3. Honda Insight - 42 MPG Combined
It might be surprising to some that doesn’t pay close attention to the car market that hybrids are available for under $25,000. Then again, with so many hybrids hitting the marketplace, automakers are forced to price their vehicles aggressively in order to compete. The Honda Insight features a 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a hybrid powertrain that provides a total system output of 98 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque. Priced from $18,725, it’s actually one of the cheapest hybrids available while achieving 41 mpg in the city and 44 mpg on the highway. Then again, the 40 mpg combined rating is identical to the Mitsubishi Mirage, and if you’re not entirely sold on hybrids, perhaps the Mirage is your choice.