These 5 40-MPG Sedans Are on the Market Today!

Green Car Reports

As tougher gas mileage stan­dards get clos­er and clos­er to the man­date date of 2025, automak­ers are putting more high fuel mileage sedans in their line­up, and here are some you can pur­chase right now.

Take a look at five mid-size sedans that get at least 40 mpg today.

Imag­ine it’s 2025 and the full impact of tougher gas-mileage reg­u­la­tions has tak­en effect.

That year, it’s easy to buy a mid-size sedan–perhaps even some­thing a bit larger–that returns 40 mpg in reg­u­lar use.

Here’s the thing, though: For 2013, there are already a hand­ful of sedans that do that.

We’ve recent­ly test­ed a few hybrid sedans, and two of them–the 2013 Toy­ota Aval­on Hybrid and the lux­u­ry 2013 Lexus ES 300h–showed 40.0 mpg (or a few tenths high­er) on their dash dis­plays.

We drove both on our usu­al test route, which is about two-thirds high­way and one-third around-town usage.

And with bet­ter noise sup­pres­sion than ever before, the cars mask the char­ac­ter­is­tic hybrid behavior—howling engine under hard acceleration–so well that some dri­vers may nev­er know they’re actu­al­ly pow­ered not only by a com­bus­tion engine but by an elec­tric motor as well.

Your mileage may vary, of course, but these are hard­ly exot­ic cars: They’re hybrid ver­sions of high-vol­ume sedans that sell in the tens of thou­sands every year.

The num­ber of cars that do just that will grow in the years to come. Here’s our list of this year’s cars that get 40 mpg or high­er.

(1) 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid: 47 mpg com­bined

(2) 2013 Lin­coln MKZ Hybrid: 45 mpg com­bined

(3) 2013 Toy­ota Cam­ry Hybrid LE: 41 mpg com­bined

(4) 2013 Lexus ES 300h: 40 mpg com­bined

(5) 2013 Toy­ota Aval­on Hybrid: 40 mpg com­bined

 

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