Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Motors, the car division owned by the multi-national Japanese conglomerate known as the Mitsubishi Companies, has a few efficient cars in the U.S., including some of the leaders in their segment. The automaker has struggled in the U.S. sales-wise, but its 40-mpg-combined Mirage with CVT transmission was the most efficient U.S. non-hybrid of 2014, and its i-MiEV launched 2009 is the original mainstream EV of the present generation. The i-MiEV soldiers on with weak sales, but kudos to Mitsubishi for offering it in all 50 states when “compliance car” makers with more-recently developed cars sit back and sell or lease in only a few states. For what it does, Mitsubishi has brought Japanese quality to its cars, and next up is a plug-in hybrid Outlander SUV which won’t make it to the States until 2015. The company is capable, if presently out-gunned, but we’ll see what the tiny arm of an international giant does next.

Name Combined MPG Technology MSRP Available
2012 Mitsubishi iMiEV Review

2012 Mitsubishi iMiEV Review

Mitsubishi's i-MiEV is the value-priced choice for electric vehicles
112 MPG Electric $29100 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 MPG Electric $29125 Now
Mitsubishi PX-MiEV

Mitsubishi PX-MiEV

This mid-sized SUV plug-in hybrid has triple-threat functionality as a pure electric, a series hybrid, and a parallel hybrid. Result: About 120 mpg.
120 MPG Plug-in Hybrid $ 2014