With gas prices continuing to rise, many drivers are looking for ways to spend less money at the pump. One solution? Choosing a fuel-efficient vehicle with a V6 engine.

While 4-cylinder engines tend to deliver better fuel economy, today’s V6 engines have come a long way in terms of efficiency. 

Advanced technologies like direct injection, turbocharging, cylinder deactivation, and variable valve timing allow automakers to build V6 motors that sip – not guzzle – gas.

So if you need a powerful engine but don’t want to empty your wallet every time you fill up, the vehicles below make excellent options.

So check out the top 15 most fuel-efficient V6 rides of 2024. Find the one that best fits your specific needs and priorities. Then start saving both money and emissions every time you hit the road.

1. Toyota Camry Hybrid

 Toyota Camry Hybrid

The Camry Hybrid pairs Toyota’s venerable 3.5-liter V6 engine with an electric motor and battery pack, delivering an EPA-estimated 43 mpg in the city and 39 mpg highway. This makes it the most fuel-efficient V6-powered sedan you can buy.

With 211 horsepower, the Camry Hybrid accelerates smoothly while still conserving fuel. Plus, you get Toyota’s reputation for reliability in this family friendly package. The hybrid powertrain does cut into trunk space slightly, but overall cargo room is still sufficient for most needs.

Key Stats:

  • 3.5L V6 + hybrid system
  • 208 hp/163 lb-ft torque
  • Up to 43 mpg city/39 highway
  • 17.1 gallon fuel tank
  • Seats 5 passengers

The Toyota Camry has been a sales leader in the midsize sedan segment for many years thanks to its comfortable ride, ample interior space, and solid reputation for quality and reliability. The Camry Hybrid takes this proven formula and adds excellent fuel economy to create an appealing package for shoppers focused on efficiency.

Reviewers praise the Camry Hybrid’s smooth, seamless transition between electric and gas propulsion. Regenerative braking helps recapture energy and recharge the battery pack. Cabin noise is well suppressed, especially in EV mode. Combine excellent fuel economy around town with pleasing performance from the V6 engine at highway speeds and this savvy hybrid offers the best of both worlds.

2. Ford F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid

Ford F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid

Believe it or not, Ford’s best-selling F-150 pickup now offers a PowerBoost hybrid model that achieves 25 mpg combined with the powerful 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 under the hood. Adding the electric motor and battery increases maximum torque to 430 lb-ft while maintaining solid payload and towing capabilities.

The PowerBoost drivetrain is a $4,495 option on the Lariat and higher trims. That’s not cheap, but fuel savings can quickly offset the upfront cost if you drive enough yearly miles. The technology is impressive in a full-size truck.

Key Stats:

  • 3.5L twin-turbo EcoBoost V6
  • 430 hp/570 lb-ft torque
  • 25 mpg combined city/highway
  • 23 gallon fuel tank
  • Seats 3-6 passengers depending on cab size

The F-150 has ranked as America’s top-selling vehicle for decades, so the addition of a fuel-sipping hybrid model is big news. Now truck buyers who need serious hauling and towing capabilities can also slash their gasoline budget.

Reviewers found the PowerBoost provides seamless transitions between gas and electric power. The standard 2.4 kW generator lets you tap the hybrid battery’s power for equipment, camping, or jobsites. This versatility adds to the F-150’s appeal as the total package for truck owners.

3. Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

The Pacifica Hybrid minivan pairs a 3.6L V6 with an electric motor and battery pack, delivering an EPA rating of 82 mpge (miles per gallon equivalent) in electric-only mode and 30 mpg combined in hybrid mode. With 260 hp and 32 miles of electric driving range, this spacious family hauler offers excellent efficiency.

The Pacifica Hybrid charges up quickly, so you can make the most of the battery and maximize gas savings in local driving. All-wheel drive is also available for extra traction in slippery conditions.

Key Stats:

  • 3.6L V6 + hybrid system
  • 260 hp total system
  • 30 mpg combined (82 mpge electric)
  • 16 gallon fuel tank
  • Seats 7-8 passengers

Chrysler pioneered the modern minivan back in the 1980s, and the Pacifica Hybrid shows the segment still has innovation potential. Reviewers praise the Pacifica Hybrid for its smooth, quiet ride and easy switching between electric and gas power.

With ample seating in a flexible interior, top safety scores, and potential to drive on electricity alone for over 30 miles, this family hauler hits a sweet spot between practicality and efficiency.

4. Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring

Lincoln’s three-row luxury SUV enters fuel-saving hybrid territory with the Grand Touring model. A twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 teams up with an electric motor to deliver 24 mpg combined and up to 21 miles of electric range. With 494 horsepower on tap, performance doesn’t suffer either.

The Grand Touring edition includes unique styling cues like Black Appearance accents and blue brake calipers. With seating for up to seven and plenty of upscale features, this Aviator provides an elegant way to save gas without sacrificing luxury.

Key Stats:

  • Twin-turbo 3.0L V6 hybrid
  • 494 hp/630 lb-ft torque
  • 24 mpg combined city/highway
  • 18.3 gallon fuel tank
  • Seats 6-7 passengers

Lincoln aims to recapture its luxury heritage, and the Aviator Grand Touring makes a compelling case. Reviewers describe a hushed, polished interior with elegant styling and high-end details like massaging seats. 

Ample torque from the hybrid powertrain provides silky acceleration. Lincoln’s SUV adds panache and technology to fuel economy in an indulgent package that pampers passengers.

5. Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

The MDX Sport Hybrid SUV earns an EPA rating of 26 mpg combined, an impressive figure for a three-row luxury hauler. A 3.0-liter V6 pairs with three electric motors to produce 321 hp while maximizing efficiency. Selectable drive modes let you optimize for performance or efficiency as needed.

Acura loads the MDX Hybrid with upscale features like 16-way adjust massaging front seats, open-pore wood trim, and an ELS Studio 3D premium audio system. All in a package that sips gas when commuting and shuttling the family.

Key Stats:

  • 3.0L V6 + three electric motors
  • 321 hp total system
  • 26 mpg combined city/highway
  • 15.7 gallon fuel tank
  • Seats 6-7 passengers

The MDX Hybrid delivers a compelling combination of efficiency, performance, and luxury. Reviewers praise the comfortable ride, ample passenger and cargo space, and intuitive tech interface.

With three rows of seating plus all-wheel drive available, this refined Acura SUV offers family-friendly flexibility. By blending V6 power with hybrid boost, Acura creates an upscale crossover with impressive MPG.

6. Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

The Sonata Hybrid pairs a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder with an electric motor and 6-speed automatic, delivering a combined EPA rating of 52 mpg. This makes it the highest mpg midsize sedan with a V6-like 180 horsepower.

Blue Link connected services come standard, allowing you to remote start the engine and climate control to optimize battery range and interior comfort. Overall the Sonata Hybrid provides an excellent balance of power, efficiency, and high-tech features.

Key Stats:

  • 2.0L turbo-4 + hybrid system
  • 192 hp total system
  • 52 mpg combined city/highway
  • 13.2 gallon fuel tank
  • Seats 5 passengers

With eye-catching style and an upscale interior, the Sonata Hybrid makes hybrid tech accessible to everyday drivers. Owners report the real-world mpg lives up to impressive EPA estimates, especially for commuting and city driving.

Highway mpg takes a bit of a hit but remains solid. Hyundai’s digital key and remote features add versatility. For a family sedan with style and efficiency at an affordable price, the Sonata Hybrid hits a sweet spot.

7. Toyota Sienna Woodland Special Edition

Toyota Sienna Woodland Special Edition

Toyota’s Sienna minivan makes the fuel economy leaderboard with an EPA rating of 36 mpg highway when equipped with the optional all-wheel drive system. Parents can haul the whole family while avoiding excessive trips to the gas station.

The Sienna Woodland Edition adds special styling accents like bronze wheels and wood grain interior trim. A specially tuned suspension provides better handling when driving without little ones in the very back row.

Key Stats:

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 296 hp/263 lb-ft torque 20 mpg city/30 mpg combined/36 mpg highway
  • 18.5 gallon fuel tank
  • Seats 7-8 passengers

The Toyota Sienna rules the minivan segment, combining innovative family friendly features with Toyota’s reputation for quality. The Sienna Woodland Edition adds a touch of style while maintaining the versatility and efficiency that make this van so popular. 

With available all-wheel drive plus excellent highway fuel economy, the Sienna works well in any climate. Smart storage, passenger comfort, and standard Toyota Safety Sense technologies make this an ideal choice for moving families.

8. Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition

Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition

Nissan’s three-row Pathfinder SUV achieves a highway rating of 27 mpg when equipped with front-wheel drive. The family-hauling Rock Creek edition adds unique wheels and styling details for a more rugged look.

With 284 horsepower, towing capacity up to 6,000 pounds, and seating for seven, the Pathfinder combines utility with fuel economy. Available heated and ventilated front seats provide comfort in any season. Intuitive controls and ample storage make it easy to live with as an everyday driver.

