The 100 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars in 2020

Have you ever wondered what the most fuel efficient cars manufactured in 2020 are? In this article, we'll list out the best 100 fuel efficient cars from 2020 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 2020 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
Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus 141 $450
Hyundai Ioniq Electric 133 $500
Tesla Model 3 Standard Range 131 $500
Tesla Model 3 Long Range 130 $500
Tesla Model 3 Mid Range 123 $550
Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD 121 $550
Tesla Model 3 Long Range Performa... 121 $550
Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD 121 $550
Tesla Model Y Performance AWD 121 $550
Hyundai Kona Electric 120 $550
Chevrolet Bolt EV 118 $550
Tesla Model S Long Range Plus 117 $550
Tesla Model 3 Long Range Performa... 116 $550
Kia Soul Electric 114 $550
BMW i3 113 $600
BMW i3s 113 $600
Tesla Model 3 Long Range Performa... 113 $600
Kia Niro Electric 112 $600
Nissan Leaf (40 kW-hr battery pack) 111 $600
Tesla Model S Long Range 111 $600
Tesla Model Y Performance AWD (21... 111 $600
Tesla Model S Standard Range 109 $600
MINI Cooper SE Hardtop 2 door 108 $600
Nissan Leaf (62 kW-hr battery pack) 108 $600
Tesla Model X Long Range Plus 105 $650
Nissan Leaf SV/SL (62 kW-hr batter... 104 $650
Tesla Model S Performance (19in W... 104 $650
Tesla Model X Standard Range 101 $650
Tesla Model S Performance (21in W... 97 $700
Tesla Model X Long Range 96 $700
Tesla Model X Performance (20in W... 90 $750
Tesla Model X Performance (22in W... 79 $850
Audi e-tron Sportback 77 $850
Jaguar I-Pace 76 $850
BYD e6 72 $900
Porsche Taycan 4S Perf Battery Plus 69 $950
Porsche Taycan Turbo 69 $950
Porsche Taycan Turbo S 68 $950
Hyundai Ioniq Blue 58 $1,100
Toyota Prius Eco 56 $1,100
Hyundai Ioniq 55 $1,150
Toyota Prius Prime 54 $1,150
Honda Insight 52 $1,200
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid 52 $1,200
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Blue 52 $1,200
Toyota Camry Hybrid LE 52 $1,200
Toyota Corolla Hybrid 52 $1,200
Toyota Prius 52 $1,200
Kia Niro FE 50 $1,250
Toyota Prius AWD 50 $1,250
Kia Niro 49 $1,300
Honda Accord Hybrid 48 $1,300
Honda Insight Touring 48 $1,300
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 47 $1,350
Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid 46 $1,350
Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE/SE 46 $1,350
Toyota Prius c 46 $1,350
Lexus ES 300h 44 $1,400
Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE 44 $1,400
Kia Niro Touring 43 $1,450
Toyota Avalon Hybrid 43 $1,450
Ford Fusion Energi Plug-in Hybrid 42 $1,500
Ford Fusion Hybrid FWD 42 $1,500
Ford Fusion Special Service PHEV 42 $1,500
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 42 $1,500
Kia Optima Hybrid 42 $1,500
Lexus UX 250h 42 $1,500
Ford Escape FWD HEV 41 $1,550
Ford Escape FWD PHEV 41 $1,550
Ford Fusion Hybrid Taxi 41 $1,550
Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid 41 $1,550
Lincoln MKZ Hybrid FWD 41 $1,550
Ford Escape AWD HEV 40 $1,550
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid AWD 40 $1,550
Lexus UX 250h AWD 39 $1,600
Mitsubishi Mirage 39 $1,600
Honda CR-V Hybrid AWD 38 $1,650
Mitsubishi Mirage G4 37 $1,700
Honda Civic 4Dr 36 $1,750
Honda Fit 36 $1,750
Hyundai Accent 36 $1,750
Hyundai Elantra 36 $1,750
Kia Rio 36 $1,750
Mitsubishi Mirage 36 $1,750
Toyota Highlander Hybrid 36 $1,750
Honda Civic 2Dr 35 $1,800
Hyundai Elantra SE 35 $1,800
Kia Forte FE 35 $1,800
Mazda 2 35 $1,800
Mitsubishi Mirage G4 35 $1,800
Nissan Versa 35 $1,800
Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid AWD 35 $1,800
Toyota Corolla Hatchback 35 $1,800
Toyota Highlander Hybrid AWD 35 $1,800
Toyota Highlander Hybrid AWD LTD/PLAT 35 $1,800
Toyota Yaris 35 $1,800
Honda Civic 5Dr 34 $1,850
Hyundai Elantra 34 $1,850
Mazda 2 34 $1,850
Toyota Camry 34 $1,850

Best 2020 Regular Fuel Cars by Miles per Gallon

The table below contains the best 2020 regular fuel cars by combined miles per gallon (MPG).

