10 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars Under $25,000 (2015)

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10 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars Under $25,000 (2015)

Don't just save money on gas, save money on the car, too. Here's a list of the most fuel-efficient cars available for less than $25,000, according to Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price and our new-car classified listings.


The Optima Hybrid is as stylish as its gas-only sibling, but returns up to 40 mpg on the highway. And Kia's generous 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty provides peace of mind.

38 combined mpg (36 city, 40 hwy)

Still based on the previous generation of Hyundai's midsize sedan, the Sonata Hybrid benefits from the same excellent warranty as its Optima Hybrid corporate cousin.

38 combined mpg (36 city, 40 hwy)

The Mirage is the least expensive car on this list, and the only one that doesn't rely on any sort of electric propulsion. It comes with a decent slate of standard options and, like the Sonata and Optima hybrids, offers an impressive 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

40 combined mpg (37 city, 44 hwy)

With more cargo volume than a Prius and a more potent powertrain, the C-Max Hybrid is a utilitarian hatchback that's also kind of fun to drive. The C-Max's design and interior are more upscale than you would expect for a $25,000 car, and the car is available with plenty of convenience and connectivity features.

40 combined mpg (42 city, 37 hwy)

For those who want a roomy, comfortable midsize sedan with the added bonus of better than 40 mpg around town, the Camry Hybrid is an excellent choice.

41 combined mpg (43 city, 39 hwy)

The most affordable midsize sedan on the list is also the most fuel efficient, and arguably the most stylish.

42 combined mpg (44 city, 41 hwy)

At its core, the Honda Civic Hybrid has the driving personality and versatility of a regular Civic sedan. It just happens to get 44 mpg around town, and does even better on the highway.

45 combined mpg (44 city, 47 hwy)

Still affordable after all these years, the Prius was the one that started it all. Now in its third generation, the roomy Prius features a roster of standard equipment that's especially impressive for a hybrid that costs less than $25,000.

50 combined mpg (51 city, 48 hwy)

The smallest member of the Prius family is arguably the best deal, too, with better fuel economy than the regular Prius and a lower price of entry. And even though it's smaller than the Prius, the Prius C offers room for five and their gear.

50 combined mpg (53 city, 46 hwy)

The most affordable electric car on the market combines triple-digit efficiency with a more enjoyable driving experience than the gas-only ForTwo. It also qualifies for a $7,500 federal tax credit, making it a car you can get into for around $18,000.

107 combined mpge (122 city, 93 hwy)


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