Drivers looking for a more sustainable way to motor will likely want to get behind the wheel of one of the many impressive EVs that are now available in Canada. Some drivers, meanwhile, aren’t able or ready yet to make the switch to a car they need to plug in, but still want better fuel economy. Luckily, there are still many impressive and efficient hybrid vehicles on sale here that offer excellent fuel economy without the associated costs and lifestyle adjustments that EVs require.
Here are the top 10 most fuel-efficient vehicles in Canada that don’t need to be plugged in.
10. Ford Escape Hybrid – 5.8 L/100 km
With a combined fuel consumption rating of 5.8 litres per 100 kilometres, the front-wheel-drive version of the Ford Escape Hybrid is the 10th most fuel-efficient vehicle currently available in Canada. An all-wheel-drive version of the Escape Hybrid is also offered, which also has a very respectable fuel consumption rating of 5.9L per 100 kilometres.
9. Kia Niro Touring / Lexus ES 300h – 5.3 L/100 km
Ninth position is a tie between the Kia Niro Touring and the Lexus ES 300h luxury sedan, which both have a combined fuel consumption rating of 5.3 litres per 100 kilometres. This is an impressive result for the Lexus ES in particular, as this is a rather heavy mid-size luxury sedan that manages to be more efficient than many small hatchbacks.
8. Toyota Camry Hybrid SE/XLE/XSE – 5.1 L/100 km
The Toyota Camry Hybrid in the SE, XLE, and XSE trim levels is the eighth-most fuel-efficient vehicle in Canada with a fuel consumption rating of 5.1 litres per 100 kilometres. Like the Lexus ES, this is a rather impressive fuel economy rating for a mid-size sedan such as this. That said, there is a more efficient variant of the Camry Hybrid available in Canada, but you’ll have to keep scrolling to learn more about it.
7. Hyundai Sonata Hybrid – 5.0 L/100 km
Another mid-size sedan, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid finds itself in seventh position with a fuel consumption rating of 5.0 litres per 100 kilometres. The Sonata Hybrid also excels in highway driving with a very impressive highway fuel economy rating of 4.6 litres per 100 kilometres. This sedan has a unique design and is even available with a solar panel roof that can be used to charge the hybrid’s battery.
6. Toyota Camry Hybrid LE – 4.9 L/100 km
The more fuel-efficient variant of the Toyota Camry Hybrid is the lesser LE trim level, which is lighter than the SE / XLE / XSE by virtue of having less standard equipment. What it lacks in standard features it makes up for with an efficient fuel-sipping powertrain that consumes just 4.9 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres of driving on the combined cycle.
5. Toyota Prius AWD – 4.8 L/100 km
The all-wheel-drive version of the Toyota Prius hybrid offers an impressive fuel economy rating of 4.8 L/100 km. While there are more fuel-efficient versions of the Prius available in Canada, this variant will appeal to Canadians who want extra traction and capability in the winter months and in other inclement weather without the impact on fuel economy.
4. Kia Niro Hybrid – 4.6 L/100 km
The Kia Niro Hybrid is one of the top five most fuel-efficient vehicles available in Canada, boasting a fuel consumption rating of just 4.6 litres per 100 kilometres. This car also excels in city driving with a rating of 4.4 L/100 km.
3. Toyota Corolla Hybrid / Toyota Prius – 4.5 L/100 km
The Toyota Prius is well-established as a highly fuel-efficient vehicle and tied for the third-most fuel-efficient vehicle in Canada with the closely related Toyota Corolla Hybrid. Both of these hybridized four-doors have a combined fuel consumption rating of just 4.5 litres per 100 kilometres. Smart packaging also means these cars are convenient and spacious despite their compact size.
2. Hyundai Elantra Hybrid – 4.4 L/100 km
The hybrid version of the familiar Hyundai Elantra is the second-most fuel-efficient vehicle in Canada, boasting a combined fuel economy rating of 4.4 litres per 100 kilometres. This is a direct competitor to the above-mentioned Corolla Hybrid, so anyone considering purchasing either of these cars should take a test drive in both before making their final decision.
1. Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid – 4.2 L/100 km
With a combined fuel economy rating of just 4.2 litres per 100 kilometres, the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is the most fuel-efficient vehicle available in Canada today. This car offers a good middle ground between a gasoline compact car and a battery-electric vehicle, as it is very eco-friendly but does not have the same high cost of entry or range limitations.