Can’t Get A Prius? Consider The Alternatives


Given the current state of gasoline, the Toyota Prius has been hotter than Justin Bieber tickets. Unfortunately, there’s a nationwide shortage of the popular hybrid across the American market: lists just 9,014 available.

Chalk it up to the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, but the Prius has been selling fast for months now in response to higher gas prices. And while the Prius’s current supply might be over 9,000, consider that the RAV4 has been selling at the same rate, but there are over 21,000 of those available.

So if you want 50mpg in your family sedan, it may shock you that there are other cars that can accomplish that seemingly Herculean feat. Not just a 1989 GEO Metro, either; has listed a spate of modern cars that can match that figure while simultaneously offering satellite radio, power windows, and crash protection more substantial than a box of saltine crackers. Some are hybrids, some are diesels, and some—like the Fiat 500 shown above—don’t make you venture down the eco-dweeb path, either.

But you’ll have to click through the jump to find out.

The list contains all 2011 vehicles and their availability in’s new car inventory.

  • 2011 BMW 335d (621)
  • 2011 Chevy Cruze (21,339)
  • 2012 Fiat 500 (64)
  • 2011 Ford Fiesta (10,567)
  • 2012 Ford Focus (415)
  • 2010-11 Ford Fusion Hybrid (868)
  • 2010-11 Honda Civic (32,340)
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z (4,280)
  • 2010-11 Honda Fit (10,147)
  • 2011 Hyundai Elantra (2,997)
  • 2011 Hyundai Sonata (19,056)
  • 2010-11 Kia Forte (6,353)
  • 2010-11 Mini Cooper (1,776)
  • 2011 Volkswagen Golf TDI (1,354)

[Source: Kicking Tires]