The 1998 model vehicles with the best gasoline mileage in miles per gallon in city, highway driving, according to the Environmental Protection Agency:

Chevrolet Metro (3-cylinder engine) 44 city, 49 highway.

Volkswagen Jetta 40 city, 49 highway.

Volkswagen Passat 39 city, 50 highway.

Volkswagen Passat Wagon 39 city, 50 highway.

Chevrolet Metro (4-cylinder engine) 39 city, 43 highway.

Suzuki Swift 39 city, 43 highway.

Honda Civic HX 36 city, 44 highway.

Honda Civic HX (automatic transmission) 34 city, 39, highway.

Mitsubishi Mirage 33 city, 40 highway.

Honda Civic 32 city, 37 highway

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Note: All models have manual transmissions unless otherwise noted.