If you’re looking for ways to help save gas, be sure not to overlook the country’s roster of 2012 flex fuel vehicles. With their ability to run on either 100 percent gasoline or E85—a mixture of gasoline and up to 85 percent ethanol—flex fuel vehicles can use much less oil, while also providing owners with the chance to save money, too, because E85 costs less than gasoline. And not only is E85 widely available, so are cars and trucks capable of using it. Automakers from Buick to Bentley offer 2012 flex fuel vehicles across a wide range of segments, with no price premiums required for their flexibility, and that includes the choices on Autobytel’s latest “Fast Five” 2012 E85 vehicles list.
(It is important to keep in mind, though, that because of the chemical makeup of E85, it does deliver lower fuel economy than gasoline.)