This summer, forget the stress of high gas prices and opt for a fuel efficient vehicle instead. There are many vehicles that can take you the furthest, most efficiently. With the help of the Natural Resources Canada’s 2018 Fuel Consumption Guide, we’ve put together a list of the 5 most fuel efficient cars in Canada that will meet all the road trip needs.
When you daydream about summer in Manitoba, you probably have visions of the cabin calling your name from its peaceful perch on Lake Winnipeg, Lake of the Woods, or Lake Manitoba. The feeling of passing the perimeter and cruising down the highway has been dancing in your mind all winter long. But as you daydream, your vision is slightly tainted as you also remember the feeling of pulling up to the gas station and noticing the price of fuel.
Our Top 5 Picks for the Most Fuel Efficient Cars in Canada
This list features the most fuel efficient cars in Canada as well as options in the compact SUV and midsize pick-up families.
Midsize Pickup — Chevrolet Colorado
The Chevrolet Colorado, a Swiss-Army knife of sorts, can do it all and has the best fuel efficiency in the midsize pickup class. If you choose to go with the smaller 2.5 litre, four-cylinder engine with rear-wheel drive, you will be cruising through the city and countryside with the lowest fuel bill amongst all the midsize pickups available on the market. The numbers are unmistakably impressive with 10.8L/100km combined – making the high prices at the gas station less daunting.
Minivan — Chrysler Pacifica
The Chrysler Pacifica in the minivan class might be the perfect choice for your family, no matter the size, to get where you need to go and not break the bank. Buying a vehicle for fuel efficiency alone doesn’t always fit our needs and sometimes we need to find something that works for us and our families. The Pacifica is best minivan on the market in terms of fuel efficiency with 10.6 L/100 km which means your savings will be substantial – roughly $235 in savings per year when compared to the Dodge Grand Caravan.
Compact SUV – Toyota RAV4 Hybrid AWD
Toyota is a classic and well-known name in fuel efficiency conversations – in fact it comes up once again on this list. The RAV4 Hybrid hits every bullseye; cost efficient, fuel efficient, and high-level performance. With 7.3 L/100 km, it is stylish and, most importantly, practical for the bank account. Of all the most fuel efficient vehicles in the compact SUV category, the RAV4 makes perfect sense if you’re not necessarily looking for something with the Mercedes or Audi emblem on the hood but still want the performance those luxury brands offer.
Midsize Sedan – Toyota Camry Hybrid LE
The 2018 and 2019 Camry hybrids are by far some of the most stylish Camry’s across Toyota’s long history. And they are quiet! Like, startling the cyclist who you pull-up beside quiet. Also, they don’t sacrifice any space for the LE base model – the trunk could definitely handle a Costco run with ease.
Compact – Toyota Prius Prime
Most of us have heard the Prius name before. It’s the first electric vehicle on this list but far from what you’d imagine a plug-in vehicle would feel like. It has pick-up and is very spacious. The alternating between gas and electric make the Prius fuel efficient. Plus, surprisingly, and lucky for us Manitobans, the gas engine starts with ease in colder temperatures.
We hope this list helps in your search for finding the best fuel economy car fit for everyday life and summer road trips alike.