Choosing the right fuel-efficient vehicle

By Kijiji Autos
Choosing the right fuel-efficient vehicle

If you're looking to save some money this year, there are few better ways to accomplish this than driving a fuel-efficient vehicle. Not only will a car with low fuel consumption save you money every month, it will pollute the environment far less than a traditional gas guzzler.

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Typically, when we think about fuel-efficient vehicles, we imagine compact hybrids with zippy electric engines, but what about the family with three kids who all play hockey—is there an economical option for them? Our guide will exhibit a number of vehicles that are tailored for different lifestyles, all while remaining entirely fuel efficient.

To maintain consistency and availability, all of these models are from 2017 and can be found on Kijiji Autos.


Rivalling the SUV for passenger and cargo space, wagons are a strong choice for families that need a spacious vehicle. Their aerodynamic design cuts through the air while staying close to the ground, giving the handling a sporty feel that’s comparable to a sedan or coupe.

Toyota Prius V

City: 5.5 L/100 km

Highway: 6.0 L/100 km

Combined: 5.8 L/100 km

Chevrolet Bolt EV

City: 1.8 Lₑ/100 km

Highway: 2.1 Lₑ/100 km

Combined: 2.0 Lₑ/100 km


A versatile family vehicle, the SUV provides power and space with rugged performance. These vehicles are ideal for drivers who want extra room in a sleek package.

Nissan Rogue

City: 9.2 L/100 km

Highway: 7.0 L/100 km

Combined: 8.2 L/100 km

Tesla Model X

City: 2.6 Lₑ/100 km

Highway: 2.5 Lₑ/100 km

Combined: 2.5 Lₑ/100 km


Sedans are available in a wide array of sizes, styles and price points, so there are a lot of options depending on what you need. From low-cost, entry-level vehicles to luxury models, sedans are inherently more efficient than utility vehicles.

Chevrolet Malibu

City: 8.8 L/100 km

Highway: 6.5 L/100 km

Combined: 7.8 L/100 km

Hyundai IONIQ Electric

City: 1.6 Lₑ/100 km

Highway: 1.9 Lₑ/100 km

Combined: 1.7 Lₑ/100 km


Designed primarily for performance, coupes can be considered a sportier, two-door version of the classic sedan. Offering exceptional maneuverability with low drag, driving a coupe is all about having fun. Although interior space might seem limited, many coupes boast impressive trunk capacity.

Honda Civic

City: 7.5 L/100 km

Highway: 5.9 L/100 km

Combined: 6.8 L/100 km

BMW i8

City: 8.4 L/100 km

Highway: 8.1 L/100 km

Combined: 8.3 L/100 km

Combined (EV): 3.1 Lₑ/100 km


Taking the sleek and sporty styling of the coupe one step further, convertibles belong in a category of their own. Ranging in size from two-seat sports car models to mid-size vehicles, almost everybody can enjoy feeling the wind through their hair while driving a convertible.

MINI Cooper Convertible

City: 8.5 L/100km

Highway: 6.3 L/100km

Combined: 7.5 L/100km


The ideal choice for families. Minivans offer a similar driving experience to that of a sedan, but with the forward visibility of a utility vehicle. They have plenty of storage, often featuring adjustable interiors to maximize space. Many come standard with an assortment of features to keep you and your family completely safe.

Chrysler Pacifica

City: 12.9 L/100 km

Highway: 8.4 L/100 km

Combined: 10.9 L/100 km

Pickup truck

Robust and powerful, pickup trucks are designed to get tough jobs done. If you need to tow or transport equipment or heavy-duty items, then you’ll be thankful for the capacity a pickup offers.

Ford F150

City: 12.2 L/100 km

Highway: 9.3 L/100 km

Combined: 10.9 L/100 km


Similar to wagons, hatchbacks are designed for families and drivers who have active lifestyles. Offering an abundance of storage space with sporty handling, these vehicles are a truly versatile option.

Mitsubishi Mirage

City: 6.4 L/100 km

Highway: 5.5 L/100 km

Combined: 6.0 L/100 km

Volkswagen e-Golf

City: 1.9 Lₑ/100 km

Highway: 2.1 Lₑ/100 km

Combined: 2.0 Lₑ/100 km

When choosing a new or nearly new car, it’s important to consider the needs of you and your family. One thing you don’t have to decide on, however, is choosing a fuel-efficient vehicle. Visit Kijiji Autos to find your next car that consumes less.

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