There could be a lot of reasons why you're looking for cars that have a high mpg. Maybe you're coming out of a gas-guzzler. Perhaps you're looking to reduce your carbon footprint. Maybe you just love the savings and freedom that comes with having a gas-sipper. Whatever your reason is, Gunther Mitsubishi is here to help you enjoy more time behind the wheel and less time (and money) at the pump! Please scroll down to see our fuel-sipping vehicle selection as well as our used car prep process.

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We Love Fuel-Efficient Cars! But How Do They Work?

We all love the idea of using less gas. It keeps money in our pockets. It keeps us engaged behind the wheel. And nowadays, it helps us travel around using less of the world's limited resources. There's a lot of talk about cars having high mpg ratings but have you ever wondered why that is? Isn't a car a car? Isn't an engine an engine? Yes and no! Not all vehicles are created equally. So let's take a look at what contributes to a higher mpg rating in a vehicle:

  • Weight. The heavier a car is, the more energy is required to get it moving and keep it moving. In this case, that's kinetic energy, which comes from the combustion of fossil fuels in the engine, which in turn, powers the transmission to get your wheels rolling. Think of it as a shopping cart. The lighter it is, the easier it will be to push it around.
  • Aerodynamics. Nowadays, most car manufacturers spend a great deal of time and money to ensure that their vehicles will cut through wind resistance. The more aerodynamic a car is, the more fuel-efficient it can be.
  • Combustion Technology. Every engine cycle (we know them as "RPMs") has an explosion at the end of it. This explosion is a mixture of compressed air and fuel, which is drawn into the combustion chamber, and then detonated. Over the years, engines have gotten incredibly sophisticated with respect to how they monitor, deliver, compress, and detonate the fuel/air mixture. When you see acronyms tagged to an engine configuration like DI, DOHC, and VVT, that's some of your more modern fuel-efficient technology at work.
  • Hybrid Technology. Tandem to an internal combustion engine (ICE), an electric motor will operate on the drivetrain, which relieves the ICE of its duties for a certain period of time. The end result is increased mpg because less fuel is required to drive around thanks to the part-time help of the electric motor.

There are more factors that contribute to a higher mpg than just these, but understanding this list should be a great starting point for the key factors that make or break fuel economy.

Our Fuel Efficient Pre-Owned Vehicles

Now that we know a bit more about how a fuel-efficient vehicle works, let's talk about our inventory and where they come from. Simply put - from car-loving enthusiasts like you! Almost all of these high mpg machines were recent trade-ins or lease return vehicles. We inspect, road-test, service, prep, and detail every one of them, and you can rest assured that if we are selling it, we believe in it! The majority of them might have a balance left on their new-car warranty; some of them might even be certified pre-owned.

If you fall in love with one of our used cars that are good on gas mileage, but it doesn't have any remaining warranty, we've got you covered there, too. Our finance department has many different warranty types so you can cover as much or as little of your next vehicle as possible. Ask your Gunther used car specialist about the world of products we have available to you as one of our customers.

Gunther Gets Your Gas-Sipper's Going

The next time you're sipping a cool drink by the pool, you'll love knowing that your next vehicle from Gunther likes to sip its drink, too. And why not? The more time it takes, the more time is spent enjoying what's important. So have some fun checking out our used vehicles with high mpg ratings and contact one of our gas-sipping specialists today! Fuel-efficient cars are always in demand. Our inventory turns over pretty quickly, so let us help you take home the vehicle you love before it's gone!

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