Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Non-Hybrid Cars – 2014

8. Honda Civic HF - 31 city / 41 highway / 35 combined

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The Civic HF could be a close tie with #9, the Corolla LE ECO, but we’re pushing it one ahead because excellent safety scores are available on the government’s Web site and it squeaks out a teeny amount less greenhouse gas emissions.

Honda’s venerable Civic line gets decent mileage in any iteration, but the HF – for High Fuel efficiency as last seen on the 1991 CRX HF – gets aerodynamic tweaks, low rolling resistance tires, and a fuel-efficient CVT automatic transmission.

Power is via a 16-valve inline-four all-aluminum engine yielding 143 horsepower and 129 pounds-feet of torque.

The reasonably roomy compact Civic HF also scores well in safety, with five out of five stars overall. MSRP is $19,940 plus $790 destination.