38 Auto Manufacturers Ranked by Gas Mileage

From the Gas Guzzlers to the Most Efficient Fleet

Written by Carly Hallman

In 2025, the corporate average fuel economy of new cars and trucks will need to be at 54.5 miles per gallon. That deadline certainly has carmakers scrambling, but it doesn’t mean every new car and truck produced will suddenly have incredible averages of 54.5 mpg – not by a long shot.

Auto Manufacturer Ranked by Gas Mileage

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38 Car Manufacturers Ranked by Average Gas Mileage

The Average MPG of 38 Car Manufacturers And Every Vehicle They Released for the 2016 Model Year

Maker Name Average Gas Mileage of 2015/2016 Models Best Mileage Among 2015/2016 Cars Model Information for Best Mileage Car Worst Mileage Among 2015/2016 Cars Model Information for Worst Mileage Car
Rolls-Royce 14.5 MPG 15 MPG
  • 2016 Ghost
  • 12 cyl., 6.6 L
  • Automatic (S8)
14 MPG
  • 2016 Phantom Drophead Coupe
  • 12 cyl., 6.7 L
  • Automatic (S8)
Aston Martin 15.5 MPG 17 MPG
  • 2016 Rapide S
  • 12 cyl., 6.0 L
  • Automatic (S8)
15 MPG
  • 2016 DB9
  • 12 cyl., 5.9 L
  • Automatic (S6)
Bentley 16 MPG 19 MPG
  • 2016 Continental GT
  • 8 cyl., 4.0 L
  • Automatic (S8)
14 MPG
  • 2016 Mulsanne
  • 8 cyl., 6.8 L
  • Automatic (S8)
Maserati 17.63 MPG 19 MPG
  • 2016 Ghibli V6 SQ4
  • 6 cyl., 3.0 L
  • Automatic 8-speed
15 MPG
  • 2016 GranTurismo Convertible
  • 8 cyl., 4.7 L
  • Automatic 6-speed
McLaren Automotive 18.25 MPG 19 MPG
  • 2016 570S Coupe
  • 8 cyl., 3.8 L
  • Automatic 7-speed
18 MPG
  • 2016 650S Coupe
  • 8 cyl., 3.8 L
  • Automatic 7-speed
Ram 18.63 MPG 24 MPG
  • 2016 Promaster City
  • 4 cyl., 2.4 L
  • Automatic 9-speed
15 MPG
  • 2016 1500 4WD
  • 8 cyl., 5.7 L
  • Automatic 6-speed
GMC 18.86 MPG 26 MPG
  • 2016 Terrain FWD
  • 4 cyl., 2.4 L
  • Automatic 6-speed
12 MPG
  • 2016 Savana 3500 2WD (Passenger)
  • 8 cyl., 6.0 L
  • Automatic 6-speed
Land Rover 19.83 MPG 24 MPG
  • 2016 Range Rover Evoque
  • 4 cyl., 2.0 L
  • Automatic (S9)
16 MPG
  • 2016 Land Rover LR4
  • 6 cyl., 3.0 L
  • Automatic (S8)
Jaguar 20.10 MPG 23 MPG
  • 2016 XF
  • 6 cyl., 3.0 L
  • Automatic (S8)
18 MPG
  • 2016 F-Type R AWD Coupe
  • 8 cyl., 5.0 L
  • Automatic (S8)
Dodge* 20.67 MPG 32 MPG
  • 2015 Dart Aero
  • 4 cyl., 1.4 L
  • Manual 6-speed
15 MPG
  • 2015 Viper SRT
  • 10 cyl., 8.4 L
  • Manual 6-speed
Lincoln 20.74 MPG 40 MPG
  • 2016 MKZ Hybrid FWD
  • 4 cyl., 2.0 L
  • Automatic (variable gear ratios)
  • Hybrid
  • 16 MPG
    • 2016 Navigator L 4WD
    • 6 cyl., 3.5 L
    • Automatic (S6)
    Porsche 20.83 MPG 24 MPG
    • 2016 Boxster
    • 6 cyl., 2.7 L
    • Manual 6-speed
    16 MPG
    • 2016 911 R
    • 6 cyl., 4.0 L
    • Manual 6-speed
    Infiniti 21.86 MPG 31 MPG
    • 2016 Q70 Hybrid
    • 6 cyl., 3.5 L
    • Automatic (S7)
  • Hybrid
  • 16 MPG
    • 2016 QX80 2WD
    • 8 cyl., 5.6 L
    • Automatic (S7)
    Lexus* 21.92 MPG 42 MPG
    • 2015 CT 200h
    • 4 cyl., 1.8 L
    • Automatic (variable gear ratios)
  • Hybrid
  • 14 MPG
    • 2015 LX 570
    • 8 cyl., 5.7 L
    • Automatic (S6)
    Chrysler 22.36 MPG 27 MPG
    • 2016 200
    • 4 cyl., 2.4 L
    • Automatic 9-speed
    19 MPG
    • 2016 300
    • 8 cyl., 5.7 L
    • Automatic 8-speed
    Audi 22.41 MPG 26 MPG
    • 2016 A4 Quattro
    • 4 cyl., 2.0 L
    • Manual 6-speed
    17 MPG
    • 2016 A8 L
    • 12 cyl., 6.3 L
    • Automatic (S8)
    Jeep 22.44 MPG 27 MPG
    • 2016 Renegade 4WD
    • 4 cyl., 1.4 L
    • Manual 6-speed
