Canada’s Best Fuel-Efficient Cars
Written by DriveAxis.ca January 12, 2022
Every driver has their own preferences when it comes to what they look for in a car. And yet, we can all agree that having a fuel-efficient vehicle is definitely an advantage when fueling up at the pump.
Technological advances in automobile manufacturing have signified great strides in fuel economy, providing Canadian customers with a wide range of great choices when it comes to cars with great gas mileage.
In making these selections, we purposely stayed away from hybrid and electric vehicles in order to concentrate on gas-powered cars with automatic transmission. As expected, compact cars rank highly on this rundown, but you’ll also find SUVs as well.
If you want to save money on gas, consider choosing from this list of Canada’s best fuel-efficient cars.
2022 Chevrolet Equinox
8.8 L/100 km
The Chevrolet Equinox is an AWD sport utility vehicle that outputs a high fuel efficiency while still keeping an emphasis on performance. The Equinox is able to achieve a gas mileage of 7.7 L/100 km on the highway, and 8.9L/100 km in the city, rates that sit much lower than the average mileage of 9.8 L/100 km for Canadian cars.
Loaded with features like Forward Collision Alert and Lane Keep Assist, the Chevrolet Equinox aims to keep you safe, and keep your gas costs down.
2022 Honda CR-V
8.1 L/100 km
By bringing its famous engineering over to the CR-V, Honda has accomplished the unthinkable by creating a midsize crossover SUV with the fuel economy of a much smaller car. Larger in size and cargo space than its compact sister model HR-V, the CR-V nevertheless provides an immaculate gas mileage rated at 7.0 L/100 km on the highway and 8.3L/100 km in the city.
With its responsive suspension and ability to provide a smooth ride, the CR-V is a great vehicle choice that is both easy to drive and easy on your wallet.
2022 Subaru Crosstrek
8.0 L/100 km
SUVs are not commonly known for having good fuel economy, but then the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek isn’t your average SUV. This AWD subcompact achieves a remarkable gas mileage of 8.8 L/100 km in the city and 7.0 L/100 km on the highway, a feat accomplished without compromising the 152-horsepower performance from its 2.0-litre four-cylinder boxer engine.
In combination with its high ground clearance, spacious cabin, and user-friendly technology, the Crosstrek is a great choice for a fuel-efficient car.
2022 Nissan Altima
7.9 L/100 km
Sophisticated and chic, the 2022 Nissan Altima makes a statement wherever it goes without the pain of high gas costs. The fuel economy of this all-wheel drive sedan is rated at 9.1 L/100 km in the city, and 6.5 L/100 km on the highway for the SE model. As low as its gas requirements are, the Altima can routinely achieve a 182-horsepower output from its naturally aspirated 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine.
With its three trims and Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology, the Altima continues to have a strong appeal with Canadian drivers.
2020 Toyota Yaris
7.3 L/100 km
The 2020 Toyota Yaris adds to its wide roster of features with a fuel-efficient engine that runs 7.3 L/ 100 km in the city and 5.9 L/100 km on the highway. Low gas consumption joins other Yaris advantages like attractive looks and fun handling to make for a great compact car.
As with other cars on this list, compact cars have fallen on hard times in Canada. The Toyota Yaris was discontinued in 2021, meaning that you’ll only be able to find this fuel-saving vehicle only in used car sales.
2022 Toyota Corolla & Corolla Hatch
7.0 L/100 km
Toyota’s long-running model continues to attract Canadian drivers with appealing features that include its highly-efficient engine. The Corolla and Corolla Hatch both feature an amazing gas mileage rated at 7.7 L/100 km in the city, and 6.1 L/100 km on the highway. This puts it well within the range of competing compact sedans such as the Elantra and Mazda3.
Even after over 20 years on the Canadian market, the Corolla remains as stylish and appealing as its debut in 1988, and will more than likely continue to be sold at a high volume.
2022 Honda Civic Sedan
6.9 L/100 km
Even as it nears its 50-year anniversary, the Honda Civic remains as popular as ever on the Canadian market. This top-selling import has been constantly changing to meet the needs of its customers, but the one thing that hasn’t changed is its stupendous gas mileage. Reliable as ever, the 2022 Honda Civic gets 7.6 L/100KM in the city, and 6.1 L/100KM on the highway.
Even as other compact cars get phased out in Canada, Honda’s ever-evolving car looks to remain a constant fixture on Canadian roads.
2022 Hyundai Elantra
6.7 L/100 km
As proof of its versatility, the 2022 Hyundai Elantra matches its streamlined exterior with a highly efficient performance from its engine. With its city rating of 7.6 L/100 km and 5.7 L/100 km on the highway, the Elantra’s low gas costs stand in stark contrast to its sporty appearance.
Featuring Adaptive Cruise Control as part of its SmartSense safety system, the Hyundai Elantra looks to satisfy families and commuters alike as a popular option on the Canadian car market.
2020 Nissan Versa
6.7 L/100 km
The Nissan Versa doubles down on its affordable price point by offering an excellent combined gas mileage of 6.7 L/100 km. More than that, the Versa impresses with its spacious interior and high-end comfort that are complemented by its ample rear legroom and spacious cargo space.
With its smooth ride with responsive suspension, the Versa makes for a reliable car that appeals to drivers for its practicality on the road and in your pocketbook. It’s too bad that the Versa has been discontinued, but it remains a popular option on the used market.
2020 Toyota Yaris
6.6 L/100 km (Automatic)
As the little sedan with broad appeal, the Toyota Yaris demonstrates its excellent cost-saving abilities through its miniscule combined gas mileage of 6.6 L/100 km. And although it featured great handling and nimble handling, the 2020 Yaris saw its model get discontinued last summer, thereby ending its run as Toyota’s smallest car.
2020 Honda Fit
6.5 L/100 km
As the tiny compact that thinks its a moving van, the Honda Fit impresses with its astounding fuel efficiency of 6.5 L for every hundred kilometers. With its roomy backseat and disappearing stowaway chairs, the Fit is a great commuter car that makes the most of its tiny gas tank stowed away underneath the driver’s seat.
Sadly, the 2020 Honda Fit became the last of its kind in North America when it was discontinued after years of declining sales. Look for this great find in used car sales.
2022 Mitsubishi Mirage
6.2 L/100 km
The Mitsubishi Mirage complements its standing as one of the most affordable cars on this list by being one of the most affordable cars for gas purchases. Even though its manual transmission version falters slightly, the Mirage offers a remarkable gas mileage of 6.6 L in the city and 5.6 L on the highway that puts it at the top of this list.
Offering minimalistic practicality, the Mirage is easy to park, and makes for a compelling purchase for customers looking for a no-frills experience. This subcompact hatchback is an excellent entry-level car that can fit both commuters and university-bound students alike.
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