The 100 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars in 2011

Have you ever wondered what the most fuel efficient cars manufactured in 2011 are? In this article, we'll list out the best 100 fuel efficient cars from 2011 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 2011 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
BMW Active E 102 $650
Nissan Leaf 99 $650
smart fortwo electric drive cabri... 87 $750
smart fortwo electric drive coupe 87 $750
Toyota Prius 48 $1,300
Lexus CT 200h 42 $1,500
Honda Civic Hybrid 41 $1,550
Honda Insight 40 $1,550
Honda Insight 40 $1,550
Ford Fusion Hybrid FWD 38 $1,650
Lincoln MKZ Hybrid FWD 38 $1,650
Mercury Milan Hybrid FWD 38 $1,650
Chevrolet Volt 37 $2,000
Honda CR-Z 36 $1,750
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 36 $1,750
Kia Optima Hybrid 36 $1,750
Scion iQ 36 $1,750
smart fortwo cabriolet 36 $2,050
smart fortwo coupe 36 $2,050
Honda CR-Z 34 $1,850
Lexus HS 250h 34 $1,850
Ford Fiesta SFE 33 $1,900
Nissan Altima Hybrid 33 $1,900
Toyota Camry Hybrid 33 $1,900
Audi A3 32 $2,400
Chevrolet Cruze Eco 32 $1,950
Ford Escape Hybrid FWD 32 $1,950
Ford Fiesta 32 $1,950
Hyundai Elantra 32 $1,950
Hyundai Elantra 32 $1,950
Mazda Tribute Hybrid 2WD 32 $1,950
Mercury Mariner Hybrid FWD 32 $1,950
MINI Cooper 32 $2,300
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
Ford Fiesta 31 $2,000
Honda Fit 31 $2,000
Mazda 2 31 $2,000
MINI Cooper 31 $2,400
Toyota Yaris 31 $2,000
Toyota Yaris 31 $2,000
Chevrolet Cruze Eco 30 $2,100
Honda Fit 30 $2,100
Hyundai Accent 30 $2,100
Hyundai Accent 30 $2,100
Kia Forte Eco 30 $2,100
Kia Rio 30 $2,100
Kia Rio 30 $2,100
MINI Clubman 30 $2,450
MINI Clubman 30 $2,450
MINI Cooper Convertible 30 $2,450
MINI Cooper Convertible 30 $2,450
MINI Cooper Countryman 30 $2,450
MINI Cooper S 30 $2,450
MINI Cooper S Clubman 30 $2,450
MINI Cooper S Convertible 30 $2,450
Nissan Versa 30 $2,100
Toyota Corolla 30 $2,100
Chevrolet Aveo 29 $2,150
Chevrolet Aveo 5 29 $2,150
Chevrolet Cruze 29 $2,150
Ford Escape Hybrid 4WD 29 $2,150
Ford Focus FWD 29 $2,150
Honda Civic 29 $2,150
Honda Civic 29 $2,150
Honda Fit 29 $2,150
Hyundai Accent Blue 29 $2,150
Kia Forte 29 $2,150
Lexus RX 450h 29 $2,550
Mazda 2 29 $2,150
Mazda Tribute Hybrid 4WD 29 $2,150
Mercury Mariner Hybrid 4WD 29 $2,150
Nissan Juke 29 $2,550
Nissan Sentra 29 $2,150
Scion xD 29 $2,150
Scion xD 29 $2,150
Suzuki Swift x 29 $2,150
Toyota Corolla 29 $2,150
Toyota Matrix 29 $2,150
Chevrolet Aveo 28 $2,250
Chevrolet Aveo 5 28 $2,250
Chevrolet Cruze 28 $2,250
Ford Focus FWD 28 $2,250
Honda Civic CNG 28 $1,250
Kia Forte 28 $2,250
Kia Forte Koup 28 $2,250
Kia Soul 28 $2,250
Lexus RX 450h AWD 28 $2,650
Mazda 3 28 $2,250
MINI Cooper S 28 $2,650
MINI Cooper S Clubman 28 $2,650
MINI Cooper S Convertible 28 $2,650
MINI Cooper S Countryman 28 $2,650
MINI Cooper S Countryman 28 $2,650
MINI John Cooper Works 28 $2,650
MINI John Cooper Works Clubman 28 $2,650

