Fuel Mileage Importance in a Sedan

2015 MINI Hardtop 4 Door

Sedans continue to be the largest segment in the world of car purchases.  These cars have always been the right size, have the right equipment and come at an affordable price to allow most of us to afford them.  These are the cars you see most often driving to and from work on the freeways and are the ones we have to trade our sports cars in for when the family starts to grow.  The benefits of owning a sedan are actually pretty amazing and over the year’s car companies have done a great job of improving sedans in many ways.  One of the most asked questions at car dealerships is what the fuel mileage is for the car.  Here is a list of the most fuel efficient sedans for upcoming 2016 model year to give you a place to start when you need to buy a new sedan for your family.

Subaru Legacy

The Subaru Legacy benefits greatly from just being a part of the Subaru family.  You know instantly with that name this car will give you the advantage of an amazing AWD on the car along with a great style that the Legacy has become known for.  This great sedan starts our list off with a 2.5-liter 175 horsepower four-cylinder engine that allows for a fuel mileage of 26 city/36 hwy mpg. Of course the fuel mileage could be better, but that would mean taking away the AWD and who would want that?

Ford Fiesta

The Fiesta has been one of the most popular small sedans on the market since it came onto the scene years ago.  This sedan gives a smaller family a great starting sedan that is filled with some cool features that many have desired and comes in at a price that is affordable by nearly everyone.  The Fiesta is powered by a 1.6-liter 120 horsepower four-cylinder engine and gives you a fuel mileage of 28 city/36 hwy to enjoy.  These numbers make the Fiesta a popular choice as not only a small family car but a commuter car helping to reduce the cost of fuel during the time of ownership.

Mazda 6

As the largest of Mazda sedans the Mazda 6 shows up with a huge amount of style and class and is already one of the frontrunners for the favorite mainstream sedan on the market.  With this size it may seem odd it makes on this list, but the 28 city/40 hwy mpg do the trick.  This fuel mileage doesn’t come at a loss of power either as this car is powered by a 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G 184 horsepower four-cylinder engine that easily makes the driving fun and exciting from the company that continues to shout “zoom-zoom”.

Hyundai Elantra

The Elantra offers a sporty look form the sharp front end and slanted headlights that seem to get the looks going which continue to the rear of the car.  This fluid styling gives us a sedan that looks awesome and when you step inside you can see the amazing amount of equipment Hyundai put in place for you to enjoy.  The added benefit of this great little sedan is the fuel mileage of 28 city/38 hwy that comes from the 1.8-liter 145 horsepower four-cylinder engine which is more than enough to make this sporty sedan get up and go.

MINI Hardtop 4 Door

This is a fun and funky car that feels a lot like a retro beach going machine that should have a classic car plate on the back.  Even though it looks like it is in the wrong era, this is certainly a modern car with a 1.5-liter turbocharged 134 horsepower three-cylinder engine that gives you an awesome 29 city/40 hwy mpg to enjoy.  This MINI is ready to play with a ton of great equipment inside and is much more than just another commuter sedan as it allows you to have a lot of fun on any road with a car full of friends and family.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

As the first luxury car on this list you should certainly be able to expect some awesome fuel mileage from the cars you are paying even more to drive.  The E-Class offers the classic Mercedes-Benz good looks that seem almost to elegant for the majority of car shoppers, but the reality is if you can afford this car you can also enjoy the benefits of the 2.1-liter turbo diesel 195 horsepower four-cylinder engine that helps you reach the 28 city/42 hwy mpg that this car is rated to bring in.

Audi A3

The Audi vehicles are all known for the amazing style inside the cabin.  These are some of the most understated cars when it comes to style, but since you spend all your time in the cabin, Audi has put their attention to this area to make it the best you can get for any level of car.  The A3 gives us another turbo diesel engine that is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder offering bringing in 150 horsepower.  This small car and small engine give you the 31 city/43 hwy mpg you desire.  Even though the engine is small, this car can really get going and offers you the drive you desire from a luxury offering.

Ford Fusion Energi

This is the first of our hybrid offerings for the new year and put inside the Fusion body this car is one of the best looking large plug-in hybrid sedans on the market.  With the Fusion being one of the top selling cars on the entire market you can easily see how this makes great sense.  The Energi is powered by a 2.0-liter four cylinder engine plus an electric motor to create the hybrid offering of 188 horsepower and bring you some awesome fuel mileage to enjoy going farther on a tank of gas.

Lincoln MKZ

As the second hybrid on the list you see how the fuel numbers have been flipped.  On many hybrids the city mileage is better than the highway and the MKZ is no exception with ah 41 city/39 hwy mpg to be enjoyed.  This premium sedan is full of awesome features to take advantage of from the driver or passenger seat.  This beauty is powered by a 2.0-liter hybrid 188 horsepower four-cylinder engine plus an electric motor.  Be aware, when your coworkers find out you have this car they might suggest you drive the carpool from now on.

Ford Fusion Hybrid

The straight up hybrid engine actually outperforms the plug-in model in the Fusion as it uses regenerative braking to power the hybrid motor.  This beauty brings in a 44 city/31 hwy mpg from the 2.0-liter hybrid four-cylinder engine plus electric motor that produces 188 horsepower.  By choosing this model, you can be certain you will enjoy the ride much longer than when you have one of the other sedans on this list as this Fusion is currently the best fuel mileage sedan for the upcoming new model year.

With these ten sedans to choose from you certainly have a great starting point to find the right car for you and your family, or to be your next commuter car.  As you can see there is no reason for you to give up the comfort and style you want just to gain better fuel numbers, with this list you can have a great sedan at the right price for you and know you can keep on driving right past the fuel stations on your way to your destination.

Written by Rocco Penn

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