Which economy car gets between 40 and 50 mpg and is not a hybrid?

I want an economy car that gets between 40 and 50 mpg and is not a hybrid. What do you suggest?

Lin, Evergreen

Unfortunately there aren’t any new compact cars that get this kind of mileage; that is, of course, unless your commute is downhill both ways with a 65 mph tailwind and no trafiic. In fact, the majority of hybrids fall short of 40 to 50 mpg, too.

Check out our Best Overall Fuel Economy list, where you can find the top fuel-economy numbers by segment for non-hybrids. The Toyota Yaris ranks at the top of the list with ratings of 29/35 mpg city/highway.

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Answered by Joe Bruzek on March 20, 2008 in What Car Should I Buy? | Permalink

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