This coming year promises to be a good one for people looking to upgrade to a more fuel-efficient car. New models coming from the auto industry are showing excellent promise in styling, fuel efficiency and sticker prices.
These economy-style gas savers appeal to a wide customer base looking at compact and subcompact cars to help save money at the pump. If you are apart of that customer base, you should know that a good set of tires greatly affects fuel efficiency. If your tires are under-inflated, bald, unbalanced or all of the above, you are burning fuel at an unfavorable pace. Invest in a new set, and while you’re at it, get some great looking set of bfgoodrich wheels to complement your brand-new, fuel-saving tires. Now you’re ready to roll.
Here are a few of the best new fuel-friendly cars that will be displayed at dealerships in 2013. You can also use online automotive sources like automotive.com to compare prices and features.
The 2013 Chevy Spark is slated to be the smallest car ever produced by Chevrolet, though the U.S. version will be slightly larger than the Sonic model. The four-door hatchback comes with front-wheel drive and is aimed to appeal to younger drivers who live in urban environments tylerand value high fuel efficiency. The small size of the Chevy Spark is also intended to benefit drivers who desire maneuverability and parking ease.
The Dodge Dart is a compact born from a partnership between Chrysler and Fiat. It is reputed to get up to 40 miles per gallon on the highway. With a sporty look, efficient engine and drag coefficient, the Dodge Dart could be a big hit with people looking to reduce gas consumption (i.e. everyone).
Lincoln is the premium brand from Ford and is surprising many with its first compact car, the MKC. While the car looks sleek and impressive, it will have to perform particularly well in order to compete with well-established competitors from overseas such as the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and most recently the Hyundai Accent.
Volkswagen Golf Mark VII
Volkswagen is no stranger to the fuel-efficient compact market, and the automaker’s top-selling Golf will see another update in the 2013 model. The Golf Mark VII is slated to be the most significant update to the model since its inception. Volkswagen has promised greater room, more high-end features and even the option to purchase a plug-in electric Golf.
When it comes to fuel-efficient vehicles, there isn’t much on the market that can compete with Toyota, which defined the market in the ’00s with the wildly successful Prius. Toyota has since expanded the Prius line to include the new Prius C, which may very well be the most fuel-efficient car on the market. It is designed to be more affordable for younger drivers who are still interested in fuel efficiency and Toyota styling.
Special gas-saving features in other models, such as the electric Honda Fit and the 2013 Nissan Altima, are also worth a glance. Those looking to buy a 2013 car will have plenty of options available when it comes to fuel-efficient models.