Today is Earth Day, an annual event celebrated on April 22 to bring light around the support for environmental awareness. The automotive industry has come a long way in supporting the development of fuel-efficient vehicles including hybrids, plug-in hybrids, all the way to fully-electric vehicles.
Here at AutoNation, we are proud to sell some of the most fuel-efficient cars that have high fuel-economy figures and low emissions.
To celebrate Earth Day, we decided to take a look at our 5 favorite fuel-efficient cars.
Let’s have a look.
2015 BMW i8:
- EPA Rating: 28/29 mpg (city/highway) and combined fuel-economy of 79 MPGe.
The BMW i8 proves that fuel-efficient cars don’t have to be boring! Not only does the BMW i8 look sporty and aggressive on the outside, the plug-in hybrid car also offers a very dynamic drive. Producing an outstanding 357 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, the BMW i8 runs from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. Fuel-economy wise, the BMW i8 gets 28/29 mpg (city/highway) and offers a combined fuel-economy of 79 MPGe (Miles per Gallon Equivalent) in electric mode.
2015 Toyota Prius:
- EPA Rating: 51/48 mpg (city/highway) / 50 mpg combined
Our list wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t mention the Toyota Prius. With the help of the Prius, Toyota has sold more than 7 million hybrids worldwide (most of them being a Prius or a variant of the Prius lineup). Known as the king of the hybrid world, the Toyota Prius continues to innovate and lead the hybrid segment with fuel-efficiency refinements to every model year. Currently, the 2015 model year of the Toyota Prius gets an EPA-rated fuel-economy of 51/48 mpg (city/highway) or 50 mpg combined!
Porsche 918 Spyder:
- EPA Rating: 20/24 mpg (city/highway) / 22 mpg combined / 67 MPGe.
The Porsche 918 Spyder is another plugin hybrid vehicle that proves fuel-efficient cars don’t have to be boring. The 918 Spyder is known to feature the pinnacle of plug-in hybrid technology with one of the most sophisticatedly engineered powertrains. Pushing a total of 887 horsepower, the Porsche 918 runs from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds with a top speed of 214 mph. However, when it comes to fuel-efficiency, this supercar averages an EPA-rated 20/24 mpg (city/highway) or 22 mpg combined. It also gets an EPA-rated 67 MPGe rating. Unfortunately, if you’re interested in buying one we have some bad news – the Porsche 918 Spyder has been completely sold out.
2015 Lexus NX 300h:
- EPA Rating: 35/31 mpg (city/highway) / 33 mpg combined.
Who said hybrids have to be small and lack functionality? Lexus, an automaker that offers the most hybrid vehicles of any luxury automaker, recently brought the Lexus NX 300h to the market. Powered by a 194 horsepower 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle hybrid gasoline engine mated a new automatic transmission, the Lexus NX 300h Hybrid offers an EPA-rated fuel-economy of 35/31 mpg (city/highway) or 33 mpg combined.
2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid/Energi:
- EPA Rating: 40/36 mpg (city/highway) / 38 mpg combined / 88 MPGe
The Ford Fusion Hybrid has always been praised as one of the most fuel-efficient sedans on the market. For the new-generation model, Ford now offers the Fusion Hybrid and the Fusion Energi (a plug-in hybrid). The Ford Fusion Hybrid is powered by a 2.0 liter Atkinson 4-cylinder engine making 141 horsepower. The Fusion Energi is powered by the same engine however, it also features an electric motor that allows you to drive a certain range without a drop of gas. The Ford Fusion Hybrid averages an EPA-rated 44/41 mpg (city/highway) or 42 mpg combined. The Ford Fusion Energi gets an EPA-rated 40/36 mpg (city/highway) or 38 mpg combined. It also gets an EPA-rated 88 MPGe.