The 100 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars in 1984

Have you ever wondered what the most fuel efficient cars manufactured in 1984 are? In this article, we'll list out the best 100 fuel efficient cars from 1984 with information on each of them!

How to Determine Fuel Efficiency

The list of the best fuel efficient cars on this page is based on one simple metric provided to us by the U.S. Department of Energy: the combined miles per gallon (MPG).

This metric is calculated by taking the total miles driven by the car and dividing it by the total gallons of fuel used.

Manufacturers provide this information to the Department of Energy, they provide it to us, and we provide it to you after sifting and organizing it.

The combined miles per gallon (MPG) is a measure of how much fuel the car uses per mile and is a good indicator of how efficient the car is. It's a combination of both city and highway driving, to give you a more overall accurate MPG.

With that out of the way, let's dive into the list. You can click the links in the table below to see more detailed information about each car.

Best 1984 Cars by Miles per Gallon

The list below is sorted by the combined miles per gallon (MPG) of the car, with the highest MPG at the top. This list includes both electric and regular fuel cars.

Car Combined MPG Fuel Cost
Honda Civic CRX 41 $1,550
Nissan Sentra 41 $1,900
Nissan Sentra 40 $1,950
Ford Escort 39 $2,000
Honda Civic CRX 39 $1,600
Mercury Lynx 39 $2,000
Toyota Corolla 38 $2,050
Volkswagen Rabbit 38 $2,050
Nissan Sentra 37 $2,100
Toyota Corolla 37 $2,100
Volkswagen Jetta 37 $2,100
Chevrolet Chevette 36 $2,150
Nissan Sentra 36 $2,150
Nissan Sentra Wagon 36 $2,150
Pontiac 1000 36 $2,150
Toyota Corolla 36 $2,150
Toyota Starlet 36 $1,750
Volkswagen Rabbit 36 $2,150
Honda Civic 35 $1,800
Isuzu I-Mark 35 $2,200
Nissan Sentra Wagon 35 $2,200
Volkswagen Jetta 35 $2,200
Dodge Colt 34 $1,850
Ford Escort 34 $2,250
Ford Escort Wagon 34 $2,250
Ford Tempo 34 $2,250
Mercury Lynx 34 $2,250
Mercury Lynx Wagon 34 $2,250
Mercury Topaz 34 $2,250
Mitsubishi Precis 34 $1,850
Plymouth Colt 34 $1,850
Toyota Starlet 34 $1,850
Volkswagen Jetta 34 $2,250
Dodge Colt 33 $1,900
Honda Civic 33 $1,900
Mazda 626 33 $2,350
Plymouth Colt 33 $1,900
Volkswagen Jetta 33 $2,350
Volkswagen Quantum 33 $2,350
Volkswagen Quantum Wagon 33 $2,350
Ford Escort 32 $1,950
Isuzu I-Mark 32 $2,400
Mercury Lynx 32 $1,950
Renault Alliance/Encore 32 $1,950
Toyota Camry 32 $2,400
Toyota Tercel 32 $1,950
Dodge Colt 31 $2,000
Grumman Olson Kubvan 31 $2,500
Isuzu Pickup 2WD 31 $2,500
Mitsubishi Precis 31 $2,000
Plymouth Colt 31 $2,000
Toyota Corolla 31 $2,500
Volkswagen Quantum 31 $2,500
Volkswagen Quantum Wagon 31 $2,500
Chevrolet Chevette 30 $2,550
Dodge Charger 30 $2,100
Dodge Colt 30 $2,100
Dodge Omni 30 $2,100
Honda Civic CRX 30 $2,100
Isuzu Pickup 2WD 30 $2,550
Mazda GLC 30 $2,100
Mercedes-Benz 190 D 2.2/190 E 2.3 30 $2,550
Nissan Pulsar/Pulsar-NX 30 $2,100
Nissan Sentra 30 $2,100
Nissan Sentra 30 $2,550
Nissan Sentra Wagon 30 $2,100
Nissan Sentra Wagon 30 $2,550
Plymouth Colt 30 $2,100
Plymouth Horizon 30 $2,100
Plymouth Turismo 30 $2,100
Pontiac 1000 30 $2,550
Renault Alliance/Encore 30 $2,100
Renault Alliance/Encore 30 $2,100
Toyota Truck 2WD 30 $2,550
Chevrolet S10 Pickup 2WD 29 $2,650
Dodge Charger 29 $2,150
Dodge Omni 29 $2,150
GMC S15 Pickup 2WD 29 $2,650
Honda Civic 29 $2,150
Honda Civic Wagon 29 $2,150
Isuzu Pickup 2WD 29 $2,650
Mercedes-Benz 190 D 2.2/190 E 2.3 29 $2,650
Plymouth Horizon 29 $2,150
Plymouth Turismo 29 $2,150
Pontiac 2000 Sunbird 29 $2,150
Renault Alliance/Encore 29 $2,150
Subaru Sedan 29 $2,150
Toyota Corolla 29 $2,150
Toyota Tercel 29 $2,150
Toyota Tercel Wagon 29 $2,150
Toyota Truck 2WD 29 $2,650
Volkswagen Rabbit 29 $2,650
Chevrolet S10 Pickup 2WD 28 $2,750
Chevrolet S10 Pickup 2WD 28 $2,750
Dodge Ram 50 Pickup 2WD 28 $2,750
GMC S15 Pickup 2WD 28 $2,750
GMC S15 Pickup 2WD 28 $2,750
Honda Accord 28 $2,250
Honda Civic Wagon 28 $2,250
Mercedes-Benz 190 D 2.2/190 E 2.3 28 $2,750

