The 100 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars in 2002

Have you ever wondered what the most fuel efficient cars manufactured in 2002 are? In this article, we'll list out the best 100 fuel efficient cars from 2002 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 2002 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
Toyota RAV4 EV 78 $850
Honda Insight 53 $1,200
Honda Insight 47 $1,350
Toyota Prius 41 $1,550
Ford Explorer USPS Electric 39 $1,700
Volkswagen Jetta Wagon 39 $2,000
Volkswagen Golf 38 $2,050
Volkswagen Jetta 38 $2,050
Volkswagen New Beetle 38 $2,050
Honda Civic HX 34 $1,850
Volkswagen Golf 33 $2,350
Volkswagen Jetta 33 $2,350
Volkswagen Jetta Wagon 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
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
Ford Focus 28 $2,250
Ford Focus Station Wagon 28 $2,250
Honda Civic CNG 28 $1,250
Hyundai Accent/Brio 28 $2,250
Mitsubishi Mirage 28 $2,250
Toyota Celica 28 $2,250
Chevrolet Prizm 27 $2,300
Dodge Neon 27 $2,300
Hyundai Accent/Brio 27 $2,300
Mitsubishi Mirage 27 $2,300
Nissan Sentra 27 $2,300
Saturn SC 27 $2,300
Saturn SL 27 $2,300
Saturn SL 27 $2,300
Suzuki Esteem 27 $2,300
Toyota Celica 27 $2,300
Toyota Corolla 27 $2,300
Acura RSX 26 $2,400
Daewoo Lanos 26 $2,400
Ford Escort 26 $2,400
Ford Escort ZX2 26 $2,400
Kia Rio 26 $2,400
Mitsubishi Lancer 26 $2,400
Nissan Sentra 26 $2,400
Saturn SC 26 $2,400
Saturn SL 26 $2,400
Suzuki Aerio 26 $2,400
Suzuki Esteem 26 $2,400
Suzuki Esteem Wagon 26 $2,400
Suzuki Esteem Wagon 26 $2,400
Chevrolet Cavalier 25 $2,500
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
Honda Civic 25 $2,500
Hyundai Accent/Brio 25 $2,500
Hyundai Elantra 25 $2,500
Hyundai Elantra 25 $2,500
Mazda 626 25 $2,500
MINI Cooper 25 $2,950
Mitsubishi Lancer 25 $2,500
Mitsubishi Mirage 25 $2,500
Oldsmobile Alero 25 $2,500
Pontiac Grand Am 25 $2,500
Pontiac Sunfire 25 $2,500
Saturn L100/200 25 $2,500
Suzuki Aerio 25 $2,500
Suzuki Aerio SX 25 $2,500
Suzuki Aerio SX 25 $2,500
Suzuki Esteem Wagon 25 $2,500
Acura RSX 24 $2,600
Acura RSX 24 $3,100
Chevrolet Cavalier 24 $2,600
Chevrolet Cavalier 24 $2,600
Dodge Neon 24 $2,600
Honda Accord 24 $2,600
Infiniti G20 24 $2,600
Kia Rio 24 $2,600
Kia Spectra 24 $2,600
Mazda Protege/Protege 5 24 $2,600
Mazda Protege/Protege 5 24 $2,600
Mazda Protege/Protege 5 24 $2,600
Mercury Cougar 24 $2,600
Oldsmobile Alero 24 $2,600
Pontiac Grand Am 24 $2,600
Pontiac Sunfire 24 $2,600
Pontiac Sunfire 24 $2,600

Best 2002 Regular Fuel Cars by Miles per Gallon

The table below contains the best 2002 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 Jetta Wagon (Manual 5-spd) 39 $2,000
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 Jetta Wagon (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 Dual-fuel (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
Ford Taurus (Automatic 4-spd) 21 $3,000
Mercury Sable (Automatic 4-spd) 21 $3,000
Chevrolet S10 Pickup 2WD FFV (Automatic 4-spd) 19 $3,300
Ford Taurus Wagon (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 Wagon (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 Ranger 2WD FFV (Automatic 5-spd) 17 $3,700
Mazda B3000 FFV 2WD (Automatic 5-spd) 17 $3,700
Ford Crown Victoria CNG (Automatic 4-spd) 16 $2,200
Ford Explorer 2WD FFV (Automatic 5-spd) 16 $3,900
Ford Explorer 4WD FFV (Automatic 5-spd) 16 $3,900
Mercury Mountaineer 2WD FFV (Automatic 5-spd) 16 $3,900
Mercury Mountaineer 4WD FFV (Automatic 5-spd) 15 $4,150
Chevrolet Suburban 1500 2WD (Automatic 4-spd) 14 $4,450
Chevrolet Suburban 1500 4WD (Automatic 4-spd) 14 $4,450
Chevrolet Tahoe 1500 2WD (Automatic 4-spd) 14 $4,450
Chevrolet Tahoe 1500 4WD (Automatic 4-spd) 14 $4,450
GMC Yukon 1500 2WD (Automatic 4-spd) 14 $4,450
GMC Yukon 1500 4WD (Automatic 4-spd) 14 $4,450
GMC Yukon XL 1500 2WD (Automatic 4-spd) 14 $4,450
GMC Yukon XL 1500 4WD (Automatic 4-spd) 14 $4,450
Dodge Ram Van 2500 2WD CNG (Automatic 4-spd) 13 $2,700
Dodge Ram Wagon 2500 2WD CNG (Automatic 4-spd) 13 $2,700
Ford F150 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 2002 is the Toyota RAV4 EV. It has a combined MPG of 78 and costs $850 per year to drive it.

The most fuel efficient non-electric car of 2002 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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