The 100 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars in 2000

Have you ever wondered what the most fuel efficient cars manufactured in 2000 are? In this article, we'll list out the best 100 fuel efficient cars from 2000 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 2000 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
Nissan Altra EV 85 $800
Toyota RAV4 EV 72 $900
Ford Ranger Pickup 2WD 58 $1,150
Ford Ranger Pickup 2WD 56 $1,150
Honda Insight 53 $1,200
Volkswagen Golf 38 $2,050
Volkswagen Jetta 38 $2,050
Volkswagen New Beetle 38 $2,050
Chevrolet Metro 36 $1,750
Chevrolet Metro 34 $1,850
Suzuki Swift 34 $1,850
Honda Civic HX 33 $1,900
Volkswagen Golf 33 $2,350
Volkswagen Jetta 33 $2,350
Volkswagen New Beetle 33 $2,350
Toyota Echo 32 $1,950
Honda Civic HX 31 $2,000
Mitsubishi Mirage 31 $2,000
Chevrolet Prizm 30 $2,100
Honda Civic 30 $2,100
Toyota Corolla 30 $2,100
Toyota Echo 30 $2,100
Saturn SC 29 $2,150
Saturn SL 29 $2,150
Suzuki Esteem 29 $2,150
Chevrolet Metro 28 $2,250
Chevrolet Prizm 28 $2,250
Honda Civic 28 $2,250
Hyundai Accent/Brio 28 $2,250
Mitsubishi Mirage 28 $2,250
Suzuki Esteem Wagon 28 $2,250
Suzuki Swift 28 $2,250
Toyota Corolla 28 $2,250
Dodge Neon 27 $2,300
Ford Escort 27 $2,300
Ford Focus 27 $2,300
Honda Civic 27 $2,300
Honda Civic CNG 27 $1,300
Mazda Protege 27 $2,300
Mitsubishi Mirage 27 $2,300
Plymouth Breeze 27 $2,300
Plymouth Neon 27 $2,300
Saturn SC 27 $2,300
Saturn SC 27 $2,300
Saturn SL 27 $2,300
Saturn SL 27 $2,300
Saturn SW 27 $2,300
Saturn SW 27 $2,300
Suzuki Esteem 27 $2,300
Toyota Celica 27 $2,300
Chevrolet Prizm 26 $2,400
Daewoo Lanos 26 $2,400
Ford Escort 26 $2,400
Ford Focus 26 $2,400
Ford Focus Station Wagon 26 $2,400
Hyundai Accent/Brio 26 $2,400
Mazda Protege 26 $2,400
Nissan Sentra 26 $2,400
Nissan Sentra 26 $2,400
Saturn SC 26 $2,400
Saturn SL 26 $2,400
Saturn SW 26 $2,400
Suzuki Esteem 26 $2,400
Suzuki Esteem Wagon 26 $2,400
Suzuki Esteem Wagon 26 $2,400
Toyota Celica 26 $2,400
Toyota Corolla 26 $2,400
Daewoo Lanos 25 $2,500
Ford Contour 25 $2,500
Ford Escort ZX2 25 $2,500
Ford Escort ZX2 25 $2,500
Ford Focus 25 $2,500
Ford Focus Station Wagon 25 $2,500
Honda Civic 25 $2,950
Mazda 626 25 $2,500
Mazda Protege 25 $2,500
Mercury Cougar 25 $2,500
Mercury Mystique 25 $2,500
Mitsubishi Mirage 25 $2,500
Acura Integra 24 $2,600
Acura Integra 24 $3,100
Audi A4 24 $3,100
Chevrolet Cavalier 24 $2,600
Chevrolet Tracker 2WD Convertible 24 $2,600
Daewoo Lanos 24 $2,600
Dodge Neon 24 $2,600
Ford Focus 24 $2,600
Honda Accord 24 $2,600
Hyundai Elantra 24 $2,600
Hyundai Elantra Wagon 24 $2,600
Hyundai Tiburon 24 $2,600
Infiniti G20 24 $2,600
Mazda MX-5 Miata 24 $2,600
Nissan Altima 24 $2,600
Nissan Sentra 24 $2,600
Plymouth Neon 24 $2,600
Pontiac Sunfire 24 $2,600
Saturn LS 24 $2,600
Suzuki Vitara 2Door 2WD 24 $2,600
Toyota Camry 24 $2,600

Best 2000 Regular Fuel Cars by Miles per Gallon

The table below contains the best 2000 regular fuel cars by combined miles per gallon (MPG).

Conclusion

The most fuel efficient car of 2000 is the Nissan Altra EV. It has a combined MPG of 85 and costs $800 per year to drive it.

The most fuel efficient non-electric car of 2000 is the Honda Insight. It has a combined MPG of 53 and costs $1,200 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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