5. VW Jetta Hybrid $25,790
Boasting a turbocharged 1.4-liter engine paired to an electric motor, the Jetta Hybrid certainly has more pep in its step than the Prius. The final blow comes with the use of VW’s quick-shifting DSG dual-clutch transmission. That means that the Jetta hybrid gets 45 mpg combined, while costing just $25,790. Be sure to see our full review of the Jetta Hybrid and see the full specs of the fuel-friendly Jetta.