With the price of gas increasing daily, or so it seems, it is best to have a guide on which vehicles get the best EPA gas mileage. You should also have a guide on how to improve your gas mileage for your vehicle. This article will give you a brief look at both of these topics. There are guides available online from the EPA that lists every year's best ratings on mpg. We'll take a look at what the EPA has to say about the 2008 models.

The overall best pick is the Toyota Prius. You better sit down for this. The Prius estimates 46 mpg for combined economy, highway and city. Wow! Now you can pick yourself up off the floor and we'll take a look at the next vehicle. The Honda Civic Hybrid is the runner up with an estimated 42 mpg combined economy. That's with it being the Hybrid and not the pure gasoline vehicle. The Nissan Altima Hybrid and Toyota Camry Hybrid are a tie for 34 mpg combined economy. The Mini Cooper and Toyota Yaris are both at 32 mpg combined economy. Honda Fit and Toyota Corolla come in at 31 mpg leaving the Kia Rio at 29 mpg combined economy. Notice how these are all compact cars? Wouldn't it be a sight to see a full-size pickup make the list!

No matter what type of vehicle you have, whether it makes the EPA gas mileage ratings or not, you can still get the most miles per gallons. One of the top tips that you will ever find is to take care of your vehicle. Check the PSI in the tires. The amount that should be in the tires is written on a sticker placed on the doorjamb of the driver's door. Give it an oil change every 3,000 miles or 3 months, whichever comes first. If you don't know how to do this yourself, or if you don't have the time to do this, take it to a business that offers this service. Often times they have a car you can borrow to take car of your errands while your vehicle is being serviced. And since we're on the subject of running errands, do all your errands in one trip. Don't make the same trip to town five times a week when you can get everything you need in just one trip. And while you're driving to town, avoid slamming on the brakes or pushing the pedal through the floor boards. If you need to go through a drive-thru or have you car idle for a long period of time, simply turn off the engine. There is no point in making your car run if you're not able to move. Drive the speed limit. You might be categorized as a slow driver, but this will not only keep your money in your wallet, but it will keep you alive long enough to spend the money on something else. A clean car has its benefits. Weighing down your vehicle will put extra drag that isn't needed. Keep the trunk cleaned out as well as the back seat. Perhaps the high gas prices are a good incentive to loose the unwanted "holiday" weight. There are many other techniques you can do that will not cost you any unnecessary money. Just treat your car well and it'll treat you good.