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Despite the constant development in hybrid and electric vehicle technologies, the good old internal combustion engine still doesn’t work. In fact, affordable, fuel-efficient, gasoline cars still exceed the number of electric cars, and so far they have a category of less than $ 30,000. For those who want to spend less on gasoline without sparing a lot of money on a hybrid or electric car, here are the 12 most efficient models that run only on gas that you can buy today.

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Nissan Sentra: 33 mpg

The Nissan Sentra proves that affordable and efficient cars don’t have to look like a total festival, and they can travel 409 miles, according to EPA estimates, between fuel stops. It is equipped with a 2.0-liter four-row in-line capacity of 149 hp. and continuous transmission (CVT). As gasoline prices rise, Sentra’s small 12.4-gallon fuel tank can make filling less soulful than in larger cars with 17-gallon tanks.

  • Base price: $ 20,635
  • EPA fuel economy combined / city / highway: 33/29/39 mph
  • Total EPA range: 409 miles
  • Power: 149 horsepower


Honda Accord: 33 mpg

Base Honda Accord comes with a 4-cylinder turbocharged 192 hp. and variator. It’s not the cheapest car on this list, but it’s spacious, has a range of 488 miles on one side of the gas, according to EPA estimates, and the Insurance Institute for Road Safety (IIHS) named it Top Safety Pick +. If you are interested, then Chord Hybrid starts at $ 27,565 and gets 10 mpg more on the highway and outperforms this gas transmission by 14 mpg in the city.

  • Base price: $ 25,965
  • EPA fuel economy combined / city / highway: 33/30/38 mph (CVT)
  • Total EPA range: 488 miles
  • Power: 192 horsepower


Chevrolet Spark: 33 mpg

The Chevrolet Spark has a starting price of less than $ 15,000, making it the cheapest new car sold in the US in 2022. Its four-cylinder 98-horsepower cylinder doesn’t quite play, but we have to pay tribute to Spark for offering a manual transmission, even though its CVT is more efficient. The Spark makes maximum use of its nine-gallon fuel tank, gaining, according to EPA estimates, 297 miles on one side of the gas. We managed 37 miles per gallon during our test of fuel economy on the 75 mph highway at Spark LT. Note that 2022 is the last model year for Spark as Chevy plans to stop releasing the model.

  • Base price: $ 14,595
  • EPA fuel economy combined / city / highway: 33/30/38 mph (CVT)
  • Total EPA range: 297 miles
  • Power: 98 horsepower


Volkswagen Jetta: 35 miles per gallon

Known as “Golf with a Trunk”, Art Volkswagen Jetta fun to drive and offers much more space than you might expect. Jetta comes standard with a 4-cylinder turbocharged 158 hp. It is better on gas than some of its closest competitors segment of compact cars too. According to the EPA, the Jetta has a 5-mile per gallon advantage on the highway over Mazda 3 and also gets better mileage than a little more expensive Nissan Sentra.

  • Base price: $ 21,190
  • EPA fuel economy combined / city / highway: 35/30/41 mph
  • Power: 147 horsepower


Kia Forte: 35 mph

The Kia Forte is between the smaller Rio and the larger K5 in the Korean brand’s lineup. It is a front-wheel drive and is equipped with a quad four with a capacity of 147 liters. Six-speed mechanics may be our first choice, but CVT saves on gas. This is especially good on the highway, with an EPA rating of 41 mpg. An 8.0-inch touchscreen is standard, and Forte was the best security choice from IIHS.

  • Base price: $ 20,115
  • EPA fuel economy combined / city / highway: 35/31/41 mph
  • Total EPA range: 490 miles
  • Power: 147 horsepower


Nissan Versa: 35 mpg

Everyone Nissan Versa is front-wheel drive and is powered by a 122-horsepower. the four, but only models equipped with an automatic transmission, have a combined EPA rating of 35 mph. The Versa was redesigned last year and greatly improved. It rides, rides and is controlled better than before, and a larger 7.0-inch touchscreen is now standard. The Versa features amazing technology for its price range, such as pedestrian detection, automatic high beam and automatic emergency braking, all standard. It’s a big step ahead of the model it replaces, and even the most expensive Versa SR model starts at $ 19,615, handy for the wallet.

