Ford

Ford Motor Company has in ways been a paradox when it comes to hybrids and other alternative cars. Company executives in the last decade were making big promises for green cars, breaking those promises, and then finally delivering vehicles that show real technology leadership among American car companies. In the last couple of years, the company has launched truly competitive full hybrids to trade places in the monthly sales wars with Toyota, and Ford’s plug-in Energi hybrids are gaining ground as well. There has been a roller coaster ride publicity wise for the company which has had to readjust its EPA numbers, but the cars (and Ford’s one Focus Electric) show promise, and stand on merits despite less than perfect sailing in their respective market launches.

Name Combined MPG Technology MSRP Available
2013 Ford Focus Electric

2013 Ford Focus Electric

An all-electric version of the Ford Focus, with 76 miles of range.
105 MPG Electric $39200 Now
2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid

A full-size sedan that achieves 41 mpg in the city.
39 MPG Hybrid $28700 Now
2012 Ford Escape Hybrid

2012 Ford Escape Hybrid

The most fuel efficient SUV available.
32 MPG Hybrid $30500 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 $32950 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 $25995 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 $16000 Now
Ford Transit Connect Electric

Ford Transit Connect Electric

The all-electric small service truck with car-like driving dynamics could be the first commercial vehicle with a green halo.
MPG Electric $23660 Discontinued
2011 Ford Fiesta

2011 Ford Fiesta

Small Euro-styled 40-mpg subcompact
MPG Small Car $13300 Now
2008 Ford F-150 E85

2008 Ford F-150 E85

Ford's best-selling pickup truck offers flex-fuel capabilities.
11 MPG E85 Ethanol $22100 Now