50 Most Environmentally Friendly and Affordable Vehicles That Can Save You Cash at the Dealership and the Pump

Hybrids

Hybrid vehicles run on both electricity and gas. Unlike an electric vehicle, you will have to fill these cars up at the pump occasionally. Plus, they can’t be plugged in to charge. The battery gets charged by its internal combustion engine and what’s known as “regenerative braking.”

Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid

  • EPA size class: Midsize cars
  • MSRP: $26,500
  • Combined mpg: 52
  • Annual fuel cost: $550
  • Energy impact (annual petroleum consumption in barrels): 2.8
  • Greenhouse gas emissions (tailpipe CO2 in grams/mile): 74

Toyota Prius Prime

  • EPA size class: Midsize cars
  • MSRP: $27,900
  • Combined mpg: 54
  • Annual fuel cost: $550
  • Energy impact (annual petroleum consumption in barrels): 3
  • Greenhouse gas emissions (tailpipe CO2 in grams/mile): 78

Hyundai Ioniq Blue

  • EPA size class: Large cars
  • MSRP: $23,200
  • Combined mpg: 58
  • Annual fuel cost: $550
  • Energy impact (annual petroleum consumption in barrels): 5.7
  • Greenhouse gas emissions (tailpipe CO2 in grams/mile): 154

Toyota Prius L Eco

  • EPA size class: Midsize cars
  • MSRP: $23,325
  • Combined mpg: 56
  • Annual fuel cost: $550
  • Energy impact (annual petroleum consumption in barrels): 5.9
  • Greenhouse gas emissions (tailpipe CO2 in grams/mile): 158

Honda Insight

  • EPA size class: Midsize cars
  • MSRP: $22,930
  • Combined mpg: 52
  • Annual fuel cost: $600
  • Energy impact (annual petroleum consumption in barrels): 6.3
  • Greenhouse gas emissions (tailpipe CO2 in grams/mile): 170

Toyota Corolla Hybrid

  • EPA size class: Compact cars
  • MSRP: $23,100
  • Combined mpg: 52
  • Annual fuel cost: $600
  • Energy impact (annual petroleum consumption in barrels): 6.3
  • Greenhouse gas emissions (tailpipe CO2 in grams/mile): 170

Kia Niro FE

  • EPA size class: Small station wagons
  • MSRP: $24,590
  • Combined mpg: 50
  • Annual fuel cost: $600
  • Energy impact (annual petroleum consumption in barrels): 6.6
  • Greenhouse gas emissions (tailpipe CO2 in grams/mile): 177

Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid

  • EPA size class: Minivans
  • MSRP: $39,995
  • Combined mpg: 48
  • Annual fuel cost: $900
  • Energy impact (annual petroleum consumption in barrels): 4.5
  • Greenhouse gas emissions (tailpipe CO2 in grams/mile): 119

Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

  • EPA size class: Small SUVs
  • MSRP: $35,145
  • Combined mpg: 35
  • Annual fuel cost: $800
  • Energy impact (annual petroleum consumption in barrels): 5.5
  • Greenhouse gas emissions (tailpipe CO2 in grams/mile): 151

Ford Escape HEV

  • EPA size class: Small SUVs
  • MSRP: $28,265
  • Combined mpg: 41
  • Annual fuel cost: $750
  • Energy impact (annual petroleum consumption in barrels): 8
  • Greenhouse gas emissions (tailpipe CO2 in grams/mile): 220

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

  • EPA size class: Small SUVs
  • MSRP: $28,350
  • Combined mpg: 40
  • Annual fuel cost: $750
  • Energy impact (annual petroleum consumption in barrels): 8.2
  • Greenhouse gas emissions (tailpipe CO2 in grams/mile): 223

Lexus UX 250h

  • EPA size class: Compact cars
  • MSRP: $34,500
  • Combined mpg: 42
  • Annual fuel cost: $750
  • Energy impact (annual petroleum consumption in barrels): 7.8
  • Greenhouse gas emissions (tailpipe CO2 in grams/mile): 209

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

  • EPA size class: Small SUVs
  • MSRP: $36,295
  • Combined mpg: 25
  • Annual fuel cost: $1,050
  • Energy impact (annual petroleum consumption in barrels): 6.8
  • Greenhouse gas emissions (tailpipe CO2 in grams/mile): 174

Toyota Highlander Hybrid

  • EPA size class: Standard SUVs
  • MSRP: $38,200
  • Combined mpg: 35
  • Annual fuel cost: $850
  • Energy impact (annual petroleum consumption in barrels): 9.4
  • Greenhouse gas emissions (tailpipe CO2 in grams/mile): 254

Lexus NX 300h

  • EPA size class: Small SUVs
  • MSRP: $39,420
  • Combined mpg: 31
  • Annual fuel cost: $1,000
  • Energy impact (annual petroleum consumption in barrels): 10.6
  • Greenhouse gas emissions (tailpipe CO2 in grams/mile): 285

Volvo XC60 PHEV

  • EPA size class: Small SUVs
  • MSRP: $54,595
  • Combined mpg: 27
  • Annual fuel cost: $1,350
  • Energy impact (annual petroleum consumption in barrels): 7.1
  • Greenhouse gas emissions (tailpipe CO2 in grams/mile): 192

Volvo XC90 PHEV

  • EPA size class: Standard SUVs
  • MSRP: $67,000
  • Combined mpg: 27
  • Annual fuel cost: $1,350
  • Energy impact (annual petroleum consumption in barrels): 7.1
  • Greenhouse gas emissions (tailpipe CO2 in grams/mile): 193

Ford Explorer HEV

  • EPA size class: Standard SUVs
  • MSRP: $52,280
  • Combined mpg: 28
  • Annual fuel cost: $1,100
  • Energy impact (annual petroleum consumption in barrels): 11.8
  • Greenhouse gas emissions (tailpipe CO2 in grams/mile): 322

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