Author: Curtis Farrell |
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A conscious car buyer mainly thinks about two things: a spacious cargo compartment and a good gas mileage. We made a list for those who want to combine these two factors.

We already posted about SUVs with 30 MPG and Better and Sedans with the Best Gas Mileage. Some of the mentioned vehicles are spacious enough to be on this list also. Main criteria include the overcome of 30 MPG mark and cargo volume no less than 22 cu. ft. behind the rear seat.

2016 Subaru Impreza Hatchback AWD

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2016 Subaru Impreza Hatchback © Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.

The new Subaru Impreza is an incredible car. It offers a decent fuel efficiency above the 30 MPG mark, a spacious cargo compartment (for a hatchback!), and with all this, a compact overall size. The price is also good.

2016 Honda HR-V 2WD

spacious cars with good gas mileage

2016 Honda HR-V © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

This year’s Honda HR-V mini SUV looks like the triumphant return. It is inexpensive, fuel-efficient and spacious much like the Subaru Impreza.

2016 Ford C-MAX Hybrid FWD

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2016 Ford C-MAX Hybrid © Ford Motor Company

The long-living Ford C-MAX is another example of a roomy hatchback that is very good at fuel efficiency.

2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco FWD

spacious cars with good gas mileage

2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco © Toyota Motor Corporation

The Toyota Prius is awesome in many ways including the capacious trunk. The Two Eco model has the best values both in fuel efficiency and cargo volume amongst all standard Priuses.

2016 BMW 328d xDrive Sports Wagon AWD

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2016 BMW 328d xDrive Sports Wagon © BMW AG

The first station wagon that made it to the list. While station wagons are spacious enough, they are not so fuel-efficient as we may want. So, BMW is among the minority that managed to combine both factors.

2016 BMW X3 xDrive28d AWD

spacious cars with good gas mileage

2016 BMW X3 xDrive28d © BMW AG

Interesting that BMW’s SUV is cheaper than BMW’s wagon while it has a slightly larger cargo volume with a rear seat in place (and much larger if the rear seat is lowered).

2016 Toyota Prius v FWD

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2016 Toyota Prius v © Toyota Motor Corporation

The Prius station wagon is more spacious than the standard Prius, of course. However, it is not so fuel-efficient. You have to decide what you need more: a capacious trunk or a better gas mileage. The price is almost the same.

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid AWD

spacious cars with good gas mileage

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid © Toyota Motor Corporation

The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is the winner in both categories: with the rear seat in place and if it is lowered. In the latter case, it offers 70.6 cu. ft. of space comparable with some minivans!