VERDICT: 6.5/10


Of all the compact cars we tested in 2018, the Hyundai Elantra Eco, surprisingly, ranks above all others. It gets high marks for its efficiency and price;  the non-hybrid Hyundai returns up to 40 miles per gallon without a hybrid powertrain and costs just $16,950 to start.

"The 2018 Hyundai Elantra Eco is specifically designed for higher fuel economy; it has a different powertrain than other Elantra models, and hits the magic 40 miles-per-gallon number on the highway."

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