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    Best Deals on Fuel-Efficient Cars and SUVs

    Save gas and money on these models recommended by CR

    2024 Toyota Crown Platinum driving
    Toyota Crown
    Photo: Toyota

    Many shoppers are making fuel economy a top priority when selecting their next new car. But it’s important to keep performance, reliability, owner satisfaction, and safety in mind, too. These are all part of the Overall Score that Consumer Reports gives to new cars it tests, and those virtues are factored into a model’s eligibility for recommendation. 

    To help CR members, we reviewed the latest transaction data reflecting what people actually paid for 2024 model-year cars in the past month. We then filtered the list to include only CR Recommended models that are among those with the best fuel economy for their class. In short, these are good models with good fuel economy. We also considered lower-priced electric vehicles. This list highlights models from Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Lexus, Subaru, Nissan, and Toyota. There are a variety of cars and SUVs, each representing an efficient choice in their category.

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    We ranked the vehicles by how good a deal they are, relative to the manufacturer’s suggested retail price, by using the percentage of savings from the sticker price. The top model represents the best deal. Each model is selling for less than MSRP—even if just barely.

    It’s worth checking for incentives because there are some models here that can be had for even less with current automaker offerings. Detailed pricing information and complete ratings are available for all current vehicles on their respective model pages, linked below. Local supply and demand will influence how much a dealer is willing to bend on price.

    The list of best deals on recommended fuel-efficient cars and SUVs is available to CR members.

    CR's Build & Buy Car Buying Service

    In addition to research and reviews, Consumer Reports offers members access to the Build & Buy Car Buying Service at no additional cost. Through this service, they can compare in-stock vehicles, see what others paid for the car they want, and customize their payments online. Once they find the vehicle they’re interested in, members can get up-front price offers online from local certified dealers. On top of national incentives, Consumer Reports members are eligible for additional incentive offers from select manufacturers through the Build & Buy Car Buying Service. Plus, members can get an instant trade-in value for their current vehicle to use toward their next car purchase.

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