Top Cars

7 Great Used Family Cars That Get 30 Miles Per Gallon

RELATED INVENTORY
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2015 Chevrolet Volt
Used 2015 Chevrolet Volt
$14,546
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2015 Chevrolet Volt Premium
Used 2015 Chevrolet Volt
$16,900
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2015 Chevrolet Volt
Used 2015 Chevrolet Volt
$14,298
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2015 Chevrolet Volt Premium
Used 2015 Chevrolet Volt
$17,588
RELATED READING
See all Chevrolet Volt articles
RESEARCH BY MAKE
Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs Ford cars, trucks and SUVs Honda cars, trucks and SUVs Jeep cars, trucks and SUVs Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs Mercedes-Benz cars, trucks and SUVs Volkswagen cars, trucks and SUVs BMW cars, trucks and SUVs Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs
Acura cars, trucks and SUVs Alfa Romeo cars, trucks and SUVs AMC cars, trucks and SUVs Aston Martin cars, trucks and SUVs Audi cars, trucks and SUVs Bentley cars, trucks and SUVs BMW cars, trucks and SUVs Bugatti cars, trucks and SUVs Buick cars, trucks and SUVs Cadillac cars, trucks and SUVs Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs Chrysler cars, trucks and SUVs Daewoo cars, trucks and SUVs Datsun cars, trucks and SUVs DeLorean cars, trucks and SUVs Dodge cars, trucks and SUVs Eagle cars, trucks and SUVs Ferrari cars, trucks and SUVs FIAT cars, trucks and SUVs Fisker cars, trucks and SUVs Ford cars, trucks and SUVs Freightliner cars, trucks and SUVs Genesis cars, trucks and SUVs Geo cars, trucks and SUVs GMC cars, trucks and SUVs Honda cars, trucks and SUVs HUMMER cars, trucks and SUVs Hyundai cars, trucks and SUVs INFINITI cars, trucks and SUVs Isuzu cars, trucks and SUVs Jaguar cars, trucks and SUVs Jeep cars, trucks and SUVs Kia cars, trucks and SUVs Lamborghini cars, trucks and SUVs Land Rover cars, trucks and SUVs Lexus cars, trucks and SUVs Lincoln cars, trucks and SUVs Lotus cars, trucks and SUVs Maserati cars, trucks and SUVs Maybach cars, trucks and SUVs Mazda cars, trucks and SUVs McLaren cars, trucks and SUVs Mercedes-Benz cars, trucks and SUVs Mercury cars, trucks and SUVs MINI cars, trucks and SUVs Mitsubishi cars, trucks and SUVs Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs Oldsmobile cars, trucks and SUVs Plymouth cars, trucks and SUVs Pontiac cars, trucks and SUVs Porsche cars, trucks and SUVs RAM cars, trucks and SUVs Rolls-Royce cars, trucks and SUVs Saab cars, trucks and SUVs Saturn cars, trucks and SUVs Scion cars, trucks and SUVs smart cars, trucks and SUVs SRT cars, trucks and SUVs Subaru cars, trucks and SUVs Suzuki cars, trucks and SUVs Tesla cars, trucks and SUVs Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs Volkswagen cars, trucks and SUVs Volvo cars, trucks and SUVs Yugo cars, trucks and SUVs
RESEARCH BY STYLE
AWD/4WD
Commercial
Convertible
Coupe
Hatchback
Hybrid/Electric
Luxury
Sedan
SUV/Crossover
Truck
Van/Minivan
Wagon
ADDITIONAL MODEL INFORMATION

author photo by Doug DeMuro June 2016

If you're looking for a family car that won't cost you a fortune to fill with gas, you've come to the right place. We've listed seven great used family cars that get 30 miles per gallon. And we've made sure to include vehicles at a wide range of price points in order to appeal to as many budgets as possible.

2015 Chevrolet Volt

2011-2015 Chevrolet Volt

If you've heard of the Chevy Volt, you know it isn't your typical family car. It's a plug-in hybrid hatchback, which places it somewhere between a fully electric car, like the Nissan Leaf, and a regular hybrid, such as the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid or the Toyota Camry Hybrid. It also offers an excellent gas-mileage compromise: It'll run for about 40 miles on fully electric power alone before the gasoline engine kicks in to offer more than 40 mpg.

While buying a Volt also likely means buying a charger, at least the roomy hatchback is affordable. There are currently around 1,500 different used models on Autotrader with an average asking price of just over $18,000.

