The 100 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars in 2009

Have you ever wondered what the most fuel efficient cars manufactured in 2009 are? In this article, we'll list out the best 100 fuel efficient cars from 2009 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 2009 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 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
MINI Cooper Convertible 32 $2,300
Toyota Yaris 32 $1,950
Volkswagen Jetta 32 $2,400
Volkswagen Jetta 32 $2,400
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 32 $2,400
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 32 $2,400
Honda Fit 31 $2,000
Toyota Yaris 31 $2,000
Chevrolet Aveo 30 $2,100
Chevrolet Aveo 5 30 $2,100
Chevrolet Cobalt XFE 30 $2,100
Honda Fit 30 $2,100
Kia Rio 30 $2,100
Kia Rio 30 $2,100
Nissan Versa FE 30 $2,100
Pontiac G3 Wave 30 $2,100
Pontiac G3 Wave 5 30 $2,100
Pontiac G5 XFE 30 $2,100
Toyota Corolla 30 $2,100
Toyota Corolla 30 $2,100
Chevrolet Cobalt 29 $2,150
Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid 29 $2,150
Honda Civic 29 $2,150
Honda Civic 29 $2,150
Honda Fit 29 $2,150
Hyundai Accent 29 $2,150
Hyundai Accent 29 $2,150
MINI Clubman 29 $2,550
MINI Clubman S 29 $2,550
MINI Cooper 29 $2,550
MINI Cooper Convertible 29 $2,550
MINI Cooper S 29 $2,550
MINI Cooper S Convertible 29 $2,550
MINI John Cooper Works 29 $2,550
MINI John Cooper Works Clubman 29 $2,550
MINI John Cooper Works Convertible 29 $2,550
Nissan Cube 29 $2,150
Nissan Sentra FE 29 $2,150
Nissan Versa 29 $2,150
Nissan Versa 29 $2,150
Pontiac G5 29 $2,150
Pontiac G5 GT 29 $2,150
Saturn Aura Hybrid 29 $2,150
Scion xD 29 $2,150
Chevrolet Aveo 28 $2,250
Chevrolet Aveo 5 28 $2,250
Ford Escape Hybrid 4WD 28 $2,250
Ford Focus FWD 28 $2,250
Honda Civic CNG 28 $1,250
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
Nissan Versa 28 $2,250
Pontiac G3 Wave 28 $2,250
Pontiac G3 Wave 5 28 $2,250
Pontiac Vibe 28 $2,250
Pontiac Vibe 28 $2,250
Saturn Vue Hybrid 28 $2,250
Saturn Vue Hybrid 28 $2,250
Scion xD 28 $2,250
Toyota Matrix 28 $2,250
Toyota Matrix 28 $2,250
BMW 335d 27 $2,850
Chevrolet Cobalt 27 $2,300
Dodge Caliber 27 $2,300
Ford Focus FWD 27 $2,300
Hyundai Elantra 27 $2,300
Kia Spectra 27 $2,300
Mazda 3 27 $2,300
MINI Cooper S Convertible 27 $2,750
Nissan Sentra 27 $2,300
Nissan Versa 27 $2,300
Pontiac G5 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
Audi TT Coupe 26 $2,850
Chevrolet HHR FWD 26 $2,400
Chevrolet HHR Panel FWD 26 $2,400
Chevrolet Malibu 26 $2,400
Hyundai Elantra Touring 26 $2,400
Hyundai Elantra Touring 26 $2,400
Kia Spectra 26 $2,400
Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec 26 $2,950
MINI Clubman S 26 $2,850
MINI Cooper S 26 $2,850

Best 2009 Regular Fuel Cars by Miles per Gallon

The table below contains the best 2009 regular fuel cars by combined miles per gallon (MPG).