Best 2011 Regular Fuel Cars by Miles per Gallon

The table below contains the best 2011 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
Chevrolet HHR FWD (Manual 5-spd) 25 $2,500
Chevrolet HHR Panel FWD (Manual 5-spd) 25 $2,500
Buick Regal (Manual 6-spd) 24 $2,600
Chevrolet HHR FWD (Automatic 4-spd) 24 $2,600
Chevrolet HHR Panel FWD (Automatic 4-spd) 24 $2,600
Saab 9-5 Sedan (Manual 6-spd) 24 $2,600
Chevrolet Impala (Automatic 4-spd) 23 $2,700
Ford Fusion FWD FFV (Automatic (S6)) 23 $2,700
Mercury Milan FWD FFV (Automatic (S6)) 23 $2,700
BMW X5 xDrive35d (Automatic (S6)) 22 $3,500
Chrysler 200 (Automatic 6-spd) 22 $2,850
Chrysler 200 Convertible (Automatic 6-spd) 22 $2,850
Dodge Avenger (Automatic 6-spd) 22 $2,850
Volkswagen Touareg (Automatic (S8)) 22 $3,500
Buick Lucerne (Automatic 4-spd) 21 $3,000
Buick Regal (Automatic (S6)) 21 $3,000
Chevrolet Impala (Automatic 4-spd) 21 $3,000
Chrysler 300 (Automatic 5-spd) 21 $3,000
Dodge Charger (Automatic 5-spd) 21 $3,000
Ford Escape FWD FFV (Automatic 6-spd) 21 $3,000
Mazda Tribute FWD FFV (Automatic 6-spd) 21 $3,000
Mercury Mariner FWD FFV (Automatic 6-spd) 21 $3,000
Saab 9-5 Sedan (Automatic (S6)) 21 $3,000
Audi Q7 (Automatic (S8)) 20 $3,850
Chevrolet Equinox FWD (Automatic 6-spd) 20 $3,150
Chrysler Town and Country (Automatic 6-spd) 20 $3,150
Dodge Grand Caravan (Automatic 6-spd) 20 $3,150
Dodge Journey FWD (Automatic 6-spd) 20 $3,150
Ford Escape 4WD FFV (Automatic 6-spd) 20 $3,150
Ford Fusion AWD FFV (Automatic (S6)) 20 $3,150
GMC Terrain FWD (Automatic 6-spd) 20 $3,150
Mahindra TR40 (Automatic 6-spd) 20 $3,850
Mazda Tribute 4WD FFV (Automatic 6-spd) 20 $3,150
Mercedes-Benz C300 (Automatic 7-spd) 20 $3,700
Mercedes-Benz C300 4matic (Automatic 7-spd) 20 $3,700
Mercury Mariner 4WD FFV (Automatic 6-spd) 20 $3,150
Mercury Milan AWD FFV (Automatic (S6)) 20 $3,150
Volkswagen Routan (Automatic 6-spd) 20 $3,150
Chevrolet Equinox AWD (Automatic 6-spd) 19 $3,300
Dodge Durango 2WD (Automatic 5-spd) 19 $3,300
Ford Crown Victoria FFV (Automatic 4-spd) 19 $3,300
Ford F150 Pickup 2WD FFV (Automatic (S6)) 19 $3,300
Ford F150 Pickup 2WD FFV (Automatic 6-spd) 19 $3,300
GMC Terrain AWD (Automatic 6-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
Dodge Durango 4WD (Automatic 5-spd) 18 $3,500
Ford F150 Pickup 4WD FFV (Automatic (S6)) 18 $3,500
Ford F150 Pickup 4WD FFV (Automatic 6-spd) 18 $3,500
GMC Sierra C15 XFE 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 18 $3,500
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2WD (Automatic 5-spd) 18 $3,500
Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD (Automatic 5-spd) 18 $3,500
Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 17 $3,700
Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 4WD (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 Suburban 1500 4WD (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
Ford F150 Pickup 2WD FFV (Automatic (S6)) 17 $3,700
Ford F150 Pickup 2WD FFV (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
GMC Yukon XL 1500 4WD (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
Dodge Dakota Pickup 2WD (Automatic 5-spd) 16 $3,900
Ford Expedition 2WD FFV (Automatic 6-spd) 16 $3,900
Ford F150 Pickup 4WD FFV (Automatic (S6)) 16 $3,900
Ford F150 Pickup 4WD 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 K15 4WD (Automatic 4-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 E150 Van FFV (Automatic 4-spd) 15 $4,150
Ford E250 Van FFV (Automatic 4-spd) 15 $4,150

Conclusion

The most fuel efficient car of 2011 is the BMW Active E. It has a combined MPG of 102 and costs $650 per year to drive it.

The most fuel efficient non-electric car of 2011 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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