The 100 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars in 1987

Have you ever wondered what the most fuel efficient cars manufactured in 1987 are? In this article, we'll list out the best 100 fuel efficient cars from 1987 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 1987 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
Chevrolet Sprint ER 47 $1,350
Honda Civic CRX HF 46 $1,350
Honda Civic CRX HF 40 $1,550
Chevrolet Sprint 39 $1,600
Pontiac Firefly 39 $1,600
Suzuki Forsa 39 $1,600
Ford Escort 35 $2,200
Mercury Lynx 35 $2,200
Chevrolet Sprint 34 $1,850
Chevrolet Turbo Sprint 34 $1,850
Honda Civic 34 $1,850
Pontiac Firefly 34 $1,850
Pontiac Turbo Firefly 34 $1,850
Subaru Justy 34 $1,850
Suzuki Forsa 34 $1,850
Suzuki Forsa Turbo 34 $1,850
Chevrolet Spectrum 33 $1,900
Isuzu I-Mark 33 $1,900
Pontiac Sunburst 33 $1,900
Toyota Tercel 33 $1,900
Volkswagen Golf 33 $2,350
Isuzu Pickup 2WD 32 $2,400
Renault Alliance 32 $1,950
Dodge Colt 31 $2,000
Ford Escort 31 $2,000
Ford Escort Wagon 31 $2,000
Isuzu I-Mark 31 $2,000
Mercury Lynx 31 $2,000
Mercury Lynx Wagon 31 $2,000
Mitsubishi Mirage 31 $2,000
Nissan Sentra Honeybee 31 $2,000
Plymouth Colt 31 $2,000
Renault Alliance 31 $2,000
Dodge Colt 30 $2,100
Mitsubishi Mirage 30 $2,100
Plymouth Colt 30 $2,100
Renault Alliance 30 $2,100
Toyota Tercel 30 $2,100
Honda Civic CRX 29 $2,150
Isuzu Pickup 2WD 29 $2,650
Subaru Hatchback 29 $2,150
Toyota Corolla 29 $2,150
Chevrolet Nova 28 $2,250
Chevrolet Spectrum 28 $2,250
Ford Escort 28 $2,250
Ford Escort Wagon 28 $2,250
Ford EXP 28 $2,250
Honda Civic 28 $2,250
Honda Civic Wagon 28 $2,250
Isuzu I-Mark 28 $2,250
Isuzu Pickup 2WD 28 $2,750
Mercedes-Benz 190D 2.5 28 $2,750
Mercedes-Benz 190D 2.5 28 $2,750
Mercury Lynx 28 $2,250
Mercury Lynx Wagon 28 $2,250
Pontiac Sunburst 28 $2,250
Renault Alliance 28 $2,250
Toyota Tercel Wagon 2WD 28 $2,250
Chevrolet Chevette CS 27 $2,300
Chevrolet Chevette CS 27 $2,300
Chevrolet Spectrum Turbo 27 $2,300
Dodge Colt 27 $2,300
Honda Civic 27 $2,300
Honda Civic CRX 27 $2,300
Honda Civic CRX 27 $2,300
Hyundai Excel 27 $2,300
Isuzu I-Mark 27 $2,300
Mazda 323 27 $2,300
Mazda 323 Wagon 27 $2,300
Mitsubishi Mirage 27 $2,300
Mitsubishi Precis 27 $2,300
Nissan Sentra 27 $2,300
Nissan Sentra Wagon 27 $2,300
Plymouth Colt 27 $2,300
Pontiac 1000 27 $2,300
Pontiac 1000 27 $2,300
Renault Alliance Convertible 27 $2,300
Toyota Corolla 27 $2,300
Toyota Corolla Sport 27 $2,300
Toyota Tercel 27 $2,300
Buick Skyhawk 26 $2,400
Buick Skyhawk Wagon 26 $2,400
Chevrolet Nova 26 $2,400
Dodge Charger 26 $2,400
Ford Ranger Pickup 2WD 26 $2,950
Honda Accord 26 $2,400
Honda Civic 26 $2,400
Honda Civic Wagon 26 $2,400
Hyundai Excel 26 $2,400
Mercedes-Benz 190D 2.5 Turbo 26 $2,950
Mitsubishi Precis 26 $2,400
Nissan Sentra Coupe 26 $2,400
Oldsmobile Firenza 26 $2,400
Oldsmobile Firenza Cruiser 26 $2,400
Plymouth Turismo 26 $2,400
Pontiac Sunbird 26 $2,400
Pontiac Sunbird Convertible 26 $2,400
Pontiac Sunbird Wagon 26 $2,400
Subaru Hatchback 26 $2,400
Toyota Camry 26 $2,400

Best 1987 Regular Fuel Cars by Miles per Gallon

The table below contains the best 1987 regular fuel cars by combined miles per gallon (MPG).

