Fuel efficiency is a big factor in many people’s car buying decision process, and Kelly Blue Book is here to help with a list of the 10 most fuel-efficient luxury cars of 2015. KBB.com says a bunch of new gas saving models have appeared on the market in the past year alone and vehicles are most fuel efficient overall as well.
The list is based on the EPA’s city/highway combined fuel economy ratings. Each 2015 luxury vehicle on the list has a minimum combined fuel economy rating of 36 mpg, which is up 5 mpg from the previous year’s list.
The models include:
- 2016 Audi A3 TDI
- 2015 BMW 328d
- 2015 Lexus ES 300h
- 2016 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
- 2015 Lexus CT 200h
- 2015 BMW i8
- 2014 Cadillac ELR
- 2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class
- 2015 Tesla Model S
- 2015 BMW i3
Fuel economy continues to be top of mind for drivers, even as AAA reports the longest decline in gas prices since January. Today’s national average price is $2.65 per gallon, which is a six cents per gallon less than one week ago and 11 cents less than one month ago. Most drivers are paying about a dollar less than the lowest July prices since 2009.
Nationwide, consumers are experiencing big discounts in the price for retail gasoline compared to one year ago. Motorists in 38 states and Washington, D.C. are saving 75 cents or more per gallon, and pump price are down by $1 or more in Connecticut (-$1.04), Hawaii (-$1.02) and Vermont (-$1.00) year-over-year. Retail averages climbed higher in seven states over this same period, but in less dramatic fashion. Colorado (+5 cents) is the only state posting a weekly premium of a nickel or more per gallon. Drivers in the West continue to pay the highest prices.
We can thank an oversupply of oil for our low prices at the pump and they’re expected to remain low in the near term. Plus, worse than expected economic data out of China showed growth in the country to be more volatile than anticipated, which could further increase the global glut in oil and gasoline, which is good news for drivers as well.
You can check out AAA’s daily fuel gauge report here.