Top gas mileage cars by vehicle class

Each year, the Environmental Protection Agency compiles its Fuel Economy Guide to educate car buyers on fuel-efficient vehicles. The Toyota Yaris tops them all. The following gas-powered, automatic cars and trucks have the best fuel economy within the listed vehicle classes by city/highway:

Full Size Cars:

Hyundai Sonata: 24/33
Toyota Avalon: 22/21

Luxury Cars:

Audi A3: 25/32
Audi A4: 24/32
Lexus IS 250: 24/32


Toyota Rav4: 24/30
Honda CR-V: 23/30

Midsize Cars:

Hyundai Elantra: 28/36
Pontiac Vibe: 29/34
Toyota Matrix: 29/34

Compact Cars:

Toyta Yaris: 34/39
Honda Civic: 30/40

Sports Cars:

Volkswagen GTI: 25/32
Volkswagen Eos: 23/31

Pickup Trucks:

Toyota Tacoma: 21/27
Ford Ranger: 21/26
Mazda B2300: 21/26