Coupe

In 2008, when the price of gasoline broke past $4 a gallon, many drivers started to question the wisdom of owning a large vehicle—especially when most of the time, we travel solo (all too often stuck in traffic). Suddenly, two-seater cars, compacts, and subcompacts started looking like a smart move. Gas prices will continue to go up and down, but the appeal of a growing list of gas-powered, hybrid, and all-electric coupes is here to stay.

Name Combined MPG Technology MSRP Available
Venturi Fetish

Venturi Fetish

The Venturi Fetish, described by its maker as “the first production electric sports car in automobile history,” will set you back $400,000.
MPGe Electric $400,000 Now
Toyota Volta

Toyota Volta

Before the Chevy Volt, there was the Toyota Volta—a super-hip and speedy concept hybrid from Toyota.
MPG Hybrid $0 Concept
Toyota FT-EV

Toyota FT-EV

Toyota FT-EV concept, an all-electric car based on the Toyota IQ, offers a driving range of 50 miles.
MPGe Electric $0 Concept
Think City

Think City

A small but viable highway-capable all-electric two-seater from an industry veteran.
MPGe Electric $36,495 Now
Tango T600

Tango T600

First, throw away all the expected conventions about the appropriate size of your daily car. This all-electric vehicle is half the size, from side to side, of most cars.
MPGe Electric $108,000 Now
Subaru R1e

Subaru R1e

Subaru's concept vehicle to work on getting charge times down to five minutes or so.
MPGe Electric $0 Concept
Myers NmG

Myers NmG

The Myers NmG is a funky, single-occupant three-wheeled electric vehicle. That’s right, there’s just enough room for you and a cart’s worth of groceries.
MPGe Electric $36,000 Now
Fisker Karma

Fisker Karma

The rear-wheel drive sporty plug-in hybrid from designer Henrik Fisker.
100 MPG Plug-in Hybrid $96,000 Now
2014 Cadillac ELR Review – Video

2014 Cadillac ELR Review – Video

Cadillac's ELR combines a eye-catching show car body merged with an uprated Chevy Volt powertrain to create a new halo for GM.
33 MPG Extended-Range EV $75,995 Now
2013 Honda Insight Overview

2013 Honda Insight Overview

The 2013 Honda Insight hybrid carries forward with no changes following a refresh in 2012.
42 MPG Hybrid $18,600 Now
2013 Honda CR-Z Overview

2013 Honda CR-Z Overview

The 2013 Honda CR-Z hybrid was refreshed for 2013 with mildly improved power, mpg, interior, exterior styling and features upgrades.
37 MPG Hybird $19,975 Now
2012 Mitsubishi iMiEV Review

2012 Mitsubishi iMiEV Review

Mitsubishi's i-MiEV is the value-priced choice for electric vehicles
112 MPGe Electric $29,100 Now
2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Review – Video

2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Review – Video

Launched in Japan in 2009, Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV was the first of the new all-electric vehicles on the market.
112 MPGe Electric $29,125 Now
2012 MINI Roadster

2012 MINI Roadster

A purely economical or environmental means of transportation? Hardly. But one that offers rather surprising fuel economy with plenty of top-down fun.
MPG Small Car $25,000 Now
2012 Honda CR-Z Hybrid

2012 Honda CR-Z Hybrid

Can a hybrid compact car be sporty and speedy? Honda tries.
37 MPG Hybrid $20,000 Now
2012 Fisker Karma Review – Video

2012 Fisker Karma Review – Video

In a culture where you are often perceived by what you drive, showing up in a Fisker Karma is the next best thing to being some kind of star.
33 MPG Plug-in Hybrid $111,000 Now
2012 FIAT 500

2012 FIAT 500

Small and loaded with Italian flair, with combined mileage expected in mid-3o-mpg range
33 MPG Small Car $15,500 Now
2011 Toyota Yaris

2011 Toyota Yaris

The Yaris is the leader of the subcompact triumvirate, which includes the Honda Fit and the Nissan Versa.
32 MPG Small Car $13,000 Now
2011 Smart ForTwo

2011 Smart ForTwo

The Smart ForTwo is cute and relatively fuel efficient, but underpowered with a clunky transmission.
36 MPG Small Car $12,500 Now
2011 Mini Cooper

2011 Mini Cooper

Matches or beats efficiency of other subcompacts, but with tons more style.
32 MPG Small Car $19,400 Now
2010 Tesla Roadster

2010 Tesla Roadster

The Tesla Roadster is a screaming-fast, all-electric two-seater sports car built on the frame of the Lotus Elise.
MPGe Electric $109,000 Discontinued
2010 Mini Cooper Clubman

2010 Mini Cooper Clubman

The same hip and efficient Mini Cooper, but with a longer body and wheelbase.
32 MPG Small Car $20,400 Now
2009 ZAP Xebra

2009 ZAP Xebra

Chinese-built three-wheel road-ready electric vehicle.
MPGe Electric $12,000 Now