Opt for a hybrid to achieve the best fuel efficiency

Opt for a hybrid to achieve the best fuel efficiencyThose with bad credit loans often do not have that much to spend, so putting the money towards the right car will help consumers avoid the cost of frequent maintenance and repairs in the future. Sustainability website Treehugger.com recently published a list of cars that achieve more than 40 miles per gallon, which is an impressive fuel efficiency that will save drivers plenty of money at the pump.

The Toyota Prius is the number one vehicle for fuel economy, with the 2009 model receiving an astounding 48 city miles per gallon. It is a hybrid car that Consumer Reports says is the one of the most reliable in the industry.

Honda's Civic Hybrid has been rated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as receiving between 40 city and 45 highway miles per gallon with its gas-electric motor.

There are plenty of other vehicles getting great mileage around the world, but they are unfortunately not available in the U.S. at this time, as they are equipped with diesel engines that do not meet the EPA's standards. However, it is important to note that cars requiring diesel fuel are typically up to 35 percent more efficient than gasoline-powered motors.