The 100 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars in 1997
Have you ever wondered what the most fuel efficient cars manufactured in 1997 are? In this article, we'll list out the best 100 fuel efficient cars from 1997 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 1997 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.
Best 1997 Regular Fuel Cars by Miles per Gallon
The table below contains the best 1997 regular fuel cars by combined miles per gallon (MPG).
|Car||Combined MPG||Fuel Cost|
|Volkswagen Golf/GTI (Manual 5-spd)||37||$2,100|
|Volkswagen Jetta (Manual 5-spd)||37||$2,100|
|Volkswagen Passat (Manual 5-spd)||36||$2,150|
|Volkswagen Passat Wagon (Manual 5-spd)||36||$2,150|
|Mercedes-Benz E300 Diesel (Automatic 5-spd)||26||$2,950|
|Chevrolet K1500 Pickup 4WD (Automatic 4-spd)||15||$5,150|
|Chevrolet Tahoe 1500 4WD (Automatic 4-spd)||15||$5,150|
|GMC Sierra 1500 4WD (Automatic 4-spd)||15||$5,150|
|GMC Sierra 2500 2WD (Automatic 4-spd)||15||$5,150|
|GMC Yukon 1500 4WD (Automatic 4-spd)||15||$5,150|
|Chevrolet Pickup 2500 2WD (Automatic 4-spd)||14||$5,500|
The most fuel efficient car of 1997 is the Geo Metro. It has a combined MPG of 40 and costs $1,550 per year to drive it.
The most fuel efficient non-electric car of 1997 is the Volkswagen Golf/GTI. It has a combined MPG of 37 and costs $2,100 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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