If you’re environmentally conscious and shopping for a new luxury car, we’ve got good news for you.
Most luxury new car buyers expect the latest technology, comfortable road trip accommodations, and abundant features when selecting their next new car.
One thing you can add to the list is great fuel economy. Advances in technology with electric motors and hybrids have allowed automakers to make vehicles more fuel-efficient than ever. Take a moment and review our list of the top 10 luxury cars with the best gas mileage available in 2015 below.
With the help of Kelley Blue Book (KBB), we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 best fuel-efficient luxury cars of 2015. The vehicles on the list are equipped with electric motors, some are hybrids, and a couple are even turbo diesels.
The number one spot on the list for the second consecutive year in a row belongs to the 2015 BMW i3. The i3 is also ranked as the number one most fuel-efficient vehicle for 2015. Its electric motor provides 170 horsepower and gets you a fuel-efficiency of 137 city and 111 highway and a range of 81 miles. If the short range makes you a little nervous, there’s a range extending gas engine available. The average price paid for a 2015 BMW i3 is between $38,745 – $40,618 which makes it an affordable vehicle for you to own and will also help you be environmentally conscious.
Lexus has two luxury hybrid cars on the list, the 2015 Lexus GT 200h and the 2015 Lexus ES 300h. The 200h provides its driver with a 1.8 liter 4 Cylinder Hybrid that kicks out 98 horsepower with a 43 MPG city and a 40 MPG highway average fuel economy. The Lexus 300h has a slightly bigger engine, a 2.5 liter 4 Cylinder Hybrid to be exact, producing 156 horsepower and a slightly less average fuel economy of 40 MPG city and 39 MPG highway.
One of the “in demand” vehicles on the list is the 2015 Tesla Model S, with five different versions of the model S, the most fuel-efficient one is the 70D. The Tesla Model S is not your everyday electric vehicle, equipped with a 17 inch touch screen control center, Nappa leather, and an all glass panoramic roof reminds the driver and passengers they’re wrapped in luxury. The model S can rocket you from zero to sixty in 5.2 seconds and has a top speed of 140 miles per hour.
Check out the rest of the vehicles on the list below.
Top 10 Luxury Cars With the Best Gas Mileage for 2015
|Rank||Vehicle||Horsepower | Engine||Cty/Hwy Fuel Economy||Average Price|
|1||2015 BMW i3||170 HP, Electric Motor||137 / 111 / Range 81||$38,745 – $40,618|
|2||2015 Tesla Model S||329 HP, Dual AC Electric Motors||101 / 102 / Range 240||$75,140 – $75,512|
|3||2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class||177 HP, Electric Motor||85 / 82 / Range 87||$34,730 – $37,271|
|4||2014 Cadillac ELR||157 HP, Electric Drive Motor||33 MPG Gas – Combined | 82 MPGe Electric Combined||$64,791 – 68,342|
|5||2015 BMW i8||228 HP 3-Cylinder, Hybrid, Turbo, 1.5 Liter||28 MPG Gas Combined | 76 MPGe Electric Combined||$135,415 – $137,889|
|6||2015 Lexus GT 200h||98 HP, 4 Cylinder, Hybrid, 1.8 Liter||43 / 40 MPG||$30,573 – $31,416|
|7||2016 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid||240 – 300 HP, 2.0L 4-cylinder, 3.7L V6||41 / 39 MPG||$33,700 – $34,491|
|8||2015 Lexus ES 300h||156 HP, 4 Cylinder, Hybrid, 2.5 Liter||40 / 39 MPG||$37,629 – $38,830|
|9||2015 BMW 328d||181 HP, 4 Cylinder, Turbo Diesel, 2.0 Liter||32 / 45 MPG||$36,022 – $37,757|
|10||2016 Audi A3 TDI||150 HP, 4 Cylinder, Turbo Diesel, 2.0 Liter||31 / 43 MPG||$33,200|
Source: Kelley Blue Book
Competition Between Dealers Always Gets You the Best Price
When negotiating the price of a new luxury car, it’s important to know the dealer invoice price and what other people are paying for the same vehicle in your local area. Otherwise, you won’t know what a good price is to pay for the vehicle. I highly recommend using an online referral service such as Ryde Shopper and Motor Trend, their quotes will automatically include any discounts or cash-back incentives currently available.
In addition, the above sites will tell you which dealerships in your local area are currently the most flexible with their new car pricing. These sites provide valuable information for anyone thinking about buying or leasing a new car or truck.