Stop-Start

A stop-start hybrid is the simplest form of hybridization, if one wants to classify it as a “hybrid” at all, or merely an aid to efficiency. Automakers are putting this technology not only on gas-electric hybrids, but even straight internal combustion vehicles to save fuel. The engine does not need to run at a stop, and the engines are engineered so restart does not adversely affect their lifespan.

Name Combined MPG Body Type MSRP Available
2008 Saturn Aura Green Line

2008 Saturn Aura Green Line

Saturn aims for hybrid affordability.
27 MPG Sedan $22,100 Discontinued
2014 Chevrolet Malibu With Stop-Start System Overview

2014 Chevrolet Malibu With Stop-Start System Overview

The Malibu LS comes standard with a stop-start system, the first midsize sedan sold in the United States that is so equipped.
29 MPG Sedan $22,965 Now
2007 Saturn Vue Hybrid

2007 Saturn Vue Hybrid

The Vue Green Line is the low-cost low-benefit hybrid SUV.
27 MPG SUV $24,200 Discontinued
2014 Ford Fusion With Stop-Start Overview

2014 Ford Fusion With Stop-Start Overview

Redesigned for 2013, the Fusion SE with Light Stop-Start technology nets incrementally higher mpg over conventional stablemates.
28 MPG Sedan $24,650 Now
2014 Ram 1500 HFE With Stop-Start System Overview

2014 Ram 1500 HFE With Stop-Start System Overview

With new sheet meta for the first time since 2009, an industry first stop-start system, and industry first 8-speed transmission, the RAM 1500 HFE offers decent fuel economy for a non-hybrid.
MPG Pickup $29,805 Now
2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 With Stop-Start Review

2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 With Stop-Start Review

The Mercedes GLK 350 is a solid, capable and impeccably constructed compact luxury sport utility vehicle.
21 MPG SUV $38,405 Now