Save on Gas by Donating Your Car

The cost of gas is rising all over the country and people are looking for more fuel efficient cars. It is a great time to donate your car to Goodwill so that you can purchase a new, more fuel efficient car. Not only is donating your car a fast and easy way to make room for your new car, it is also a great way to help support Goodwill’s work in the community.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the following cars are the most fuel efficient:

2-Seater: 2012 Honda CR-Z (hybrid)

  • Price: $19,695-$23,705
  • MPG: 35 City / 39 Highway
  • Annual fuel cost: $1,550

Minicompact: 2012 Scion iQ

  • Price: $15,265
  • MPG: 36 City / 37 Highway
  • Annual fuel cost: $1,550

Subcompact: 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV (electric car)

  • Price: $29,125
  • Uses 30 kW-hours per 100 miles – equivalent to MPG 126 City / 99 Highway
  • Annual energy cost: $550

Compact: 2012 Ford Focus BEV (electric car)

  • Price: $39,200
  • Uses 32 kW-hours per 100 miles – equivalent to MPG 110 City / 99 Highway
  • Annual energy cost: $600

Mid-Size: 2012 Nissan Leaf

  • Price: $35,200 – $37,250
  • Uses 34 kW-hours per 100 miles – equivalent to MPG 106 City / 92 Highway
  • Annual energy cost: $600

Large: 2012 Tesla Model S

  • Price: $57,400-$105,400
  • Uses 38 kW-hours per 100 miles – equivalent to MPG 88 City / 90 Highway
  • Annual energy cost: $700

Small Station Wagon: 2012 Audi A3 (diesel)

  • Price: $27,270-$30,000
  • MPG: 30 City / 42 Highway
  • Annual fuel cost: $1,800

Small Station Wagon: 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagon (diesel)

  • Price: $20,195 – $29,220
  • MPG: 30 City / 42 Highway
  • Annual fuel cost: $1,800

Midsize Station Wagon: 2012 Toyota Prius v

  • Price: $26,550-$30,140 (Hybrid)
  • MPG: 44 City / 40 highway
  • Annual fuel cost: $1,400

You can learn more about these great fuel efficient cars from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

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