9. Kia Forte (tied with Hyundai Accent)
Fuel Economy: 34 mpg Hwy, 25 mpg City
Annual Fuel Cost: $1,219
For 2010, the Kia Forte replaces the aging Spectra in Kia's line-up. The Forte is a mid-size 4-door sedan featuring Kia's new distinctive family look. It is available in three trims; LX, EX and SX. The LX and EX trims both feature a 156-hp 2.0L four-cylinder and a standard 5-speed manual, or optional 4-speed automatic transmission.
7. Toyota Camry Hybrid
Fuel Economy: 34 mpg Hwy, 33 mpg City
Annual Fuel Cost: $1,076
The Camry Hybrid sedan brings the quality and reliability of the Camry together with increased fuel efficiency. The Camry Hybrid is a front-wheel drive four-door sedan that seats five passengers. Available in one well appointed trim it comes standard with Hybrid Synergy Drive, a combination electric motor/gasoline engine.
5. Volkswagen Jetta TDI Diesel
Fuel Economy: 41 mpg Hwy, 30 mpg City
Annual Fuel Cost: $1,001
For 2009 the Volkswagen Jetta offers a new 2.0L TDI clean diesel engine for those looking for maximum fuel economy. All Jettas come standard with many safety features including front side-impact air bags, curtain/head air bags, anti-lock brakes, electronic stability program and traction control.
2. Mercury Milan Hybrid (tied with Ford Fusion Hybrid)
Fuel Economy: 36 mpg Hwy, 41 mpg City
Annual Fuel Cost: $937
The 2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid offers buyers an earth-friendly alternative to regular mid-size sedans. Its hybrid system provides reduced emissions, increased fuel economy, while still providing all the normal useful mid-size sedan features.
1. Toyota Prius
Fuel Economy: 48 mpg Hwy, 51 mpg City
Annual Fuel Cost: $732
The Toyota Prius is a gas-electric hybrid that sets the standard for environmentally-friendly transportation. This front-wheel drive, five-door liftback delivers comfort, value and a smooth ride, as well as impressive fuel economy and low emissions.