If you’re shopping for a used car, then the 2017 model year is a great place to start. Since its 2022, a car made in 2017 will have already taken the hit of depreciation, which means that you can likely score one for a great deal. What’s even better is that if you aim for a car with high fuel efficiency, then it will be an even better bargain. Here are the most fuel-efficient 2017 cars.
The most fuel-efficient gas-powered 2017 cars
If you want the most bang for your buck, then Cars.com found that the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage can provide that. The Mirage can garner up to an EPA-estimated 37 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway while only costing an average of $12,998. If you would rather have an American-made compact sedan, then you can opt for the Chevrolet Cruz, which gets 31 city/47 highway miles per gallon and will set you back an average of $16,734.
Honda has two compact cars on the list including the Honda Fit, which achieves up to 33 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway while costing an average of $18,490. But if you need something a little bigger, then the Honda Civic can manage up to 32 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway while setting you back for only $22,498.
The last car on the list is a little surprising. Cars.com found that the Jaguar XE can get up to 32 city and 42 highway mpg and costs an average of $26,990. Just make sure to pay attention to the maintenance costs if you that direction, though.
The most fuel-efficient 2017 hybrid cars
If an average of 40 mpg just doesn’t do it for you, we don’t blame you since gas prices are sky-high right now. In that case, the list of 2017 hybrid cars could serve you better. First up is the Hyundai Ioniq, which can achieve up to 57 mpg in the city and 59 mpg on the highway and only costs an average of $18,990. The Ioniq is followed by the Toyota Prius Eco, which can get up to 58 mpg in the city and 53 mpg on the highway, however, it costs a little more at an average of $23,990.
The Prius Eco’s bigger brother, the regular Prius is also on the list since it can get up to 54 mpg in the city and 50 on the highway while only costing around $23,990. But if a larger, more normal-looking sedan fits you better, then the Honda Accord Hybrid is next on the list. This fuel-sipper can get up to 49 mpg in the city and 47 on the highway and costs an average of $24,210. Lastly, the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid presents a great value by getting up to 49 mpg in the city and 43 on the highway with an average price of $20,276.
The best plug-in hybrids of 2017 can yield the best value
For shoppers that have a way to charge up a car every night, a plug-in hybrid can yield the best value. Cars.com found that the best 2017 plug-in hybrid is the Toyota Prius Prime, which can achieve up to 133 mpg-e and 54 mpg in combined driving when the hybrid powertrain kicks in. Even better, it only costs an average of $26,590. If you want something a little more funky looking, then the BMW i3 is also on the list as it can get 111 mpg-e and 35 mpg combined while costing around $22,684.
The i3 is followed by the Chevrolet Volt, which can achieve up to 106 mpg equivalent and 42 mpg combined and has an average price of $21,103. The Kia Optima plug-in is next on the list as it can get up to 103 mpg-e and 40 mpg combined with an average price of $23,990. Lastly, the Hyundai Sonata plug-in hybrid rounds out the list with its 99 mpg-e and 39 mpg combined fuel economy and an average cost of $21,994.
The bottom line is that the price of gas and used cars is outrageous nowadays, but if you shop for one of the aforementioned cars, you can score a great deal. Both in price and in overall fuel efficiency.