The 100 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars in 2001

Have you ever wondered what the most fuel efficient cars manufactured in 2001 are? In this article, we'll list out the best 100 fuel efficient cars from 2001 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 2001 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 Hyper-Mini 75 $900
Toyota RAV4 EV 72 $900
Ford Th!nk 65 $1,000
Ford Ranger Pickup 2WD 58 $1,150
Honda Insight 53 $1,200
Honda Insight 47 $1,350
Toyota Prius 41 $1,550
Ford Explorer USPS Electric 39 $1,700
Volkswagen Golf 38 $2,050
Volkswagen Jetta 38 $2,050
Volkswagen New Beetle 38 $2,050
Honda Civic HX 34 $1,850
Suzuki Swift 34 $1,850
Volkswagen Golf 33 $2,350
Volkswagen Jetta 33 $2,350
Volkswagen New Beetle 33 $2,350
Honda Civic HX 32 $1,950
Toyota Echo 32 $1,950
Chevrolet Prizm 31 $2,000
Honda Civic 31 $2,000
Toyota Corolla 31 $2,000
Chevrolet Prizm 30 $2,100
Honda Civic 30 $2,100
Mitsubishi Mirage 30 $2,100
Toyota Corolla 30 $2,100
Toyota Echo 30 $2,100
Honda Civic 29 $2,150
Saturn SC 29 $2,150
Saturn SL 29 $2,150
Suzuki Esteem 29 $2,150
Chevrolet Metro 28 $2,250
Ford Focus 28 $2,250
Ford Focus Station Wagon 28 $2,250
Honda Civic CNG 28 $1,250
Hyundai Accent/Brio 28 $2,250
Mazda Protege/Protege MPS 28 $2,250
Mitsubishi Mirage 28 $2,250
Suzuki Swift 28 $2,250
Toyota Celica 28 $2,250
Chevrolet Prizm 27 $2,300
Hyundai Accent/Brio 27 $2,300
Mitsubishi Mirage 27 $2,300
Saturn SC 27 $2,300
Saturn SL 27 $2,300
Saturn SL 27 $2,300
Saturn SW 27 $2,300
Suzuki Esteem 27 $2,300
Toyota Celica 27 $2,300
Toyota Corolla 27 $2,300
Daewoo Lanos 26 $2,400
Dodge Neon 26 $2,400
Ford Escort 26 $2,400
Ford Escort ZX2 26 $2,400
Kia Rio 26 $2,400
Mazda Protege/Protege MPS 26 $2,400
Nissan Sentra 26 $2,400
Nissan Sentra 26 $2,400
Plymouth Neon 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
Daewoo Lanos 25 $2,500
Daewoo Lanos 25 $2,500
Ford Escort ZX2 25 $2,500
Ford Focus 25 $2,500
Ford Focus 25 $2,500
Ford Focus Station Wagon 25 $2,500
Ford Focus Station Wagon 25 $2,500
Honda Accord 25 $2,500
Hyundai Accent/Brio 25 $2,500
Hyundai Elantra 25 $2,500
Hyundai Elantra 25 $2,500
Kia Rio 25 $2,500
Mazda 626 25 $2,500
Mitsubishi Mirage 25 $2,500
Saturn L100/200 25 $2,500
Acura Integra 24 $2,600
Acura Integra 24 $3,100
Chevrolet Cavalier 24 $2,600
Chevrolet Cavalier 24 $2,600
Dodge Neon 24 $2,600
Ford Focus 24 $2,600
Ford Focus Station Wagon 24 $2,600
Honda Accord 24 $2,600
Hyundai Tiburon 24 $2,600
Infiniti G20 24 $2,600
Kia Sephia/Spectra 24 $2,600
Mazda Protege/Protege MPS 24 $2,600
Mazda Protege/Protege MPS 24 $2,600
Mercury Cougar 24 $2,600
Nissan Sentra 24 $2,600
Plymouth Neon 24 $2,600
Pontiac Sunfire 24 $2,600
Saturn L100/200 24 $2,600
Saturn LW200 24 $2,600
Saturn LW200 24 $2,600
Toyota Camry 24 $2,600

Best 2001 Regular Fuel Cars by Miles per Gallon

The table below contains the best 2001 regular fuel cars by combined miles per gallon (MPG).

