The 100 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars in 2013

Have you ever wondered what the most fuel efficient cars manufactured in 2013 are? In this article, we'll list out the best 100 fuel efficient cars from 2013 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 2013 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
Scion iQ EV 121 $550
Honda Fit EV 118 $550
Fiat 500e 116 $550
Nissan Leaf 115 $550
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 112 $600
smart fortwo electric drive conve... 107 $600
smart fortwo electric drive coupe 107 $600
Ford Focus Electric 105 $600
Tesla Model S (60 kW-hr battery p... 95 $700
Tesla Model S (40 kW-hr battery p... 94 $700
Tesla Model S (85 kW-hr battery p... 89 $750
Toyota RAV4 EV 76 $850
CODA Automotive CODA 73 $900
BYD e6 63 $1,050
Toyota Prius c 50 $1,250
Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid 50 $1,250
Toyota Prius 48 $1,300
Honda Civic Hybrid 44 $1,400
Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid 44 $1,700
Lexus CT 200h 42 $1,500
Ford Fusion Hybrid FWD 41 $1,550
Honda Insight 41 $1,550
Honda Insight 41 $1,550
Toyota Prius v 41 $1,550
Ford C-MAX Hybrid FWD 40 $1,550
Lexus ES 300h 40 $1,550
Toyota Avalon Hybrid 40 $1,550
Toyota Camry Hybrid LE 40 $1,550
Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE 39 $1,600
Acura ILX Hybrid 38 $1,950
Ford C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid 38 $1,650
Ford Fusion Energi Plug-in Hybrid 38 $1,650
Lincoln MKZ Hybrid FWD 38 $1,650
Chevrolet Volt 37 $2,000
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 37 $1,700
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited 37 $1,700
Kia Optima Hybrid 37 $1,700
Scion iQ 37 $1,700
Honda CR-Z 36 $1,750
Kia Optima Hybrid EX 36 $1,750
smart fortwo cabriolet 36 $2,050
smart fortwo coupe 36 $2,050
Nissan Versa 35 $1,800
Chevrolet Spark 34 $1,850
Fiat 500 34 $2,200
Volkswagen Passat 34 $2,250
Honda Civic HF 33 $1,900
Honda CR-Z 33 $1,900
Nissan Sentra 33 $1,900
Nissan Sentra FE 33 $1,900
Toyota Yaris 33 $1,900
Audi A3 32 $2,400
Chevrolet Cruze Eco 32 $1,950
Chevrolet Sonic 32 $1,950
Chevrolet Sonic 5 32 $1,950
Dodge Dart Aero 32 $2,300
Dodge Dart Aero 32 $2,300
Ford Fiesta FWD 32 $1,950
Ford Fiesta FWD 32 $1,950
Ford Fiesta SFE FWD 32 $1,950
Ford Focus SFE FWD FFV 32 $1,950
Honda Civic 32 $1,950
Hyundai Accent 32 $1,950
Hyundai Elantra 32 $1,950
Hyundai Elantra 32 $1,950
Hyundai Elantra Blue 32 $1,950
Hyundai Elantra Coupe 32 $1,950
Kia Rio 32 $1,950
Kia Rio Eco 32 $1,950
Mazda 3 DI 4-Door 32 $1,950
MINI Cooper 32 $2,300
MINI Cooper Coupe 32 $2,300
Toyota Yaris 32 $1,950
Volkswagen Beetle 32 $2,400
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
Chevrolet Spark 31 $2,000
Dodge Dart 31 $2,400
Honda Civic 31 $2,000
Honda Civic Natural Gas 31 $1,150
Honda Fit 31 $2,000
Hyundai Accent 31 $2,000
Hyundai Elantra Coupe 31 $2,000
Hyundai Veloster 31 $2,000
Hyundai Veloster 31 $2,000
Kia Rio 31 $2,000
Lexus GS 450h 31 $2,400
Mazda 2 31 $2,000
Mazda 3 DI 5-Door 31 $2,000
Nissan Altima 31 $2,000
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 31 $2,500
Chevrolet Cruze 30 $2,100
Chevrolet Cruze 30 $2,100
Chevrolet Cruze Eco 30 $2,100
Chevrolet Sonic 30 $2,100
Chevrolet Sonic 5 30 $2,100

Best 2013 Regular Fuel Cars by Miles per Gallon

The table below contains the best 2013 regular fuel cars by combined miles per gallon (MPG).

