Ranking Criteria: The most energy-efficient vehicles, ranked by ACEEE Green Score, which accounts for fuel use and emissions
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#1

Toyota
Prius C

The Prius C is a hybrid that seats 5 passengers.

Energy Details
Energy Use
City Fuel Economy (MPG): 53 MPG
Energy Use
Highway Fuel Economy (MPG): 46 MPG
Energy Use
Estimated Annual Fuel Cost: $1,020
Carbon Footprint
The most energy-efficient vehicles, ranked by ACEEE Green Score, which accounts for fuel use and emissions: 58
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#2

Toyota
Prius

The Prius is a hybrid that seats 5 passengers.

Energy Details
Energy Use
City Fuel Economy (MPG): 51 MPG
Energy Use
Highway Fuel Economy (MPG): 48 MPG
Energy Use
Estimated Annual Fuel Cost: $1,011
Carbon Footprint
The most energy-efficient vehicles, ranked by ACEEE Green Score, which accounts for fuel use and emissions: 55
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#2

Toyota
Prius Plug-In

The Prius Plug-In is a hybrid that seats 5 passengers. The battery can be charged from a conventional outlet.

Energy Details
Energy Use
City Fuel Economy (MPG): 51 MPG/3.9 miles per kWh
Energy Use
Highway Fuel Economy (MPG): 49 MPG/3.0 miles per kWh
Energy Use
Estimated Annual Fuel Cost: $893
Carbon Footprint
The most energy-efficient vehicles, ranked by ACEEE Green Score, which accounts for fuel use and emissions: 55
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#2

Honda
Civic Hybrid

The Civic Hybrid seats 5 passengers.

Energy Details
Energy Use
City Fuel Economy (MPG): 44 MPG
Energy Use
Highway Fuel Economy (MPG): 44 MPG
Energy Use
Estimated Annual Fuel Cost: $1,124
Carbon Footprint
The most energy-efficient vehicles, ranked by ACEEE Green Score, which accounts for fuel use and emissions: 55
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#3

Honda
Insight

The Insight seats 5 passengers.

Energy Details
Energy Use
City Fuel Economy (MPG): 41 MPG
Energy Use
Highway Fuel Economy (MPG): 44 MPG
Energy Use
Estimated Annual Fuel Cost: $1,166
Carbon Footprint
The most energy-efficient vehicles, ranked by ACEEE Green Score, which accounts for fuel use and emissions: 54
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#4

Volkswagen
Jetta Hybrid

The Jetta Hybrid seats 5 passengers.

Energy Details
Energy Use
City Fuel Economy (MPG): 42 MPG
Energy Use
Highway Fuel Economy (MPG): 48 MPG
Energy Use
Estimated Annual Fuel Cost: $1,096
Carbon Footprint
The most energy-efficient vehicles, ranked by ACEEE Green Score, which accounts for fuel use and emissions: 53
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#4

Mercedes-Benz
Smart ForTwo Convertible / Coupe

The Smart for Two seats 2 passengers.

Energy Details
Energy Use
City Fuel Economy (MPG): 34 MPG
Energy Use
Highway Fuel Economy (MPG): 38 MPG
Energy Use
Estimated Annual Fuel Cost: $1,363
Carbon Footprint
The most energy-efficient vehicles, ranked by ACEEE Green Score, which accounts for fuel use and emissions: 53
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#4

Scion
IQ

The Scion IQ seats 2 passengers.

Energy Details
Energy Use
City Fuel Economy (MPG): 36 MPG
Energy Use
Highway Fuel Economy (MPG): 37 MPG
Energy Use
Estimated Annual Fuel Cost: $1,352
Carbon Footprint
The most energy-efficient vehicles, ranked by ACEEE Green Score, which accounts for fuel use and emissions: 53
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#5

Ford
Focus Electric

The Focus Electric is an all-electric car that seats 5 passengers.

Energy Details
Energy Use
City Fuel Economy (MPG): 3.27 miles per kWh
Energy Use
Highway Fuel Economy (MPG): 2.94 miles per kWh
Energy Use
Estimated Annual Fuel Cost: $574
Carbon Footprint
The most energy-efficient vehicles, ranked by ACEEE Green Score, which accounts for fuel use and emissions: 52
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#5

Toyota
Prius V

The Prius V is a hybrid that seats 5 passengers.

Energy Details
Energy Use
City Fuel Economy (MPG): 44 MPG
Energy Use
Highway Fuel Economy (MPG): 40 MPG
Energy Use
Estimated Annual Fuel Cost: $1,195
Carbon Footprint
The most energy-efficient vehicles, ranked by ACEEE Green Score, which accounts for fuel use and emissions: 52
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Category Last Modified: February 1, 2013