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Most fuel-efficient vehicles

Natural Resources Canada recognizes the most fuel-efficient new light-duty vehicles sold in Canada. Best-in-class vehicles have the lowest combined fuel consumption rating, based on 55% city and 45% highway driving.

For each class, the most fuel-efficient conventional vehicle and the most efficient electric vehicle (where applicable) are recognized.

The most fuel-efficient vehicles for model year 2021
Cars
Vehicle class Conventional vehicle Electric vehicle
Two-seater Mazda MX-5
2.0 L, 4 cylinder, 6-speed automatic with select shift
n/a
Minicompact MINI Cooper Convertible
1.5 L, 3 cylinder, 7-speed automated manual
Polestar_1
170 kW electric motor, 2.0 L, 4 cylinder plug-in hybrid, 8-speed automatic with select shift
Subcompact Chevrolet Spark
1.4 L, 4 cylinder, continuously variable
Karma GS-6 (21” Wheels)
400 kW electric motor, 1.5 L, 3 cylinder plug-in hybrid, 1-speed automatic
Karma Revero GT (21” Wheels)
400 kW electric motor, 1.5 L, 3 cylinder plug-in hybrid, 1-speed automatic
Compact Toyota Corolla Hybrid
1.8 L, 4 cylinder hybrid, continuously variable
n/a
Mid-size Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Blue
1.6 L, 4 cylinder hybrid, 6-speed automated manual
Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus
211 kW electric motor, 1-speed automatic
Full-size Hyundai IONIQ Blue
1.6 L, 4 cylinder hybrid, 6-speed automated manual
Tesla Model S Performance (19” Wheels)
580 kW electric motor, 1-speed automatic
Station wagon: Small Kia Niro
1.6 L, 4 cylinder hybrid, 6-speed automated manual
Kia Niro FE
1.6 L, 4 cylinder hybrid, 6-speed automated manual
Chevrolet Bolt EV
150 kW electric motor, 1-speed automatic
Kia Soul EV (120 Ah)
150 kW electric motor, 1-speed automatic
Station wagon: Mid-size Mercedes-Benz E 450 4MATIC All-Terrain Wagon
3.0 L, 6 cylinder, 9-speed automatic
n/a
Light trucks
Vehicle class Conventional vehicle Electric vehicle
Pickup truck: Small Chevrolet Colorado
2.8 L, 4 cylinder diesel, 6-speed automatic
GMC Canyon
2.8 L, 4 cylinder diesel, 6-speed automatic
n/a
Pickup truck: Standard Chevrolet Silverado
3.0 L, 6 cylinder diesel, 10-speed automatic
n/a
Sport utility vehicle: Small Ford Escape Hybrid
2.5 L, 4 cylinder hybrid, continuously variable
Tesla Model Y Standard Range
211 kW electric motor, 1-speed automatic
Sport utility vehicle: Standard Toyota Highlander Hybrid AWD
2.5 L, 4 cylinder hybrid, continuously variable
Toyota Highlander Hybrid AWD Limited/Platinum
2.5 L, 4 cylinder hybrid, continuously variable
Tesla Model X Long Range Plus
398 kW electric motor, 1-speed automatic
Minivan Toyota Sienna
2.5 L, 4 cylinder hybrid, continuously variable
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
89 kW electric motor, 3.6 L, 6 cylinder plug-in hybrid, continuously variable
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