Best 1984 Regular Fuel Cars by Miles per Gallon

The table below contains the best 1984 regular fuel cars by combined miles per gallon (MPG).

Car Combined MPG Fuel Cost
Nissan Sentra (Manual 4-spd) 41 $1,900
Nissan Sentra (Manual 4-spd) 40 $1,950
Mercury Lynx (Manual 5-spd) 39 $2,000
Toyota Corolla (Manual 4-spd) 38 $2,050
Volkswagen Rabbit (Manual 4-spd) 38 $2,050
Nissan Sentra (Manual 5-spd) 37 $2,100
Toyota Corolla (Manual 5-spd) 37 $2,100
Volkswagen Jetta (Manual 4-spd) 37 $2,100
Chevrolet Chevette (Manual 5-spd) 36 $2,150
Nissan Sentra (Manual 5-spd) 36 $2,150
Pontiac 1000 (Manual 5-spd) 36 $2,150
Toyota Corolla (Manual 5-spd) 36 $2,150
Volkswagen Rabbit (Manual 5-spd) 36 $2,150
Volkswagen Jetta (Manual 5-spd) 35 $2,200
Ford Escort Wagon (Manual 5-spd) 34 $2,250
Ford Tempo (Manual 5-spd) 34 $2,250
Mercury Lynx (Manual 5-spd) 34 $2,250
Mercury Topaz (Manual 5-spd) 34 $2,250
Volkswagen Jetta (Manual 5-spd) 34 $2,250
Mazda 626 (Manual 5-spd) 33 $2,350
Volkswagen Jetta (Manual 5-spd) 33 $2,350
Grumman Olson Kubvan (Manual 5-spd) 31 $2,500
Isuzu Pickup 2WD (Manual 4-spd) 31 $2,500
Toyota Corolla (Automatic 3-spd) 31 $2,500
Chevrolet Chevette (Automatic 3-spd) 30 $2,550
Isuzu Pickup 2WD (Manual 5-spd) 30 $2,550
Mercedes-Benz 190 D 2.2/190 E 2.3 (Manual 5-spd) 30 $2,550
Nissan Sentra (Automatic 3-spd) 30 $2,550
Pontiac 1000 (Automatic 3-spd) 30 $2,550
Toyota Truck 2WD (Manual 4-spd) 30 $2,550
Chevrolet S10 Pickup 2WD (Manual 5-spd) 29 $2,650
GMC S15 Pickup 2WD (Manual 5-spd) 29 $2,650
Isuzu Pickup 2WD (Manual 5-spd) 29 $2,650
Mercedes-Benz 190 D 2.2/190 E 2.3 (Automatic 4-spd) 29 $2,650
Toyota Truck 2WD (Manual 5-spd) 29 $2,650
Volkswagen Rabbit (Automatic 3-spd) 29 $2,650
Chevrolet S10 Pickup 2WD (Manual 4-spd) 28 $2,750
Chevrolet S10 Pickup 2WD (Manual 5-spd) 28 $2,750
Dodge Ram 50 Pickup 2WD (Manual 5-spd) 28 $2,750
GMC S15 Pickup 2WD (Manual 4-spd) 28 $2,750
GMC S15 Pickup 2WD (Manual 5-spd) 28 $2,750
Mercedes-Benz 190 D 2.2/190 E 2.3 (Automatic 4-spd) 28 $2,750
Mitsubishi Truck 2WD (Manual 5-spd) 28 $2,750
Nissan Pickup 2WD (Manual 5-spd) 28 $2,750
Grumman Olson Kubvan (Automatic 3-spd) 27 $2,850
Toyota Truck 2WD (Manual 5-spd) 27 $2,850
Ford Ranger Pickup 2WD (Manual 4-spd) 26 $2,950
Mazda B2000/B2200 Pickup 2WD (Manual 5-spd) 26 $2,950
Nissan Pickup 2WD (Manual 5-spd) 26 $2,950
Volvo 240 DL/GL/Turbo (Manual 5-spd) 26 $2,950
Volvo 240 DL/GL/Turbo Wagon (Manual 5-spd) 26 $2,950
Buick Century Estate Wagon (Automatic 3-spd) 25 $3,100
Chevrolet Celebrity (Automatic 3-spd) 25 $3,100
Dodge Power Ram 50 Pickup 4WD (Manual 5-spd) 25 $3,100
Dodge Ram 50 Pickup 2WD (Manual 5-spd) 25 $3,100
Isuzu Pickup 4WD (Manual 4-spd) 25 $3,100
Mitsubishi Truck 2WD (Manual 5-spd) 25 $3,100
Mitsubishi Truck 4WD (Manual 5-spd) 25 $3,100
Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera (Automatic 3-spd) 25 $3,100
