With the decade long instability in fuel prices, fuel economy is a top consideration when deciding which new car to buy. The cost of fuel is currently down, but it is subject to rise at any time. Automakers have made some fairly impressive progress in improving fuel economy in smaller vehicles and SUVs. We’ve even seen the fuel mileage rates for mid sized sedans take a plunge. This is good news to new car buyers, because when fuel economy is a consideration, it gives them a broader range of vehicles to choose from. Here are the top 20 fuel economy cars for 2017 for your perusal.