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These coupes/hatchbacks might be on the smaller side when it comes to size, but they come with big savings at the pump. Ranging from sporty and fun, to economical, and even luxurious, these cars take advantage of their lower size and weight to squeeze out every last mpg and help to keep money in your wallet instead of your gas tank. Two members of the Prius family can be found on this list, as well as the only luxury car to get over 40 mpg in both city and highway driving, the Lexus CT 200h.
Vehicles are ranked by city MPG, followed by highway MPG and MSRP.
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Zero-emissions motoring goes mainstream with the all-electric Nissan LEAF. The LEAF puts an end to gas station trips and has an estimated range of about 80 miles in testing done by the EPA.
smart's tiny urban coupe goes electric, offering 68 miles of range (combined city/highway) and over 100 combined mpge. For those looking to zip around town and burn no gas doing it, the fortwo electric is the car for you.
More similar to a plug-in hybrid than a pure electric car, the Chevrolet Volt was nevertheless a revelation when it debuted offering a pure-electric range of up to 38 miles per charge before the gasoline engine (range extender) kicks in to keep juice flowing to the batteries. The gas engine also means that the Volt can drive anywhere, at any time, avoiding the biggest drawback of electrics.
The Prius c is one of the best values on the road today, combining a low sticker price with exemplary fuel economy. Thanks to the Prius c, you can now get 50 mpg for under 20-grand which should put smiles on the faces of car buyers everywhere.
The Prius Plug-in is the next evolution of Toyota's eco-champion, offering 11 miles of electric range at speeds of up to 62 mph before needing any gas at all. It can recharge in three hours and even with the gas engine on, returns the same mpg as a normal Prius - 50 combined mpg.
The only car that competes with the Prius when it comes to fuel economy, turns out to be another Prius - the Prius c. But if you're looking for the car that started it all and has more rear legroom and cargo space, then the original is still the best.
The C-Max Hybrid is a family-friendly car with plenty of space for both passengers and storage. It also beats its main rival, the Toyota Prius v, on price and fuel efficiency (47 vs. 43 combined mpg), and lets you travel over 600 miles between fill-ups.
The Lexus CT 200h represents the "darker side of green." This compact, sporty hatchback combines great fuel economy (43/40 mpg city/highway) with a pinch of naughtiness underfoot to prove that green doesn't have to mean boring.
The Honda Insight features the lowest sticker price of any hybrid on the market as well as several nifty gadgets like the Eco Guide display that lets you earn five digital plants with leaves that grow if you drive green enough. Go green and save green with the Honda Insight.
The all-new Scion iQ microcar is a great option for urbanites, thanks to its outstanding city fuel economy (36 mpg city) and small footprint.
All miles-per-gallon (mpg) figures are from the 2010/2011 Fuel Economy Guide, which is published by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy. Fuel Economy Guide data is derived from vehicle testing done at the EPA's National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Mich., and by vehicle manufacturers that submit their own test data to the EPA. All vehicles are tested in the same way so you can compare the results when choosing a vehicle type or class. The mpg ratings appear on window stickers on all new cars and light trucks prior to sale.