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5 Safe Fuel-Efficient Used Cars

5 Safe Fuel-Efficient Used Cars at Auction Direct USA

When you are looking for a new-to-you vehicle, the list of choices is extensive. To help narrow down some options, here are five 2015 cars with impressive safety ratings that also are extremely fuel efficient. The best part is that Auction Direct USA Rochester NY, Raleigh NC or Jacksonville FL has them in stock. All the vehicles below have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of less than $20,000 for 2015, and all safety ratings and mileage statistics are for 2015, as well. Auction Direct USA has 2015 and previous models, too.

Safe Used Cars that are Fuel-Efficient

Hyundai Elantra
The sleek four-door Hyundai Elantra compact not only gets 38 mpg on the highway but was named a 2014 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Elantra, with its many features; large trunk and quiet, well-built cabin, earned a perfect five stars in side crash tests and four stars in side and rollover crashes.

Toyota Corolla
The Toyota Corolla, one of the best-selling vehicles in the world, received an overall five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Corolla comes standard with eight airbags and is known for user-friendly controls, a roomy backseat, excellent standard equipment and a pleasant ride while getting up to 42 mpg highway.

Dodge Dart
The Dodge Dart has been billed as a fuel efficient, safe compact since its reintroduction in 2013. The 2015 model comes as advertised, having earned top scores in crash ratings from both the IIHS and the NHTSA. The Dart comes with a spacious cabin, excellent optional electronics interface, quick acceleration and a fuel-efficient 41 mpg highway.

Kia Forte
Both the Forte LX and EX earned top safety ratings from the NHTSA and the IIHS. The Forte doesn’t skimp on fuel-efficiency, either; the LX and EX get nearly 40 mpg highway. The coupe and sedan are known for spacious interiors, easy-to-use controls, and many excellent features.

Chevy Sonic
The base-model Sonic (a turbocharged version is available) gets 40 mpg highway. This Chevrolet earned an impressive overall five-star safety rating from NHTSA. The car is one of Edmunds.com’s top picks for safety, comfort, and value. For a compact car, it gets excellent reviews for cabin space and comfort.

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Fuel-Efficient Used Cars

Great Fuel-Efficient Cars for Frugal Drivers

When it comes time to purchase a new vehicle, your wallet and bank account will appreciate you buying a fuel-efficient used car. Not only is buying a used car a smart decision financially, but you will save even more money by getting one that passes a few gas stations. Sure, hybrids are some of the most fuel-efficient vehicles on the road right now, but let’s look at some gasoline-powered vehicles that will be a great fit for any frugal driver.

Add One of These Fuel-Efficient Cars to Your Driveway

Mazda3: Since 2012, the Mazda3 has been powered by a 2.0 liter Skyactiv four-cylinder engine that propels this midsize sedan with 155 horsepower. The Mazda3, whether in hatchback or sedan, is a great fuel-efficient used car (30 mpg city and 41 mpg highway). Add all of to the fact that it’s just a fun car to drive, and this is one sporty little sedan you should consider.

Ford Fiesta: The subcompact Ford Fiesta also is available in hatchback and sedan editions. Since 2011, the Fiesta has come with a 1.6 liter four-cylinder engine. The automatic six-speed transmission gives drivers an impressive 28 mpg city and 38 mpg highway. Fiesta, of course, is Spanish for party, which is accurate since this is one used fuel-efficient car that will make your commute enjoyable.

Toyota Prius: Ask just about anybody to name a great used fuel-efficient car, and the answer is likely to be the Toyota Prius – and for good reason. Since 2010, the car has come with a 1.8 liter, four cylinder engine that delivers about 51 mpg city and 48 mpg highway. The Prius also comes with an impressive amount of interior space for a small car.

Hyundai Sonata: The sporty midsize Hyundai Sonata base edition offers drivers a very fuel-efficient 25 mpg city and 38 mpg highway. The Sonata of the past few years also has been praised for its quiet, roomy interior, smooth ride and abundant convenience features for a car in its price range. The car also has earned top crash-test ratings from government and independent tests. So pack up the family and head out for a road trip, knowing that you are in a safe, fuel-efficient car. For more cars that are safe and fuel-efficient, check out our inventory.

Toyota RAV4: OK, so it’s not a car, but lots of people want the handling of a nice car with the space and off-road capacity of an SUV. Add fuel-efficiency to the mix, and the Toyota RAV4 is a perfect fit. The popular SUV comes in four gas models with plenty of options. The fuel-powered models start at 23 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. Not bad at all for an SUV that has won over critics and owners with its spacious and upscale interior, comfortable seats and a nice balance of power and fuel economy.

Whether you are looking for a subcompact, a midsize sedan or an SUV that will save you some money at the pump, you will find it at Auction Direct USA. You’ll find the best prices in Raleigh NC, Rochester NY and Jacksonville FL in a no-haggle, no-pressure environment.

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