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US: five compact cars that give great mileage

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US: five compact cars that give great mileage

We have today a small list of US cars that – aside from sinking deep into the pockets to buy a plug-in hybrid or electric – should offer you a great experience behind the wheel, enough space and most of all – the best efficiency.

Compact cars have been increasingly appearing on the best-selling list of cars – and the arguments in their favor are many. A compact car will not murder your acquisition budget, offer you enough space if you have a family, can sway around traffic far easier than a pickup truck and most of all, offers great mileage. So, excluding from the start electric, hybrid and even diesel cars, here are the top five US compacts when it comes to fuel efficiency.

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Eco – we have to say from the start for the patriots that it’s the only example on our list with a Detroit three logo. Other than that, the Cruze is a great car, with a rating of 33 mpg (7.12 l/100 km) for combined driving (28 mpg city, 42 mpg highway) – though it’s equipped with a manual transmission, so it won’t be everyone’s choice.

2014 Nissan Sentra FE – it’s bland, it’s durable, it’s Japanese. The Sentra offers a CVT transmission, specifically engineered to give you the best fuel economy possible, with a combined rating of 34 mpg (6.9 l/100 km). It’s undoubtedly dull, but you already know the rival offerings from Toyota and Honda don’t come any better, and the Nissan is the cheapest in our list.

2014 Mazda3 – here’s a model you won’t go into town unnoticed. The small Japanese manufacturer goes against his country peers with a hot looking compact, and that’s enough to make you want to rev its Skyactiv engines on twisty mountain roads. The advantage is that you can do so and also brag about your 34 mpg combined rating (6.9 l/100 km), while if you leverage off one mpg you can go for the manual transmission, which is way more fun to handle.

2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco – the Japanese automaker, the world’s biggest, tried to change the dull and uninspiring looks of the Corolla compact – but only managed to get to creepy and dysfunctional. Nevertheless, there will be many to like the unconventional design, especially since in this version it comes with a 35 mpg (6.7 l/100 km) combined rating.

2014 Honda Civic HF – the Honda offering is mulling for the first place with its Toyota counterpart, as the combined rating is the same. The uninspiring Civic does have the advantage in city driving (31 mpg versus 30 for Corolla), while the Toyota challenger wins the highway category (42 versus 41 mpg for Honda). Still, thanks to the better city rating, the model tops EPA’s Fueleconomy.gov website listing.

by Aurel Niculescu (my Google+) - Thursday, July 10th, 2014 - filed under Chevrolet, Honda, Mazda, News, Nissan, Toyota. Image credit: .
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