Does it ever occur to you how many trips you make to the gas station each week? Do you keep track of how much of your hard earned money goes into your gas tank? According to the Energy Information Administration, as of 2012, the average American spends $2,912 on gasoline year.

If you’re like most people, you probably tried saving some money of gas by taking fewer road trips and cutting back on long distance car rides all together. However, what most people don’t realize is that the real culprit in this is most likely the car you’re driving. Do you know how many miles per gallon your vehicle gets? If you’re driving a gas-guzzler and putting thousands of miles on your car each year, but trying to cut back, the best thing to do may be to just find a new, fuel-efficient vehicle. You could even choose to rent a fuel-efficient car to make your next road trip more eco-friendly.

In this day and age, we are fortunate to have Hybrid and other fuel-efficient vehicles available to purchase. Most of these cars cost around $30,000 and will save you a pocket full in gas money each year. Some get almost 50 MPG!  If you’re in the market for a new car and considering purchasing a fuel-efficient vehicle, check out one of these top 10 cars with the best gas mileage.

1. Honda Civic Hybrid
Hondas are reliable cars and the Hybrid gets around 44-MPG city and 47-MPG highway.

2. Ford C-Max
The Ford C-Max is very affordable and will receive 44-MPG City and 41-MPG highway.

3. Ford Fusion Energi
Also an affordable vehicle, the Ford Fusion Energi gets 42-MPG city and 41-MPG highway.

4. Lexus ES300h
This Lexus ES300h is a bit more of a luxury vehicle, but will get 40-MPG city and 39-MPG highway.

5. Toyota Avalon Hybrid
Like the Lexus, the Toyota Avalon Hybrid will get 40-MPG city and 39-MPG highway.

6. Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
A very affordable vehicle, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid received 36-MPG city and 40-MPG highway.

7. 2014 Acura RLX Hybrid
The 2014 Acura RLX Hybrid receives 28-MPG city and 32-MPG highway.

8. 2014 Chevrolet Cruze
If you were to purchase a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze, you would receive around 26-MPG city and 38-MPG highway.

9. 2014 BMW 535d xDrive
This highly luxury 2014 BMW 535d xDrive doesn’t only look nice, it also gets 26-MPG city and 38-MPG highway.

10. 2015 Mazda Mazda6
Looking for a brand new release? Check out the 2015 Mazda Mazda6 which gets 26-MPG city and 38-MPG highway.

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