Find a Chevrolet Volt for sale

2015 Dodge Dart

2013-2015 Dodge Dart

The Dodge Dart is a compact sedan with a rather large interior that makes it perfect for hauling around small families and all the usual accessories. More importantly, every single Dart model gets at least 30 mpg on the highway, and if you upgrade to the efficiency-focused Dart Aero, you'll get almost 30 mpg in the city and more than 40 mpg hwy.

You can also choose from a wide range of high-tech features and gadgets, including Chrysler's excellent Uconnect infotainment system with an 8.4-inch touchscreen. Interested? You should have no trouble finding the Dart you want. There are more than 6,000 used models on Autotrader with an average price of around $13,900.

Find a Dodge Dart for sale

2011 Honda Accord

2008-2012 Honda Accord

If you're looking for a midsize car that offers competence in every way, the 2008-2012 Honda Accord is a great choice. Not only does it tout relatively sporty handling, a roomy interior and a comfortable ride, but the sedan's 4-cylinder engine returns an impressive 23 mpg city/34 mpg hwy, gas mileage numbers once reserved solely for compact cars.

You can also choose from a wide variety of Accord trim levels and models, from base-level to luxurious. Plus, the average asking price of a 2008-2012 Accord on Autotrader is a reasonable $12,800.

Find a Honda Accord for sale

2014 Hyundai Sonata

2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata

The 2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata offers futuristic styling, a large interior, a cavernous trunk and a comfortable ride. It also delivers more than 30 mpg, regardless of which one you get. The base-level Sonata returns 22 mpg city/35 mpg hwy, the 274-horsepower turbocharged version touts 22 mpg city/33 mpg hwy, and the Sonata Hybrid boasts an impressive 36 mpg city/40 mpg hwy.

Best of all, the Sonata isn't expensive to buy: The average price of a used 2011-2014 model on Autotrader is around $14,300.

Find a Hyundai Sonata for sale

2015 Mazda CX-5

2013-2015 Mazda CX-5

Although it's hard to find a crossover or SUV that returns upward of 30 mpg, the Mazda CX-5 fits the bill. In 2013, it was offered with only one engine: a 155-hp 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that got up to 26 mpg city/33 mpg hwy. That engine was eventually joined by a more powerful 184-hp 2.5-liter 4-cylinder, which boasted a surprisingly strong 25 mpg city/32 mpg hwy.

The result is that, regardless of which engine you choose, you'll find that the CX-5 offers class-leading gas mileage. And while the CX-5 only came out a few years ago, used models are becoming more affordable: There are currently about 2,800 listings for used CX-5 models on Autotrader, with an average price of just over $21,000.

Find a Mazda CX-5 for sale

2014 Nissan Leaf

2011-2014 Nissan Leaf

Can your family fit in a 5-door hatchback? Is your lifestyle compatible with a vehicle that gets only around 70 miles between charges? For many families, the answer is yes, and that makes the Nissan Leaf worth considering.

Offering a fully electric powertrain with a range that started off around 80 miles in 2011 and now edges just past 100 miles, the Leaf is a compelling choice for drivers looking to save money on fuel. It's also a good deal: Despite lots of equipment, futuristic styling and new pricing that starts from $30,000, there are around 1,200 different 2011-2014 Leaf models on Autotrader with an average price of just $13,800.

Find a Nissan Leaf for sale

2007 Toyota Camry

2007-2011 Toyota Camry

The 2007-2011 Toyota Camry is an excellent midsize sedan that touts both room for the whole family and strong gas mileage. Base-level 4-cylinder models return 22 mpg city/33 mpg hwy, while the ultra-efficient Camry Hybrid boasts up to 33 mpg city/34 mpg hwy.

The best part is the Camry's reasonable pricing: The average 2007-2011 model listed on Autotrader goes for $10,800, which is a great deal for a popular and efficient midsize car.

Find a Toyota Camry for sale

A used model of any of these great vehicles will definitely deliver both the fuel efficiency and the family friendliness you're looking for as you shop for family cars.

RELATED INVENTORY
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2015 Chevrolet Volt
Used 2015 Chevrolet Volt
$14,546
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2015 Chevrolet Volt Premium
Used 2015 Chevrolet Volt
$16,900
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2015 Chevrolet Volt
Used 2015 Chevrolet Volt
$14,298
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2015 Chevrolet Volt Premium
Used 2015 Chevrolet Volt
$17,588
This image is a stock photo and is not an exact representation of any vehicle offered for sale. Advertised vehicles of this model may have styling, trim levels, colors and optional equipment that differ from the stock photo.
7 Great Used Family Cars That Get 30 Miles Per Gallon - Autotrader