The Most Fuel-Efficient 2013 Vehicles

January 8, 2013 by  
Filed under News, Uncategorized

According to several news agencies, experts have been gathering detailed information on all newer 2013 models in order to come up with a list of the most fuel efficient vehicles of 2013.

The reports indicate that on top of fuel economy, experts have also taken into consideration other factors like tax credits and how costly the vehicle will be to the consumer in the first place.

One of the vehicles listed by experts includes the Mitsubishi iMiEV available for $29,125. This model runs only on electricity and its range may reach 112 MPGe. Experts have concluded that this model would cost about $550 a year to fuel. Although this could be a cheap vehicle to maintain and run, experts don’t seem too excited about encouraging consumers to purchase this model over its uncomfortable interior and incompetent engine.

The Smart ForTwo ED has also made the list of vehicles that cost the least to drive. According to experts, the new Smart ForTwo ED model will cost $25,000 initially to the consumer, however, with a $7,500 federal tax credit, this model will cost about $17,500. This model runs on electricity only and it can get about 107 MPGe, which may cost the driver about $600 a year to fuel.

Although experts say this vehicle feels clumsy, it may be a fun option for the driver who needs a city dweller that is also easy to park.
The Ford Focus BEV can also be a great model for people looking for a way to save at the pump. This model also runs only on electricity and its fuel range may reach 105 MPGe. Initially, this model will cost about $39,200 to the consumer. Although the Ford Focus EV is a heavy vehicle, especially if compared to other all-electric models, it runs smoothly and it offers a strong performance without overworking the engine.

This model comes with a clear and informative infotainment display that also helps the driver when it comes to maximizing efficiency.

The Nissan Leaf, priced at 57,400 and the Toyota Prius Plug-in priced at $32,000 have also made the list. According to experts, the Leaf model gets 95 MPGe and it costs $650 to fuel annually while the Prius may cost about $850 yearly to fuel while also getting 95 MPGe. The Tesla Model S, which is the most costly of all vehicles mentioned in this list of cheapest cars to fuel. This model offers 95 MPGe to the driver worried about fuel efficiency. It may cost $650 to fuel annually. The new Tesla Model S comes with its battery pack attached to the floor of the vehicle, which makes for a low center of gravity.

This model is comfortable, luxurious and it may be purchased for a lower cost if the consumer chooses to pick the Model S with a 60 kilowatt-hour battery pack.

If you’re interested in learning more about these vehicles and how much you could save at the pump, click here to read the full article.


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