Despite all the hype about hybrids, there are a number of cars that obtain great gas mileage without being a hybrid. These cars are not expensive to drive, and the owner does not have to worry about future repairs to the hybrid parts of the car. Here are some great examples.
This sedan seats six adult passengers and has the handling to hug any turn. Designed with the sporty look of all Mazda cars, this version starts at a MSRP of $17,740. The Mazda 2 comes with an automatic transmission, runs on 87-octane fuel and gets about 40 mpg on the highway and 33 mpg in the city. The car comes with a 2.0 liter, 4-cylinder engine that generates 155 hp, which provides plenty of power when needed. The Mazda comes in a four door sedan or a hatchback model. If you want more info on this type of car Overland Park Mazda would be a pretty good resource to check out.
This is a smaller sedan by Hyundai. The Elantra features one of the most comfortable cabins in this class and includes easy to reach controls. The car comes with a 1.8 liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 145 hp with the standard manual transmission. Gas mileage is 27 in the city and 37 on the highway. This car with seat six, but the back seat lacks headroom for tall persons. The front seat, however, is quite comfortable for tall persons. This model also features the largest trunk in this class. The Elantra starts at an MSRP of $18,010.
The Honda Civic has been redesigned for 2014 with a new interior and starts at an MSRP of $19,180. While this has been a popular car, customers felt the interior of the Civic was old and cramped. This is no longer true. Even a tall person will be comfortable in the back. However, to add room to the interior, the trunk or hatchback space has been reduced, the one drawback to this car. The Civic comes with a standard six speed automatic with a 1.8 liter 4-cylinder engine that puts out 143 hp. In the city this car achieves 30 mpg and on the highway achieves 39 mpg.
The Ford Fiesta is Ford’s entry in the small sedan class. This car is known for its quiet and stable ride along with its stylish interior. The Fiesta also has one of the most powerful engines in this class with a 2.0 Liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 160 hp. Priced with an MRSP of $17,635, this sedan still achieves 26 mpg in the city and 36 on this highway. The sedan comes with a manual transmission with an automatic an available option on the car.
The Chevy Cruze is GM’s entry into the small sedan market. This is a well-built car with one of the largest engines offered in this class. The 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine produces 138 HP makes the Cruze feel powerful. A small 1.8 liter version is also available. The Cruze had a two-tone interior that makes this lower end car look plush. Listed with an MRSP of $18,345 this sedan rates a five out of five on the government’s safety tests. The Cruze comes with a manual transmission as standard and obtains 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.
All in all, there are some great, economical choices available in the non-hybrid car market.