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Top 10 Best Gas Mileage Luxury Cars

#10 2014 Acura ILX Hybrid

MPG City 39 | Hwy 38

The standard features of the Acura ILX Hybrid 1.5L include 1.5L I-4 90hp engine, 2-speed CVT transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 16" aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, electronic stability.

Ranking the top 10 best gas mileage luxury cars is always an interesting task. It’s possible, and increasingly likely, that some of these cars may have actually been specifically engineered to achieve decent mileage, using fuel efficient engine technology that conserves resources without dramatically sacrificing power output. At some point in the not-too-distant past, such a list could easily have consisted of the luxury cars that were actually among the least ostentatious of their peers, which, because of comparatively low engine output or feature offerings, would happen to result in the best gas mileage. Back then (again, not too long ago), auto manufacturers seemed to think that the idea of fuel efficient luxury cars was pure folly and perhaps not really worth the effort to bring to market, and generally assumed (perhaps rightly so) that the majority of luxury car shoppers simply did not care about gas mileage for financial or environmental reasons. It was easy to justify keeping things the way they were, and keeping new car shoppers happy.

Those days appear to have completely passed us by. True, there’s probably still a significant percentage of luxury car drivers who don’t need to save a few bucks every couple hundred miles, and who just don’t care about smog or the rapid depletion of the finite natural resources that make gasoline. But now, the auto manufacturers do. It’s good for marketing, and besides, they have to comply with increasingly strict federal regulations. It only takes a gas crisis or two to change the general public’s collective mind. And that’s why we can rank luxury cars with best gas mileage. Real luxury cars, too, not moderately powered midsize cars in disguise. The top ten of this crop of best mpg luxury cars have all the features that experienced upscale shoppers demand from their favorite brands.