Key Stats:

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 284 hp/259 lb-ft torque
  • 20/25/27 mpg city/combined/highway
  • 19 gallon fuel tank
  • Seats 7 passengers

Nissan designed the Pathfinder Rock Creek for families who enjoy outdoor adventure. With attractive styling tweaks and ample power from the fuel-efficient V6, this SUV can haul the crew plus gear on camping trips or road trips. An intuitive infotainment system plus available WiFi keep passengers connected and entertained on the go. With solid mpg numbers, the Pathfinder doesn’t force you to break the budget when embarking on fun family outings.

9. Ford Edge ST

Ford Edge ST

The Ford Edge ST pairs sporty looks and performance with surprising fuel economy. Its twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6 achieves EPA estimates of 21 mpg in the city and 29 on the highway. The ST model features performance styling cues inside and out plus torque-vectoring all-wheel drive.

With 335 horsepower on tap, the Edge ST scoots when you need it without forcing more frequent fill-ups. Generous seating space and smart technology like Ford Co-Pilot360 also make this a practical and safe family vehicle.

Key Stats:

  • 2.7L twin-turbo V6
  • 335 hp/380 lb-ft torque
  • 21/26/29 mpg city/combined/highway
  • 18.5 gallon fuel tank
  • Seats 5 passengers

The Edge ST gives families a fun way to save at the pump without compromising performance and styling. Reviewers say the sport-tuned suspension delivers agile handling and a smooth ride. The ST model gets unique design touches like 21-inch wheels and dual exhaust outlets. With app-based remote features and ample safety technology, Ford adds convenience to the performance-oriented Edge ST.

10. Honda Ridgeline Sport

Honda Ridgeline Sport

The Honda Ridgeline pickup achieves 22 mpg in the city and 26 mpg highway courtesy of its 3.5-liter V6 and unibody construction. The Ridgeline Sport includes blacked-out styling details, a power sliding rear window, bed lights, and in-bed trunk.

Car-like handling and a smoother ride than a traditional truck complement the solid mpg figures. The Ridgeline’s unique tailgate and dual-action truck bed add functionality. All-wheel drive is available for drivers who need more traction.

Key Stats:

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 280 hp/262 lb-ft torque
  • 22/24/26 mpg city/combined/highway
  • 19.5 gallon fuel tank
  • Seats 5 passengers

The Honda Ridgeline blends car-like comfort and refinement with light-duty pickup capabilities. Reviewers consistently praise the responsive V6 engine, crisp handling, clever bed features, and innovative in-bed trunk.

The Ridgeline Sport adds aggressive styling to match its performance chops. By emitting fewer emissions than the average truck, the fuel-efficient Ridgeline makes an eco-friendly choice for personal use pickups.

11. Lexus RX 450h

 Lexus RX 450h

The Lexus RX 450h luxury SUV demonstrates that hybrids can be both fuel efficient and luxurious. This two-row crossover achieves 31 mpg combined courtesy of its 3.5-liter V6 hybrid powertrain producing 308 total system horsepower.

The RX 450h comes loaded with indulgent features like semi-aniline leather seats, intuitive touchpad infotainment controls, and ambient interior lighting. Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 also equips this hybrid with the latest advanced safety tech.

Key Stats:

  • 3.5L V6 hybrid
  • 308 total system hp
  • 31 mpg combined city/highway
  • 17.2 gallon fuel tank
  • Seats 5 passengers

Lexus pioneered the luxury crossover segment, and the RX 450h shows they still set the standard. Reviewers rave about the cushy ride quality, whisper-quiet cabin, and attention to detail that create a thoroughly upscale experience.

While pleasing drivers with its smooth acceleration, the RX 450h remains focused on efficiency. This indulgent Lexus proves green motoring can still be a pampered luxury.

12. Toyota Highlander Hybrid

 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Boasting 36 mpg on the highway, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid makes a compelling SUV for large families wanting fuel efficiency. The 2.5-liter 4-cylinder pairs with two electric motors to produce an ample 243 combined horsepower distributed through a seamless eCVT transmission.

Matching engine power to driving conditions allows this three-row Highlander to carry up to eight passengers without sacrificing efficiency.

Hill Start Assist and downhill assist control also improve drivability. With available heated and ventilated front seats plus seven USB ports, the Highlander Hybrid keeps everyone comfortable on the go.

