The new Volkswagen Jetta TDI sports real-world highway fuel economy in the 40s, with cleaner emissions than diesels of the past, and it’s a much more settled choice for highway driving.
The Honda Civic GX uses natural gas, not gasoline, to provide good power and fuel economy; its range is rather short, but it’s even more economical to run than a hybrid if you have access.
The Toyota Prius has been a pioneer in hybrid vehicles.
The current Prius has good interior room and strong fuel economy, along with hatchback utility; an all-new Prius is expected very soon, as a 2010 model.
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|2009 Honda Civic HybridBrowse Used Listings||2008 Toyota PriusBrowse Used Listings||2004 Honda Civic ClassicBrowse Used Listings||2001 Volkswagen JettaBrowse Used Listings|
|40 MPG City / 45 MPG Hwy||48 MPG City / 45 MPG Hwy||26 MPG City / 51 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 49 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/Electric I4||Gas/Electric I4||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|Hybrid 4-Door Sedan||5-Door HB Base (SE)||Classic 4-Door Sedan DX Manual||4-Door Sedan GL Manual|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front-Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||5 Door Liftback||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan GL|
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|2009 Honda Civic Hybrid vs. 2008 Toyota Prius||2009 Honda Civic Hybrid vs. 2004 Honda Civic Classic||2009 Honda Civic Hybrid vs. 2001 Volkswagen Jetta|