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 |  Mar 17 2014, 2:02 PM

1. Toyota Prius c - 50 MPG Combined

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But it’s the little brother to the Prius that tops our top 10 list, thanks to its cheaper starting price of $19,080. The Prius c get an identical 50 mpg combined rating, but is less fuel efficient in the city at 46 mpg. It is however, more fuel efficient on the highway than the standard Prius, achieving a 53 mpg rating. Under the hood is a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor to provide 99 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque. Overall, the Prius c is smaller than the standard Prius, but it’s also cheaper and give or take, provides the same fuel economy depending on your driving habits.

  • John

    I like that the honda insight is on the list, even though im not a huge fan. I would replace it with the crz, which is NOT being phased out like the Insight. Granted the crz doesnt quite get the combined rating of the insight, but its close. So is the pricing, and its the ONLY hybrid available with a stick. Its the enthusiast’s hybrid hatchback of choice, albeit without a backseat.

  • Sarah F

    I thought the CR-Z was being axed too?

  • Mike

    Wondering how the excellent SkyActiv Mazda 3 Hatch didn’t make the list. Well under the price cap and offers better MPG than the Yaris as well as more space and equipment.

  • John

    Nope just the insight in the US, but in Europe, the CRZ is getting taken off the market too.

  • Paul

    Very strange not including the destination charge. It’s not like it’s an option. You could also have not included the cost of wheels, but similarly, you can’t buy a car without wheels. You found a way to wedge the Prius into the list, but I find it takes away from the premise of your article.

  • kdawg

    You forgot all the plug-ins. iMiev, Spark EV, Smart ED, Nissan Leaf. Some of these are below $25K before tax incentives and all of them are after.

  • Sebastian Rodriguez Camargo

    Save the Manuals :D .

  • Jenny

    I really love the way the Prius c looks!

  • Ugly

    Yes, but drive one first to see if you like it. You may find it a bit noisy, slow and the ride uncomfortable…

  • Marco

    You have the mpg for the Prius C mixed up.