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2011-03-16 10:35:44
Want Better Gas Mileage? Top 5 Fuel-Efficient Cars

With gas prices nearing the $4 mark, more real estate pros--who get plenty of use of their cars for business--are likely going to eye the gas mileage on cars more closely before making their next car purchase.

The USA Today recently evaluated cars to come up with a list of the most fuel-efficient cars on the market today, based on EPA combined mileage ratings. Industry researcher TrueCar.com also provided the estimates below of the cost to drive these cars 15,000 miles a year at $3.52 a gallon (the national average for gas).

Here are the top five and their costs to buy and drive.

1. 2011 Toyota Prius
Base model sticker price: $23,810
Combined EPA rating: 49.6 mpg
Cost per 15,000-mile year at $3.52/gal.: $1,064

2. 2011 Lexus CT 200h
Base model sticker price: $29,995
Combined EPA rating: 41.6 mpg
Cost per 15,000-mile year at $3.52/gal.: $1,269

3. 2011 Honda Insight
Base model sticker price: $18,950
Combined EPA rating: 41.3 mpg
Cost per 15,000-mile year at $3.52/gal.: $1,279

4. 2011 Honda Civic Hybrid
Base model sticker price: $24,700
Combined EPA rating: 41.3 mpg
Cost per 15,000-mile year at $3.52/gal.: $1,2792

5. 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
Base model sticker price: $35,455
Combined EPA rating: 38.6 mpg
Cost per 15,000-mile year at $3.52/gal.: $1,368

Source: “Top 10 List of Most Fuel-Efficient Cars: What’s the Best Buy?” USA Today (March 2011)

 Provided by,

Doug Spiers / Associate Broker / Global Choice Real Estate / 801-726-7173

 
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