Key Stats:

  • 2.5L 4-cylinder hybrid
  • 243 total system hp
  • 36 mpg highway
  • 17.1 gallon fuel tank
  • Seats 8 passengers

The Toyota Highlander has long been a popular family SUV, and the Hybrid version opens it up to shoppers focused on efficiency. Reviewers say the Highlander Hybrid delivers remarkably smooth, quiet acceleration along with that stellar 36 mpg highway rating.

With three rows of seating plus handy storage features, this Toyota carries the clan without constantly refueling.

13. Lexus NX 450h+

Lexus NX 450h+

Lexus raises the bar for compact luxury SUVs with the first-ever plug-in hybrid in the segment. The NX 450h+ uses a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine plus front and rear electric motors. Together they produce 304 total system horsepower while achieving 84 MPGe.

With an EPA estimated range of 36 miles in EV mode, many daily commutes can be completed gas-free. When combined with the hybrid powertrain, the NX 450h+ earns a rating of 33 mpg. Upscale features like leather upholstery, 10-inch touchscreen, and WiFi hotspot maintain the luxury experience.

Key Stats:

  • 2.5L plug-in hybrid
  • 304 total system hp
  • 84 mpge / 33 mpg combined
  • 15.1 gallon fuel tank
  • Seats 5 passengers

The groundbreaking NX 450h+ brings efficiency innovations to the competitive luxury crossover segment. Lexus wraps the cutting-edge plug-in hybrid system in an elegant package with smooth performance and trademark quietness.

With up to 36 miles of electric driving range, this NX maximizes opportunities to save at the pump.

14. Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring

Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring

Lincoln’s Corsair compact SUV enters high-efficiency territory with the Grand Touring plug-in hybrid model. A 2.5-liter 4-cylinder and dual electric motors produce a combined 266 horsepower while achieving 79 MPGe.

Upscale interior details like massaging front seats, genuine wood accents, and a Revel audio system maintain the luxury experience. With EPA estimated electric driving range of 28 miles plus smart regenerative braking, the Corsair Grand Touring provides impressive efficiency in a refined package.

Key Stats:

  • 2.5L plug-in hybrid
  • 266 total system hp
  • 79 mpge / 28 electric miles
  • 14.4 gallon fuel tank
  • Seats 5 passengers

The Corsair Grand Touring gives eco-conscious luxury buyers a compelling plug-in hybrid choice. Reviewers praise the seamless power delivery, one-pedal driving capability, and hushed cabin.

With technology like phone-as-key and a vivid head-up display, Lincoln adds capability without compromising comfort. This Corsair electrifies luxury for the sustainability age.

15. Hyundai Tucson Hybrid

The compact Hyundai Tucson Hybrid SUV maximizes efficiency with an EPA rating of 38 mpg combined. The turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder teams up with electric power to deliver 226 total system horsepower distributed through a quick-shifting 6-speed automatic With 35.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat, the Tucson Hybrid maintains utility to match its efficiency.

Clever interior storage, modern tech features, and available dual panoramic sunroofs enhance the experience. This pragmatic Hyundai makes saving gas easy for active singles and small families.

Key Stats:

  • 1.6L turbo-4 hybrid
  • 226 total system hp
  • 38 mpg combined city/highway
  • 13.8 gallon fuel tank
  • Seats 5 passengers

The Tucson Hybrid marries efficiency with modern style and tech. Reviewers praise the peppy powertrain, roomy interior dimensions, and value pricing. With available AWD plus Hyundai’s comprehensive suite of standard driver assists, the Tucson Hybrid offers all-around appeal. This smart crossover provides an attainable path to excellent fuel economy.

Final Thoughts

With gas prices expected to remain high for the foreseeable future, choosing a fuel-efficient vehicle makes sense for many buyers. Fortunately modern engine technology allows automakers to build V6 motors that sip, rather than guzzle, gas.

The 15 models above demonstrate that you can still get solid horsepower, torque, and real-world performance while maintaining impressively high mpg. Whether you need to haul a full family and their gear or just want a green commuter, these efficient V6 vehicles deliver on all fronts.

Key Buying Considerations:

  • Compare combined mpg estimates to balance city and highway efficiency
  • Calculate potential yearly fuel cost savings vs any higher upfront price premiums
  • Consider AWD if you drive in slippery winter conditions
  • Look for additional tech features like available hybrid power generators
  • Test drive to experience how seamlessly the engine switches between gas and electric

With more hybrids on the way plus further advances in fuel-saving technology, efficiency will only improve in coming years. But the vehicles above already prove you can cut gas costs without sacrificing performance and practicality today. Drivers wanting both eco-friendly credentials and pleasing V6 power have excellent options to choose from.

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