• Toyota Prius

       

    MSRP: $21,650 - $28,790

    Average Price Paid: $24,302

    Combined Fuel Economy: 49.5 mpg

       

    Why It's A Great Commuter: Hybrids are fantastic for stop-and-go traffic, as their regenerative braking allows for increased time driving in electric mode, which can save you a ton on fuel.

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  • Ford Fusion Hybrid

        

    MSRP: $28,600

    Average Selling Price: $27,526

    Combined Fuel Economy: 38.6 mpg

        

    Why It's A Great Commuter: The Fusion Hybrid boasts the same benefits as the Toyota Prius, but comes in a sportier package.

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  • Chevrolet Volt

       

    MSRP: $39,145

    Average Selling Price: $39,997

    Combined Fuel Economy: 92.5 mpg

       

    Why It's A Great Commuter: The Volt can drive for up to 40 miles on electric charge alone. If your daily commute is within that range, this car is a great choice for you. You'll save boatloads on fuel costs, even if you need to employ the onboard gas-powered generator from time to time.

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  • Mazda5

       

    MSRP: $19,195

    Average Selling Price: $18,196

    Combined Fuel Economy: 23.7 mpg

        

    Why It's A Great Commuter: The Mazda5 is one of the best minivans on the market. Its small size and efficient engine get great fuel economy, the interior is comfy and roomy and it's surprisingly fun to drive.

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  • Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

       

    MSRP: $25,795

    Average Selling Price: $25,682

    Combined Fuel Economy: 27.1 mpg

        

    Why It's A Great Commuter: Hyundai's hybrid offering gets great fuel economy, looks sleek and sporty and boasts a very comfortable ride in traffic.

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  • Vespa

      

    MSRP: $4,599 (LX 150)

    Combined Fuel Economy: 35 mpg (LX 150)

       

    Why It's A Great Commuter: Driving a scooter allows you to zip in and out of traffic, avoiding long backups and the waste that comes with sitting idle on the highway. Many scooters can offer up to 150+ mpg, too.

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