4. Toyota Prius C
The 2017 Toyota Prius C is another Prius that has made the list for the top 20 cars for fuel economy of the year. It’s a smaller vehicle that is less expensive than the top rated model. It’s a subcompact car that features a hybrid powertrain. The average fuel economy is good at 43 mpg with 37 mpg city and 48 for highway driving. It has its pros and cons. For one thing, it is a lot less expensive than either of the top 2 cars on the list, but the drive is going to be harsher and the comfort factor follows in the same suit. The seating is cramped and it’s best used as a commuter car because long trips could become uncomfortable. You do get what you pay for, but this vehicle is fairly economical when it comes to fuel consumption.