10 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars Under $25,000 (2016)
The 10 cars on this list will save you money in two ways -- once at the dealership, and again every time you go to the gas station. These are the 10 most efficient cars under $25,000, according to EPA fuel economy ratings and Kelley Blue Book Fair Market Range as of May 2016.
Ford's C-Max Hybrid is a practical, efficient hatchback that's also kind of fun to drive. Its powertrain has more oomph than that of the Prius, and the interior is more upscale than you'd expect at this price.
40 mpg combined (42 city, 37 hwy)
Like the regular gas-powered models, the hybrid version of the Toyota Camry is a comfortable, roomy midsize sedan. But this one is rated to return impressive fuel economy of 43 mpg around town.
41 combined mpg (43 city, 39 hwy)
All-new for 2016, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is refined, loaded with features and offers impressive value for the money.
42 combined mpg (40 city, 44 hwy)
The roomiest, most versatile car on this list, the Prius V mixes the cargo space of a small SUV with a carlike ride and in-town fuel economy of 44 mpg.
42 combined mpg (44 city, 40 hwy)
Arguably the best-looking hybrid midsize sedan, the Ford Fusion Hybrid is also the most efficient in its class.
42 combined mpg (44 city, 41 hwy)
The smallest, least expensive member of the Prius family is also the most affordable car on this list. It's nearly as fuel-efficient as the flagship Prius, with combined fuel economy of 50 mpg, but boasts an even more attractive starting price of around $20,000.
50 combined mpg (53 city, 46 highway)
All-new for 2016, the Toyota Prius is now more fuel-efficient and more fun to drive. And, if you want to get more than 52 mpg combined fuel economy in your Prius, there's a new Prius Eco model that delivers combined fuel economy of 56 mpg.
52 combined mpg (54 city, 50 hwy)
Its cute and quirky styling makes the Fortwo stand out on the road. Even better, the Electric Drive is more fun to drive than the gas version and, if you want to spend a few more bucks, you can enjoy 107 combined mpge in the convertible model.
107 combined mpge (122 city, 93 hwy)
The i-MiEV is the most affordable fully electric car in the country, boasting a sub-$24,000 starting price. It may not have the refinement of other electric cars on the market, but its 112 combined mpge rating is certainly impressive.
112 combined mpge (126 city, 99 hwy)
The Spark EV is the best mix of fuel economy and pricing you can get. While the gas version of Chevrolet's Spark was redesigned for 2016, the electric version of the 4-door minicar remains unchanged. However, the most efficient car you can buy for under $25,000 will let you drive for 82 miles before having to recharge.
119 combined mpge (128 city, 109 hwy)