It's been a long time since gas was under $2.00 per gallon in most of the United States, and while that might not seem like much from the outside, it can quickly add up if you're forced to stop at the station once every couple days. Those of us that commute a lot, be it in the city of the countryside, would definitely benefit from some better gas mileage.
If you're in the market for a new vehicle in 2019 and find yourself driving more than you assumed you would, perhaps one of these vehicles could help ease your fuel woes. Less time at the pumps and more time on the road is never a bad thing.
Here are the 10 Most Fuel Efficient Cars of 2019.
10 Lexus UX 250h (42 MPG)
That's right, we're starting this list off with an SUV, even if it is a subcompact one. Lexus is known for its incredibly smooth ride and luxurious interior so you know the inside of the UX 250h is heavenly. The outside is just as striking too, and with potentially 42 MPG you'll rarely have to stop for gas. While the estimate can fluctuate between 39 - 43 MPG, the UX 250h performs admirably either way.
The only downside to this eye-catching SUV? The infotainment and instrument panels can be confusing and a bit distracting.
9 Toyota Avalon Hybrid (43 MPG)
You can still have passenger space, headroom, and legroom, without sacrificing your MPG. The Toyota Avalon Hybrid proves this by offering some of the highest ratings for a car of its size. The larger Avalon looks great and drives even better, with enough power under the hood to feel like you're getting more than your money's worth.
If you're planning on taking a lot of road trips with friends or simply have a family that you want to keep safe, secure, and comfortable, the Avalon has everything you need.
8 Lexus ES Hybrid (44 MPG)
Looking for great fuel economy but crave something a little more luxurious than the competition? Lucky for you, Lexus has you covered. Although it may set your wallet back a bit at $41,410, the ES has all the bells and whistles to keep you comfortable on those long trips.
The infotainment and instrument panels may take a bit to get used to but there is no denying that this car is incredibly eye-catching. The estimated 44 MPG is also a nice bonus.
7 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid (46 MPG)
The Chevrolet Malibu finds itself in a rather curious position thanks to its finely tuned engine. Hybrids and electric cars are not known for these "intense acceleration" but the Malibu is quick to get off the line. Its horsepower maxes out at 182 but once you're behind the wheel you'll definitely feel like the engine is packing a lot more.
This is the perfect car for entertainment too, thanks to Chevy recently upgrading its infotainment system and instrument panels.
6 Honda Accord Hybrid (48 MPG)
If you're looking for a fuel-efficient mid-size car that's packed with safety features, the 2019 Hona Accord Hybrid might be exactly what you need. The Accord is easy on the eyes and will save you a pretty penny at the pump.
Even though you'll spend extra time on the road, you'll find solace in the fact that you're as safe as can be behind the wheel, which each Accord coming standard with lane-keeping assistance and automatic emergency braking. All of this starts in a package listed at $25,320.
5 Kia Niro (49 MPG)
The fact that any type of SUV would make a list like this is impressive in its own right. The 2019 Niro has earned a variety of safety awards, so it's a great vehicle if you're looking for a combination of cargo space, passenger capacity, gas mileage, and safety measures.
The combined miles per gallon sits at 49, which blows pretty much every other SUV out of the water. It is important to note, though, that higher trim packages with larger tires and additional gear will cause that MPG rating to dip a little. It's also worth pointing out that the Niro is, surprisingly, only available in front-wheel drive and that no all-wheel-drive models exist.
4 Honda Insight (52 MPG)
If you're looking for a car that features low yearly maintenance costs, be sure to check out the Honda Insight. The brand is listed as one of the cheapest to maintain over a 10-year period (ranking 27 out of 30 – descending most expensive). The car features a slick design but the sloping roof may leave taller backseat passengers with less headroom.
Those seeking safety will be impressed with Honda Sensing, which includes auto breaking and lane assist technology.
3 Toyota Camry Hybrid (52 MPG)
Toyota managed to tie with the Honda Insight in terms of its overall combined miles per gallon but offers a significant bang for your buck when compared to its rival. Toyota is cheaper to maintain over a period of 10 years and this particular hybrid sedan comes packed to the brim with features that one would find on more expensive brands.
It's filled with safety features, winning a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS. It's definitely one of the best mid-size sedans available in 2019 and is priced below $30,000 to boot.
2 Toyota Prius (56 MPG)
Everyone is familiar with the Toyota Prius by this point. It's perhaps the most recognized hybrid and considered a "pioneer in the field." Toyota got a jump on everyone else with their mixed technology and they plan on staying at the top of the pack.
Not only does the Prius boast an impressive 56 MPG but it's rated as one of the best compact cars available in 2019. The 121 horsepower is nothing to write home about but you'll feel safe and secure in this smooth ride as you make your way around town. It's even available in all-wheel drive (although MPG suffers slightly with that model).
1 Hyundai Ioniq (Blue) (58 MPG)
Hyundai manages to topple the Toyota Prius in 2019, edging just slightly past it with an additional 2 MPG. Don't get us wrong, though, this vehicle has much more going for it than its exceptional gas mileage. Not only does it look beautiful, but it also has access to a wide array of safety features and add-ons.
The best part? The higher trim packages start as low as $24, 950.