    15 MPG
    • 2016 Grand Cherokee SRT8 4WD
    • 8 cyl., 6.4 L
    • Automatic 8-speed
    Mercedes-Benz 22.68 MPG 84 MPGe
    • 2016 B250e
    • Automatic (A1)
    • Electric
    12 MPG
    • 2016 AMG G65
    • 12 cyl., 6.0 L
    • Automatic 7-speed
    Buick 23.75 MPG 30 MPG
    • 2016 Encore
    • 4 cyl., 1.4 L
    • Automatic (S6)
    17 MPG
    • 2016 Enclave AWD
    • 6 cyl., 3.6 L
    • Automatic 6-speed
    Acura* 23.89 MPG 28 MPG
    • 2015 ILX
    • 4 cyl., 2.0 L
    • Automatic (S5)
    21 MPG
    • 2015 MDX 4WD
    • 6 cyl., 3.5 L
    • Automatic (S6)
    Hyundai* 24.21 MPG 31 MPG
    • 2015 Accent
    • 4 cyl., 1.6 L
    • Manual 6-speed
    18 MPG
    • 2015 Equus
    • 8 cyl., 5.0 L
    • Automatic 8-speed
    Ford 24.83 MPG 105 MPGe
    • 2016 Focus Electric
    • Automatic (A1)
    • Electric
    16 MPG
    • 2016 Expedition EL 4WD
    • 6 cyl., 3.5 L
    • Automatic (S6)
    Volvo 25 MPG 53 MPGe
    • 2016 XC90 AWD PHEV
    • 4 cyl., 2.0 L
    • Automatic (S8)
  • Plug-in Hybrid
  • 20 MPG
    • 2016 XC60 AWD
    • 6 cyl., 2.0 L
    • Automatic (S6)
    Toyota 25.10 MPG 56 MPG
    • 2016 Prius Eco
    • 4 cyl., 1.8 L
    • Automatic (variable gear ratios)
  • Hybrid
  • 14 MPG
    • 2016 Sequoia 4WD
    • 8 cyl., 5.7 L
    • Automatic (S6)
    Cadillac 25.36 MPG 85 MPGe
    • 2016 ELR
    • 4 cyl., 1.4 L
    • Automatic (variable gear ratios)
  • Plug-in Hybrid
  • 17 MPG
    • 2016 CTS-V
    • 8 cyl., 6.2 L
    • Automatic (S8)
    Chevrolet 25.38 MPG 119 MPGe
    • 2016 Spark EV
    • Automatic (A1)
    • Electric
    12 MPG
    • 2016 Express 3500 2WD Passenger
    • 8 cyl., 6.0 L
    • Automatic 6-speed
    Subaru 25.5 MPG 28 MPG
    • 2016 BRZ
    • 4 cyl., 2.0 L
    • Automatic (S6)
    19 MPG
    • 2016 WRX
    • 4 cyl., 2.5 L
    • Manual 6-speed
    Kia 26.51 MPG 105 MPGe
    • 2016 Soul Electric
    • Automatic (A1)
    • Electric
    18 MPG
    • 2016 K900
    • 8 cyl., 5.0 L
    • Automatic (S8)
    BMW 26.58 MPG 124 MPGe
    • 2016 i3 BEV
    • Automatic (A1)
    • Electric
    16 MPG
    • 2016 X5 M
    • 8 cyl., 4.4 L
    • Automatic (S8)
    MINI 27.76 MPG 32 MPG
    • 2016 Hardtop 4 door
    • 3 cyl., 1.5 L
    • Manual 6-speed
    25 MPG
    • 2016 S Clubman
    • 4 cyl., 2.0 L
    • Manual 6-speed
    Honda 28.38 MPG 36 MPG
    • 2016 Fit
    • 4 cyl., 1.5 L
    • Automatic (variable gear ratios)
    21 MPG
    • 2016 Accord
    • 6 cyl., 3.5 L
    • Manual 6-speed
    Scion 29.14 MPG 36 MPG
    • 2016 iA
    • 4 cyl., 1.5 L
    • Automatic (S6)
    24 MPG
    • 2016 FR-S
    • 4 cyl., 2.0 L
    • Manual 6-speed
    Mazda 30.25 MPG 36 MPG
    • 2016 2
    • 4 cyl., 1.5 L
    • Automatic (S6)
    23 MPG
    • 2016 CX-9 4WD
    • 4 cyl., 2.5 L
    • Automatic (S6)
    Fiat 34.92 MPG 112 MPGe
    • 2016 500e
    • Automatic (A1)
    • Electric
    24 MPG
    • 2016 500 X AWD
    • 4 cyl., 2.4 L
    • Automatic 9-speed
    Mitsubishi 42.4 MPG 112 MPGe
    • 2016 I-MiEV
    • Automatic (A1)
    • Electric
    22 MPG
    • 2016 Outlander 4WD
    • 6 cyl., 3.0 L
    • Automatic (S6)
    BYD 72 MPGe 72 MPGe
    • 2016 e6
    • Automatic (A1)
    • Electric
    N/A N/A
    Smart 82.67 MPGe 107 MPGe
    • 2016 fortwo electric drive convertible
    • Automatic (A1)
    • Electric
    34 MPG
    • 2016 fortwo coupe
    • 3 cyl., 0.9 L
    • Manual 5-speed
    Tesla 95.22 MPGe 104 MPGe
    • 2016 Model S AWD – 60D
    • Automatic (A1)
    • Electric
    86 MPGe
    • 2016 Model X AWD – P100D
    • Automatic (A1)
    • Electric

