If you're looking for a vehicle with great gas mileage, you probably fall into one of 3 categories. Either you want to help protect the environment (which is great!), you want to save a few bucks on gas or, most likely, a little bit of both. The problem is, many hybrids and electric cars come with a high price tag - which means you're stuck doing the math on whether or not your fuel savings will even edge out the higher cost of your monthly car payment.
That's why we've taken the time to compile our list of the 5 most fuel efficient cars for under $20,000.
2016 Mazda3 iSport
Starting at just $17,845, this 2.0L sedan manages to 41 mpg on the highway. Even though it's classified as a "compact," the Mazda3 can still fit 5 passengers comfortably. Throw in a sporty design and loads of tech and safety options and it's no wonder that this car has been named "10 Best" by Car and Driver 3 years in a row.
2016 Chevy Cruze
Bold styling, a comfy interior, plenty of storage space, 4G LTE Wifi - The Chevy Cruze has it all. But all those features don't hinder the Cruze's fuel efficiency, which boasts and impressive 42 mpg on the highway. And, with a starting price of just $16,620, the Chevy Cruze proves that you can "have it all" without paying an arm and a leg.
2016 Honda Civic
Honda has always been synonymous with fuel efficiency and the 2016 sedan is no exception - getting up to 31 mpg in the city and 42 mpg highway. It's sharp looks add even more value to it's already reasonable $18,640 starting price.
2016 Nissan Sentra
If safety AND fuel efficiency are at the top of your list, check out the 2016 Nissan Sentra. With 30 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway, the Sentra will certainly save you money on gas. A robust selection of safety options like Nissan Safety Shield Technologies may save something even more important. Bundle that all up with a reasonable $16,780 price tag, and you've got a sedan you can count on.
2016 Toyota Prius c
When it comes to pure fuel efficiency, the 2016 Toyota Prius c is the big player amongst compact cars, boasting an incredible 53 mpg city and 46 mpg highway. Not only can you go farther for less cash in the Prius, but the comfortable interior and top-of-the-line technology makes those long road trips more fun, as well! Starting at just $19,560, this is the kind of car that will continue to save you money for years on end.
If you're looking to save a few bucks at the gas pump, Kenny Ross has a fantastic selection of fuel efficient vehicles - from the gas-sipping Toyota Prius c to the fun and sporty Mazda3. But that's not the only way to save money at Kenny Ross! With Total Confidence Pricing, we use the power of TrueCar, Auto Trader and KBB to set a great low price on every car. We even stand by that price for up to 30 days AFTER purchase. That means, at Kenny Ross, you never pay more.