Sedan

The first hybrid to hit the market was the original two-seat Honda Insight. Immediately, critics branded all hybrids as small and impractical. But that was back in 1999. Fast forward to today, and you’ll find a long list of roomy sedans—including hybrids, diesels, and E85 flex-fuel cars—that comfortably seat five, offer plenty of storage, and all the amenities of gas-guzzling rivals. And let’s not forget great gas mileage and reduced emissions, which is the point of a hybrid after all.

Name Combined MPG Technology MSRP Available
Honda Accord Hybrid

Honda Accord Hybrid

The Honda Accord Hybrid emphasized power over efficiency. Honda's experiment failed, and the vehicle was discontinued in 2007.
MPG Hybrid $0 Discontinued
2009 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

2009 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

The familiar family sedan now with dramatic changes in style, refinement, and performance. And a hybrid drive.
29 MPG Hybrid $22,800 Discontinued
Toyota Hybrid X

Toyota Hybrid X

The Hybrid X is a design exercise indicating the general visual direction of Toyota's hybrids.
MPG Hybrid $0 Concept
2008 Saturn Aura Green Line

2008 Saturn Aura Green Line

Saturn aims for hybrid affordability.
27 MPG Stop-Start $22,100 Discontinued
Honda FCX Clarity

Honda FCX Clarity

A limited number of southern Californians will have the opportunity to lease a Honda FCX Clarity in the next few years. This is the first time a customer can obtain a fuel cell car directly from a retail dealer.
74 MPG Hydrogen $0 Now
2007 Lexus GS 450h

2007 Lexus GS 450h

Race-car-like acceleration, luxurious appointments, and half-way decent fuel efficiency.
23 MPG Hybrid $54,900 Now
2008 Mercedes E320 Bluetec

2008 Mercedes E320 Bluetec

The E320 Bluetec luxury sedan uses a modern diesel system to deliver efficiency and eco-friendliness.
27 MPG Diesel $52,300 Now
2008 Chrysler Sebring E85

2008 Chrysler Sebring E85

America's top-selling convertible boasts a new hardtop and E85 capability.
16 MPG E85 Ethanol $29,300 Now
2008 Chevrolet Impala E85

2008 Chevrolet Impala E85

The popular sedan is one of the front-running flagships of the E85 movement.
17 MPG E85 Ethanol $22,400 Now
2008 BMW 335d

2008 BMW 335d

The 3-series with a 3.0-liter biturbo inline-six diesel powerplant.
29 MPG Diesel $44,700 Now
2008 BMW Hydrogen 7

2008 BMW Hydrogen 7

The BMW Hydrogen 7— essentially a 7 Series sedan—burns sub-zero liquid hydrogen in its conventional V-12 engine.
MPG Hydrogen $0 Concept
2009 Toyota Matrix

2009 Toyota Matrix

A segment buster: part compact car, part sport wagon, and part small crossover utility.
29 MPG Small Car $16,700 Now
2008 Scion xD

2008 Scion xD

Small and efficient like the xA, but edgier and more powerful.
30 MPG Small Car $14,500 Now
2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid

2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid

The Milan Hybrid, close cousin to the Fusion, almost doubles the city efficiency of the non-hybrid Milan.
39 MPG Hybrid $28,200 Discontinued
2010 Chevrolet Aveo

2010 Chevrolet Aveo

Bargain price for comfortable ride, fuel-efficiency, and reasonable performance
29 MPG Small Car $12,000 Now
Cadillac Converj

Cadillac Converj

An angular, sleek, luxury concept version of the Chevrolet Volt.
MPG Plug-in Hybrid $0 Concept
2009 Honda Civic

2009 Honda Civic

The best-selling compact is affordable, and gets good mileage.
30 MPG Small Car $15,500 Now
2010 Kia Soul

2010 Kia Soul

Hip, affordable, boxy urban cruiser, with lots of accessories.
28 MPG Small Car $13,300 Now
2009 Nissan Cube

2009 Nissan Cube

A whimsical and quirky option in the small economy class.
29 MPG Small Car $14,000 Now
Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S

A bright vision of what a practical and desirable all-electric sedan could be.
89 MPGe Electric $57,900 Now
2011 Ford Fiesta

2011 Ford Fiesta

Small Euro-styled 40-mpg subcompact
MPG Small Car $13,300 Now
Volvo C30 Electric

Volvo C30 Electric

Volvo is putting safety first with the Electric C30
MPGe Electric $0 2014
Coda (Electric Sedan)

Coda (Electric Sedan)

Highway-capable, four-door plain-looking all-electric sedan from a California start-up.
73 MPGe Electric $37,250 Now
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Practical sporty clean diesel. Excels in highway MPG.
35 MPG Diesel $22,200 Now
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

New stylish subcompact, due in 2010, could be Chevy's high-mpg hit.
34 MPG Small Car $18,200 Now
2011 Honda Civic Hybrid

2011 Honda Civic Hybrid

Fuel efficiency, full-hybrid system, and a sleek design.
42 MPG Hybrid $24,000 Now
2012 Ford Focus

2012 Ford Focus

40 mpg on the highway, in a functional package with a pinch of oomph.
29 MPG Small Car $16,000 Now
2011 Nissan Altima Hybrid

2011 Nissan Altima Hybrid

The Altima Hybrid is basically a Toyota hybrid wrapped in Nissan’s attractive packaging.
34 MPG Hybrid $26,800 Discontinued
2012 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

2012 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

Volkswagen's first play into an affordable hybrid sedan.
MPG $0 Expected 2012
2011 Nissan Versa

