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What about the Subaru Legacy? The 2012 gets 26 mpg combined (23 mpg city/31 mpg highway) for $19,995, and the 2013 gets 27 mpg combined (24 mpg city/32 mpg highway) for $20,995, both get better fuel economy than half of this list, for a lower price and way more interior room. Even the 2013 Subaru Outback at 26 mpg combined (24 mpg city/30 mpg highway) for $24,395 gets better fuel economy then a quarter of the list.
Why is this writer excluding Subaru's lineup? They make more than just Imprezas.
I drive the Subaru Impreza 2.0i sport hatchback myself with the auto and average 33 mpg. That is mixed highway/city 70 miles per day drive. I've drove it in 100 degree Alabama heat, heavy rain down pours and snow in PA (while visitng family) and the car ran effortlessly. If your in the market for an awd with good gas mileage and nice interior/features for its segment, the Subaru Impreza 2.0i is it. This is my first ever Subaru and i've been nothing but impressed with the dealership when shopping for the car, the car itself and service department (scheduled maitenence). We've actually had a better overall experience with Subaru, then with the Toyota my wife has. And both of those brands are light years ahead of anything GM has offered us over the past 18 years (we owned nothing but GM until we bought a Toyota and Subaru).
I purchased the Nissan Juke because of the raised seating position and the "claimed" fuel economy. I'm always in 'ECO' mode, easy starts in traffic and no more than 65 mph. I have not once achieved 25 mpg even on a straight highway run. The CVT is always 'hunting' I need to go 5 mph above the speed I desire then slow back down to get the rpm's to drop. Very disappointing fuel economy. also cargo space is very limited and Premium fuel is recommended.
Where's teh Jeep? AWD Jeep Compass/Patriot 30mpg, some even "Trail Rated" This is a stupid list, made by stupid people.
When it really snows , we pay extra for gas and buy somethig big, or a wrangler ,20mpg works for me