Mid-sizes: Toyota Prius
Surprise, surprise ... Toyota's iconic hybrid is the class leader with 3.7/4.0 city-highway fuel economy. The higher highway number is due to the Prius's use of electric power at low city speeds. Despite more than a decade on the market, the Prius, which starts just under $29,000, remains a statement car. On your bank statement, that's $798 a year for fuel.
You might also want to look at Volkswagen's redesigned Jetta TDI clean diesel, which with a six-speed manual transmission, delivers 6.7/4.6 city-highway. The downside is the Jetta diesel's starting price, pushing $24,000. Volkswagen's Golf diesel wagon and corporate sibling Audi A3 TDI hatchback are also tops in the wagon category, with city-highway of 6.7/4.6 and 6.7/4.7 respectively.
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- 68 %Winter tires are off tune-up has been done and I'm set to take on the hot season!
- I've been procrastinating getting my winter tires put off. This weekend, I promise!
- I'm daydreaming of warmer days and to protest winter, I'm driving my convertible.
- Excited, see you around!