9 Most Fuel-Efficient Sedans

hybrid vehicle uses two or more distinct types of power, such as internal combustion engine plus electric motor, e.g. in diesel-electric trains using diesel engines and electricity from overhead lines, and submarines that use diesels when surfaced and batteries when submerged. Other means to store energy include pressurized fluid in hydraulic hybrids.

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2017 Kia Optima-plug in Hybrid
40 mpg combined city/hwy | Electric Range: 29 mi | $35,210 (Details Below)
Redesigned for 2017, the Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid can travel up to 29 miles using its electric battery before it needs to switch to its gasoline engine. The battery recharges when plugged into an outlet. Its total driving range is 610 miles, which is excellent for a midsize sedan.
The Optima Plug-in Hybrid gets a 154-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine coupled with a 66-horsepower electric motor for a combined rating of 202 horsepower (horsepower calculations are not a direct sum of the two engines). Fuel economy is 38 mpg in the city, 43 mpg on the highway, and 40 mpg combined.
Starting at $35,210, the Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid comes with Bluetooth, dual USB ports, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and an 8-inch touch screen.

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2017 HYUNDAI SONATA PLUG-IN HYBRID
39 mpg combined city/hwy | Electric Range: 27 mi | $34,600 (Details Below)
The Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid has a 27-mile all-electric range before it begins using its gasoline reserves. It can travel up to 590 miles on a charged battery and a full tank of gas.
Like the Optima Plug-in from Hyundai’s sister brand, Kia, the Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor to generate a combined 202 horsepower. The sedan delivers 39 mpg combined and starts at $34,600.

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2017 FORD FUSION ENERGI
42 mpg combined city/hwy | Electric Range: 21 mi | $33,120 (Details Below)
The Ford Fusion Energi is a plug-in hybrid, so it can drive up to 21 miles on battery power before the gasoline engine kicks in.
The Energi gets a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that deliver 188 horsepower combined. The midsize sedan achieves 43 mpg in the citys 41 mpg on the highway, and 42 mpg combined when using gasoline.
The Ford Fusion Energi plug-in starts at $31,120.

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2017 HONDA ACCORD HYBRID
48 mpg combined city/hwy | $29,605 (Details Below)
Reintroduced for 2017 after a two-year hiatus, the Honda Accord Hybrid features excellent fuel economy and one of the strongest engines in its segment. It was named a finalist for our 2017 Best Hybrid Car for Families award.
The Accord Hybrid produces 212 horsepower – the highest in its class – using a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor. The hybrid returns 49 mpg in the city, 47 mpg on the highway, and 48 combined.
Starting a $29,605, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid comes standard with Bluetooth, a USB port, a rearview camera, and an infotainment system with an 8-inch display.

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2017 CHEVROLET MALIBU HYBRID
46 mpg combined city/hwy | $27,875 (Details Below)
The winner of our 2017 Best Hybrid Car for Families award, the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid stands out for its smooth acceleration and top fuel economy ratings. It was also named a finalist for our 2017 Best Midsize Car for Families award.
The Malibu’s hybrid powertrain consists of a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and two electric motors that produce 182 horsepower combined. The car can reach speeds of 55 mph on electric power alone. It delivers 49 mpg in the city, 43 mpg on the highway, and 46 combined.
The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid starts at $27,875. The base model comes equipped with Bluetooth, a USB port, and Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system with a 7-inch touch screen.

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2017 TOYOTA CAMRY HYBRID
40 mpg combined city/hwy | $26,790 (Details Below)
The hybrid version of the Toyota Camry accelerates quickly, provides solid reliability ratings, and delivers outstanding fuel economy. It was named a finalist for our 2017 Best Hybrid Car for the Money and 2017 Best Midsize Car for the Money awards.
The Camry Hybrid generates 200 horsepower using a four-cylinder engine and an electric motor. It comes in three trims: LE, SE, and XLE. The base LE trim achieves 42 mpg around town, 38 mpg on the highway, and 40 mpg combined. Fuel economy drops to 40 city/37 highway/38 combined for the higher trims.
Starting at $26,790, the Toyota Camry Hybrid is equipped with Toyota’s Entune infotainment system with a 6.1-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, and a USB port.

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2017 LEXUS ES HYBRID
40 mpg combined city/hwy | $41,820 (Details Below)
The Lexus ES Hybrid, a finalist for our 2017 Best Luxury Midsize Car for the Money award, couples fuel-efficiency with luxury.
The ES Hybrid (also called the ES 300h) is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that deliver 200 horsepower combined. The midsize luxury sedan returns 40 mpg in the city, 39 mpg on the highway, and 40 mpg combined.
The Lexus ES Hybrid starts at $41,820 and is equipped with leatherette upholstery, Bluetooth, and a 7-inch display screen. Standard for the 2017 model year, the Lexus Safety System+ includes adaptive cruise control, pedestrian detection, and lane keep assist.

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2017 TOYOTA AVALON HYBRID
40 mpg combined city/hwy | $37,300 (Details Below)
Sitting atop our rankings of hybrid and electric cars, the 2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid features plenty of passenger space and class-leading fuel economy.
The large sedan puts out 200 horsepower using a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor. It delivers 40 mpg around town, 39 mpg on the highway, and 40 mpg combined.
Starting at $37,300, the Toyota Avalon Hybrid comes with Bluetooth, a USB port, and Toyota’s Entune infotainment system with a 7-inch touch screen. The Toyota Safety Sense suite of driver assistance features, which includes forward collision warning and adaptive cruise control, is newly standard for 2017.

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2017 LINCOLN MKZ HYBRID
40 mpg combined city/hwy | $35,170 (Details Below)
Refreshed for 2017, the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid packages luxury amenities, including leatherette upholstery, with smooth acceleration and superior fuel efficiency for the segment.
The midsize luxury sedan uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor to deliver a combined 188 horsepower, as well as 41 mpg in the city, 38 mpg on the highway, and 40 mpg combined.
The 2017 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid starts at $35,170.

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