Top 5 Cars with the Worst Fuel Economy

Top 5 Cars with the Worst Fuel Economy

No two vehicles are exactly alike when it comes to fuel economy. However, some are downright atrocious in the gas mileage they provide. While you might think of a large truck or a gas guzzling SUV, it turns out that high-end luxury and sports models top the bottom of the chart. Here are the five worst cars for fuel economy. 

5. Rolls-Royce Dawn

Rolls-Royce’s 563-horsepower Dawn is a beastly looking yet luxurious ride. It’s a four-seat convertible with tons of driver assistance technology and all the bells and whistles you would expect from the prim de la prim of luxe vehicles. 

It also happens to be a major gas guzzler at just 14 mpg. Sure, you can go from zero to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds (in primo style, no less) but you’ll also be filling up more often than most people would like. That’s true even with this car’s GPS-driven automatic transmission, which shifts gears based on location for up and downhill drives. 

  • Cost – $349,000 
  • Engine – 563-hp 6.6-liter twin-turbo V-12
  • EPA combined/city/highway – 14/12/18 

4. Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang

The high end of Mustangs, Ford’s GT500 provides blazing performance. A total of 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque combine to complete the zero to 60 mph challenge in just 3.3 seconds. Make sure you have a team of car accident lawyers in Sacramento on speed dial unless you’re a stellar driver. 

This also happens to be, prior to pricey add-ons, the least expensive racecar on this list. Regardless, you’re not getting any better gas mileage than you are with the Dawn. Here are the stats:

  • Cost – $73,995 
  • Engine – 760-hp 5.2-liter supercharged V-8
  • EPA combined/city/highway – 14/12/18 

3. Ferrari GTC4Lusso

A unique combination of hatchback, shooting brake, and mini-compact, the GTC4Lusso is a smooth looker. With a top speed of 208 mph, a standing 3.4 seconds from zero to 62 mph, and the ability to seat four, it’s one incredible Ferrari. They all are, but this one holds one more impressive (or unimpressive) stat: A mere 13 mpg. 

  • Cost – $305,750 
  • Engine – 680-hp 6.3-liter V-12
  • EPA combined/city/highway – 13/12/17 

2. Lamborghini Aventador 

Choose coup or roadster. Either way, you’re looking at an incredibly exotic and neck-turning ride. With 703 hp, 509 lb-ft of torque, and seven-speed automated manual transmission, it’s quite the catch. It’s also a mad powerhouse and comes complete with the supercar clause of possibly needing lemon law lawyers at Conn Law. Nonetheless, it’s a stunningly unique model. 

There are two features on this car that should help its EPA rating. The first is stop-start technology for the engine, which cuts upon stopping. The second I cylinder deactivation straight from the mind of Lambo engineers themselves. Neither does much, though. 

  • Cost – $421,321
  • Engine – 730-hp 6.5-liter V-12 engine
  • EPA combined/city/highway – 11/9/15 

1. Bugatti Chiron

What else did you expect from a car that looks like it was made for a futuristic racetrack? You’re likely to spend an average of $7.34 per every 25 miles driven in a Chiron thanks to the combined 11 mpg. Of course, even a year’s worth of gas is probably chump change if you can afford one of these speed demons. 

  • Cost – $2,990,000 
  • Engine – 1500-hp 8.0-liter quad-turbo W-16
  • EPA combined/city/highway – 11/9/14