The 100 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars in 2008

Have you ever wondered what the most fuel efficient cars manufactured in 2008 are? In this article, we'll list out the best 100 fuel efficient cars from 2008 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 2008 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
MINI MiniE 98 $650
Toyota Prius 46 $1,350
Honda Civic Hybrid 42 $1,500
smart fortwo convertible 36 $2,050
smart fortwo coupe 36 $2,050
Nissan Altima Hybrid 34 $1,850
Toyota Camry Hybrid 34 $1,850
Ford Escape Hybrid FWD 32 $1,950
Mazda Tribute Hybrid 2WD 32 $1,950
Mercury Mariner Hybrid FWD 32 $1,950
MINI Clubman 32 $2,300
MINI Cooper 32 $2,300
Toyota Yaris 32 $1,950
Honda Fit 31 $2,000
Toyota Corolla 31 $2,000
Toyota Yaris 31 $2,000
Honda Fit 30 $2,100
Chevrolet Cobalt XFE 29 $2,150
Honda Civic 29 $2,150
Honda Civic 29 $2,150
Honda Fit 29 $2,150
Hyundai Accent 29 $2,150
Kia Rio 29 $2,150
Kia Rio 29 $2,150
MINI Clubman 29 $2,550
MINI Clubman S 29 $2,550
MINI Cooper 29 $2,550
MINI Cooper S 29 $2,550
Nissan Versa 29 $2,150
Pontiac G5 XFE 29 $2,150
Pontiac Vibe 29 $2,150
Scion xD 29 $2,150
Toyota Corolla 29 $2,150
Toyota Matrix 29 $2,150
Ford Escape Hybrid 4WD 28 $2,250
Ford Focus 28 $2,250
Ford Focus 28 $2,250
Honda Civic CNG 28 $1,250
Hyundai Accent 28 $2,250
Hyundai Elantra 28 $2,250
Mazda Tribute Hybrid 4WD 28 $2,250
Mercury Mariner Hybrid 4WD 28 $2,250
Nissan Sentra 28 $2,250
Nissan Versa 28 $2,250
Saturn Vue Hybrid 28 $2,250
Scion xD 28 $2,250
Chevrolet Aveo 27 $2,300
Chevrolet Aveo 5 27 $2,300
Chevrolet Cobalt 27 $2,300
Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid 27 $2,300
Hyundai Elantra 27 $2,300
Kia Spectra 27 $2,300
Mazda 3 27 $2,300
MINI Clubman S 27 $2,750
MINI Cooper S 27 $2,750
Nissan Sentra 27 $2,300
Nissan Versa 27 $2,300
Pontiac G5/Pursuit 27 $2,300
Pontiac Vibe 27 $2,300
Saturn Astra 2DR Hatchback 27 $2,300
Saturn Astra 2DR Hatchback 27 $2,300
Saturn Astra 4DR Hatchback 27 $2,300
Saturn Astra 4DR Hatchback 27 $2,300
Saturn Aura Hybrid 27 $2,300
Toyota Matrix 27 $2,300
Audi TT Coupe 26 $2,850
Chevrolet Aveo 26 $2,400
Chevrolet Aveo 5 26 $2,400
Chevrolet Cobalt 26 $2,400
Chevrolet Cobalt 26 $2,850
Dodge Caliber 26 $2,400
Kia Spectra 26 $2,400
Mazda 3 26 $2,400
Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec 26 $2,950
MINI Cooper Convertible 26 $2,850
Nissan Altima 26 $2,400
Nissan Altima 26 $2,400
Nissan Altima Coupe 26 $2,400
Nissan Altima Coupe 26 $2,400
Nissan Sentra 26 $2,400
Pontiac G5/Pursuit 26 $2,400
Pontiac G5/Pursuit 26 $2,850
Suzuki SX4 Sedan 26 $2,400
Toyota Highlander Hybrid 4WD 26 $2,400
Audi A3 25 $2,950
Audi TT Roadster 25 $2,950
Chevrolet Classic 25 $2,500
Chevrolet Cobalt 25 $2,950
Chevrolet Cobalt 25 $2,950
Chevrolet HHR FWD 25 $2,500
Chevrolet HHR Panel FWD 25 $2,500
Chevrolet Malibu 25 $2,500
Chevrolet Malibu 25 $2,500
Dodge Caliber 25 $2,500
Honda Accord 25 $2,500
Honda Accord Coupe 25 $2,500
Hyundai Sonata 25 $2,500
Jeep Compass 2WD 25 $2,500
Jeep Patriot 2WD 25 $2,500
Kia Optima 25 $2,500

Best 2008 Regular Fuel Cars by Miles per Gallon

The table below contains the best 2008 regular fuel cars by combined miles per gallon (MPG).

