The 100 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars in 1998

Have you ever wondered what the most fuel efficient cars manufactured in 1998 are? In this article, we'll list out the best 100 fuel efficient cars from 1998 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 1998 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 S10 Electric 55 $1,200
Honda EV Plus 48 $1,400
Chevrolet Metro 40 $1,550
Volkswagen New Beetle 38 $2,050
Volkswagen Jetta 37 $2,100
Volkswagen Passat 37 $2,100
Volkswagen Passat Wagon 37 $2,100
Chevrolet Metro 35 $1,800
Suzuki Swift 35 $1,800
Honda Civic HX 34 $1,850
Volkswagen New Beetle 33 $2,350
Honda Civic HX 31 $2,000
Mitsubishi Mirage 31 $2,000
Volkswagen Passat 31 $2,500
Volkswagen Passat Wagon 31 $2,500
Honda Civic 30 $2,100
Toyota Corolla 30 $2,100
Toyota Tercel 30 $2,100
Chevrolet Prizm 29 $2,150
Dodge Neon 29 $2,150
Mazda Protege 29 $2,150
Nissan Sentra/200SX 29 $2,150
Plymouth Neon 29 $2,150
Suzuki Esteem 29 $2,150
Toyota Tercel 29 $2,150
Chevrolet Metro 28 $2,250
Chevrolet Prizm 28 $2,250
Chevrolet S10 Electric 28 $2,350
Ford Escort 28 $2,250
Ford Escort Wagon 28 $2,250
Honda Civic 28 $2,250
Honda Civic 28 $2,250
Hyundai Accent 28 $2,250
Mercury Tracer 28 $2,250
Mercury Tracer Wagon 28 $2,250
Mitsubishi Mirage 28 $2,250
Mitsubishi Mirage 28 $2,250
Saturn SC 28 $2,250
Saturn SL 28 $2,250
Suzuki Esteem Wagon 28 $2,250
Suzuki Swift 28 $2,250
Toyota Corolla 28 $2,250
Toyota Paseo 28 $2,250
Dodge Stratus 27 $2,300
Honda Civic 27 $2,300
Honda Civic CNG 27 $1,300
Nissan Sentra/200SX 27 $2,300
Plymouth Breeze 27 $2,300
Saturn SC 27 $2,300
Saturn SL 27 $2,300
Saturn SW 27 $2,300
Toyota Paseo Convertible 27 $2,300
Toyota Tercel 27 $2,300
Chevrolet Prizm 26 $2,400
Daewoo Lanos 26 $2,400
Hyundai Accent 26 $2,400
Mazda 626 26 $2,400
Mercedes-Benz E300 Turbodiesel 26 $2,950
Saturn SC 26 $2,400
Saturn SL 26 $2,400
Saturn SW 26 $2,400
Saturn SW 26 $2,400
Suzuki Esteem 26 $2,400
Suzuki Esteem Wagon 26 $2,400
Toyota Corolla 26 $2,400
Toyota Paseo 26 $2,400
Toyota Paseo Convertible 26 $2,400
Chevrolet Cavalier 25 $2,500
Daewoo Lanos 25 $2,500
Daewoo Nubira 25 $2,500
Daewoo Nubira Wagon 25 $2,500
Ford Contour 25 $2,500
Ford Escort 25 $2,500
Ford Escort Wagon 25 $2,500
Ford Escort ZX2 25 $2,500
Ford Escort ZX2 25 $2,500
Mazda Protege 25 $2,500
Mazda Protege 25 $2,500
Mercury Mystique 25 $2,500
Mercury Tracer 25 $2,500
Mercury Tracer Wagon 25 $2,500
Mitsubishi Mirage 25 $2,500
Pontiac Sunfire 25 $2,500
Saturn SC 25 $2,500
Saturn SL 25 $2,500
Saturn SW 25 $2,500
Acura 2.3CL/3.0CL 24 $2,600
Acura Integra 24 $2,600
Acura Integra 24 $2,600
Acura Integra 24 $3,100
BMW 318i/318is 24 $2,600
BMW 318ti 24 $2,600
BMW Z3 Roadster 24 $2,600
Chevrolet Cavalier 24 $2,600
Chevrolet Malibu 24 $2,600
Daewoo Lanos 24 $2,600
Daewoo Nubira 24 $2,600
Daewoo Nubira Wagon 24 $2,600
Dodge Neon 24 $2,600
Eagle Talon 24 $2,600

Best 1998 Regular Fuel Cars by Miles per Gallon

The table below contains the best 1998 regular fuel cars by combined miles per gallon (MPG).

Conclusion

The most fuel efficient car of 1998 is the Chevrolet S10 Electric. It has a combined MPG of 55 and costs $1,200 per year to drive it.

The most fuel efficient non-electric car of 1998 is the Volkswagen New Beetle. It has a combined MPG of 38 and costs $2,050 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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