The 100 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars in 2016

Have you ever wondered what the most fuel efficient cars manufactured in 2016 are? In this article, we'll list out the best 100 fuel efficient cars from 2016 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 2016 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 i3 BEV 124 $550
Chevrolet Spark EV 119 $550
Volkswagen e-Golf 116 $550
Nissan Leaf (24 kW-hr battery pack) 114 $600
Fiat 500e 112 $600
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 112 $600
Nissan Leaf (30 kW-hr battery pack) 112 $600
smart fortwo electric drive conve... 107 $600
smart fortwo electric drive coupe 107 $600
Ford Focus Electric 105 $600
Kia Soul Electric 105 $600
Tesla Model S AWD - 60D 104 $600
Tesla Model S AWD - 75D 103 $650
Tesla Model S AWD - 90D 103 $650
Tesla Model S AWD - 70D 101 $650
Tesla Model S AWD - 85D 100 $650
Tesla Model S (60 kW-hr battery p... 99 $650
Tesla Model S (75 kW-hr battery p... 98 $650
Tesla Model S AWD - P100D 98 $700
Tesla Model S AWD - P90D 95 $700
Tesla Model S AWD - P85D 93 $700
Tesla Model X AWD - 60D 93 $700
Tesla Model X AWD - 75D 93 $700
Tesla Model X AWD - 90D 92 $700
Tesla Model S (70 kW-hr battery p... 89 $750
Tesla Model S (85 kW-hr battery p... 89 $750
Tesla Model S (90 kW-hr battery p... 89 $750
Tesla Model X AWD - P90D 89 $750
Tesla Model X AWD - P100D 86 $750
Mercedes-Benz B250e 84 $800
BYD e6 72 $900
Toyota Prius Eco 56 $1,100
Toyota Prius 52 $1,200
Toyota Prius c 50 $1,250
Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid 46 $1,350
Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid 44 $1,700
Chevrolet Volt 42 $1,500
Lexus CT 200h 42 $1,500
Ford Fusion Hybrid FWD 41 $1,550
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid SE 41 $1,550
Toyota Prius v 41 $1,550
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 40 $1,550
Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid 40 $1,550
Lexus ES 300h 40 $1,550
Lincoln MKZ Hybrid FWD 40 $1,550
Toyota Avalon Hybrid 40 $1,550
Toyota Camry Hybrid LE 40 $1,550
Audi A3 e-tron ultra 39 $1,900
BMW i3 REX 39 $1,900
Ford C-MAX Hybrid FWD 39 $1,600
Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE/SE 39 $1,600
Ford C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid 38 $1,650
Ford Fusion Energi Plug-in Hybrid 38 $1,650
Kia Optima Hybrid 37 $1,700
Honda CR-Z 36 $1,750
Honda Fit 36 $1,750
Kia Optima Hybrid EX 36 $1,750
Mazda 2 36 $1,750
Scion iA 36 $1,750
Audi A3 e-tron 35 $2,100
BMW 328d 35 $2,200
Ford Fiesta SFE FWD 35 $1,800
Honda Civic 2Dr 35 $1,800
Honda Civic 4Dr 35 $1,800
smart fortwo coupe 35 $2,100
BMW 328d xDrive 34 $2,250
BMW 328d xDrive Sports Wagon 34 $2,250
Chevrolet Cruze 34 $1,850
Chevrolet Cruze Premier 34 $1,850
Chevrolet Spark 34 $1,850
Fiat 500 34 $2,200
Ford Focus FWD 34 $1,850
Honda Civic 2Dr 34 $1,850
Honda Civic 4Dr 34 $1,850
Honda Fit 34 $1,850
Mazda 2 34 $1,850
Nissan Versa 34 $1,850
Scion iA 34 $1,850
smart fortwo coupe 34 $2,200
Toyota Corolla LE Eco 34 $1,850
Chevrolet Cruze Limited Eco 33 $1,900
Chevrolet Spark 33 $1,900
Honda CR-Z 33 $1,900
Mazda 3 4-Door 33 $1,900
Mazda 3 4-Door 33 $1,900
Mazda 3 5-Door 33 $1,900
Nissan Sentra FE 33 $1,900
Toyota Corolla LE Eco 33 $1,900
Toyota Yaris 33 $1,900
Volkswagen Jetta 33 $1,900
Cadillac ELR 32 $2,300
Chevrolet Cruze 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 Focus FWD 32 $1,950
Honda Fit 32 $1,950
Lexus NX 300h 32 $1,950
Mazda 3 4-Door 32 $1,950

