Buying Tips for Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

February 26th, 2015 by

US_TA12_118_A_TAC12_7188_4T3Finding a fuel-efficient vehicle is much easier today than it was a few years ago. In the past, you had to compromise looks and sacrifice comfort in order to drive a vehicle that didn’t use a lot of fuel. For this reason, many drivers chose the less efficient vehicles in order to have the space they needed to be comfortable and because they offered better selections when it come to style.

Through the years, new technology has made it possible for manufacturers to design more fuel-efficient cars, trucks and SUVs that are just as spacious and comfortable as traditional vehicles. They also come in a wide variety of design styles that make it possible to find the one that fits your lifestyle the best.

Types of Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

The demand for fuel-efficient vehicles is high and auto manufacturers are finding new and better ways to meet these demands. Today, you have many options to choose from so do your research to find the vehicle that suits your lifestyle the best.

Below are the three main options to choose from when searching for a fuel-efficient vehicle:

  • Electric vehicles
  • Hybrids
  • Gas-fueled economy vehicles

The electric vehicle is the most efficient followed by the hybrid. You have several types of hybrids to choose from such as the Toyota Prius C, which is both affordable and stylish. The economy vehicles are all gasoline fueled but they’re designed to use less fuel than traditional vehicles.

When it comes to traditional gasoline engines, you have a wide variety of economy vehicles available. For example, the Toyota Corolla and the Toyota Avalon are both very popular options that get excellent gas mileage and they’re affordable. With so many options available, it can be difficult deciding which type of vehicle to buy.

Tips for Buying the Best Fuel-Efficient Vehicle

Finding the right vehicle is not always easy with so many options to choose from but there are ways to narrow down your search. The first step to finding the right vehicle is to know what you need, so evaluate your situation and look for something that suits you personally.

For example, figuring up how far you travel each day on average will help you determine if an electric vehicle would suit your needs or if a hybrid or economy vehicle would be a better option. The number of passengers you’ll be carrying will determine if a compact car would be sufficient or if you need a minivan or SUV.

Once you have a good idea of what type of vehicle you need, then you can decide which type of engine to buy. Four cylinder engines are the most fuel-efficient but they don’t have as much power as the six or eight cylinder engines. Therefore, if you plan to haul a lot of people or heavy equipment around or if you plan to tow something, then you’ll need the larger engine.

You can drive a fuel-efficient vehicle without sacrificing style or comfort. To learn more about your options, search our inventory online or drop by our dealership. You may be surprised at how stylish economy can be.

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