Gas prices are back down, but fuel efficiency continues to be a priority for car buyers everywhere. While history has shown that fuel prices don’t stay the same forever, there are many cars on the market that offer impressive gas mileage. Let’s examine the top 5 fuel economy cars of 2017-18 so you can find the perfect choice for you!
The previous generation Toyota Prius offered 44 mpg, but recent tests show the newer models offer significant improvements at 52 mpg. Additionally, the new series of Prius offers more options than ever before with the Prius standard model, Prime, C, V, and more. Toyota’s newest upgrades allow the car to handle more responsively, and also offer more comfortability to passengers. The standard model can drive wholly on electric, typically up to 25 mph. At this point, the much quieter engine kicks in.
Is this the perfect commuter car? It could be! The first real contender to the Toyota Prius is the Hyundai Ioniq. This car features a hatchback and silhouette that looks similar to the Prius. Furthermore, this hybrid matches it at 52 mpg for fuel consumption. The Ioniq is powered by a four-cylinder 1.6-liter engine that offers 139 HP when paired with the electric drive feature. While this car is not as responsive as other makes, like other hybrids, it can drive solely on electric at lower speeds. Other available versions are fully electric and plug-in.
This car may be the perfect crossover for singles and couples alike. The Niro is a five-passenger hybrid that offers both cargo versatility and fuel efficiency. It features a 1.6-liter engine with an electric drive unit that, like the Ioniq, offers a combined 139 HP. The lithium-ion battery that powers the car is located under the rear seat, so when the seats are folded down, it offers a great deal of cargo space. While it sounds a lot like the Ioniq and Prius, it only offers 43 mpg overall.
Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid
Travel without struggle with this stylish hybrid! Chevy’s newest hybrid borrows technology from the Volt. The newly redesigned Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid features a mix of style and fuel efficiency. It’s competitive with other midsize sedans with features like controls that are easy to use and a quiet cabin. In CR tests, the Malibu Hybrid achieved a shocking 41 mpg overall. This is a great choice for those with families who are looking for a more fuel-efficient car with lots of room.
Lexus CT 200h
Travel in comfort, and peace of mind knowing it’s fuel efficient! While it’s not a Prius, the small CT 200h hatchback offers great fuel economy. At 40 mpg, this car offers a well-assembled cabin made from quality materials, modest cargo capacity, and outstanding reliability. The CT can also drive wholly on electric power at lower speeds.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to Your Car Moving Questions
The hardest thing for people researching car moving companies to understand is that the prices they are getting are not hard and fast gaurantees, but rather ESTIMATES of what one company thinks it will take to get a vehicle moved promptly versus another company's opinion of what it will take. Don't be fooled, there are not carriers committed to take your vehicle at these quoted prices, the company you choose will still have to get to work getting a carrier to commit to move it at the price they quote you.
Your total price breaks down into two parts, the broker's fee (or 'deposit' as everyone calls it) and the carriers fee (your COD amount) Make no mistake about this, EVERYONE YOU ARE GETTING SALES CALLS FROM IS GOING TO BROKER YOUR MOVE. In this industry, there are brokers who try to fool you into thinking that they are the actual carriers and there are an equal amount of carriers who sell themselves on the fact that they have a truck or two but are not being honest about the fact that they broker out 90% of the orders they book. Here is a quick easy way to tell, if a company takes an up front fee, whether they call it a deposit or any other name, they are a broker. Carriers do not take any payment until the vehicle is delivered.
In our opinion, you are crazy to do so. Have you ever been paid up front for the work that you perform for your employer? Why would you pay a fee up front when there are reliable and trustworthy companies like ours that won't ask for it until we provide you with your carriers details?
The average transit time from pick up to delivery on any vehicle going coast to coast will be between one and two weeks. From there you can figure your transit time based on how far your vehicle is traveling, i.e. from either coast to the Midwest might average 3-7 days.