Most Fuel-Efficient Cars in America

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10. 2019 Nissan LEAF (tie)
Starting MSRP: $31,600
EPA Rating (combined): 111 MPGe
Range: 149 miles
The LEAF was one of the first mainstream electric vehicles sold in America when introduced in 2011, and was redesigned for 2018. The second generation LEAF received a fresh new look including a roomier interior as well as better performance and efficiency. The Nissan LEAF is equipped with a high-response 110-kW AC synchronous electric motor producing 147 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. The power supply is a new 40-kWh laminated lithium-ion battery made up of 192 cells generating 33 percent more energy than the outgoing model. This gives the LEAF a range of 149 miles, and with a DC fast charger a 30-minute charge will provide almost 90 miles of driving. In 2019 Nissan added the LEAF Plus with a 160 kW motor producing 214 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque, combined with a 62 kWh battery pack for a range of up to 226 miles.

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