    Data for 2016 unavailable. 2015 information used instead.

    MPGe = Miles Per Gallon Gasoline Equivalent. This is used by the EPA to compare conventional and alternative fuel vehicles on an even scale.

    Sources:

    https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/bymake/2016MakeList.shtml
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles_per_gallon_gasoline_equivalent

    The truth is that the corporate average fuel economy, or CAFE, applies to a company’s entire fleet of passenger vehicles. That means that a company like Ford can produce Focus Electrics and some gas-guzzling Ford F-150s, so long as the average for their whole fleet is above 54.5 mpg. Not to mention, sometimes raw data and figures are “massaged” into higher-seeming numbers.

    As a result, the available cars will have miles-per-gallon averages that are all over the board, with a handful of all-electric vehicles often smoothing out the embarrassingly low fuel economy of other vehicles. The new CAFE standards, while considered to be tough by some and very flexible by others, will increase the variety of cars being made. Over the years, you’ll see that gap between a maker’s most efficient cars and least efficient cars widen a great deal, beyond even what we’ve depicted here.

    We’ve calculated a much simpler average: We took the car company’s best and worst cars for mpg and averaged the two together, giving you a very different view than the CAFE.

    While looking at the most fuel efficient cars of each brand as well as those with the worst mpg, cars racing ahead on our graph symbolize the companies that are truly moving ahead in the game. When your least efficient car is quite a bit more efficient than the most efficient vehicles of other brands, you know you’re speeding toward a future less reliant on crude oil.

    Granted, for some that gap is ridiculously huge. Take, for instance, Chevrolet, whose worst vehicle clocks in with an abysmal 12 mpg. They also produce the Spark EV, which was released in 2013 as one of the most affordable and viable all-electric vehicles available to the American public at the time. Compare that to Honda, whose highest mpg cars are only around 36 mpg due to the fact that the company didn’t produce an all-electric vehicle in 2016, but whose worst car is still a very high 21 mpg. Within that small range of 21 and 36 mpg, Honda reportedly sold more than 350,000 Honda vehicles in America in one year. In that sense, they’ve likely made bigger strides away from oil than Chevy.

    Remember that this average doesn’t consider the number of cars bought or the company’s best-selling cars.

    For instance, some of the top-selling hybrid cars in the U.S. come from Toyota and Ford, even though they don’t often produce cars with the best mpg. Cars lower on the totem pole, like the Expedition and Sequoia, demolish their numbers, too. These are titans of the car industry, but they sometimes fall behind on producing the most efficient cars and struggle to uncouple themselves from the reliable sales of gas-guzzling trucks and SUVs. However, they’ve clearly been the major influencing companies pushing the American public toward more reliable hybrid vehicles. And it’s clear that change is on the horizon for them, if not as a result of lifting CAFE standards then as a result of consumer trends.

    Consider other factors like car CO2 emissions data, company goals and investments, and CAFE standards when trying to figure out which green car company is the greenest. But it’s clear that a rare few are truly looking toward the future.


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