8. Toyota Prius c
In the much more immediate future than the NS4 is Toyota’s new Prius c, the fourth model in the Prius family which is set to go on sale later this year. Hybrids are already mainstream and models like the Prius c will help push gasoline-electric technology to become the dominant powertrain choice of the future.
Much smaller than the standard Prius, this Yaris sized model is most significant for two reasons, the first being its 53 mpg combined rating and the second being its starting price of under $19,000. Smaller, yes, but the Prius c is an even more efficient hybrid that opens up the technology to younger, first time car buyers.