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Top 10 most fuel efficient gasoline powered cars of all time

Actually, we're only going back to 1984 because that is what the EPA ratings go back to. But, I went through the ratings and pulled out the top 10 most fuel efficient gasoline powered cars on the EPAs list. Not too surprising, but the Metro clones (Sprint, Swift, Metro, Firefly, Forsa) dominate the list with the Hondas nipping at their heels with their ever lovely lean burn technology.

Here they are:

1) 1986 Chevrolet Sprint ER

City: 44
Highway: 53
Combined: 48
Engine: 1.0L
Transmission: 5 speed manual





2) 1990 Geo Metro XFI

City: 43
Highway: 52
Combined: 47
Engine: 1.0L
Transmission: 5 speed manual





3) 1986 Honda CRX HF

City: 41
Highway: 51
Combined: 46
Engine: 1.5L
Transmission: 5 speed manual





4) 1988 Honda Civic CRX HF

City: 41
Highway: 49
Combined: 46
Engine: 1.5L
Transmission: 5 speed manual





5) 1994 Honda Hatchback Civic VX

City: 40
Highway: 47
Combined: 43
Engine: 1.5L
Transmission: 5 speed manual





6) 1985 Suzuki SA310

City: 39
Highway: 47
Combined: 42
Engine: 1.0L
Transmission: 5 speed manual





7) 1995 Geo Metro

City: 37
Highway: 44
Combined: 40
Engine: 1.0L
Transmission: 5 speed manual





8) 1988 Suzuki Forsa

City: 36
Highway: 44
Combined: 39
Engine: 1.0L
Transmission: 5 speed manual





9) 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage

City: 36
Highway: 42
Combined: 39
Engine: 1.2L
Transmission: CVT





10) 1992 Honda Civic

City: 35
Highway: 43
Combined: 38
Engine: 1.5L
Transmission: 5 speed manual





Not too far behind the Civic are the Scion iQ and Smart ForTwo... But, this is a top 10 list, not 12.

If I get enough likes, I'll probably do a hybrids, EV, trucks etc. list like this.

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