What Sedan has the Best Fuel Economy?

April 1st, 2014 by

2014 Honda CivicWhen you’re in the market for a new small sedan like the 2014 Honda Civic, figuring out if it has the best fuel economy in its class can be pretty important.

After all, gas prices these days are pretty high, and the last thing you want to do is make an investment into a vehicle that will make poor use of that fuel. The Civic has a reputation for affordability and efficiency, but how does it stack up against a competing model like the 2014 Chevy Cruze? Let’s take a look.

Honda Means Long-Term Savings

We can’t remember the last time gas prices were under $3/gallon, and that means that one of the best ways to get long-term savings out of a vehicle is to drive one with high fuel efficiency.

The 2014 Honda Civic LX with automatic transmission gets an EPA-estimated 39 mpg on the highway and 30 mpg in the city.* These are efficiency numbers that turn heads on a gasoline-powered vehicle. How does the 2014 Cruze compare? Chevy’s sedan only gets 38 mpg on the highway.

That might sound like it’s close to the Civic, but the Cruze manages to drop down to 26 mpg in the city for a difference you’ll notice at the pump.

If the efficiency comparison isn’t enough for you, we suggest you take a look at our side by side comparison of the Cruze and Civic. We think you’ll find that the standard features of the Civic make it one of the most competitive vehicles on the road today, not just in its class.

Test Drive a Civic Today

If you want to see one of the most efficient and well-equipped small cars around, the best way to do that is from behind the wheel. Visit a Central Illinois Honda Dealer and take a 2014 Honda Civic for a test drive. We’ve got six locations conveniently located for Bloomington, Champaign-Urbana, Peoria, and other Central Illinois drivers, so stop by today.

*Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

Central Illinois Honda Dealers includes Bob Brady Honda, Bob Lindsay Honda, Brad Barker Honda, Carmack Honda, Dene Lambkin Honda, Honda of Illinois, and Honda of Champaign.