Fuel Economy Frenzy: 5 New Cars That Get Over 50 MPG Without Charging

It’s no secret that gas prices are rising. Now, more than ever, having a solid fuel economy rating will help save massive amounts of money at gas pumps. Though many people are quick to advise a switch to an electric or a plug-in hybrid, not everyone has access to a charger. So, here are five good old gas-eaters from 2022 that still manage 50 miles per gallon combined!

2022 Hyundai Ioniq

2022 Hyundai Ioniq blue drive passenger side facing camera in front of sunset
2022 Hyundai Ioniq Blue | Hyundai

According to the EPA, the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq Blue sits firmly at the top of their fuel economy charts. However, the standard 2022 Ioniq is not far behind.

For those not in the know, adding the word “blue” to the end of a Hyundai model means it uses the brand’s Blue Drive system. It’s a hyper-efficient hybrid system that both maximizes fuel efficiency and minimizes emissions.

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq Blue has an absolutely jaw-dropping EPA fuel economy rating of 58 mpg city and 60 mpg highway for a combined rating of 59 mpg.

Additionally, the standard 2022 Ioniq still manages a beyond-respectable rating of 54 mpg city and 57 mpg highway for a combined rating of 55 mpg.

2022 Toyota Prius

A blue 2022 Toyota Prius Prime is parked.
A blue 2022 Toyota Prius Prime | Toyota

It wouldn’t be a list about the best of the best in terms of the economy without a Toyota Prius included. However, since the 50 mpg plus club requires the cream of the crop, we’ll throw in two for good measure.

The 2022 Toyota Prius Eco is the fuel economy hero of the Prius lineup when excluding plug-in variants. The Eco pulls an impressive rating of 58 mpg city and 53 mpg highway for a combined 56 mpg rating.

Not far behind is the standard 2022 Toyota Prius. It gets ratings of 54 mpg city, 50 mpg highway, and 52 mpg combined.

2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Blue

The 2022 Hyundai Sonata compact sedan model with a gray paint color parked in front of a black glass wall
2022 Hyundai Sonata | Hyundai Motor America

Sonata’s mid-size platform makes its excellent fuel economy ratings all the more impressive. Like the Ioniq, it’s available in standard and Blue hybrid variants.

The 2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Blue pulls out an impressive 50 mpg city and 54 mpg highway rating for a combined 52 mpg. In a mid-size sedan! It’s bonkers!

Stepping down to the standard 2022 Sonata Hybrid doesn’t put you far off, either. Though it carries a combined rating of “only” 47 mpg, it gets an honorable mention for its 51 mpg highway rating.

2022 Honda Insight

Honda’s most recent interaction of its legendary fuel economy hero, the Insight, offers subtle yet modern styling. It’s a hyper-efficient car, but it doesn’t brag about it. I

The 2022 Honda Insight offers an astounding 55 mpg city rating. Though it falls under the 50 mpg threshold in the highway rating, its impressive city rating manages to give it a combined rating of 52 mpg.

2022 Kia Niro FE

2022 Kia Niro crossover SUV driving down road, front 3/4
2022 Kia Niro | Kia

The Kia Niro FE is undoubtedly the most surprising vehicle to hit this exclusive lineup. Why? Because it’s an SUV. Though some may argue that the crossover doesn’t quite count, J.D. Power classifies it as a subcompact SUV. For that reason, we’ll count it.

Undoubtedly the most impressive fuel economy for an SUV that doesn’t require a charger, the 2022 Kia Niro FE manages a remarkable 53 mpg city rating. Complimented by its 48 mpg highway rating, the Niro FE just edges its way onto this list with a dead-even combined rating of 50 mpg.

When it comes to fuel economy, none of these cars lose!

Though buying a car is a difficult and involved process, any of the above-listed cars make a great choice. If you’re looking to save on your gasoline spending but can’t always be around an EV charger, these fuel economy-focused cars are here for you.

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