Cars That Save You Gas Money

If you're thinking about getting a more fuel-efficient vehicle to save money on your gas bill, did you know you could also save money on your auto insurance premiums too? Generally speaking, smaller, less-expensive and fuel-efficient cars with smaller engines are cheaper to insure than larger, more expensive cars with higher horsepowered engines.

So if you're in the market for a vehicle that will cost you less in gas and possibly insurance, you may want to consider the vehicles listed in the 2014 ecoEnergy for Vehicles Awards. No matter what type of vehicle you're looking for, a two-seater, compact, pickup or minivan, chances are you can find a model that suits your need for fuel efficiency.

2014 ecoENERGY Winners

Cars

Two-seater winners:

smart fortwo electric drive
35 kW electric motor, 1-speed automatic

Honda CR-Z
1.5 L, 4 cylinder hybrid, continuously variable

Minicompact winner:

Scion iQ
1.3 L, 4 cylinder, continuously variable

Subcompact winners:

Chevrolet Spark EV
104 kW electric motor, 1-speed automatic

Ford Fiesta SFE
1.0 L, 4 cylinder, 5-speed manual

Compact winners:

Ford Focus Electric
107 kW electric motor, 1-speed automatic

Toyota Prius c
1.5 L, 4 cylinder hybrid, continuously variable

Mid-size winners:

Nissan LEAF™
80 kW electric motor, 1-speed automatic

Honda Accord Hybrid
2.0 L, 4 cylinder hybrid, continuously variable

Toyota Prius
1.8 L, 4 cylinder hybrid, continuously variable

Full-size winners:

Tesla Model S
225 kW electric motor, 60 kWh battery, 1-speed automatic

Ford C-MAX Hybrid
2.0 L, 4 cylinder hybrid, continuously variable

Station Wagons

Small winner:

BMW 328d xDrive Touring
2.0 L, 4 cylinder diesel, 8-speed automatic

Mid-size winner:

Toyota Prius v
1.8 L, 4 cylinder, continuously variable

Don't see anything that tickles your fancy? We've listed Canada's best-selling cars along with their estimated fuel consumption.

Pickup Trucks

Small winner:

Toyota Tacoma
2.7 L, 4 cylinder, 5-speed manual

Standard winner:

Ram 1500 Diesel
3.0 L, 6 cylinder, 8-speed automatic

Looking for something different? We've listed Canada's best-selling trucks along with their estimated fuel consumption.

SUVs

Small winner:

Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid AWD
2.0 L, 4 cylinder hybrid, continuously variable

Standard winner:

Toyota Highlander Hybrid AWD LE
3.5 L, 6 cylinder hybrid, 6-speed automatic with select shift

Looking for other options? We've listed Canada's best-selling SUVs along with their estimated fuel consumption.

Minivan winner:

Mazda5
2.5 L, 4 cylinder, 5-speed automatic with select shift

Need more minivan options? We've listed the best-selling minivans in Canada along with their estimated fuel consumption.

Vans

Cargo winner:

Nissan NV200 Cargo Van
2.0 L, 4 cylinder, continuously variable

Passenger winner:

Ford Transit Connect Taxi
1.6 L, 4 cylinder, 6-speed automatic with select shift



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