Here are a list of the most fuel efficient vehicles by category.

Gas is the second highest car expense, accounting for about a fifth of operating and ownership costs. Having a fuel efficient vehicle can reduce the amount of money spent on gas, and help the environment too. Use Natural Resources Canada list of the most fuel efficient vehicles by category as a benchmark when in the market for a new vehicle. For each class, the most fuel-efficient conventional vehicle and the most efficient electric vehicle (where applicable) are recognized.

  Compact Full-size Mid-size
VEHICLE 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf 2019 Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid 2019 Toyota Prius
INFO 100 kW electric motor, 1-speed automatic 1.6 L, 4 cylinder hybrid, 6-speed automated manual 1.8 L, 4 cylinder hybrid, continuously variable
ANNUAL FUEL COST $452 $836 $898
COMBINED
(L/100KM)
4.1 4.4
ELECTRIC RANGE
(KM)
201 0 0
  Mid-Size Minicompact Minivan
VEHICLE 2019 Hyundai IONIQ Electric 2019 MINI Convertible 2019 Chrysler Pacifica 2019 Honda Odyssey 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid
INFO 88 kW electric motor, 1-speed automatic 1.5 L, 3 cylinder, 6-speed manual 3.6 L, 6 cylinder, 9-speed automatic 3.5 L, 6 cylinder, 10-speed automatic with select shift 89 kW electric motor, 3.6 L, 6 cylinder plug-in hybrid, continuously variable
ANNUAL FUEL COST $403 $1,755 $2,162 $2,162 $1,043
COMBINED
(L/100KM)
7.5 10.6 10.6
ELECTRIC RANGE
(KM)
200 0 0 0 784
  Pickup truck: Small Pickup truck: Standard Sport utility vehicle: Small
VEHICLE 2019 Chevrolet Colorado 2019 GMC Canyon 2019 Ford F150 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 2019 Hyundai Kona EV
INFO 2.8 L, 4 cylinder diesel, 6-speed automatic 2.8 L, 4 cylinder diesel, 6-speed automatic 3.0 L, 6 cylinder diesel, 10-speed automatic with select shift 2.5 L, 4 cylinder hybrid, continuously variable 150 kW electric motor, 1-speed automatic
ANNUAL FUEL COST $2,040 $2,040 $1,919 $1,224 $452
COMBINED
(L/100KM)
10.1 10.1 9.5 6
ELECTRIC RANGE
(KM)
0 0 0 0 415
  Sport utility vehicle: Standard Station wagon: Mid-size Station wagon: Small
VEHICLE 2019 Lexus RX450h 2019 Volvo V90 2019 Chevrolet Bolt Ev
INFO 3.5 L, 6 cylinder hybrid, continuously variable 2.0 L, 4 cylinder, 8-speed automatic with select shift 150 kW electric motor, 1-speed automatic
ANNUAL FUEL COST $1,849 $2,200 $458
COMBINED
(L/100KM)
7.9 11.1
ELECTRIC RANGE
(KM)
0 0 383
  Subcompact Two-seater
VEHICLE 2019 Chevrolet Spark 2019 BMW i3 2019 FIAT 124 Spider 2019 Mazda MX5
INFO 1.5 L, 3 cylinder, 6-speed manual 125 kW electric motor, 1-speed automatic 1.4 L, 4 cylinder, 6-speed manual 2.0 L, 4 cylinder, 6-speed automatic with select shift
ANNUAL FUEL COST $1,488 $481 $1,612 $1,755
COMBINED
(L/100KM)
7.1 36 7.5
ELECTRIC RANGE
(KM)
0 246 0 0