Midsize family sedans comprise a huge chunk purchases amongnew car buyers, and gas mileage is a top priority whether consumers are considering Kia, Toyota, Ford or Hyundai.
Ryan ZumMallen of High Gear Media has compiled a list of Best Mileage Midsize Family Sedans for 2013. The list includes a wide-ranging selection of gas and hybrid models as well as expected and surprising models that share at least one common trait — practicality.
Here’s the list and a brief assessment of High Gear Media’s assessment of the 2013 Toyota Prius, the No. 1 most fuel efficient family sedan.“Despite the industry’s repeated attempts to knock it off the throne, the Toyota Prius still reigns supreme when it comes to fuel efficiency. What’s even more astounding is that it still uses the same basic formula, with only minor tweaks to the powertrain over the last dozen years. Hey, if it ain’t broke, right?
“Toyota will keep the good times rolling in the 2013 model year, carrying over the same 1.8L four-cylinder engine with an Atkinson cycle, plus eco-friendly tricks like variable valve timing (VVT), regenerative brakes and low rolling resistance tires. The Prius is a model of efficiency and reliability, and the go-to vehicle for any eco-friendly customer.”
The 2013 Best Mileage Family Sedan list in decreasing order of mpg:
2013 Toyota Prius—50 MPG Combined
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid—47 mpg (combined)
2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE—40 MPG Combined
2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI—34 MPG Combined
2013 Kia Optima Hybrid—34 MPG Combined
2013 Hyundai Elantra—33 MPG Combined
2013 Chevrolet Cruze Eco—33 MPG Combined
2013 Dodge Dart—32 MPG Combined
2013 Nissan Altima 2.5—31 MPG Combined
2013 Honda Accord—30+ MPG Combined
2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco—29 MPG Combined
2013 Buick Regal eAssist—29 MPG Combined
2013 Buick LaCrosse eAssist—29 MPG Combined
2013 Hyundai Sonata—28 MPG Combined
2013 Kia Optima—28 MPG Combined
To read more about the best mileage family sedans, visit: www.highgearmedia.com.
Article Last Updated: August 27, 2021.
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