Looking for a vehicle that can take you to work without costing you a day’s wage just to get there? Gas and travel prices right now are no joke, but as pandemic restrictions loosen, you want to get back out there and enjoy the summer weather without breaking the bank. Well, you’ll be glad to find out that there’s plenty of cars on today’s market that can get you where you’re going without robbing you on the way there. So today, let’s focus on something that’s currently on every Canadian’s mind; fuel economy and efficiency.
We’ve curated a list of the top 12 most fuel efficient cars in Canada according to the official EPA combined MPG ratings. There are multiple ties, in which case you will see the broken down city and highway MPG’s. We wanted to include each qualifying contender on our list to ensure you receive each and every one of the best options available to you in today’s market.
6. Nissan Sentra, Honda Accord & Chevrolet Spark
We have 3 contenders for spot number 6 on our list: the Nissan Sentra, Honda Accord and the Chevrolet Spark, each with a combined 33 MPG:
With its standard 2.0L DOHC 4-cylinder engine, 149 horsepower and 146Ib.-ft torque, the Sentra runs a combined 33 MPG with 29 city, 39 highway.
With its standard 1.5L DOHC, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, 192 horsepower and 192Ib.-ft torque, the Accord runs a combined 33 MPG with 30 city, 38 highway.
With its standard 1.4L ECOTEC 4-cylinder engine, 98 horsepower and 94Ib.-torque, the Spark runs a combined 33 MPG, also with 30 city and 38 highway.
Standing alone at number 5 is the Toyota Corolla. With its standard 1.8L DOHC 4-cylinder engine, 139 horsepower and 126Ib.-ft torque, the Corolla runs a combined 34 MPG.
4. Volkswagen Jetta, Kia Forte FE & Nissan Versa
We have 3 contenders for spot number 4 on our list: the Volkswagen Jetta, the Kia Forte FE and the Nissan Versa, each with a combined 35 MPG:
With its standard 1.5 L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, 158 horsepower and 184Ib.-ft torque, the Jetta runs a combined 35 MPG with 31 city, 41 highway.
Kia Forte FE
With its standard 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, 147 horsepower and 132Ib.-ft torque, the Forte FE runs a combined 35 MPG, also with 31 city and 41 highway.
With its standard 1.6L DOHC 4-cylinder engine, 122 horsepower and 114Ib.-ft torque, the Versa runs a combined 35 MPG with 32 city, 40 highway
3. Honda Civic 4Dr, Kia Rio & Hyundai Accent
We have 3 contenders for spot number 3 on our list: the Honda Civic 4Dr, the Kia Rio and the Hyundai Accent. Each with a combined 36 MPG, the Civic pulls ahead of its competitors with one single mile:
With its standard 2.0L DOHC 4-cylinder engine, 158 horsepower and 138Ib.-ft torque, the Civic runs 36 combined MPG with 33 city and 42 highway.
With its standard 1.6L 4-cylinder MPI engine, 120 horsepower and 113Ib.-ft torque, the Rio runs a combined 36 MPG with 33 city, 41 highway.
Coming in 2nd place on our list is the Hyundai Elantra. With its standard 2.0L MPI Atkinson in-line 4-cylinder engine, 147 horsepower and 132Ib.-ft torque, the Elantra runs a combined 37 MPG.
1. Mitsubishi Mirage
Ranking at number 1 for our list of most fuel efficient cars on the market in 2022 is the Mitsubishi Mirage. With its standard 1.2L 3-cylinder engine, 78 horsepower and 74Ib.-ft torque, the Mirage runs a combined 39 MPG.
We hope that after perusing this curated ranking of the most fuel efficient cars on the 2022 market, you feel more informed in your journey to a new, efficient vehicle! To increase your environmental friendliness even more, why not check out some pre-loved versions of some of the listed models on our site!