Best Deals on Fuel-Efficient Cars and SUVs

Many shoppers are making fuel economy a top priority when selecting their next new car. But it’s important to keep performance, reliability, owner satisfaction, and safety in mind, too. These are all part of the Overall Score that Consumer Reports gives to new cars it tests, and those virtues are factored into a model’s eligibility for recommendation. 

To help CR members, we reviewed the latest transaction data reflecting what people actually paid for 2024 model-year cars in the past month. We then filtered the list to include only CR Recommended models that are among those with the best fuel economy for their class. In short, these are good models with good fuel economy. We also included some electric vehicles. This list highlights models from Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Lexus, Subaru, and Toyota. There are a variety of cars and SUVs, each representing an efficient choice in their category.