Top Vehicles MPG (US)
Gasoline cars, last 90 days...
1.2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ES (base)66.16
2.2020 Toyota Corolla LE53.46
3.1992 honda civic vx51.64
4.1989 Geo Metro Base49.33
5.2018 Renault Kwid Zen48.98
6.2007 Toyota Yaris 48.2
7.2017 Honda Civic Lx48.09
8.2014 Mazda 3 i Sport47.48
9.1990 Honda CRX HF46.93
10.2012 Fiat 500 Pop44.59
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Highest MPG for a non-hybrid: Mitsubishi Mirage
Best non-hybrid MPG: 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage?
Mitsubishi says its new Mirage subcompact will get the best MPG of any non-hybrid: 44 mpg (US) highway, 37 city. (Some drivers are already beating that in various economy driving contests.) How? An efficient 1.2L, 3-cylinder engine, very light weight and aerodynamic design.
 
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What is Ecomodding?
Welcome to EcoModder.com, an automotive community where performance is judged by efficiency and economy rather than power and speed. EcoModders employ a combination of vehicle mods, driving techniques, and common sense to go as far as possible as inexpensively as possible. Reasons for becoming a member range from the economical to the ecological. More info about where EcoModding came from.
 
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"Short-shifting" a Jeep Patriot & Audi A4 CVT (forcing early "upshift") saves gas "Short-shifting" a Jeep Patriot & Audi A4 CVT (forcing early "upshift") saves gas

Does your car's automatic transmission have flappy paddles? What about a manual shift gate or shift buttons on the steering wheel? If so, you may be able to save fuel by wresting control from the computer over your upshifts. MetroMPG shares his experience in a Jeep and an Audi.

Started by MetroMPG in forum: Hypermiling / EcoDriver's Ed - 17 replies

VW Lupo 3L --> 2L

Vekke has taken one of the world's most efficient cars and is modifying it extensively for even better results. "Best fuel consumption so far is 2.24 L/100km at 80 km/h average speed, which equals 105 MPG (US) at 50 MPH avg. speed."

Started by Vekke in forum: EcoModding Central - 389 replies
VW Lupo 3L --> 2L

Aero RV (custom boat tail for Aero RV (custom boat tail for '95 Ford E-350 Class C motorhome)

Orbywan says: "About a month ago I decided to build a boat tail for my 95 E-350 Ford 25 foot turbo diesel Class C motor home. I read the aerodynamics study NASA did at Dryden Air Force base back in the late 60’s on the squared off E-150 van about 20 times, as well as several other studies, drew up some plans and three weeks later and some serious sweat the prototype is done and tested." Initial results show about a 20% mpg improvement.

Started by orbywan in forum: Aerodynamics - 186 replies

94 Caprice Wagon 5.7L project--46 MPG so far

A huge boat of a vehicle modded to get some crazy good mileage.

Started by funkhoss in forum: EcoModding Central - 141 replies
94 Caprice Wagon 5.7L project--46 MPG so far

Recumbent Honda 90 Recumbent Honda 90

Ironside customizes and aeromods his Honda 90 motorcycle into a recumbent.

Started by Ironside in forum: Motorcycles / Scooters - 179 replies

Notable eco-cars (old & new) spotted in the wild: post your pics!

Check out interesting and rare eco-cars that people have stumbled across, and share findings of your own!

Started by MetroMPG in forum: General Efficiency Discussion - 1447 replies
Notable eco-cars (old & new) spotted in the wild: post your pics!

Paul & Sabrina Paul & Sabrina's cheap DIY 144v motor controller

A thread and project of epic proportions where Paul designs a DIY 144V DC electric motor controller.

Started by MPaulHolmes in forum: Open ReVolt: open source DC motor controller - 7371 replies

CarBEN EV5 Full Sized Prototype Construction - 5 Seat Electric Car From Scratch

NeilBlanchard has begun the construction process to build the full-sized prototype of his aerodynamic 5-passenger electric car he's nicknamed "CarBEN EV5". The prototype is being assembled with rigid foam sheets cut on a CNC machine.