Car Combined MPG Fuel Cost
Volkswagen Passat (Automatic (AM-S6)) 34 $2,250
Audi A3 (Automatic (AM-S6)) 32 $2,400
Ford Focus SFE FWD FFV (Automatic (AM6)) 32 $1,950
Volkswagen Beetle (Automatic (AM-S6)) 32 $2,400
Volkswagen Golf (Automatic (AM-S6)) 32 $2,400
Volkswagen Golf (Manual 6-spd) 32 $2,400
Volkswagen Jetta (Automatic (AM-S6)) 32 $2,400
Volkswagen Jetta (Manual 6-spd) 32 $2,400
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen (Automatic (AM-S6)) 32 $2,400
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen (Manual 6-spd) 32 $2,400
Honda Civic Natural Gas (Automatic 5-spd) 31 $1,150
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible (Automatic (AM-S6)) 31 $2,500
Ford Focus FWD FFV (Automatic (AM6)) 30 $2,100
Ford Focus FWD FFV (Automatic (S6)) 30 $2,100
Volkswagen Beetle (Manual 6-spd) 30 $2,550
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible (Manual 6-spd) 30 $2,550
Ford Focus FWD FFV (Manual 5-spd) 29 $2,150
Dodge Dart (Automatic 6-spd) 27 $2,300
Mercedes-Benz GLK250 Bluetec 4matic (Automatic 7-spd) 27 $2,850
Chevrolet Equinox FWD (Automatic 6-spd) 26 $2,400
GMC Terrain FWD (Automatic 6-spd) 26 $2,400
Buick Regal (Manual 6-spd) 24 $2,600
Buick Verano (Automatic (S6)) 24 $2,600
Audi A4 quattro (Automatic (S8)) 23 $3,200
Audi A5 Cabriolet quattro (Automatic (S8)) 23 $3,200
Audi A5 quattro (Automatic (S8)) 23 $3,200
Buick Regal (Automatic (S6)) 23 $2,700
Chevrolet Captiva FWD (Automatic 6-spd) 23 $2,700
Chevrolet Equinox AWD (Automatic 6-spd) 23 $2,700
Chrysler 300 (Automatic 8-spd) 23 $2,700
Dodge Charger (Automatic 8-spd) 23 $2,700
GMC Terrain AWD (Automatic 6-spd) 23 $2,700
Mercedes-Benz C350 (Automatic 7-spd) 23 $3,200
Mercedes-Benz E350 (Automatic 7-spd) 23 $3,200
Mercedes-Benz E350 Coupe (Automatic 7-spd) 23 $3,200
Porsche Cayenne Diesel (Automatic (S8)) 23 $3,350
Volkswagen Touareg (Automatic (S8)) 23 $3,350
Audi allroad quattro (Automatic (S8)) 22 $3,350
Audi Q5 (Automatic (S8)) 22 $3,350
Audi Q7 (Automatic (S8)) 22 $3,500
BMW X5 xDrive35d (Automatic (S6)) 22 $3,500
Buick Regal (Automatic (S6)) 22 $2,850
Cadillac ATS (Automatic (S6)) 22 $2,850
Chevrolet Impala (Automatic 6-spd) 22 $2,850
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
Ford Taurus FWD FFV (Automatic (S6)) 22 $2,850
Mercedes-Benz C300 4matic (Automatic 7-spd) 22 $3,350
Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic (Automatic 7-spd) 22 $3,350
Mercedes-Benz E350 4matic Coupe (Automatic 7-spd) 22 $3,350
Mercedes-Benz E350 Convertible (Automatic 7-spd) 22 $3,350
Buick LaCrosse (Automatic (S6)) 21 $3,000
Cadillac ATS AWD (Automatic (S6)) 21 $3,000
Chrysler 300 AWD (Automatic 8-spd) 21 $3,000
Dodge Charger (Automatic 5-spd) 21 $3,000
Dodge Charger AWD (Automatic 8-spd) 21 $3,000
Ford Taurus AWD FFV (Automatic (S6)) 21 $3,000
Buick LaCrosse AWD (Automatic (S6)) 20 $3,150
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 Explorer 2WD FFV (Automatic (S6)) 20 $3,150
GMC Terrain FWD (Automatic 6-spd) 20 $3,150
Mercedes-Benz ML350 4matic (Automatic 7-spd) 20 $3,700
Ram 1500 2WD (Automatic 8-spd) 20 $3,150
Ram C/V (Automatic 6-spd) 20 $3,150
Volkswagen Routan (Automatic 6-spd) 20 $3,150
Cadillac SRX 2WD (Automatic (S6)) 19 $3,300
Chevrolet Captiva FWD (Automatic 6-spd) 19 $3,300
Chevrolet Equinox AWD (Automatic 6-spd) 19 $3,300
Dodge Durango 2WD (Automatic 5-spd) 19 $3,300
Dodge Durango 4WD (Automatic 5-spd) 19 $3,300
Ford Explorer AWD FFV (Automatic (S6)) 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
Jaguar XJL FFV (Automatic (S8)) 19 $3,900
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2WD (Automatic 5-spd) 19 $3,300
Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD (Automatic 5-spd) 19 $3,300
Ram 1500 4WD (Automatic 8-spd) 19 $3,300
Cadillac SRX AWD (Automatic (S6)) 18 $3,500
Chevrolet Captiva AWD (Automatic 6-spd) 18 $3,500
Chevrolet Silverado C15 XFE 2WD (Automatic 6-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
Jaguar XF FFV (Automatic (S8)) 18 $4,100
Jaguar XJ FFV (Automatic (S8)) 18 $4,100
Jaguar XJL FFV (Automatic (S8)) 18 $4,100
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

Conclusion

The most fuel efficient car of 2013 is the Scion iQ EV. It has a combined MPG of 121 and costs $550 per year to drive it.

The most fuel efficient non-electric car of 2013 is the Volkswagen Passat. It has a combined MPG of 34 and costs $2,250 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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