Car Combined MPG Fuel Cost
Ford Escort (Manual 5-spd) 35 $2,200
Mercury Lynx (Manual 5-spd) 35 $2,200
Volkswagen Golf (Manual 5-spd) 33 $2,350
Isuzu Pickup 2WD (Manual 4-spd) 32 $2,400
Isuzu Pickup 2WD (Manual 5-spd) 29 $2,650
Isuzu Pickup 2WD (Manual 5-spd) 28 $2,750
Mercedes-Benz 190D 2.5 (Automatic 4-spd) 28 $2,750
Mercedes-Benz 190D 2.5 (Manual 5-spd) 28 $2,750
Ford Ranger Pickup 2WD (Manual 5-spd) 26 $2,950
Mercedes-Benz 190D 2.5 Turbo (Automatic 4-spd) 26 $2,950
Jeep Cherokee/Wagoneer 4WD (Manual 5-spd) 25 $3,100
Jeep Comanche 2WD (Manual 5-spd) 25 $3,100
Ford Ranger Pickup 4WD (Manual 5-spd) 24 $3,200
Mercedes-Benz 300D (Automatic 4-spd) 24 $3,200
Isuzu Pickup 4WD (Manual 5-spd) 23 $3,350
Peugeot 505 Sedan (Automatic 4-spd) 23 $3,350
Peugeot 505 Station Wagon (Automatic 4-spd) 23 $3,350
Isuzu Trooper (Manual 5-spd) 22 $3,500
Mercedes-Benz 300TD (Automatic 4-spd) 22 $3,500
Mercedes-Benz 300SDL (Automatic 4-spd) 20 $3,850
Chevrolet G10/20 Van 2WD (Manual 4-spd) 19 $4,050
Chevrolet R10 Pickup 2WD (Manual 4-spd) 19 $4,050
GMC G15/25 Vandura 2WD (Manual 4-spd) 19 $4,050
GMC R15 Pickup 2WD (Manual 4-spd) 19 $4,050
Chevrolet G10/20 Sport Van 2WD (Automatic 4-spd) 18 $4,300
Chevrolet G10/20 Van 2WD (Automatic 4-spd) 18 $4,300
Chevrolet R10 Pickup 2WD (Automatic 4-spd) 18 $4,300
Chevrolet R10 Suburban 2WD (Automatic 4-spd) 18 $4,300
GMC G15/25 Rally 2WD (Automatic 4-spd) 18 $4,300
GMC G15/25 Vandura 2WD (Automatic 4-spd) 18 $4,300
GMC R15 Pickup 2WD (Automatic 4-spd) 18 $4,300
GMC R15 Suburban 2WD (Automatic 4-spd) 18 $4,300
Chevrolet G10/20 Sport Van 2WD (Manual 4-spd) 17 $4,550
Chevrolet R20 (C20) Pickup 2WD (Automatic 4-spd) 17 $4,550
Chevrolet R20 (C20) Pickup 2WD (Manual 4-spd) 17 $4,550
Chevrolet V10 (K10) Pickup 4WD (Manual 4-spd) 17 $4,550
Chevrolet V20 Pickup 4WD (Manual 4-spd) 17 $4,550
GMC G15/25 Rally 2WD (Manual 4-spd) 17 $4,550
GMC R25 Pickup 2WD (Automatic 4-spd) 17 $4,550
GMC R25 Pickup 2WD (Manual 4-spd) 17 $4,550
GMC V15 Pickup 4WD (Manual 4-spd) 17 $4,550
GMC V25 Pickup 4WD (Manual 4-spd) 17 $4,550
Chevrolet V10 (K10) Blazer 4WD (Automatic 4-spd) 16 $4,800
Chevrolet V10 (K10) Pickup 4WD (Automatic 4-spd) 16 $4,800
Chevrolet V10 (K10) Suburban 4WD (Automatic 4-spd) 16 $4,800
Chevrolet V20 Pickup 4WD (Automatic 4-spd) 16 $4,800
GMC V15 Jimmy 4WD (Automatic 4-spd) 16 $4,800
GMC V15 Pickup 4WD (Automatic 4-spd) 16 $4,800
GMC V15 Suburban 4WD (Automatic 4-spd) 16 $4,800
GMC V25 Pickup 4WD (Automatic 4-spd) 16 $4,800

Conclusion

The most fuel efficient car of 1987 is the Chevrolet Sprint ER. It has a combined MPG of 47 and costs $1,350 per year to drive it.

The most fuel efficient non-electric car of 1987 is the Ford Escort. It has a combined MPG of 35 and costs $2,200 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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