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
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
2013 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid Overview

2013 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid Overview

25 MPG $0 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 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
2012 Nissan Leaf

2012 Nissan Leaf

The top contender for first affordable mainstream all-electric car.
99 MPGe Electric $35,200 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
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
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
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
2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 7

2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 7

The fastest-accelerating hybrid sedan in the world
20 MPG Hybrid $97,000 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 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 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 Kia Optima Hybrid

2012 Kia Optima Hybrid

Efficient Hyundai full hybrid system, with a sharp alternative design
37 MPG Hybrid $25,700 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 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 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 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 Lexus HS 250h

2012 Lexus HS 250h

Think of it as a luxury Prius with a trunk.
35 MPG Hybrid $36,300 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 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 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 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 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 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 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid

2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid

Porsche performance in a luxury hybrid.
MPG Hybrid $95,000 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
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 Suzuki SX4

2011 Suzuki SX4

The most affordable all-wheel-drive vehicle on the road today.
25 MPG Small Car $17,000 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 Toyota Corolla

2011 Toyota Corolla

Popular and practical model with fuel efficiency approaching the hybrid realm.
31 MPG Small Car $15,600 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 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 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
2012 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

2012 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

Volkswagen's first play into an affordable hybrid sedan.
MPG $0 Expected 2012
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 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 Honda Civic Hybrid

2011 Honda Civic Hybrid

Fuel efficiency, full-hybrid system, and a sleek design.
42 MPG Hybrid $24,000 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
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Practical sporty clean diesel. Excels in highway MPG.
35 MPG Diesel $22,200 Now
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
Volvo C30 Electric

Volvo C30 Electric

Volvo is putting safety first with the Electric C30
MPGe Electric $0 2014
2011 Ford Fiesta

2011 Ford Fiesta

Small Euro-styled 40-mpg subcompact
MPG Small Car $13,300 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
2009 Nissan Cube

2009 Nissan Cube

A whimsical and quirky option in the small economy class.
29 MPG Small Car $14,000 Now
2010 Kia Soul

2010 Kia Soul

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

2009 Honda Civic

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

Cadillac Converj

An angular, sleek, luxury concept version of the Chevrolet Volt.
MPG Plug-in Hybrid $0 Concept
2010 Chevrolet Aveo

2010 Chevrolet Aveo

Bargain price for comfortable ride, fuel-efficiency, and reasonable performance
29 MPG Small Car $12,000 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
2008 Scion xD

2008 Scion xD

Small and efficient like the xA, but edgier and more powerful.
30 MPG Small Car $14,500 Now
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 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
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 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 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 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
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
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
2008 Saturn Aura Green Line

2008 Saturn Aura Green Line

Saturn aims for hybrid affordability.
27 MPG Stop-Start $22,100 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
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
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