Man at gas pump reaching for the nozzle.

The great thing about cars today is that you don’t have to sacrifice looks for fuel-efficiency. You can enjoy great gas mileage without feeling like your riding around in a Little Tykes Cozy Coupe.

From gasoline and diesel engines to hybrid vehicles, you practically have your pick of fuel-efficient cars on the market. Master Muffler’s Downtown Ogden car repair team is partial to some of the following makes and models.

Fuel-Efficient Gas Cars

With gas prices constantly fluctuating (why are they always fluctuating up instead of down?!), your vehicle must make the most of what fuel it has. Here are some of the best fuel-efficient cars of 2021 that run on gasoline.

2021 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback

Mitsubishi dominates when it comes to both city and highway miles per gallon. The Mirage offers 26 city mpg and 43 mpg highway. The standard model comes with a manual transmission and has a modest 78 horsepower thanks to its 1.2 liter, three-cylinder engine.

2021 Hyundai Elantra

The compact model of this sedan gets slightly lower city mileage than the Mirage at 33 mpg, but it still manages 43 highway mpg, which is great for those long commutes. The Elantra has a beefier, 2.0 liter, four-cylinder engine with 147 horsepower, so it has a bit more pep than the Mirage.

2021 Kia Rio

The subcompact Kia Rio may be small, but it has 120 horsepower and can log 33 city mpg. When it comes to highway mileage, you can expect 41 mpg thanks to the 1.6 liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood.

2021 Honda Civic

Would any auto list be complete without the ever-present Civic? This car has staying power for a reason! The turbo doesn’t require you to sacrifice much fuel efficiency since the sedan model still offers 158 horsepower and 32 mpg city/42 mpg highway. This is a car we see often cruisin’ the yard and one we see a lot for Ogden car repair, aftermarket installs, or tune-ups at our shop.

2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE

Last but not least, we have a Toyota! The Corolla Hatchback zips around with 168 horsepower and can offer 32 city miles per gallon and 41 mpg on the highway. Perhaps since Toyota has put so much emphasis on hybrid/electric vehicles, their gas-powered ones have fallen behind when it comes to fuel efficiency. Although, Corolla’s stats are nothing to scoff at.

Fuel-Efficient Diesel Cars

Diesel-powered vehicles are a great choice not just for fuel efficiency, but for their long lifespans as well. Although the initial investment is sometimes higher than that of a gasoline-fueled car, it often pays for itself over time.

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Let’s start with one of the most fuel-efficient diesel trucks on the market – the Silverado. The 2-wheel-drive models can offer 27 city mpg and 33 highway mpg. The 277 horsepower engine can tow up to 9,300 pounds.

2021 GMC Sierra 1500

A close second behind the Silverado is the Sierra. The trucks offer nearly identical features, including a 277 horsepower and a turbocharged engine. The Sierra can offer up to 26 city mpg and 30 highway mpg and can tow 9,200 pounds.

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe

A great family car, the Tahoe can get you 24 city mpg and 28 highway mpg when you go with the 2-wheel-drive model. Plus, it can tow up to 8,200 pounds so you can enjoy road trips with all the toys (camper, trailer, etc…).

2021 Ford F-150

With a lot of torque and 250 horsepower, this V6 diesel engine also does pretty well with the mileage. Even with 4-wheel-drive, the F-150 can log 23 mpg on city streets and 27 highway mpg. Plus, with an upgraded towing package, it can haul up to 12,100 pounds.

2021 GMC Yukon

If you need a lot of passenger room, a Yukon might e a good diesel option for you. However, you’re going to sacrifice miles per gallon compared to a truck. The Yukon features 2 horsepower, and the rear-wheel-drive models can get you 23 city mpg with 27 mpg on the highway.

Fuel-Efficient Hybrids

For the best of both worlds, invest in a hybrid gas-electric vehicle. Combing traditional engines with electric motors means some of the common car repair needs remain the same, or may even be eliminated thanks to being swapped for electronic systems.

2021 Hyundai Ioniq

This little hatchback can offer 104 horsepower, and the base trim models log 54 city mpg and 55 highway mpg. The Blue model, Ioniq’s upgrade, can offer up to 58 city mpg and 59 highway mpg.

2021 Toyota Prius

Long live the Prius! Although it’s not number one on the list, it’s still a fan favorite. One of the first widely-purchased electric vehicles, the Hatchback Prius is still going strong today with 54 city mpg and 52 highway mpg. If you upgrade to the Eco, you can increase the fuel efficiency to 58 mpg city, 56 mpg highway.

2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid

Are we surprised that the hybrid version of the Elantra is on here? Hyundai was able to improve upon an already good thing by complementing a gasoline engine with an electric motor. The standard model boasts 49 city mpg and 50 mpg on the highway, while the upgraded Blue model is EPA-rated at 53 city mpg and 54 highway mpg.

2021 Honda Insight

The hybrid version of a Civic, Insight sedan uses an electric motor to offer up to 151 horsepower, 51 city mpg, and 48 highway mpg. Like with many other electric vehicles, you can upgrade to luxury models and get a few extra miles per gallon (55 city, 52 highway).

2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

Like the Elantra, the Corolla’s fuel efficiency is tweaked with the addition of electric motors. Thanks to two electric motors, the Corolla Hybrid can get you 52 city mpg and 52 mpg on the highway.

When you need Ogden car repair, be sure to give our Downtown Ogden Master Muffler location a call. We’re familiar with a variety of makes and models, except those old-school Little Tykes Coupes. We’re not sure who you call for that.

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