10 of the Nicest High MPG Cars For 2014

 
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Acura-ILX-HybridAcura ILX Hybrid via Wikimedia Commons

Automakers around the world are stepping up their game when it comes to fuel economy. As government standards in both the United States and Europe are increasing, companies are rising to the challenge. Governments are moving to make their citizens less dependent on foreign sources of fuel, plus reduce vehicle emissions and air pollution. All of this means that consumers will need to visit gas stations less often, thanks to technologies like turbocharging and hybrid powertrains.

Just because cars are becoming more fuel efficient does not mean that they cannot be luxurious at the same time. In fact, quite a few of the high-mileage cars for 2014 are luxury models, bringing a high level of comfort and technology along for the ride. This means you can save on fuel without suffering. In fact, you might actually be more comfortable in any of the ten following models.

1. Acura ILX Hybrid

Acura has built a solid reputation for vehicles that feature an excellent build quality. The ILX also comes with plenty of technological gizmos like a six-inch navigation/infotainment screen, as well as a system that reads incoming text messages out loud, helping the driver keep their eyes on the road. When it comes to fuel efficiency the ILX Hybrid definitely brings it with an estimated 39 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway, meaning gas station stops will be made more often for drinks and snacks than fuel. True to Acura form, the powertrain is peppy and the suspension is tuned for tight road handling.



  • John Wiggins

    Where is the VW Passat? It has been rated best mid-size for the past two years. It’s close cousin is the Audi A3. The Passat is a solid build with many luxury features, some standard; others optional. It’s available with almost every conceivable hybrid and standard engine made. Mine has a 4 cylinder turbo with 190 hp. and 28/34 mpg. Couple that with a 6 speed automatic with paddle shift and it’s a pleasure to drive and the 4 cylinder turbo is quick.

    • Russell G. Monaco

      How ridiculous is this list without the VW Passat TDI!!! Which, despite EPA numbers claiming I should get low 30′s overall, everyone knows (and I can confirm) routinely gets an overall number in the 42-43 range!!! I can get 50 on any highway!!!

    • John

      VW has been plagued with problems since they moved production from the father land. The headline clearly states BEST, not Wiggins favorite.

  • Jenny Lynn Guinn

    Tesla? I flipped through a half a dozen of this sites luxury and/or environmentally friendly car lists and the Model S/X are not on the list. LOL.

    • John Baker

      The Tesla is a bit on the spendy side…

  • TexanForever

    My 1989 Toyota Corolla 4-door with a standard 5 speed transmission got 40 mpg twice on long stretches between LA and Dallas before ethanol was added to gas. It still gets 30 mpg average. Crazy Al Gorp has already admitted that the pollution required to produce ethanol is greater than the pollution saved in burning it in our gasoline. Plus the loss of BTU energy. Plus the enormous hardship ethanol production does to masses of 2nd and 3rd world people who depend on corn for food. You will note that the aviation gas burned by better-off people cannot contain ethanol by law.

    In my younger more foolish days I was all for “save the environment” BS. Now
    I know better. Get the ethanol out of gasoline, dump the complex hybrid and electrical autos, and get back to sanity.

    Every high-school kid who’s taken biology and chemistry knows that CO2 makes up less than 0.05 % of our atmosphere, isn’t poisonous to humans, isn’t a greenhouse gas, and is NECESSARY for all plant life that gives us our OXYGEN to breathe.

    Put down the touchy-feely lib smokey-dopey books, read some legitimate bio and chem books, and get real. The world has gone crazy.

    • John Baker

      Our 2005 Prius with 165,000 miles on it still always gets between 45 and 50 miles per gallon on regular gas

    • mike

      Finally, someone around here makes sense. It’s amazing that no one in the media has the guts to report on what a waste corn is for fuel production.

  • Steve Wykle

    Seriously, these hybrids are only getting 25mpg (Buick Regal) and roughly 40 mpg on some of the others in town? That’s ridiculous. I used to get that on my old Regal (1996) and it wasn’t a hybrid and it was a bigger and heavier car. There’s no reason these cars can’t get 50 miles or more a gallon. Innovation in this country has gone down the toilet.

  • Steve Wykle

    I’m still waiting for Honda to come out with a hybrid version of it’s Civic coupe. I won’t be in the market for a new car until they come out with a hybrid getting at least 50 miles a gallon in town.

    • John

      My 2012 Civic hybrid gets 48-49mpg regularly.

  • Steve Wykle

    I just may have to look at all electric vehicles in order to get that mileage. Geesh. I’d love to have one of those Teslas though.

  • whitneymuse

    Have the 2012 Acura TL; will wait TLX 2015; that may have hybrid and AWS; only have 7K miles so will hang on to it for longer: has V-6, premium fuel and zoom; that will purchase much 91 octane fuel for awhile.

  • scahill

    Where is the BMW 328d? In mixed city and rural driving my average is well over 40 mpg. My last tank was 47 mpg. Sure it is a bit costly but, unlike many on this list, it is a vehicle many will look forward to driving every day.

  • Eddie

    Did you miss the Mercedes CLA250 at $29,900, getting 26 city & 38 hwy as a high mileage, luxury, low price car!

  • Sam

    What about the 2013-14 Kia optima

  • Somebody

    24 to 30 mpg for the Mercedes is nothing to brag about.

  • Urb

    What about my Ferrari, it should be getting 10 mpg instead of 8????



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