Most Fuel-Efficient Cars of the Past 30 Years

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2014–2015 Honda Civic Hybrid
EPA Rating: 43 mpg city / 45 mpg highway / 44 mpg combined
For 2014 the Honda Civic Hybrid received enhancements to increase its EPA rating from 43 mpg city / 44 mpg highway / 44 mpg combined for 2012–2013 to 45 mpg highway and 44 mpg combined. Improvements included aerodynamic changes, upgraded components, engine tuning changes and more efficient regenerative braking. The Civic Hybrid drivetrain combines a 110-horsepower 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and an electric motor that adds 23 horsepower and 78 lb-ft of torque, with a continuously variable transmission.

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