Toyota Truck 4WD (Manual 5-spd) 25 $3,100
Buick Century Estate Wagon (Automatic 3-spd) 24 $3,200
Buick Century Estate Wagon (Automatic 4-spd) 24 $3,200
Buick Electra/Park Avenue (Automatic 4-spd) 24 $3,200
Cadillac Fleetwood/DeVille (FWD) (Automatic 4-spd) 24 $3,200
Chevrolet Celebrity (Automatic 3-spd) 24 $3,200
Chevrolet Celebrity (Automatic 4-spd) 24 $3,200
Isuzu Pickup 2WD (Automatic 3-spd) 24 $3,200
Isuzu Pickup 4WD (Manual 4-spd) 24 $3,200
Lincoln Continental (Automatic 4-spd) 24 $3,200
Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera (Automatic 3-spd) 24 $3,200
Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera (Automatic 4-spd) 24 $3,200
Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight II (Automatic 4-spd) 24 $3,200
Volvo 240 DL/GL/Turbo (Automatic 3-spd) 24 $3,200
Volvo 240 DL/GL/Turbo Wagon (Automatic 3-spd) 24 $3,200
Buick Regal (Automatic 4-spd) 23 $3,350
Dodge Power Ram 50 Pickup 4WD (Manual 5-spd) 23 $3,350
Lincoln Continental (Automatic 4-spd) 23 $3,350
Mitsubishi Truck 4WD (Manual 5-spd) 23 $3,350
Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme (Automatic 3-spd) 23 $3,350
Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme (Automatic 4-spd) 23 $3,350
Buick Regal (Automatic 4-spd) 22 $3,500
Mercedes-Benz 300SD/380SE (Automatic 4-spd) 22 $3,500
Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme (Automatic 4-spd) 22 $3,500
Peugeot 505 Station Wagon (Automatic 3-spd) 22 $3,500
Buick Electra Estate Wagon (Automatic 4-spd) 21 $3,650
Buick Electra/Park Avenue (Automatic 4-spd) 21 $3,650
Buick LeSabre (Automatic 4-spd) 21 $3,650
Buick Regal (Automatic 4-spd) 21 $3,650
Buick Riviera (Automatic 4-spd) 21 $3,650
Cadillac Brougham/DeVille (RWD) (Automatic 4-spd) 21 $3,650
Cadillac Eldorado (Automatic 4-spd) 21 $3,650
Cadillac Seville (Automatic 4-spd) 21 $3,650
Chevrolet Caprice Wagon (Automatic 4-spd) 21 $3,650
Chevrolet El Camino Pickup 2WD (Automatic 4-spd) 21 $3,650
Chevrolet Impala/Caprice (Automatic 3-spd) 21 $3,650
Chevrolet Impala/Caprice (Automatic 4-spd) 21 $3,650
Chevrolet Monte Carlo (Automatic 3-spd) 21 $3,650
Chevrolet Monte Carlo (Automatic 4-spd) 21 $3,650
GMC Caballero Pickup 2WD (Automatic 4-spd) 21 $3,650
Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser Wagon (Automatic 4-spd) 21 $3,650

Conclusion

The most fuel efficient car of 1984 is the Honda Civic CRX. It has a combined MPG of 41 and costs $1,550 per year to drive it.

The most fuel efficient non-electric car of 1984 is the Nissan Sentra. It has a combined MPG of 41 and costs $1,900 per year to drive it.

Most Fuel Efficient Cars By Year

If you want to continue researching the best fuel efficient cars of all time, you can also look at the list of cars by year.

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