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Fuel mileage champions: 10 best fuel

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Cost of gas got you down? We're taking a look at the top car and truck picks that help stretch every gallon.

If you compare cars and trucks to a room of party-goers, it’s the loud flashy ones, the ones who guzzle down as much as they can, that probably get the most attention. But the ones who drink responsibly are the ones that eventually get the most respect.

Here’s our list of non-hybrid vehicles currently on the market that make a little fuel go a long, long way.

Volkswagen Golf TDI

Rear view of the Volkswagen Golf TDI

Volkswagen has long been a master of the diesel domain, and the Golf TDI is a fine example of a practical daily driver that can stretch a dollar. It’s not the hottest hatchback in VW’s catalogue, but the 140-horsepower 2.0-liter inline-4, paired with the manual transmission, has a combined 38 mpg, along with all the things that make the classy and refined Golf a standard-setting hatchback.

Scion iQ

Red Scion IQ

Thinking small in size is usually the best way to spend small amounts of cash at the pump. Smart’s ForTwo may be the more ubiquitous name in the tiny city-car segment, but the Scion iQ gives you a little more car for the money. The Scion’s 37 mpg highway average is about equal to the Smart’s 38 mpg figure, but the iQ’s 1.3-liter 4-cylinder also nets you 94-horsepower versus the Smart’s paltry 70-hp. Plus, in a pinch (and a squeeze!)the iQ can fit four people.

Ford Fiesta 1.0 liter Ecoboost

2014 ford fiesta 1.0 liter ecoboost

The Ford Fiesta has already proven to be a fantastic car. While the ST variant is the sportiest, Ford has worked hard to take development in a more fuel-conscious direction too. It’s latest creation, the Fiesta powered by a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine, has a highway average of 38 mpg. That’s even more impressive considering this little turbo motor produces 120-horsepower. That’s diesel fuel economy and performance in nearly half the engine package.

Fiat 500

Fiat 500

Call it quirky or cute, there’s no denying the Fiat ‘Cinquecento’ has lots of style. The base model doesn’t have the performance attitude of the Abarth, but it retains plenty of the charm that makes it such a popular city-car. Include that with the 500’s combined 34 mpg mustered from the 1.4-liter inline-4, and you’ve got a stylish accessory for a night out in a car that won’t burn a hole in your wallet.

Mazda 3

2014 mazda mazda3

Mazda’s latest offerings have been met with much praise. This has a lot to do with Mazda’s SkyActiv technology, which is a series of engineering improvements implemented throughout the engines, chassis, and transmissions, to maximize performance and efficiency. Among the system’s highlights is a high compression ratio for the engine, which delivers surprisingly peppy (though frugal) performance. The result is a punchy 155-horsepower 2.0-liter inline-4 that scores a combined 33 mpg.

Subaru BR-Z

Subaru BRZ

Just because you’re being economical doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. This 2-passenger and rear-wheel-drive sports car has plenty of performance, but still saves money at the pump. This wildly popular coupe is superbly balanced in so many ways, not the least of which is the 2.0-liter boxer-type engine that provides 200-horsepower and 25 mpg combined economy average. When equipped with an automatic gearbox, the BR-Z delivers an even more impressive combined rating of 28 mpg.

Nissan Juke

2014 Nissan Juke

Its kooky, wildly exaggerated styling doesn't take away from the fact that the Nissan Juke is the crossover to buy if you're looking for utility on a small fuel budget. The turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-4 puts out 188-horsepower, and if you forego the all-wheel-drive option, the base trim can score you 29 mpg combined. That’s not bad for a nimble and funky crossover that happens to look a lot like a deep sea-dwelling creature.

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