Electrified powertrains, be they hybrid, plug-in or full EV set the tone for fuel efficiency, but they're not the only game in town. Whether you're looking for the best gas mileage or taking a more nuanced look at overall efficiency, these are some of the smartest, most efficient vehicles in their respective classes.
The one you've been waiting for
Tesla's Model 3 is the most hotly anticipated car in history. And while it exceeds even our lofty expectations in many ways, it also has some notable flaws.Read full review
A complex car with a simple soul
The Clarity's plug-in hybrid drivetrain may be complex, but that doesn't mean you can't just get in and drive.Read full review
The all-new Crosstrek makes many additions to its winning formula
The compact SUV gains dramatically improved StarLink tech to go with its standard all-wheel drive and exceptional ground clearance.Read full review
Novel and niche, but not a great value
The ultra compact Smart Fortwo switches to a fully electric lineup for 2018, but keeps its disproportionately large price tag.Read full review
The best EV you can buy this side of Tesla
238 real-world miles per charge, a flexible design, and (mostly) smart tech at a price that normal drivers can afford.Read full review
Yes, Hyundai's new Ioniq Hybrid is good, but is it a Prius-slayer?
With a class-leading 58 mpg, the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid looks like a Prius killer. We hit the road to find out if the rest of the car lives up to the mpgs.Read full review
2017 Kia Niro is a solid hybrid choice, just not a sexy one
Designed to blend in, the Kia Niro doesn't turn heads. However, the dull exterior hides quite good fuel economy, performance and technology for safety and entertainment.Read full review
Plug-in Prime is a better Prius, but at what cost?
The new plug-in hybrid is more efficient and flexible than the standard model, but the eco gains come with a few compromises.Read full review
More range, more tech, more compelling
Chevy's new Volt improves in nearly every regard and is a genuinely compelling choice, even if you're not looking for a hybrid.Read full review