The 100 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars in 2010

Have you ever wondered what the most fuel efficient cars manufactured in 2010 are? In this article, we'll list out the best 100 fuel efficient cars from 2010 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 2010 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 50 $1,250
Honda Civic Hybrid 42 $1,500
Honda Insight 41 $1,550
Honda Insight 41 $1,550
Ford Fusion Hybrid FWD 39 $1,600
Mercury Milan Hybrid FWD 39 $1,600
smart fortwo cabriolet 36 $2,050
smart fortwo coupe 36 $2,050
Lexus HS 250h 35 $1,800
Nissan Altima Hybrid 34 $1,850
Toyota Camry Hybrid 34 $1,850
Audi A3 32 $2,400
Ford Escape Hybrid FWD 32 $1,950
Mazda Tribute Hybrid 2WD 32 $1,950
Mercury Mariner Hybrid FWD 32 $1,950
MINI Cooper 32 $2,300
Toyota Yaris 32 $1,950
Volkswagen Golf 32 $2,400
Volkswagen Golf 32 $2,400
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
Hyundai Accent Blue 31 $2,000
Kia Rio 31 $2,000
MINI Clubman 31 $2,400
MINI Cooper Convertible 31 $2,400
Toyota Yaris 31 $2,000
Chevrolet Aveo 30 $2,100
Chevrolet Aveo 5 30 $2,100
Chevrolet Cobalt XFE Coupe 30 $2,100
Chevrolet Cobalt XFE Sedan 30 $2,100
Honda Fit 30 $2,100
Hyundai Accent 30 $2,100
Hyundai Accent 30 $2,100
Kia Forte 30 $2,100
Kia Rio 30 $2,100
Lexus RX 450h 30 $2,450
Nissan Versa 30 $2,100
Pontiac G3 (3-Door) 30 $2,100
Pontiac G3 (5-Door) 30 $2,100
Pontiac G5 XFE 30 $2,100
Suzuki Swift x 30 $2,100
Toyota Corolla 30 $2,100
Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe 29 $2,150
Chevrolet Cobalt Sedan 29 $2,150
Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid 29 $2,150
Ford Escape Hybrid 4WD 29 $2,150
Honda Civic 29 $2,150
Honda Civic 29 $2,150
Honda Fit 29 $2,150
Hyundai Elantra 29 $2,150
Hyundai Elantra 29 $2,150
Hyundai Elantra Blue 29 $2,150
Lexus RX 450h AWD 29 $2,550
Mazda Tribute Hybrid 4WD 29 $2,150
Mercury Mariner Hybrid 4WD 29 $2,150
MINI Clubman S 29 $2,550
MINI Cooper S 29 $2,550
MINI Cooper S Convertible 29 $2,550
Nissan Cube 29 $2,150
Nissan Sentra 29 $2,150
Nissan Versa 29 $2,150
Pontiac G5 29 $2,150
Pontiac G5 GT 29 $2,150
Scion xD 29 $2,150
Scion xD 29 $2,150
Toyota Corolla 29 $2,150
Chevrolet Aveo 28 $2,250
Chevrolet Aveo 5 28 $2,250
Ford Focus FWD 28 $2,250
Ford Focus FWD 28 $2,250
Honda Civic CNG 28 $1,250
Kia Forte 28 $2,250
Kia Forte 28 $2,250
Kia Soul 28 $2,250
Kia Soul 28 $2,250
Mazda 3 28 $2,250
MINI Clubman 28 $2,650
MINI Cooper 28 $2,650
MINI Cooper Convertible 28 $2,650
MINI John Cooper Works 28 $2,650
MINI John Cooper Works Clubman 28 $2,650
MINI John Cooper Works Convertible 28 $2,650
Nissan Versa 28 $2,250
Nissan Versa 28 $2,250
Pontiac G3 (3-Door) 28 $2,250
Pontiac G3 (5-Door) 28 $2,250
Pontiac Vibe 28 $2,250
Pontiac Vibe 28 $2,250
Saturn Vue Hybrid 28 $2,250
Suzuki SX4 Sedan 28 $2,250
Toyota Matrix 28 $2,250
Toyota Matrix 28 $2,250
BMW 335d 27 $2,850
Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe 27 $2,300
Chevrolet Cobalt Sedan 27 $2,300
Ford Fusion S FWD 27 $2,300
Mazda 3 27 $2,300

Best 2010 Regular Fuel Cars by Miles per Gallon

The table below contains the best 2010 regular fuel cars by combined miles per gallon (MPG).