Best 2016 Regular Fuel Cars by Miles per Gallon

The table below contains the best 2016 regular fuel cars by combined miles per gallon (MPG).

Car Combined MPG Fuel Cost
BMW 328d (Automatic (S8)) 35 $2,200
BMW 328d xDrive (Automatic (S8)) 34 $2,250
BMW 328d xDrive Sports Wagon (Automatic (S8)) 34 $2,250
Ford Focus FWD FFV (Automatic (AM6)) 31 $2,000
Audi A6 quattro (Automatic (S8)) 30 $2,550
Audi A7 quattro (Automatic (S8)) 30 $2,550
BMW 535d (Automatic (S8)) 30 $2,550
BMW 535d xDrive (Automatic (S8)) 30 $2,550
BMW X3 xDrive28d (Automatic (S8)) 30 $2,550
Ford Focus FWD FFV (Automatic (AM-S6)) 30 $2,100
Ford Focus FWD FFV (Manual 5-spd) 29 $2,150
Audi A8 L (Automatic (S8)) 28 $2,750
Chrysler 200 (Automatic 9-spd) 27 $2,300
Dodge Dart (Automatic 6-spd) 27 $2,300
Mercedes-Benz CLA250 4matic (Automatic (AM7)) 27 $2,750
Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4matic (Automatic (AM7)) 27 $2,750
Audi Q5 (Automatic (S8)) 26 $2,950
Chevrolet Equinox FWD (Automatic 6-spd) 26 $2,400
GMC Terrain FWD (Automatic 6-spd) 26 $2,400
BMW X5 xDrive35d (Automatic (S8)) 25 $3,100
Chevrolet Colorado 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 25 $3,100
GMC Canyon 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 25 $3,100
Jeep Cherokee FWD (Automatic 9-spd) 25 $2,500
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2WD (Automatic 8-spd) 25 $3,100
Jeep Renegade 2WD (Automatic 9-spd) 25 $2,500
Mercedes-Benz GLE350 d 4matic (Automatic 9-spd) 25 $3,100
Audi A4 quattro (Automatic (S8)) 24 $3,100
Audi A5 Cabriolet quattro (Automatic (S8)) 24 $3,100
Audi A5 quattro (Automatic (S8)) 24 $3,100
Audi allroad quattro (Automatic (S8)) 24 $3,100
Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD (Automatic 8-spd) 24 $3,200
Land Rover Range Rover Sport TDV6 (Automatic (S8)) 24 $3,200
Land Rover Range Rover TDV6 (Automatic (S8)) 24 $3,200
Mercedes-Benz GLE300 d 4matic (Automatic 7-spd) 24 $3,200
Porsche Cayenne Diesel (Automatic (S8)) 24 $3,200
Ram 1500 HFE 2WD (Automatic 8-spd) 24 $3,200
Volkswagen Touareg (Automatic (S8)) 24 $3,200
Chevrolet Colorado 4WD (Automatic 6-spd) 23 $3,350
Chevrolet Equinox AWD (Automatic 6-spd) 23 $2,700
Chrysler 200 (Automatic 9-spd) 23 $2,700
Chrysler 300 (Automatic 8-spd) 23 $2,700
Dodge Charger (Automatic 8-spd) 23 $2,700
Ford Transit Connect Van FFV (Automatic (S6)) 23 $2,700
GMC Canyon 4WD (Automatic 6-spd) 23 $3,350
Jeep Cherokee 4WD (Automatic 9-spd) 23 $2,700
Mercedes-Benz E350 (Automatic 7-spd) 23 $3,200
Mercedes-Benz E350 4matic (Automatic 7-spd) 23 $3,200
Ram 1500 2WD (Automatic 8-spd) 23 $3,350
Audi Q5 (Automatic (S8)) 22 $3,350
Chevrolet Impala (Automatic (S6)) 22 $2,850
Chevrolet Impala Limited (Automatic 6-spd) 22 $2,850
Chrysler 200 AWD (Automatic 9-spd) 22 $2,850
