economical in gas consumption

ticcota

Senior Member
Japanese
Hi,

To mean a car is fuel-efficient, does it make sense if I say: "The car is economical in gas consumption."? If not, what's the colloquial way to say this?

Thank you.
 
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    Senior Member
    American English
    With the same structure, I would say: The car is economical in terms of gas consumption. But it goes through a set of tires every six months.
     

    owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    Your term "fuel-efficient" is pretty hard to beat, Ticcota. Though the term might have been invented by an engineer, it's common enough to find a home in colloquial speech.

    If you really don't want to use it, you could say "The car doesn't burn/need/use much gas".
     
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