The 5 Most Fuel-Efficient Chevrolet Models
With the growing threat of climate change, it’s increasingly important to move fuel efficiency higher up on our list of priorities as car owners. With many benefits to fuel efficiency, including being less harmful to the environment and being easier on your wallet, Chevrolet offers a range of great choices. From sedans to subcompact SUVs, today we’ll examine the five most fuel-efficient vehicles currently in Chevrolet’s lineup.
How Fuel Efficiency Is Measured
Fuel efficiency, sometimes also referred to as fuel economy, measures the distance that a vehicle is able to go per gallon of gasoline. The more miles per gallon an engine is capable of driving, the better the vehicle’s fuel efficiency, meaning you don’t need to refill your fuel tank as often, saving you money.
Factors that affect a vehicle’s fuel efficiency include the condition of your tires, the heaviness of your car, aerodynamics, and the power capability of your engine. Of course, an electric vehicle (EV) saves on fuel by the mere fact that it doesn’t use fuel at all. Thus, EVs have the greatest potential for fuel efficiency of all the available types of engines, which is why Chevrolet is committed to an electric future.
The Benefits of Owning a Fuel-Efficient Chevrolet
The most obvious benefit of fuel efficiency is one that you’ll feel in your daily life: better fuel efficiency means less strain on your wallet. Without the need to refill your tank as much, you reduce the expenses needed to keep your car fueled and on the road. However, there are other benefits to having a fuel-efficient vehicle. One such benefit is that fuel efficiency is better for the environment.
As more fuel is used, more greenhouse gas emissions are released into the air, having a negative effect on our climate’s overall health. By improving your vehicle’s fuel efficiency, you’re also contributing to improvements in the environment by reducing your carbon footprint. Driving techniques also affect a car’s fuel efficiency. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, aggressive driving wastes gas. By driving more conscientiously, you’re not only improving your vehicle’s fuel efficiency, but you’re also making the roads safer overall.
The 5 Most Fuel-Efficient Chevrolet Models
When it comes to fuel efficiency, Chevrolet aims to deliver by providing plenty of options. There are multiple vehicles within the Chevy lineup that are designed for maximizing fuel efficiency, saving you money and saving the climate. Here are five of the most fuel-efficient Chevrolet vehicles that you should consider if fuel economy is a priority for you.
Chevrolet’s most fuel-efficient vehicle, the Chevrolet Malibu is an unobtrusive sedan that gets up to 30 mpg in the city and up to 38 mpg on the highway, for a total of 30 combined mpg. The Malibu has a 1.5-liter turbo engine and features standard variable-effort electric power steering for a smooth, fuel-efficient drive. Overall, the Malibu is a great choice if you’re looking for a roomy set of wheels.
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For those who are more adventurous, the Chevrolet Trailblazer is Chevrolet’s most fuel-efficient compact SUV. A much sportier option than the Spark or the Malibu, the Trailblazer comes in a variety of trim levels, including the sporty RS trim and the ACTIV trim for off-road capabilities. The Trailblazer is equipped with a 1.3-liter turbo engine that gets up to 29 mpg in the city and up to 33 mpg on the highway.
The Chevrolet Trax is fairly similar to the Trailblazer. The two compact SUVs mirror each other in size and available trim levels, with the Trax also offering a sporty RS trim and a muscular ACTIV trim with more off-road features. The Trax looks a bit more sporty on its exterior than the Trailblazer, however, and it offers more technology and safety features as standard. This SUV gets up to 28 mpg in the city and up to 32 mpg on the highway, for 30 combined mpg.
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The Chevrolet Equinox is another fuel-efficient option for a compact Chevrolet SUV that offers a bit more power and responsive steering than the Trailblazer. It has plenty of interior space for all your gear and passengers, with about 64 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. With its 1.5-liter turbo engine, it produces up to 175 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque. The Equinox gets up to 26 mpg in the city and up to 31 mpg on the highway, making it a perfectly fuel-efficient vehicle option.
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When discussing fuel efficiency so far, we’ve stuck to internal combustion engines. However, if you’re looking to reduce your fuel consumption as much as possible, we must also mention the Chevrolet Bolt, Chevy’s fully electric vehicle. The Bolt gets an incredible 120 MPGe (the electric equivalent to mpg), going a total distance of 259 miles on one single charge. As a result, though it isn’t powered by a traditional engine, it’s incredibly impressive when it comes to fuel efficiency and is a straightforward way to decrease your carbon footprint.
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Shop Fuel-Efficient Vehicles at Allen Turner Chevrolet
Prioritizing fuel efficiency when shopping for your next set of wheels is a great way to save on gasoline spending while also decreasing the emissions you put into the environment. At Allen Turner Chevrolet here in Crestview, FL, we offer each of the fuel-efficient options we’ve mentioned, plus many more in our expansive inventory of brand-new vehicles. Don’t hesitate to visit our dealership and give any of Chevrolet’s fuel-efficient vehicles a test drive. They are all perfect for cruising the Emerald Coast in efficient style.