5. Scion iQ - 37 MPG Combined
The funky Scion iQ hasn’t been the hot-seller the brand hoped it would be, but it’s still one of the most fuel efficient hatchbacks available on today’s market at a reasonable price. Those looking for a different style will be drawn to the iQ’s design while the 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine is on par with others in the segment. With 94 hp and 89 lb-ft of torque, the iQ is pretty average among its competitors but impresses in the fuel economy department with a 36 mpg city, 37 mpg highway rating. Of course there’s also the $16,250 price tag that is also average for the segment, although this is the first car on the list that doesn’t require its driver to govern gear shifts.