot of money in gas. Plus, you might qualify for tax rebates because of your initiative to make better environmental choices. So, if you’re looking for a new hybrid, you can look at the options at the BMW Dealer Washington D.C. has to offer. What is your favorite hybrid on the market right now?

Author Bio: 

Cara Stromness has been contributing articles to various websites since 2008. Her specialties include small business, job searches, social media, marketing, technology, finance, and (surprisingly) crafts. You can check out her LinkedIn profile or read about her adventures on



  1. I have seriously had car fever all week and this post is not helping...

  2. The Toyota Prius is well known for being very eco-friendly. I think it is now time for the aesthetics of these cars to improve to appeal to a wider audience. Thanks for the post.


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