Car Combined MPG Fuel Cost
Honda Civic CNG (Automatic 5-spd) 28 $1,250
Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec (Automatic 7-spd) 26 $2,950
Chevrolet Impala (Automatic 4-spd) 22 $2,850
Chrysler Sebring (Automatic 4-spd) 22 $2,850
Dodge Avenger (Automatic 4-spd) 22 $2,850
Chevrolet Impala (Automatic 4-spd) 21 $3,000
Chrysler Sebring Convertible (Automatic 4-spd) 21 $3,000
Mercedes-Benz C300 (Automatic 7-spd) 21 $3,500
Mercedes-Benz ML320 CDI 4matic (Automatic 7-spd) 21 $3,650
Mercedes-Benz R320 CDI 4matic (Automatic 7-spd) 21 $3,650
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2WD (Automatic 5-spd) 20 $3,850
Mercedes-Benz GL320 CDI 4matic (Automatic 7-spd) 20 $3,850
Chevrolet Uplander FWD (Automatic 4-spd) 19 $3,300
Chrysler Town and Country/Voyager/Grand Voy. 2WD (Automatic 4-spd) 19 $3,300
Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan 2WD (Automatic 4-spd) 19 $3,300
Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD (Automatic 5-spd) 19 $4,050
Ford Crown Victoria FFV (Automatic 4-spd) 18 $3,500
Lincoln Town Car (Automatic 4-spd) 18 $3,500
Mercury Grand Marquis FFV (Automatic 4-spd) 18 $3,500
Chevrolet Silverado C15 2WD (Automatic 4-spd) 17 $3,700
GMC Sierra C15 2WD (Automatic 4-spd) 17 $3,700
Volkswagen Touareg (Automatic (S6)) 17 $4,550
Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 2WD (Automatic 4-spd) 16 $3,900
Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 4WD (Automatic 4-spd) 16 $3,900
Chevrolet Silverado K15 4WD (Automatic 4-spd) 16 $3,900
Chevrolet Suburban 1500 2WD (Automatic 4-spd) 16 $3,900
Chevrolet Suburban 1500 4WD (Automatic 4-spd) 16 $3,900
Chevrolet Tahoe 1500 2WD (Automatic 4-spd) 16 $3,900
Chevrolet Tahoe 1500 4WD (Automatic 4-spd) 16 $3,900
GMC Sierra K15 4WD (Automatic 4-spd) 16 $3,900
GMC Yukon 1500 2WD (Automatic 4-spd) 16 $3,900
GMC Yukon 1500 4WD (Automatic 4-spd) 16 $3,900
GMC Yukon XL 1500 2WD (Automatic 4-spd) 16 $3,900
GMC Yukon XL 1500 4WD (Automatic 4-spd) 16 $3,900
Chevrolet Van 1500/2500 2WD (Automatic 4-spd) 15 $4,150
Chevrolet Van 1500/2500 AWD (Automatic 4-spd) 15 $4,150
Chrysler Aspen 2WD (Automatic 5-spd) 15 $4,150
Chrysler Aspen 4WD (Automatic 5-spd) 15 $4,150
Dodge Dakota Pickup 2WD (Automatic 5-spd) 15 $4,150
Dodge Dakota Pickup 4WD (Automatic 5-spd) 15 $4,150
Dodge Durango 2WD (Automatic 5-spd) 15 $4,150
Dodge Durango 4WD (Automatic 5-spd) 15 $4,150
Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup 2WD (Automatic 5-spd) 15 $4,150
Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup 4WD (Automatic 5-spd) 15 $4,150
Ford F150 Pickup 2WD FFV (Automatic 4-spd) 15 $4,150
Ford F150 Pickup 4WD FFV (Automatic 4-spd) 15 $4,150
Ford F150 STX SE 2WD FFV (Automatic 4-spd) 15 $4,150
GMC Savana 1500/2500 2WD (cargo) (Automatic 4-spd) 15 $4,150
GMC Savana 1500/2500 AWD (cargo) (Automatic 4-spd) 15 $4,150
Jeep Commander 2WD (Automatic 5-spd) 15 $4,150
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2WD (Automatic 5-spd) 15 $4,150
Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD (Automatic 5-spd) 15 $4,150
Mitsubishi Raider Pickup 2WD (Automatic 5-spd) 15 $4,150
Mitsubishi Raider Pickup 4WD (Automatic 5-spd) 15 $4,150
Chevrolet Express 1500 AWD (Automatic 4-spd) 14 $4,450
Chevrolet Express 1500/2500 2WD (Automatic 4-spd) 14 $4,450
Chevrolet Van 15/25 2WD Conversion (Automatic 4-spd) 14 $4,450
Chevrolet Van 1500 AWD Conversion (Automatic 4-spd) 14 $4,450
Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup 2WD (Manual 6-spd) 14 $4,450
Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup 4WD (Manual 6-spd) 14 $4,450
GMC Savana 15/25 2WD Conversion (cargo) (Automatic 4-spd) 14 $4,450
GMC Savana 1500 AWD Conversion (cargo) (Automatic 4-spd) 14 $4,450
GMC Savana 1500 AWD (Passenger) (Automatic 4-spd) 14 $4,450
GMC Savana 1500/2500 2WD (Passenger) (Automatic 4-spd) 14 $4,450
Jeep Commander 4WD (Automatic 5-spd) 14 $4,450
Nissan Armada 2WD (Automatic 5-spd) 14 $4,450
Nissan Armada 4WD (Automatic 5-spd) 14 $4,450
Nissan Titan 2WD (Automatic 5-spd) 14 $4,450
Nissan Titan 4WD (Automatic 5-spd) 14 $4,450

Conclusion

The most fuel efficient car of 2008 is the MINI MiniE. It has a combined MPG of 98 and costs $650 per year to drive it.

The most fuel efficient non-electric car of 2008 is the Honda Civic CNG. It has a combined MPG of 28 and costs $1,250 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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