Car Combined MPG Fuel Cost
Volkswagen Jetta (Automatic (S6)) 32 $2,400
Volkswagen Jetta (Manual 6-spd) 32 $2,400
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen (Automatic (S6)) 32 $2,400
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen (Manual 6-spd) 32 $2,400
Honda Civic CNG (Automatic 5-spd) 28 $1,250
Saturn Vue Hybrid (Automatic (variable gear ra...) 28 $2,250
BMW 335d (Automatic (S6)) 27 $2,850
Chevrolet HHR FWD (Manual 5-spd) 26 $2,400
Chevrolet HHR Panel FWD (Manual 5-spd) 26 $2,400
Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec (Automatic 7-spd) 26 $2,950
Chevrolet HHR FWD (Automatic 4-spd) 25 $2,500
Chevrolet HHR Panel FWD (Automatic 4-spd) 25 $2,500
Chevrolet HHR FWD (Automatic 4-spd) 24 $2,600
Chevrolet HHR FWD (Manual 5-spd) 24 $2,600
Chevrolet HHR Panel FWD (Automatic 4-spd) 24 $2,600
Chevrolet HHR Panel FWD (Manual 5-spd) 24 $2,600
Chevrolet Impala (Automatic 4-spd) 23 $2,700
Chevrolet Malibu (Automatic 4-spd) 23 $2,700
Pontiac G6 (Automatic 4-spd) 23 $2,700
BMW X5 xDrive35d (Automatic (S6)) 22 $3,500
Chrysler Sebring (Automatic 4-spd) 22 $2,850
Dodge Avenger (Automatic 4-spd) 22 $2,850
Buick Lucerne (Automatic 4-spd) 21 $3,000
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
Audi Q7 (Automatic (S6)) 20 $3,850
Mercedes-Benz C300 4matic (Automatic 7-spd) 20 $3,700
Volkswagen Touareg (Automatic (S6)) 20 $3,850
Chrysler Town and Country (Automatic 4-spd) 19 $3,300
Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan FWD (Automatic 4-spd) 19 $3,300
Ford Crown Victoria FFV (Automatic 4-spd) 19 $3,300
Lincoln Town Car FFV (Automatic 4-spd) 19 $3,300
Mercury Grand Marquis FFV (Automatic 4-spd) 19 $3,300
Chevrolet Silverado C15 XFE 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 17 $3,700
Chevrolet Tahoe 1500 XFE 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 17 $3,700
GMC Sierra C15 XFE 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 17 $3,700
GMC Yukon 1500 XFE 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 17 $3,700
Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 16 $3,900
Chevrolet Silverado C15 2WD (Automatic 4-spd) 16 $3,900
Chevrolet Silverado C15 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 16 $3,900
Chevrolet Silverado K15 4WD (Automatic 4-spd) 16 $3,900
Chevrolet Silverado K15 4WD (Automatic 6-spd) 16 $3,900
Chevrolet Suburban 1500 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 16 $3,900
Chevrolet Tahoe 1500 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 16 $3,900
Chevrolet Tahoe 1500 4WD (Automatic 6-spd) 16 $3,900
Ford Expedition 2WD FFV (Automatic 6-spd) 16 $3,900
Ford F150 Pickup 2WD FFV (Automatic 6-spd) 16 $3,900
GMC Sierra C15 2WD (Automatic 4-spd) 16 $3,900
GMC Sierra C15 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 16 $3,900
GMC Sierra K15 4WD (Automatic 4-spd) 16 $3,900
GMC Sierra K15 4WD (Automatic 6-spd) 16 $3,900
GMC Yukon 1500 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 16 $3,900
GMC Yukon 1500 4WD (Automatic 6-spd) 16 $3,900
GMC Yukon XL 1500 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 16 $3,900
Lincoln Navigator 2WD FFV (Automatic 6-spd) 16 $3,900
Cadillac Escalade 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 15 $4,150
Cadillac Escalade ESV 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 15 $4,150
Chevrolet Silverado C15 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 15 $4,150
Chevrolet Tahoe 1500 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 15 $4,150
Chevrolet Van 1500 2WD Cargo (Automatic 4-spd) 15 $4,150
Chevrolet Van 1500 AWD Cargo (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 4WD FFV (Automatic 6-spd) 15 $4,150
GMC Savana 1500 AWD (cargo) (Automatic 4-spd) 15 $4,150
GMC Savana 1500 2WD (cargo) (Automatic 4-spd) 15 $4,150
GMC Sierra C15 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 15 $4,150
GMC Yukon 1500 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 15 $4,150
GMC Yukon XL 1500 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 15 $4,150
Jeep Commander 2WD (Automatic 5-spd) 15 $4,150
Jeep Commander 4WD (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
Nissan Titan FE 2WD FFV (Automatic 5-spd) 15 $4,150
Toyota Tundra 4WD (Automatic (S6)) 15 $4,150
Cadillac Escalade AWD (Automatic 6-spd) 14 $4,450
Chevrolet Express 1500 2WD Passenger (Automatic 4-spd) 14 $4,450
Chevrolet Express 1500 AWD Passenger (Automatic 4-spd) 14 $4,450
Chevrolet Silverado K15 4WD (Automatic 6-spd) 14 $4,450
Chevrolet Tahoe 1500 4WD (Automatic 6-spd) 14 $4,450
Chevrolet Van 1500 2WD Conversion Cargo (Automatic 4-spd) 14 $4,450
Chevrolet Van 1500 AWD Conversion Cargo (Automatic 4-spd) 14 $4,450
GMC Savana 1500 AWD Conversion (cargo) (Automatic 4-spd) 14 $4,450
GMC Savana 1500 2WD (Passenger) (Automatic 4-spd) 14 $4,450
GMC Savana 1500 2WD Conversion (cargo) (Automatic 4-spd) 14 $4,450
GMC Savana 1500 AWD (Passenger) (Automatic 4-spd) 14 $4,450
GMC Sierra K15 4WD (Automatic 6-spd) 14 $4,450
GMC Sierra K15 AWD (Automatic 6-spd) 14 $4,450
GMC Yukon 1500 4WD (Automatic 6-spd) 14 $4,450
GMC Yukon Denali 1500 AWD (Automatic 6-spd) 14 $4,450
Nissan Armada 2WD (Automatic 5-spd) 14 $4,450

Conclusion

The most fuel efficient car of 2009 is the Toyota Prius. It has a combined MPG of 46 and costs $1,350 per year to drive it.

The most fuel efficient non-electric car of 2009 is the Volkswagen Jetta. It has a combined MPG of 32 and costs $2,400 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.

Link To or Reference This Page

We spend a lot of time collecting, cleaning, merging, and formatting the data that is shown on the site to be as useful to you as possible.

If you found the data or information on this page useful in your research, please use the tool below to properly cite or reference MPG Buddy as the source. We appreciate your support!

  • "The 100 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars in 2009". MPG Buddy. Accessed on May 25, 2022. http://mpgbuddy.com/most-fuel-efficient-cars-in-2009.

  • "The 100 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars in 2009". MPG Buddy, http://mpgbuddy.com/most-fuel-efficient-cars-in-2009. Accessed 25 May, 2022

  • The 100 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars in 2009. MPG Buddy. Retrieved from http://mpgbuddy.com/most-fuel-efficient-cars-in-2009.