New Car Fuel Economy: 27 New Cars Rated at 40 mpg or Better

IRVINE, Calif., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The majority of new-car shoppers say gas prices are having a greater effect on their vehicle consideration, and they expect gas prices to continue to rise, according to a recent Consumer Sentiment study of among new-car shoppers on www.kbb.com.

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With the economy at a near-standstill and gas prices through the roof, many consumers want a new ride that won't empty their wallets at the gas pump.  For the millions of car shoppers focused on fuel economy, Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com has created a list of 27 new cars that are all rated at 40 mpg or better (http://www.kbb.com/car-reviews-and-news/top-10/40-mpg-cars-2012/).  With options including electric, hybrid, diesel, and even good old-fashioned gasoline-powered vehicles, this list is the perfect place to start for car shoppers looking for a new fuel sipper.  Highlights include: 

  • There are 27 new cars that return 40 mpg or more – city or highway – and KBB.com ranks them by combined fuel economy according to the most fuel-efficient version of each model.
  • Choices begin priced as low as $13,320, and top out at the equivalent of more than 100 mpg.
  • From roomy sedans to compact hatchbacks to alternative-energy vehicles, the sheer variety of new vehicles returning great fuel economy numbers may come as a surprise to car shoppers.
  • Vehicles featured on the list include American, European, Japanese and Korean makes, including both luxury and non-luxury vehicles.

To see all 27 Cars Rated at 40 mpg or Better, including fuel economy and trusted Kelley Blue Book pricing information, editorial commentary about each car and more, visit http://www.kbb.com/car-reviews-and-news/top-10/40-mpg-cars-2012/.

For more information and news from Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com, visit www.kbb.com/media/, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kelleybluebook (or @kelleybluebook), or like our page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kbb, and get updates on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/114407011985343857500.

SOURCE Kelley Blue Book



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