Started by NeilBlanchard in forum: DIY / How-to - 766 replies
CarBEN EV5 Full Sized Prototype Construction - 5 Seat Electric Car From Scratch

Drag reduction modifications in wind tunnel: Audi A2 from Cd 0.288 to 0.204 Drag reduction modifications in wind tunnel: Audi A2 from Cd 0.288 to 0.204


Started by Vekke in forum: Aerodynamics - 60 replies

Project: ECOfamily Civic and its Aero Hitch Box / Boat Tail

Christofoo says: "This thread will be about my forthcoming hitch-mounted cargo box boat-tail ... maybe the first project thread applicable to a sedan."

Started by christofoo in forum: Aerodynamics - 222 replies
Project: ECOfamily Civic and its Aero Hitch Box / Boat Tail

You know you You know you're an ecomodder if/when...

One of the more popular threads on EcoModder, this is a lighthearted and tongue-in-cheek look at the many potential signs and symptoms that you may be more interested in fuel economy than the average person...

Started by Tango Charlie in forum: The Lounge - 2470 replies

My 1991 Talon TSi Compound Turbo AWD

It would almost be easier to list what hasn't been done engine wise to this car. Suffice to say that he gets mid 40 mpg with an auto, and is pretty darn fast. Check out this extensive build here.

Started by pgfpro in forum: EcoModding Central - 445 replies
My 1991 Talon TSi Compound Turbo AWD

Buy a trailer (instead of a pickup truck) Buy a trailer (instead of a pickup truck)

This is a thread for anyone thinking about getting a pickup truck as a first or second vehicle when adding a trailer to your car would do instead (and save you lots of fuel & money).

Started by oil pan 4 in forum: General Efficiency Discussion - 1217 replies

Efficient, cheap beaters! Used car ads: 35 mpg highway or more for $1500 or less

People often sign up on the forum seeking advice on cheap, economical beaters. The purpose of this thread is to go beyond the hypothetical, and post actual ads of actual available cars. They're out there, people. (Our non-North American members should feel free to laugh at our concept of 'efficient' little cars.)

Started by MetroMPG in forum: For Sale - 1437 replies
Efficient, cheap beaters! Used car ads: 35 mpg highway or more for $1500 or less

Speed vs. MPG charts (post Speed vs. MPG charts (post 'em if you got 'em)

The speed at which you choose to drive has the biggest impact on your highway fuel consumption. This fact is nicely demonstrated by this collection of graphs showing the relationship of MPH to MPG in a variety of vehicles, from a 55 hp Geo Metro to a 505 hp Corvette, and many others in between.

Started by bluejoey in forum: Hypermiling / EcoDriver's Ed - 183 replies

t vago's MPGuino workspace thread, continued

Check out t vago's continuous enhancement of the multi-featured MPGuino fuel economy computer / gauge.

Started by t vago in forum: OpenGauge / MPGuino FE computer - 167 replies
t vago

What What's your best motorcycle MPG?

Lots of EcoModder members own motorcycles for commuting, for play or to as primary vehicles. In this long thread, owners chime in with their best numbers: what (and how) they were riding to achieve great MPG.

Started by MetroMPG in forum: Motorcycles / Scooters - 435 replies

Commercially produced aerodynamic pickup bed cap

Brett Herndon is a genuine craftsman who has combined his skill in clay modeling with his knowledge of aerodynamics to produce a professional quality aerodynamic truck cap which will literally pay for itself in gas savings. It's unlike anything you've seen before: it can be used as a big hatchback, transformed into a conventional box cap, or have its top removed to make room for oversize loads. Brett is taking his handiwork into commercial production, and is a success story waiting to happen.

Started by MetroMPG in forum: Aerodynamics - 636 replies
Commercially produced aerodynamic pickup bed cap

Replace your car battery with capacitors! Replace your car battery with capacitors!

A good discussion on replacing a starting battery with ultra capacitors in cars, trucks, and motorcycles.

Started by redneck in forum: EcoModding Central - 390 replies

1st Gen Toyota Tundra Aeroshell Build

Macskyver chronicles the building of his beautiful wooden aeroshell for his Toyota Tundra.

Started by Macskyver in forum: Aerodynamics - 205 replies
1st Gen Toyota Tundra Aeroshell Build


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Save fuel with a ScanGauge II fuel economy computer


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Chevrolet Aveo forum: discussion of the Chevy Aveo and its siblings (Pontiac Wave, Pontiac G3, Suzuki Swift+, Daewoo Kalos).




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