While cheap transportation in the form of buses and trains are available, having your own car in Australia offers a different level of convenience to travel to and from the office, school or other destinations. Of course, it can be expensive, especially if you add fuel costs and other car-related expenses. But don’t worry. With so many car models and brands available in the market nowadays, there are several fuel-efficient cars that will help you save money.
Here are the top eight most fuel-efficient cars that you may want to consider:
1. Mitsubishi i-MiEV
With an average fuel consumption rating of 2.1L/100km, Mitsubishi i-MiEV takes the lead in fuel efficiency. Its fuel consumption rating in the city is 1.86L/100km, while it posts 2.37L/100km when on the highway. Of course, it has a Green Vehicle Guide Star Rating of 5.
2. Nissan LEAF
This fully electric model has an average rating of 2.37L/100km. It has an EPA rating of 2.2L/100km in the city and 2.55L/100km when driving on the highway. It also has a rating of 5 from the Green Vehicle Guide.
3. Holden Volt
This four-cylinder car has an energy consumption of 135Wh/km with Plug-in Electric/Petrol 95RON. It also got a rating of 5 from the Green Vehicle Guide.
4. Porsche Panamera S
This is a six-cylinder car that has an energy consumption of 162Wh/km and fuel consumption of 3.1L/100km. The Green Vehicle Guide gave this car a 5-star rating.
5. Audi 66kW A1
This model has a four-cylinder engine with fuel consumption of 3.8L/100km and a Green Vehicle Guide Star Rating of 4.5.
6. MINI R56 Cooper D
This four-cylinder car has a fuel consumption of 3.8L/100km. It has a 4.5 star rating.
7. Toyota Prius Hybrid
This model made it to the list with its 3.9L/100km fuel consumption on a four-cylinder engine, and 5 stars from the Green Vehicle Guide.
8. Fiat Cabrio D/L
With a fuel consumption of 3.9L/100km and a 1.4L engine, this model offers lighter fuel costs. There’s either a six-speed automatic or a five-speed manual transmission. It also got a 5-star rating.
There are other car models that offer fuel efficiency. Make sure to shop around and check various car reviews first so you can narrow down your selection and choose what meets your needs.
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