Small cars aren't often hybrids, but they still manage strong fuel economy figures.

For the better part of the past three decades automakers have been slowly but surely shoring up the fuel economy performance of their vehicles. We’ve seen the biggest improvements with hybrids, but in recent years, even gasoline only vehicles manage very respectable fuel consumption ratings.

The following are some the best performers as rated according to Natural Resources Canada’s fuel economy ratings and broken down by segment for easy reference.

Two-seater

2016 Honda CRZ

Honda CR-Z
Powertrain: Hybrid. 1.5 L 4-cylinder + electric motor, continuously variable transmission (CVT)
Fuel Economy: 7.0 / 6.4 / 6.8 L/100 km, regular gasoline
Price: $27,590 for CVT model, $26,290 for MT

2016 Smart Fortwo Coupe

Smart ForTwo Coupe or Cabrio
Powertrain: 0.9 L 3-cylinder, DCT automatic transmission
Fuel Economy: 7.5 / 6.1 / 6.9 L/100 km, premium gasoline
Price: $17,300 for coupe, $21,800 for cabriolet

Subcompact

 

2016 Honda Fit

Honda Fit
Powertrain: 1.5 L 4-cylinder, CVT
Fuel Economy: 7.0 / 5.7 / 6.4 L/100 km, regular gasonline
Price: $18,890

 

2016 Ford Fiesta SE EcoBoost

Ford Fiesta (SE Manual EcoBoost package)
Powertrain: 1.0 L 3-cylinder, 5-speed manual transmission
Fuel Economy: 7.5 / 5.5 / 6.6 L/100 km, regular gasoline
Price: $18,549 for sedan or hatchback

 

2016 Fiat 500

Fiat 500
Powertrain: 1.4 L 4-cylinder, 5-speed manual transmission
Fuel Economy: 7.6 / 5.9 / 6.8 L/100 km, regular gasoline
Price: $18,995

 

2016 Chevrolet Spark

Chevrolet Spark
Powertrain: 1.4 L 4-cylinder, CVT
Fuel Economy: 7.6 / 5.7 / 6.7 L/100 km, regular gasoline
Price: $13,995

Compact

 

Toyota Prius c

Toyota Prius c
Powertrain: Hybrid. 1.5 L 4-cylinder, CVT
Fuel Economy: 4.5 / 5.1 / 4.7 L/100 km, regular gasoline
Price: $21,235

Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
Powertrain: Hybrid. 1.4 L 4-cylinder + electric motor, DSG automatic transmission
Fuel Economy: 5.7 / 4.9 / 5.3 L/100 km, premium gasoline
Price: $36,895

Lexus CT200h

Lexus CT200h
Powertrain: Hybrid. 1.8 L 4-cylinder + electric motor, CVT
Fuel Economy: 5.5 / 5.9 / 5.7 L/100 km, regular gasoline
Price: $31,800

Honda Civic Coupe

Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe
Powertrain: 1.5 L turbo 4-cylinder, CVT
Fuel Economy (sedan): 7.6 / 5.5 / 6.7 L/100 km, regular gasonline
Fuel Economy (coupe): 7.5 / 5.6 / 6.7 L/100 km, regular gasoline
Price: $24,555 for EX-T coupe, $25,155 for EX-T sedan

 

Honda Civic Sedan

Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe
Powertrain: 2.0 L, 4-cylinder, CVT
Fuel Economy (sedan and coupe): 7.8 / 5.8 / 6.9 L/100 km, regular gasoline
Price: $20,355 for sedan, $20,755 for coupe

 

Nissan Versa Note

Nissan Versa Note
Powertrain: 1.6 L 4-cylinder, CVT
Fuel Economy: 7.5 / 6.0 / 6.8 L/100 km, regular gasoline
Price: $15,798

Toyota Corolla Eco

Toyota Corolla Eco
Powertrain: 1.8 L 4-cylinder, CVT
Fuel Economy: 7.7 / 5.6 / 6.8 L/100 km, regular gasoline
Price: $20,890

BMW 328d xDrive Touring

BMW 328d xDrive Sedan and Touring (station wagon)
Powertrain: 2.0 L 4-cylinder, automatic transmission
Fuel Economy (sedan and touring): 7.7 / 5.7 / 6.8 L/100 km, diesel
Price: $48,350 for sedan, $49,700 for touring

 

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