10 of the Cars With the Best Gas Mileage for 2023

These cars are rated to go the distance without constant refueling.

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Which is more important to you: a high-power car or a high-efficiency car? If you lean toward the latter, here are 10 vehicles that offer plenty of miles — and likely some smiles — per gallon of gasoline.

This list covers gasoline-only internal combustion engine cars and hybrids. Plug-in hybrids, battery-electric vehicles, and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles aren't included here.

We're defining "car" as a passenger vehicle with four wheels, including coupes, sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, but excluding crossovers, SUVs, vans, and pickups. We've assigned positions on the list based on the EPA's fuel-economy estimates of combined city and highway driving. In the case of a tie, the highway rating determines the vehicle's position.

Here's our list of 10 cars for 2023 with some of the best gas mileage.

Mitsubishi MirageMitsubishi | 2022 Mirage

2023 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback: 39 mpg

The Mitsubishi Mirage is often known for being one of the most affordable cars on the market, starting under $18,000. It also has laudable gas mileage, with fuel-economy figures approaching those of some hybrids. That fuel-efficiency rating comes with a performance tradeoff, however. The Mirage's 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine makes just 76 horsepower and 74 lb-ft of torque; the average horsepower for a car in 2022 was 180.

Toyota CrownToyota

2023 Toyota Crown: 41 mpg

The Toyota Crown, which starts around $41,000, is a hybrid with a funky design that straddles the line between sedan and crossover. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), this vehicle isn't as efficient as other hybrids on the list, but XLE and Limited trim models offer more than 40 mpg and 236 horsepower. The top-level Platinum trim has more than 100 extra ponies but loses about 10 mpg.

Lexus ES 300hLexus

2023 Lexus ES 300h: 44 mpg

Even luxury cars can be fuel efficient — well, at least the hybrids from Lexus can. The ES 300h is among the larger sedans on this list and still boasts 44 mpg. It also has a starting price of about $45,000, front-wheel drive (FWD), and a 215-hp gas-electric setup.

Honda Accord HybridHonda

2023 Honda Accord Hybrid: 48 mpg

Honda has two hybrids in its portfolio: the CR-V crossover and the Accord sedan. The 2023 Honda Accord gets 48 mpg, putting it a hair below the competition from Toyota. Still, the roughly $33,000 Accord includes several handy features, such as dual-zone climate control, wireless smartphone projection, a 12.3-inch infotainment system, and a suite of driver-assist systems.

Toyota Corolla HybridToyota

2023 Toyota Corolla Hybrid: 50 mpg

This compact Toyota sedan can achieve 50 mpg in front-wheel-drive form. The all-wheel-drive models aren't far behind, though, earning a maximum of 48 mpg. Regardless of the wheels driven, the Corolla Hybrid features a naturally aspirated 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that combine to put out 138 horsepower. The Corolla Hybrid FWD model costs about $24,000, while the AWD model starts around $26,000.

Hyundai Sonata HybridHyundai

2023 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Blue: 52 mpg

Hyundai's entry-level Blue-trim models generally offer high fuel-economy figures. The Sonata Hybrid Blue puts out a system total of 192 horsepower, uses 16-inch wheels with thick sidewalls, and weighs less than other trims, helping it achieve a lofty fuel-mileage figure of 52 mpg. At around $29,000, the Sonata Hybrid Blue also has a lower starting price than the Honda Accord Hybrid, one of its chief competitors.

Toyota Camry HybridToyota

2023 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE: 52 mpg

The most fuel-efficient Camry Hybrid is the LE trim level, which gets 52 mpg. The better-equipped SE, XSE, and XLE models manage 46 mpg. With a price of about $30,000, the mileage-focused LE model has smaller wheels, cloth seats, and fewer option packages. However, the gas-electric hybrid powertrain combines to produce 208 horsepower no matter the trim level.

Kia Niro HybridKia

2023 Kia Niro Hybrid: 53 mpg

This Korean small station wagon (the EPA's classification) is one of the most efficient rides in the Kia lineup, boasting 53 mpg. The Niro uses a quick-shifting dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT) to swap gears. The car isn't the most expensive option on the lot, either, with a starting price of about $28,000.

Hyundai Elantra HybridHyundai

2023 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Blue: 54 mpg

Elantra Hybrid Blue models can achieve 54 mpg, while the Limited variant tops out at 50 mpg. The car offers a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine and a six-speed DCT. It also produces combined system power of 139 horsepower and costs around $26,000.

Toyota PriusToyota

2023 Toyota Prius: 57 mpg

Is it any surprise that the Prius tops our list? The vehicle is a well-known example of hybrid technology — which makes sense, given its 57 mpg rating. While the FWD 194-hp LE model has the highest fuel-efficiency rating in the Prius family, the LE AWD model gets 54 mpg and makes another 2 horsepower. The Prius starts around $29,000.

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Sami Haj-Assaad
Sami Haj-Assaad is an award-winning automotive journalist who has contributed to several automotive, electric vehicle, luxury lifestyle, and technology publications. His work isn't just limited to the written word, as he's also hosted YouTube videos and podcasts. Having grown up in the '90s, he has a strong sense of attachment to that era's style, though he also loves to geek out about the modern, futuristic tech and powertrains rolling out today.