5 bad cars in bumper-to-bumper traffic

Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Chevrolet Corvette Coupe © General Motors
  • Price: $51,000
  • Gas mileage:
    • City - 17 mpg
    • Highway - 29 mpg

Sports car lovers or people who grew up in the '70s and '80s look at the Chevrolet Corvette as the quintessential sports car. After all, it has looks, speed and a long history behind it. But that doesn't mean it is the best car for sitting in traffic.

Yes, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette is going to be lots of fun to drive when there isn't a ton of cars and trucks right in front of you, but it doesn't do that well when it comes to fuel economy, compared with other cars.

If you have your heart set on a Corvette, you will welcome its active fuel management technology. Chevrolet's technology deactivates four cylinders when maintaining a consistent speed, even if it's 10 mph, and gives drivers access to all eight cylinders with one touch of the accelerator, resulting in better fuel economy.


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