Car Combined MPG Fuel Cost
Honda Insight (Manual 5-spd) 53 $1,200
Honda Insight (Automatic (variable gear ra...) 47 $1,350
Toyota Prius (Automatic (variable gear ra...) 41 $1,550
Volkswagen Golf (Manual 5-spd) 38 $2,050
Volkswagen Jetta (Manual 5-spd) 38 $2,050
Volkswagen New Beetle (Manual 5-spd) 38 $2,050
Volkswagen Golf (Automatic 4-spd) 33 $2,350
Volkswagen Jetta (Automatic 4-spd) 33 $2,350
Volkswagen New Beetle (Automatic 4-spd) 33 $2,350
Honda Civic CNG (Automatic (variable gear ra...) 28 $1,250
Chevrolet Cavalier (Bi-fuel CNG) (Automatic 4-spd) 23 $2,700
Chevrolet S10 Pickup 2WD FFV (Manual 5-spd) 22 $2,850
GMC Sonoma 2WD (FFV) (Manual 5-spd) 22 $2,850
Isuzu Hombre Pickup 2WD (FFV) (Manual 5-spd) 22 $2,850
Toyota Camry CNG (Automatic 4-spd) 22 $1,600
Chevrolet S10 Pickup 2WD FFV (Automatic 4-spd) 19 $3,300
Ford Taurus FFV (Automatic 4-spd) 19 $3,300
Ford Taurus Wagon FFV (Automatic 4-spd) 19 $3,300
GMC Sonoma 2WD (FFV) (Automatic 4-spd) 19 $3,300
Isuzu Hombre Pickup 2WD (FFV) (Automatic 4-spd) 19 $3,300
Mercury Sable (FFV) (Automatic 4-spd) 19 $3,300
Mercury Sable Wagon (FFV) (Automatic 4-spd) 19 $3,300
Chrysler Town and Country/Voyager/Grand Voy. 2WD (Automatic 4-spd) 18 $3,500
Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan 2WD (Automatic 4-spd) 18 $3,500
Ford Explorer Sport 2WD FFV (Automatic 5-spd) 17 $3,700
Ford Explorer USPS 2WD FFV (Automatic 5-spd) 17 $3,700
Ford Ranger 2WD FFV (Automatic 5-spd) 17 $3,700
Mazda B3000 (FFV) Ethanol 2WD (Automatic 5-spd) 17 $3,700
Ford Crown Victoria CNG (Automatic 4-spd) 16 $2,200
Ford Explorer Sport 4WD FFV (Automatic 5-spd) 15 $4,150
Ford Explorer USPS 4WD FFV (Automatic 5-spd) 15 $4,150
Ford F150 CNG (Automatic 4-spd) 13 $2,700
Dodge Ram Van 2500 2WD CNG (Automatic 4-spd) 12 $2,900
Dodge Ram Wagon 2500 2WD CNG (Automatic 4-spd) 12 $2,900
Ford E250 CNG (Automatic 4-spd) 12 $2,900
Ford F150 Dual-fuel 2WD (LPG) (Automatic 4-spd) 12 $5,200
Ford F150 Dual-fuel 4WD (LPG) (Automatic 4-spd) 12 $5,200
Ford F150 Dual-fuel 2WD (CNG) (Automatic 4-spd) 11 $5,700
Ford F150 Dual-fuel 4WD (CNG) (Automatic 4-spd) 11 $5,700

Conclusion

The most fuel efficient car of 2001 is the Nissan Hyper-Mini. It has a combined MPG of 75 and costs $900 per year to drive it.

The most fuel efficient non-electric car of 2001 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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