Top 5 Fuel-Efficient Vehicles for Your Summer Road Trips

Top 5 Fuel-Efficient Vehicles for Your Summer Road Trips

Top 5 Fuel-Efficient Vehicles for Your Summer Road Trips

Fuel economy is always a priority and important operating cost for all drivers, but it's even more crucial if you're looking to embark on a long summer road trip. Indeed, exploring new places over days, weeks, or months means spending a lot of time at the wheel, and a vehicle that's thrifty on fuel will help you enjoy your summer adventure to the fullest without breaking your bank. Furthermore, there's nothing like a durable, reliable, and of course, efficient pre-owned vehicle to help you brave the highways and backroads of your road trip, and you'll find plenty of attractive options at Elmwood Car Sales Ltd.

Whether you're based in Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Spruce Grove, Leduc, or Fort Saskatchewan, AB, find out which models can keep you from overspending at the pumps during your road trip, and feel free to consult our used car buying guide before visiting us for your next purchase.

1. Toyota Prius

Hybrid vehicles are known for their efficiency, as they rely on both fuel and electric power. The Toyota Prius set a high standard for hybrid automation when it first hit the market years ago, and it's still the industry's most popular hybrid vehicle today. With compact dimensions, a spacious and comfortable interior, and fuel-efficient hybrid hardware, the Prius is ideal for those embarking on a solo road trip. Not only is this hybrid Toyota model thrifty on fuel, it will also spare you the hassle of finding a charging station over the course of your journey, as its regenerative braking technology will recharge its battery over the course of your drive. If you're craving a convenient compact model with a combined fuel consumption under 5.0 L/100km, the Prius is an ideal choice.

2. Honda Accord

The Accord midsize sedan is perfect for those craving something efficient, spacious, and not too big for their summer adventure. This beloved Honda model boasts a smooth, reliable drive, and whether you treat yourself to an Accord with an automatic or continuously variable transmission, you'll enjoy seamless shifts that won't do a number on its fuel efficiency. Recent Honda Accord models consume less than a combined 8.0 L/100km, and even if you opt for a model with a peppier engine, you won't have to splurge on fuel to enjoy enhanced performance, as even the Accord's top trims net less than a combined 10.0 L/100km. All this to say, that kind of fuel efficiency is rarely seen in a sedan of the Accord's size. Contact our dealership today for more on how our financial and subprime auto loan services can help you with your purchase of a quality pre-owned Honda model.

3. Honda CR-V

Honda's CR-V provides all the perks of an SUV and the fuel efficiency of a compact sedan in the same convenient package. Indeed, this beloved Honda SUV boasts a comfortable and practical interior that can accommodate travel companions and all your road-trip supplies, all while offering the athletic handling and thrifty fuel consumption normally found in a smaller vehicle. Recent CR-V models net less than 8.0 L/100km in combined fuel economy with standard front-wheel drive, and you can even upgrade to all-wheel drive without overspending at the pumps, as CR-Vs with this drivetrain consume less than 9.0 L/100km.

4. Mazda MX-5 Miata

If you're a classic driving enthusiast who aims to spend a summer road trip with the top down, look no further than the Mazda MX-5 Miata. This iconic two-seat roadster is perfect for solo travelers, as it offers enough trunk space for your luggage, a refined interior, and the engaging, athletic performance you've come to expect of the Mazda lineup. Better still, the MX-5 Miata can treat you to an agile and riveting ride without draining the tank, as its recent models net a combined fuel efficiency of about 8.0 L/100km, whether you prefer the automatic or the manual transmission.

5. Hyundai Kona

Compact crossovers are great road-trip options for those traveling with a few friends or lots of supplies, and the Hyundai Kona is one of them. A fairly recent addition to the Hyundai roster, the Kona crossover not only offers crisp handling, a comfortable cabin, and class-competitive cargo capacity, it also boasts excellent fuel efficiency, with its recent offerings netting a combined consumption well under 8.0 L/100km. Those who prefer an all-wheel drivetrain or turbocharged performance will also be glad to know it won't spike their fuel costs, as nearly the entire Kona lineup nets less than 9.0 L/100km, proving you can enjoy optimal performance and a memorable road trip without breaking your bank.

Our dealership can provide further details on top-notch road-trip cars and fill you in on certified vs. non-certified pre-owned models before committing to your next purchase. For more on our most fuel-efficient models, contact us at Elmwood Car Sales Ltd. today.

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