November 6, 2014
Investing in a fuel-efficient car is a great way to save money. Fuel-efficient cars are usually hybrids: cars that have both a gas engine and an electric motor. These cars have less carbon dioxide emissions, as well as a better fuel consumption.
When ranking cars to find which ones are the best, we looked for their fuel efficiency (km/l), their carbon dioxide emissions, as well as their engine’s fuel displacement. We’re also looking at affordability in the rankings, as well as the total costs for a full tank of gas.
The Kia Rio has a 1.4-litre DOHC engine, with a full tank capacity of 43 litres and CO2 emissions at 130g/km. It has a fuel efficiency of 17km/l, thus taking you up to 640km at a full tank. It costs approximately MYR 74,000, and MYR 98.90 to fill the tank.
The Vios is a fuel efficient hybrid vehicle with a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder DOHC VVT-i engine, and a fuel efficiency rating of 19km/l–plus it has an ECO drive indicator. At a full tank, it can carry up to 42 litres, which costs you MYR 96.60. The Vios has CO2 emissions of 145g/km. A brand new Toyota Vios costs approximately MYR 88,500 up to MYR 93,000.
The Jazz Hybrid costs about MYR 89,000. It has a 1.3 litre, i-VTEC+IMA engine, and a fuel efficiency of 17.8km/l. Its CO2 emissions are at 104g/km. A full tank has a max capacity of 40 litres, which can cost MYR 92 to fill.
With its 1.5-litre 4-cylinder, 16-valve DOHC VVT-i engine, the Prius c is a hybrid car that has a fuel efficiency of 25km/l. It has an ECO monitor so you can check on how much you’ve been saving on gas. The tank has a max capacity of 36 litres, and CO2 emissions of 91g/km, based on the European Emissions Standards. The Prius c costs MYR 153,170 and will cost about MYR 82.80 for a full tank.
This hatchback has a 1.2-litre, 12-valve DOHC engine using MIVEC technology, producing less than 100g/km of CO2. Its max fuel tank capacity is 35 litres, and will cost MYR 80.50 for a full tank. The Mirage has a fuel efficiency of 21km/l and also boasts of a maximum range of 740km-travels in a single full-tank of petrol. This car costs approximately MYR 64,000, including taxes and other fees.
All data was taken from official brochures and specifications taken from the car manufacturer’s website.
Buying a car is definitely a significant investment but you don’t have to go broke on maintenance as well. Choose fuel-efficient cars and save money on gas. On top of that, you also help the environment and get the best driving experience.