Car Combined MPG Fuel Cost
Chevrolet Silverado 2WD (Automatic 10-spd) 27 $2,850
Ford Transit Connect Wagon LWB FFV (Automatic (S8)) 26 $2,400
GMC Sierra 2WD (Automatic 10-spd) 26 $2,950
Ram 1500 2WD (Automatic 8-spd) 26 $2,950
Chevrolet Silverado 4WD (Automatic 10-spd) 25 $3,100
Ford Transit Connect Van FFV (Automatic (S8)) 25 $2,500
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4WD (Automatic 8-spd) 25 $3,100
Ford F150 2WD BASE PAYLOAD LT TIRE (Automatic (S10)) 24 $3,200
Ford F150 Pickup 2WD (Automatic (S10)) 24 $3,200
Ford F150 Pickup 4WD XL/XLT (Automatic (S10)) 24 $3,200
GMC Sierra 4WD (Automatic 10-spd) 24 $3,200
GMC Sierra 4WD AT4 (Automatic 10-spd) 24 $3,200
Land Rover Range Rover (Automatic (S8)) 24 $3,200
Land Rover Range Rover Sport (Automatic (S8)) 24 $3,200
Ram 1500 4WD (Automatic 8-spd) 24 $3,200
Chevrolet Colorado 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 23 $3,350
GMC Canyon 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 23 $3,350
Land Rover Discovery (Automatic (S8)) 23 $3,350
Chevrolet Colorado 4WD (Automatic 6-spd) 22 $3,500
Chevrolet Impala (Automatic (S6)) 22 $2,850
Ford F150 Pickup 2WD FFV (Automatic (S6)) 22 $2,850
Ford F150 Pickup 4WD (Automatic (S10)) 22 $3,500
GMC Canyon 4WD (Automatic 6-spd) 22 $3,500
Ford F150 Pickup 4WD FFV (Automatic (S6)) 20 $3,150
Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 4WD (Automatic 6-spd) 19 $4,050
Ford Explorer FFV AWD (Automatic (S10)) 19 $3,300
Ford F150 Pickup 2WD FFV (Automatic (S10)) 19 $3,300
Chevrolet Suburban C1500 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 18 $3,500
Chevrolet Tahoe C1500 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 18 $3,500
Ford F150 2WD FFV BASE PAYLOAD LT (Automatic (S10)) 18 $3,500
Ford F150 Pickup 4WD FFV (Automatic (S10)) 18 $3,500
GMC Yukon C1500 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 18 $3,500
GMC Yukon C1500 XL 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 18 $3,500
Chevrolet Tahoe K1500 4WD (Automatic 6-spd) 17 $3,700
Ford F150 5.0L 2WD FFV GVWR>7599 LBS (Automatic (S10)) 17 $3,700
Ford Transit T150 Wagon 2WD FFV (Automatic (S10)) 17 $3,700
GMC Yukon K1500 4WD (Automatic 6-spd) 17 $3,700
Chevrolet Silverado 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 16 $3,900
Chevrolet Silverado 4WD (Automatic 6-spd) 16 $3,900
Chevrolet Suburban K1500 4WD (Automatic 6-spd) 16 $3,900
Ford Transit T150 Wagon 4WD FFV (Automatic (S10)) 16 $3,900
GMC Sierra 2WD (Automatic 6-spd) 16 $3,900
GMC Sierra 4WD (Automatic 6-spd) 16 $3,900
GMC Yukon K1500 XL 4WD (Automatic 6-spd) 16 $3,900

Conclusion

The most fuel efficient car of 2020 is the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus. It has a combined MPG of 141 and costs $450 per year to drive it.

The most fuel efficient non-electric car of 2020 is the Chevrolet Silverado 2WD. It has a combined MPG of 27 and costs $2,850 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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