Having 707 horsepower attacking your rear wheels might be a lot of fun, but instead of that, these ten cars put a smile on your face by being as cheap on fuel as possible.

Note: We're including only gas-sippers, so no electric cars. Obviously, a Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model S both are quite efficient.

10.) Geo Metro


US mpg: 47

The Geo Metro didn't offer much in terms of the driving experience, but its paper thin steel body let that mighty three cylinder gas engine be as economical as possible.

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9.) Volkswagen Rabbit Diesel


US mpg: 48

Zero power, maximum economy from VW since 1976! Ark:

In terms of real-world cars you can actually buy, diesel VWs have to be at the top of the list. The Prius is for smug liberals who want everyone for a quarter mile in every direction to know they care about the environment. A diesel Rabbit is for someone who wants to get the most amount of travel out of the least amount of money.


If you want the modern equivalent, try a TDI!

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8.) Citroën AX


US mpg: 49

The AX wasn't Citroen's most exciting car, but while the diesel version was officially rated at 49 mpg, it set a new world record by going from Dover to Barcelona averaging 87 mpg.

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7.) Toyota Prius


US mpg: 50s

Say what you want about the Prius, it's damn efficient.

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6.) Honda Insight


US mpg: 53

The world wasn't ready, but Honda was.

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5.) Porsche 918 Spyder


US mpg: 67

Top speed? 214 mph.

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4.) Smart Cdi


US mpg: 71

It's also super easy to park. What more do you want from a city car?

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3.) Alpina C1


US mpg: 87

If you're not satisfied with your car's fuel consumption, just copy Alpina's solution. All you need is some fiberglass!

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2.) Volkswagen XL1


US mpg: 261

It's a product on the happier side of the world and it's as revolutionary as it gets. No wonder it took them a while.

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1.) Microjoule


US mpg: 8,590

Nope, that's not a typo. This French team really knows how to harvest everything out of a drop of petrol. Numerous world records, various sexual references.

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