Car Combined MPG Fuel Cost
Audi A3 (Automatic (S6)) 32 $2,400
Volkswagen Golf (Automatic (S6)) 32 $2,400
Volkswagen Golf (Manual 6-spd) 32 $2,400
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
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
Chevrolet Malibu (Automatic (S6)) 26 $2,400
Pontiac G6 (Automatic (S6)) 26 $2,400
Saturn Aura (Automatic (S6)) 26 $2,400
Chevrolet HHR FWD (Automatic 4-spd) 25 $2,500
Chevrolet HHR FWD (Manual 5-spd) 25 $2,500
Chevrolet HHR Panel FWD (Automatic 4-spd) 25 $2,500
Chevrolet HHR Panel FWD (Manual 5-spd) 25 $2,500
Chevrolet Malibu (Automatic 4-spd) 25 $2,500
Pontiac G6 (Automatic 4-spd) 25 $2,500
Chevrolet Malibu (Automatic 4-spd) 23 $2,700
Pontiac G6 (Automatic 4-spd) 23 $2,700
BMW X5 xDrive35d (Automatic (S6)) 22 $3,500
Chevrolet Impala (Automatic 4-spd) 22 $2,850
Chrysler Sebring (Automatic 4-spd) 22 $2,850
Dodge Avenger (Automatic 4-spd) 22 $2,850
Ford Fusion FWD FFV (Automatic 6-spd) 22 $2,850
Mercury Milan FFV (Automatic 6-spd) 22 $2,850
Chevrolet Impala (Automatic 4-spd) 21 $3,000
Chrysler Sebring Convertible (Automatic 4-spd) 21 $3,000
Ford Escape FWD FFV (Automatic 6-spd) 21 $3,000
Ford Fusion AWD FFV (Automatic (S6)) 21 $3,000
Mazda Tribute FWD FFV (Automatic 6-spd) 21 $3,000
Mercedes-Benz C300 (Automatic 7-spd) 21 $3,500
Mercury Mariner FWD FFV (Automatic 6-spd) 21 $3,000
Mercury Milan AWD FFV (Automatic (S6)) 21 $3,000
Audi Q7 (Automatic (S6)) 20 $3,850
Buick Lucerne (Automatic 4-spd) 20 $3,150
Ford Escape 4WD FFV (Automatic 6-spd) 20 $3,150
Mazda Tribute 4WD FFV (Automatic 6-spd) 20 $3,150
Mercedes-Benz C300 4matic (Automatic 7-spd) 20 $3,700
Mercury Mariner 4WD FFV (Automatic 6-spd) 20 $3,150
Volkswagen Touareg (Automatic (S6)) 20 $3,850
Chrysler Town and Country (Automatic 4-spd) 19 $3,300
Dodge Grand Caravan (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) 18 $3,500
GMC Sierra C15 XFE 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 18 $3,500
Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 17 $3,700
Chevrolet Silverado C15 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 17 $3,700
Chevrolet Silverado K15 4WD (Automatic 6-spd) 17 $3,700
Chevrolet Suburban 1500 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 17 $3,700
Chevrolet Tahoe 1500 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 17 $3,700
Chevrolet Tahoe 1500 4WD (Automatic 6-spd) 17 $3,700
GMC Sierra C15 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 17 $3,700
GMC Sierra K15 4WD (Automatic 6-spd) 17 $3,700
GMC Yukon 1500 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 17 $3,700
GMC Yukon 1500 4WD (Automatic 6-spd) 17 $3,700
GMC Yukon XL 1500 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 17 $3,700
Cadillac Escalade 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 16 $3,900
Cadillac Escalade ESV 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 16 $3,900
Chevrolet Silverado C15 2WD (Automatic 4-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 Yukon 1500 2WD (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 AWD (Automatic 6-spd) 15 $4,150
Chevrolet Express 1500 2WD Cargo (Automatic 4-spd) 15 $4,150
Chevrolet Silverado C15 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 15 $4,150
Chevrolet Silverado K15 4WD (Automatic 4-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 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 2WD (cargo) (Automatic 4-spd) 15 $4,150
GMC Sierra C15 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 15 $4,150
GMC Sierra K15 4WD (Automatic 4-spd) 15 $4,150
GMC Yukon Denali 1500 AWD (Automatic 6-spd) 15 $4,150
Nissan Armada 2WD FFV (Automatic 5-spd) 15 $4,150
Nissan Titan 2WD FFV (Automatic 5-spd) 15 $4,150
Toyota Tundra 4WD FFV (Automatic (S6)) 15 $4,150
Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 14 $4,450
Chevrolet Express 1500 2WD Conversion Cargo (Automatic 4-spd) 14 $4,450
Chevrolet Express 1500 2WD Passenger (Automatic 4-spd) 14 $4,450
Chevrolet Express 1500 AWD Cargo (Automatic 4-spd) 14 $4,450
Chevrolet Express 1500 AWD Conversion Cargo (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 Suburban 1500 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 14 $4,450
Ford Expedition 4WD FFV (Automatic 6-spd) 14 $4,450
GMC Savana 1500 AWD (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

Conclusion

The most fuel efficient car of 2010 is the Toyota Prius. It has a combined MPG of 50 and costs $1,250 per year to drive it.

The most fuel efficient non-electric car of 2010 is the Audi A3. 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.

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