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 |  May 23 2013, 1:01 PM

Hybrid Domination

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Fuel efficiency is at the forefront of every new car-buyer’s mind. No one wants to spend $30,000 and find themselves throwing money away at the gas pump, so we’ve compiled a list of the cheapest vehicles that get 40 miles per gallon (combined) in order from most expensive to least expensive.

While great advancements have been made in internal combustion engine technology over the past few years it still comes as little surprise that every car on this list is a hybrid. For those looking for cars that get 40 mpg on the highway alone, keep an eye open for our top-10 next week! And before the comments start rolling in, the $32,000 Prius PHEV Plug-in seen above, did not make our list, due to its limited availability. For fans of the plug-in Prius, check out our latest review.

  • bloggin

    Fusion and C-MAX both will get lower priced ‘S’ trim versions. Which will put the Fusion Hybrid S at $24,900 and the C-MAX Hybrid S below $24k

  • Karen

    Chevy Cruz gets around that MPG too, under $20k LS

  • BOBTECH

    Love my 33-38 mpg Fusion for an aggressive driver.

  • Fuel Saver

    with Prius average around 51.5 mpg why are the 30 something’s in the conversation Prius still around 25kGive Toyota credit where credit is due .Sure its not a performance car in the sense that most of us think of but it tops the list in fuel performance and most can afford