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 |  Mar 17 2014, 2:02 PM

8. Fiat 500 - 34 MPG Combined

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People looking for a fun, yet fuel efficient hatchback will want to take the Fiat 500 for a test drive. While its performance figures particularly aren’t impressive with a 1.4-liter four-cylinder under the hood providing 101 hp and 98 lb-ft of torque, the Fiat 500′s size makes it a surprisingly fun to drive. The Italian automaker’s offering starts at $16,195 while getting 31 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway, good for a 34-mpg combined rating with a five-speed stick and third pedal to change gears.

  • 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.