4 Fuel-Efficient Sedans for Des Moines Traffic

Whether you’re headed to the Des Moines Art Center to spend an afternoon there with a fellow art-aficionado friend, or just driving through town to pick up your child from school and take them to soccer practice, you’ll likely deal with some traffic jams. Fortunately, there are several fuel-sipping sedans to consider buying. They’ll fit your lifestyle and save you money on gas, despite sometimes getting caught in heavy traffic.

The Lexus CT


Boasting 42-miles-per-gallon combined city/highway fuel economy rating, the Lexus CT is a luxurious sedan that reminds you how fun driving can be, even if you’re just running errands. You can also get this vehicle with an advanced navigation system, which could be helpful if you’re on the way to Drake Stadium for a sports event and want to know the quickest route. Voice-activated technology shows 3-D views of Des Moines, as well as giving you traffic and weather information.

The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid


If you choose the 2017 hybrid version of the Hyundai Sonata, it’ll go up to 590 miles on one tank of gas when you switch between the gasoline and all-electric modes. If you anticipate using this sedan on day-long shopping trips, the smart trunk feature will make it easier to pop the trunk with your hands full. When the special key is within three feet of the car for more than three seconds, it opens the trunk so you don’t have to fumble around for your keys.

The Ford Fusion


Ford Fusion - World of Wheels

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This sporty four-door sedan offers seating for five and gets up to 32 miles per gallon on the highway. The engine features auto start-stop technology, which could further boost fuel efficiency. When you stop the Ford Fusion, the engine automatically cuts off. Then, as soon as you step on the gas pedal, it swiftly starts again. The car is also available with active driver assistance technology that could help you avoid collisions. If the car detects you’re in danger of hitting another car or a pedestrian, it gives audible and visual alerts to encourage you to take action. Additionally, the brake-assist technology sensitivity level increases to improve stopping power. If you do not respond to the warning cues, the car can automatically apply the brakes.

The Volkswagen Jetta


Marked as a compact sedan, the sleek Volkswagen Jetta gets up to 40 miles per gallon during highway drives. A four-corner independent suspension system offers excellent handling and smooth rides. Equip your Jetta with an optional power sunroof that tilts and slides to let you enjoy a cool evening breeze or bright rays of sunlight as you drive around Des Moines. You can also get the Volkswagen Jetta with heated front seats that offer three settings. Make chilly mornings more bearable at the touch of a button. Take advantage of the dual-zone climate control feature, too. It lets the driver and passengers enjoy preferred temperatures. These stylish and highly functional sedans are well worth checking out. Schedule a test drive to discover one today.