Ford Transit Connect Wagon FFV (Automatic (S6)) 22 $2,850
Ford Transit Connect Wagon LWB FFV (Automatic (S6)) 22 $2,850
Ram 1500 4WD (Automatic 8-spd) 22 $3,500
Buick LaCrosse (Automatic (S6)) 21 $3,000
Chrysler 300 AWD (Automatic 8-spd) 21 $3,000
Dodge Charger AWD (Automatic 8-spd) 21 $3,000
Ford Taurus FWD FFV (Automatic (S6)) 21 $3,000
Buick LaCrosse AWD (Automatic (S6)) 20 $3,150
Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel (CNG) (Automatic (S6)) 20 $3,150
Chevrolet Silverado C15 2WD (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
Ford Explorer 2WD FFV (Automatic (S6)) 20 $3,150
Ford F150 Pickup 2WD FFV (Automatic 6-spd) 20 $3,150
GMC Sierra C15 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 20 $3,150
Ram 1500 2WD (Automatic 8-spd) 20 $3,150
Chevrolet Silverado C15 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 19 $3,300
Chevrolet Silverado K15 4WD (Automatic 6-spd) 19 $3,300
Dodge Journey (Automatic 6-spd) 19 $3,300
Ford Explorer AWD FFV (Automatic (S6)) 19 $3,300
Ford F150 Pickup 4WD FFV (Automatic 6-spd) 19 $3,300
Ford Taurus AWD FFV (Automatic (S6)) 19 $3,300
GMC Sierra C15 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 19 $3,300
GMC Sierra K15 4WD (Automatic 6-spd) 19 $3,300
Mercedes-Benz GLE350 4matic (Automatic 7-spd) 19 $3,900
Ram 1500 4WD (Automatic 8-spd) 19 $3,300
Chevrolet Silverado K15 4WD (Automatic 6-spd) 18 $3,500
Chevrolet Suburban C1500 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 18 $3,500
Chevrolet Suburban K1500 4WD (Automatic 6-spd) 18 $3,500
Chevrolet Tahoe C1500 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 18 $3,500
Chevrolet Tahoe K1500 4WD (Automatic 6-spd) 18 $3,500
Ford F150 Pickup 2WD FFV (Automatic (S6)) 18 $3,500
GMC Sierra K15 4WD (Automatic 6-spd) 18 $3,500
GMC Yukon C1500 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 18 $3,500
GMC Yukon C1500 XL 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 18 $3,500
GMC Yukon K1500 4WD (Automatic 6-spd) 18 $3,500
GMC Yukon K1500 XL 4WD (Automatic 6-spd) 18 $3,500
Ford F150 Pickup 4WD FFV (Automatic (S6)) 17 $3,700
Ford F150 5.0L 2WD FFV GVWR>7599 LBS PAYLOAD PACKAGE (Automatic (S6)) 16 $3,900
Ford F150 5.0L 4WD FFV GVWR>7599 LBS PAYLOAD PACKAGE (Automatic (S6)) 16 $3,900
Ford Transit T150 Wagon FFV (Automatic (S6)) 16 $3,900
Toyota Sequoia 4WD FFV (Automatic (S6)) 15 $4,150
Toyota Tundra 2WD FFV (Automatic (S6)) 15 $4,150
Toyota Tundra 4WD FFV (Automatic (S6)) 15 $4,150

Conclusion

The most fuel efficient car of 2016 is the BMW i3 BEV. It has a combined MPG of 124 and costs $550 per year to drive it.

The most fuel efficient non-electric car of 2016 is the BMW 328d. It has a combined MPG of 35 and costs $2,200 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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