Summer is here and we are excited to celebrate backyard BBQ’s, beach volleyball, and longer days. Unfortunately, it’s also the season for higher fuel prices across the board. Summer is also an ideal time to make a road trip or two. If you are in the market for a new used vehicle this summer, an important feature to be vigilant about is the vehicle’s MPG rating. MPG stands for miles per gallon and is a gauge for how fuel efficient a vehicle is. This is a critical feature for several reasons. One reason being the skyrocketing price of gasoline, especially during the summer months. Another reason is the protection of our environment. We are now living in a “green” world. A fuel-efficient vehicle is going to decrease pollution emissions by a large quantity. Below we list five vehicles with a strong fuel efficiency rating that you can find at Auto Action, the leading Phoenix used car dealer.
The Sonic is a well-received subcompact vehicle that offers multiple benefits. First and foremost is fuel economy. The Sonic will give you 27 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. Add that with the sneaky 138 horsepower and attractive price point, and you have a champion of the road.
Thanks to its Skyactiv drivetrain technology, the Mazda 3 is a leader in fuel economy. Its four-cylinder engine provides 155 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque, which can be paired with a manual or automatic transmission. The Mazda 3 offers 30 mpg for city driving, and 41 mpg for highway. Given its power, fuel economy and smooth ride, the Mazda 3 is a great option for your next used vehicle.
Did someone say Fiesta? Your driving experience will be turned into one big party with this nice little subcompact sedan. The Ford Fiesta boasts 28 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. The surprising 120 horsepower will get you to the party early.
The Camry has been a reliable vehicle as far back as the beginning of time. Perhaps not that long, but the Toyota Camry is a time-tested gem. It offers 29 MPG for city driving, as well as 41 mpg for the highway. The newer models have been redesigned with style and substance, and include some top of the line features.
The Versa will give you 31 mpg in the city, and 39 on the highway. Paired with its top fuel economy, the Versa offers a very consumer friendly price point. Add in its smooth ride and modern features, the Versa is a summer smash.