Long lines at the airports make road trips more attractive, but gas prices are higher than ever. If you’re going to enjoy your summer road trip, you’ll need a car with great gas mileage. The following are considered some of the cars with the best miles per gallon of 2014.
This plug-in hybrid electric gem is another General Motors baby. Running on pure battery, it has a city mpg of 76 and a highway mpg of 118, with an overall mpg of 99.
Running in electric mode up to 40 mph, this roomy hatchback has an engine which shuts down when coasting. It boasts a city mpg of 87 and a highway mpg of 98, and a combined mpg of 94.
Four-door, sleek, and sporty, it’s also an electric surprise that can seat up to seven for a joy ride. Fully chargeable in five hours, it zooms with a city mpg of 65 and a highway mpg of 102, combined mpg 84.
This classic, spacious model that is fit for a business person with a family gets a Hybrid twist. Although the Hybrid is said to not run as smooth as the other Accords, it’s still a friend of the eco-conscious. City mpg at 32, highway mpg at 47, combined at 40.
This cute little car is great for city parking and gets 122 mpg in the city, 93 mpg on the highway, and a combined 107 mpg. Imagine all the weekend getaways you can do in this.
Another car that comes handy in tight parking spots, this trendy Italian car gets up to 31 mpg in the city, and up to 40 mpg on the highway. Plus it’s surprisingly roomy inside.
With a city mpg of 28, a highway mpg of 50 and a combined of 40, this is an impressive, responsive, and safe ride, for a time the second best-selling Hybrid electric car in America.
This car is great if you drive out to the country for camping trips because it’s roomy and has a hatchback. It gets around 128 mpg in the city, 109 mpg on the highway and a combined mpg of 119.
This elegant-looking car is not only eco consciously electric. It has recycled and bio-based materials in the interior. It gets 110 mpg in the city and 99 mpg on the highway.
Several celebrities including Alyssa Milano and Samantha Micelli have been seen zipping around in this car, which gets 126 mpg in the city and 101 mpg on the highway.
Fully electric, Mitsubishi calls this wonder “America’s most affordable electric vehicle” (Mitsubishicars.com). Its city mpg is 104, its highway mpg is 116, and a combined mpg of 111.
Reviewers say driving the car feels very active, so it could be a good alternative to a sports car. It gets 132 mpg in the city and 105 mpg on the highway.
Great fuel economy on this here small hatchback, it can run solely on electric power at low speeds. A city mpg of 31 and a highway mpg of 47, they combine to an overall mpg of 40
This spacious hybrid runs on gas or electricity and gets 44 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.
If you’re driving around to soccer practice and ballet recitals, you can save money by doing so in this car, which gets around 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
Lugging around a lot of materials for camping or construction projects? Do so in this car, which gets 21 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway and a combined mpg of 23.
Love the spaciousness and perspective from an SUV without the gas-guzzling? Get in one of these cars, with an estimated 20 mpg for the city and 25 mpg for the highway.