Now has got to be one of the best times ever to be in the market for cars with high mile per hour ratings. After all, gas prices in California, at around $4.60 a gallon, are just off record highs, while the prices of gas are higher than normal throughout the rest of the nation.
However, cars with high-mpg ratings tend to cost more than similar cars with poorer fuel efficiency ratings. So car buyers have got to be on the lookout for deals. Thankfully, MoneyWatch has been on the lookout on our behalf and has identified the three top deals on high-MPG cars.
The 2012 Ford Focus SE, $17,238, rates at 26 mpg city and 36 highway. The Mazda3, a fun car in eyes of most reviewers, is rated at 25/33 and costs less than $17,000 with five-year zero percent financing available. The Fiat 500, one of this writer’s favorite small cars, has greater gas mileage than the other two at 30/38. Its Pop version is a wallet-happy $15,353.