  • Base price: $ 15,930
  • EPA fuel economy combined / city / highway: 35/32/40 mpg
  • Total EPA range: 378 miles
  • Power: 122 horsepower


Toyota Corolla: 35 mph

Toyota Corolla hatchback supports fire affordability thanks to a 2.0-liter fuel-saving engine and CVT. With a total consumption of 36 mpg, according to EPA estimates, this Corolla falls short of its hybrid counterpart, which is capable of adding 52 mpg, but is still one of the best against its gasoline-only competitors. Its cheap base price and standard features that we all believe we’re entitled to in 2022 make it a great deal, and the design doesn’t allow it to look too much like an economy car.

  • Base price: $ 23,040
  • EPA fuel economy combined / city / highway: 35/32/41 mph
  • Total EPA range: 462 miles
  • Power: 169 horsepower


Kia Rio: 36 mpg

1.6-liter engine with a capacity of 120 hp and CVT Kia Rio puts this little sedan on top of fuel economy. The drop in power compared to the previous Rio means more mileage, and the same driving characteristics we liked remain. The Rio sedan has received top safety from IIHS, but many driver assistance features are not available in the lower trim.

  • Base price: $ 17,275
  • EPA fuel economy combined / city / highway: 36/33/41 mph
  • Total EPA range: 428 miles
  • Power: 120 horsepower


Hyundai Accent: 36 mpg

Everyone Hyundai Accent has under the hood 120-horsepower 4-horsepower engine and CVT. It’s the smallest sedan in Hyundai’s lineup, but the Accent is still nimble enough to squeal tires. We put the Accent above other small sedans in the segment because it’s a well-equipped small car that you won’t be ashamed to drive. Its fuel economy of 36 miles per gallon, according to EPA estimates, is good, and it also gets about 41 miles per gallon on the highway.

  • Base price: $ 16,125
  • EPA fuel economy combined / city / highway: 36/33/41 mph
  • Total EPA range: 428 miles
  • Power: 120 horsepower


Honda Civic: 36 mpg

It can be hard to find that Honda Civic does not work well; there is a model for every need, from fuel to track down intruders. Plus it’s common 10 Best Winner. Complete with a 1.5-liter turbocharged foursome with a capacity of 180 hp. and the Civic variator is designed for a total consumption of 36 mpg by the EPA. Not far behind and Civic sedans with a base 2.0-liter engine with a capacity of 158 liters. Civic with 1.5-liter turbocharged and CVT accelerated on the highway 38 miles per gallon during our testing, 4 mph less than the EPA estimate. The least efficient Civic is a hatchback model with six-speed manual transmission, which, according to the EPA, delivers 29 miles per gallon together.

  • Base price: $ 20,480
  • EPA fuel economy combined / city / highway: 36/32/42 (1.5 liter CVT sedan) 35/31/40 (2.0 liter CVT sedan) mpg
  • Total EPA range: 446 miles
  • Horsepower: 180 horsepower


Hyundai Elantra: 37 mpg

The Hyundai Elantra 147-con. is used in non-hybrid models. four and a variator to achieve a combined consumption of 37 miles per gallon, according to EPA estimates. (The Elantra hybrid, which costs nearly $ 5,000 more, is priced at 54 miles per gallon.) For an attractive-looking sedan that starts north of $ 20,000, the Elantra is an attractive choice inside and out.

  • Base price: $ 20,995
  • EPA fuel economy combined / city / highway: 37/33/43 mph
  • Total EPA range: 459 miles
  • Power: 128 horsepower


Mitsubishi Mirage: 39 mpg

Need a new car for cheap? The Mitsubishi The mirage covered you. That’s it the second cheapest car sold in the US today, and although it has less than 100 horsepower, it is the most economical non-hybrid car. The Mirage, which runs on a small 1.2-liter three-cylinder 3-cylinder motorcycle with a capacity of 78 hp, makes great fuel savings. With an EPA rating of 39 mpg combined for a hatchback variant with a CVT, this is certainly the case when David vs. Gas Station. A sedan version known as Mirage G4, slightly less efficient at 35 mpg. Of course, this won’t get you anywhere as fast The Mirage G4 with CVT we tested in 2018 accelerated from zero to 60 mph in a sluggish 12.8 seconds.

  • Base price: $ 16,125
  • EPA fuel economy combined / city / highway: 39/36/43 mpg
  • Power: 78 horsepower


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