2011 Nissan Versa

Offered in two body styles, a sporty 5-door hatchback and a 4-door sedan, the Versa is the largest and most powerful entry-level compact car.
30 MPG Small Car $16,600 Now
2011 Honda Fit

2011 Honda Fit

The Fit has a smart, but playful appearance, and a deceivingly large and versatile five-passenger interior.
31 MPG Small Car $14,600 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 Toyota Corolla

2011 Toyota Corolla

Popular and practical model with fuel efficiency approaching the hybrid realm.
31 MPG Small Car $15,600 Now
2011 Kia Rio

2011 Kia Rio

Plain-Jane from from front to back. The Kia Rio makes no false promises. It's affordable and efficient.
29 MPG Small Car $12,300 Now
2011 Suzuki SX4

2011 Suzuki SX4

The most affordable all-wheel-drive vehicle on the road today.
25 MPG Small Car $17,000 Now
2011 Nissan Sentra

2011 Nissan Sentra

Competitively priced small car with nifty interior features and competent road manners
30 MPG Small Car $15,800 Now
2011 Mazda2

2011 Mazda2

Small and fun to drive, and it beats the mileage of Honda Fit and Nissan Versa.
32 MPG Small Car $14,200 Now
2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid

2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid

Porsche performance in a luxury hybrid.
MPG Hybrid $95,000 Now
2012 Ford C-MAX Hybrid

2012 Ford C-MAX Hybrid

The segment-busting almost-a-van vehicle will offer 40+ mpg, but only five seats.
MPG Hybrid $25,995 Now
2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid

The 2012 Camry Hybrid offers more power and better fuel economy than its predecessor.
41 MPG Hybrid $25,900 Now
2012 Ford C-MAX Energi

2012 Ford C-MAX Energi

The segment-busting almost-a-van vehicle will offer 40+ mpg, but only five seats as a plug-in hybrid.
MPG Plug-in Hybrid $32,950 Now
2012 Lexus CT 200h

2012 Lexus CT 200h

The 2012 Lexux CT 200h is the only vehicle in the luxury segment to top 40 mpg.
42 MPG Hybrid $29,100 Now
2012 Toyota Prius Liftback

2012 Toyota Prius Liftback

The number-one selling hybrid car. The Prius is nearly synonymous with "hybrid."
50 MPG Hybrid $24,000 Now
2012 Honda Insight

2012 Honda Insight

The Honda Insight combines practicality, affordability and the best fuel economy for under $20,000.
42 MPG Hybrid $18,300 Now
2012 Lexus HS 250h

2012 Lexus HS 250h

Think of it as a luxury Prius with a trunk.
35 MPG Hybrid $36,300 Now
2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid

A full-size sedan that achieves 41 mpg in the city.
39 MPG Hybrid $28,700 Now
2012 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

2012 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

A luxury sedan with the technology underpinnings of the 41-mpg Fusion Hybrid.
39 MPG Hybrid $34,700 Now
2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist

2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist

The elegant LaCrosse comes with a new and improved mild hybrid system.
29 MPG Hybrid $30,000 Now
2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Hyundai's first hybrid offers average efficiency of 38 mpg, for thousands below the competition.
37 MPG Hybrid $25,800 Now
2012 Kia Optima Hybrid

2012 Kia Optima Hybrid

Efficient Hyundai full hybrid system, with a sharp alternative design
37 MPG Hybrid $25,700 Now
2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5

2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5

Think of it as a 530i with improved fuel economy and fewer emissions.
26 MPG Hybrid $60,000 Now
2012 Lexus LS 600h L

2012 Lexus LS 600h L

Lexus's 5-liter, V8, 430-horsepower luxury sedan hybrid.
20 MPG Hybrid $112,000 Now
2012 Mercedes S400HV Hybrid Review

2012 Mercedes S400HV Hybrid Review

As the world’s first mass-production automobile to employ a lithium-ion battery, the S400 Hybrid is considered a milestone.
21 MPG Hybrid $91,000 Now
2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 7

2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 7

The fastest-accelerating hybrid sedan in the world
20 MPG Hybrid $97,000 Now
2012 Toyota Prius c Review

2012 Toyota Prius c Review

The diminutive c is the fourth hybrid to be tagged a Prius and joins the conventional midsize Prius, the more spacious V and the Plug-in model.
50 MPG Hybrid $18,950 Now
2013 Chevrolet Volt Review – Video

2013 Chevrolet Volt Review – Video

All-electric gas-free driving for 40-mile stretches.
98 MPG Plug-in Hybrid $39,100 Now
2013 Audi A3 TDI

2013 Audi A3 TDI

A step up from the Jetta TDI Sportwagen, without going as far as expensive clean diesels from Mercedes and BMW.
35 MPG Diesel $30,200 Now
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Review

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Review

Toyota will begin delivery of the Prius Plug-in Hybrid in March of 2012.
95 MPG Plug-in Hybrid $32,000 Now
2012 Nissan Leaf

2012 Nissan Leaf

The top contender for first affordable mainstream all-electric car.
99 MPGe Electric $35,200 Now
2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

The Volkswagen Jetta TDI offers 140 horsepower, 42-mpg on the highway, and a wagon option.
34 MPG Diesel $23,000 Now
2013 Ford Focus Electric

2013 Ford Focus Electric

An all-electric version of the Ford Focus, with 76 miles of range.
105 MPGe Electric $39,200 Now
2013 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid Overview

2013 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid Overview

25 MPG $0 Now
2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Overview

2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Overview

Available on a limited basis in California, New York and Canada, Honda is testing the plug-in hybrid waters with its new Accord PHEV.
46 MPG $39,780 Now