8. Fiat 500 - 34 MPG Combined
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.