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The Best Used Cars to Buy for Highway Driving

Used Car for Highway Driving

Do you spend hours each week on the highway for work? Maybe you just live in a very rural area and have to drive for 30 or 45 minutes to get to the grocery store. Whatever the case, your needs are very different from many other drivers. You need good highway fuel economy, combined with plenty of interior space and supportive seats, to name just a few things. Here’s a look at some of the best used cars to buy for highway driving.

  • 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Love the look of the Fusion but want something that gets slightly better fuel economy? The 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid manages to offer 47 mpg for highway driving. It’s also spacious enough on the inside (it’s still a four-door sedan with seating for the entire family). The seats are comfortable, and you’ll find plenty of options in the entertainment system.

  • 2014 Toyota Corolla: Sure, the Corolla might not be your pick for the best family car but if you’re looking for great highway fuel economy and reliability, it’s a good choice. The 2014 Corolla manages to deliver 42 mpg on the open road, which actually ties with the Volkswagen Jetta diesel.

  • 2014 Mazda2: The Mazda2 is a four-door hatchback model that manages to offer both good fuel economy and a fun driving experience. It’s light, and the small engine (1.5-liter) is able to deliver 35 mpg on the highway. The small size also makes it a good handling car, so you should enjoy the drive.

  • 2012 Hyundai Accent: The Hyundai isn’t the sexiest car on the market, but it does provide five doors and lots of interior room (it’s another four-door hatch). There are plenty of standard features here as well, including cruise control and Bluetooth connectivity. It also delivers 37 mpg on the highway, making it slightly more economic in terms of fuel consumption than the Mazda2.

  • 2013 Ford Fiesta: While it’s probably not the ideal family vacation car, there’s no doubt that the Fiesta delivers when it comes to fuel economy. If you buy a model with the Super Fuel Economy package, you’ll get 40 mpg on the highway. Without that package, you’ll get 39 mpg (one mile per gallon doesn’t sound like much, but it does add up over time).

Whether you’re in need of a family hauler or just looking for an efficient small car, there’s definitely something for you out there.

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