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Check Out These Most Fuel-Efficient 5-Year-Old Vehicles

Used car shoppers have been hit not just by record high prices, but now, due to inflation and the Russia-Ukraine crisis, they have to factor in rising gas prices in their search for a used vehicle. This is a big reason for the popularity and high cost of fuel-efficient cars and electric vehicles.

If a hybrid or electric vehicle is not an option for you, there are many used vehicles that are fuel efficient and provide significant savings compared to their brand-new versions. Cars.com recently came out with a list of 2017 model-year vehicles with the highest EPA combined fuel-economy ratings.

Among the most gas only fuel-efficient sedans, hatchbacks and coupes listed in order of the highest combined mpg rating, the Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback, with 37/43/39 mpg city/highway/combined, was at the top of the list, followed by the Chevrolet Cruze (31/47/37 mpg), Honda Fit (33/40/36 mpg), Honda Civic (32/42/36 mpg), and Jaguar XE (32/42/36 mpg).

According to Cars.com, compact and subcompact vehicles dominate the list of most fuel-efficient used SUVs and the Mazda CX-3 at 29/34/31 mpg is the most efficient gas-only model, but apparently, this model will soon be discontinued. The CX-30 will take its place as Mazda’s smallest SUV. Other fuel-efficient SUVs are the Subaru Impreza 5-Door (28/37/31 mpg), Honda HR-V (28/34/31 mpg), Honda CR-V (28/34/30 mpg), and Buick Encore (27/33/30 mpg).

Among gas-powered minivans, the Nissan Quest, which was discontinued after the 2017 model year, is the most fuel-efficient, 5-year-old minivan. Runner-up Chrysler Pacifica (19/28/22 mpg), with its efficiency, quiet ride, spacious interior and convenient Stow ‘n Go seats earned it Cars.com’s Best of 2017 award. The Honda Odyssey (19/27/22 mpg), Toyota Sienna (19/27/22 mpg), and Kia Sedona (18/25/21 mpg), also earn high points for their fuel efficiency ratings.

Mid-size pickup trucks are the most fuel-efficient options in the category of pick-up trucks. Leading on the search engine’s list is the Chevy Colorado and its cousin, the GMC Canyon, with a combined 25 mpg each. Also efficient are the Ram 1500 (20/27/23 mpg), Ford F-150 (19/26/22 mpg), and Honda Ridgeline (19/26/22 mpg).

Check out Cars.com’s full list of 2017 fuel-efficient vehicles which is broken down by vehicle type (car, SUV, minivan and pickup truck) and powertrain type (gas-only, hybrid and plug-in hybrid). The list also includes the median price for each vehicle among Cars.com dealers as of February 2022. Ratings are all EPA estimates. Actual mileage may differ depending on factors such as driving habits and road conditions.

When in the market for a used car, stop by Carousel Preowned. Carousel Preowned serving Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, North Liberty, Marion, and Coralville, IA, is proud to be an automotive leader in our community. We do our best to ensure your complete satisfaction every time you step into our car dealership. This is why we offer the widest selection of used and pre-owned cars, trucks, and SUVs and provide true ease of purchase in Iowa.

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