The following cars represent the most technically advanced available.
The 2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost gets extraordinary fuel economy, but the skill required to drive it and the limited options available will limit its appeal.
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While its electronics may lack a signature Nissan look, the Altima offers modern and convenient features, such as Google search for navigation.
Simply plug the Automatic Smart Driving Assistant into almost any car to get automatic fuel economy monitoring, app-powered coaching towards more mpgs, and emergency crash response.
Although not an engaging car to drive, the 2014 Lexus GS 450h delivers comfort and an easy driving character, while delivering excellent fuel economy.
The 2014 Lexus RX 450h isn't a sexy choice, but it is a strong performer and a comfortable luxury cruiser with one of the quietest power trains in its class.
With solid cabin tech, the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel competes well with compact sedans and gets stellar fuel economy, but high initial cost and the price of diesel eat into the savings.
Chevy's new diesel version of its Cruze compact sedan averaged over 50 mpg on the freeway in our testing, and came standard with the excellent MyLink cabin tech interface.
Toyota has unveiled plans to sell a clean and green hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle in the US next year. CNET talks with a GM exec about the challenge of competing.
Volkswagen's new hybrid system in the 2013 Jetta is a winner, delivering good driving characteristics and excellent fuel economy, but the cabin tech lacks features for a car in this price range.