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Let’s face it folks, over time, the price of gas will rise. That much is certain. If you have a massive commute or you just drive everywhere all the time, you will want to save money on fuel. Hybrids are popular and the most efficient, but they have a higher sticker price than some regular fuel efficient cars like the Toyota Prius and Ford C-Max Hybrid. Driving a fuel efficient car can shave hundreds off of your annual fuel costs, increase your mpg, AND be friendly to the environment. Trust me, your wallet and Mother Nature will thank you!
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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 first hybrid to really go mainstream, the Toyota Prius continues to lead the way when it comes to fuel economy getting 50 mpg in combined city and highway driving which puts it head and shoulders above the competition.
With 185 net horsepower, the redesigned Ford Fusion Hybrid offers plenty of power to go along with best-in-class fuel economy. The Fusion Hybrid also outpaces the competition on electric power with its ability to cruise at up to 62 mph on battery power alone.
With impressive fuel economy and an advanced hybrid drivetrain it shares with the Ford Fusion, the 2012 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid proves that luxury can go green as well, with a mix of premium features and efficiency that is hard to beat.
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.
Not to be confused with the regular Honda Civic, this hybrid version along with the Insight give Honda two vehicles that get at least 40 mpg for both city and highway driving.
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.