Fuel economy is an important aspect of car ownership since it determines how much money you’ll spend on fuel in the long run. The impact of fuel efficiency often goes unnoticed since the money you save is in small increments and not in a lump sum. Say you drive around 30 miles a day, six days a week; you’ll be driving an average of 720 miles every month. If your car gets 20 mpg, you’ll spend about $90 each month on fuel, whereas a car that gets 30 mpg will only cost you an average of $60 a month on gas. While the difference may not matter to some, the difference is significant to others.
Here’s a list of the most fuel-efficient 2019 Nissan vehicles you could drive home in:
- Leaf: This all-electric vehicle certainly beats all others in that it has a range of up 226 miles on a single charge. While the fact that it’s electric gives it an upper hand in terms of being a cleaner and greener car than others, the mileage also speaks for itself in terms of efficiency.
- Sentra: The automatic version of this four-cylinder, 1.8 engine car delivers a combined 32 mpg. Its value for the money makes it quite a competitor for vehicles in the same segment in terms of cost, roominess, safety features and technology.
- Versa: The Versa is a subcompact sedan with a four-cylinder, 1.6-liter engine that delivers a solid combined 34 mpg. Its highway mpg is an excellent 39, which gives you more time to enjoy your car rather than thinking about when you’ll need to refuel.
SUVs and Trucks:
- Kicks: It has a four-cylinder, 1.6-liter engine with a CVT that gives you a great combined 33 mpg. This midsize crossover has impressive safety features that are a hit with small families or those requiring a five-seater.
- Rogue Hybrid AWD: It is the best of both worlds, with an engine that runs on both a lithium-ion battery and gas. This compact SUV with a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine delivers a combined 34 mpg. The hybrid is slightly pricier than it purely gas counterparts, but the higher price is made up for in its fuel efficiency.
- Frontier 2WD: This small pickup truck with a four-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine and manual transmission gives you a combined 21 mpg, which is pretty good for a car that’s capable of delivering higher power.
- Pathfinder 2WD: The Pathfinder Is an excellent crossover SUV that seats seven, thanks to third-row seating. Its six-cylinder, 3.5-liter engine delivers a combined 23 mpg, and highway mpg reach 27. The IIHS has given the Pathfinder the Top Safety Pick label for its superior safety features, making it the ideal big family car.
- Murano AWD: This midsize SUV offers a combined 23 mpg, which is pretty good for a vehicle with a six-cylinder, 3.5-liter engine, and a CVT. Nissan’s added intelligent technology provides an edge over its competitors, giving it the distinct feel of a luxury car.
Choosing your car can become confusing at times, but when you research cars, make sure you keep your needs in mind and not just your wants. That way, you’ll be getting a great car that’s reliable, too.