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9. Kia Forte (tied with Hyundai Accent)

MSRP: $13,695 - $17,195
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.

9. Hyundai Accent (tied with Kia Forte)

MSRP: $9,970 - $15,070
Fuel Economy: 33 mpg Hwy/27 mpg City
Annual Fuel Cost: $1,219

The Accent sedan and hatchback are exceptional economy cars that offer attractive looks and outstanding value in a price-sensitive market segment. The Accent is powered by a 1.6-liter double overhead-cam engine that produces 110 horsepower, and features variable valve timing.

8. Toyota Yaris

MSRP: Starting at $12,205
Fuel Economy: 36 mpg Hwy/29 mpg City
Annual Fuel Cost: $1,146

The Yaris manages to combine a well-tailored, roomy interior with agile performance and a fuel efficient engine in an entry-level car. The front-wheel drive Yaris is available as a hatchback (three-door or five-door) or a four-door sedan; all are offered in either Base or S trim. The Yaris is powered by a 106 horsepower 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine.
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7. Toyota Camry Hybrid

MSRP: $26,150 - $26,150
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.
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6. Lexus HS 250h

MSRP: $34,200 - $36,970
Fuel Economy: 34 mpg Hwy, 35 mpg City
Annual Fuel Cost: $1,047

Lexus has introduced a new luxury hybrid model for 2010, the HS 250h. The HS 250h is a luxury hybrid sedan with seating for 5. It is available in two trims; Base and Premium. As a hybrid, the powertrain features a 4-cylinder engine and electric motor which combined generate 187-hp.
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5. Volkswagen Jetta TDI Diesel

MSRP: $22,270
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.
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4. Honda Insight Hybrid

MSRP: $19,800 - $21,300
Fuel Economy: 43 mpg Hwy, 40 mpg City
Annual Fuel Cost: $893

The 2010 Honda Insight has returned to the showroom for the first time since the 2006 model year. The Insight is now a more practical four-door, five-passenger hatchback compared to the first generation two-seater.
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2. Mercury Milan Hybrid (tied with Ford Fusion Hybrid)

MSRP: $27,500 - $27,500
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.
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2. Ford Fusion Hybrid (tied with Mercury Milan Hybrid )

MSRP: $27,270 - $27,270
Fuel Economy: 36 mpg Hwy, 41 mpg City
Annual Fuel Cost: $937

The Ford Fusion Hybrid uses a 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine in combination with an electric motor powered by a nickel-metal hydride battery. To link the gas engine and electric motor together, a continuously variable transmission, also known as a CVT, is used to optimally match the power and gearing.
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1. Toyota Prius

MSRP: $22,000 - $27,270
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.
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