8 Most Eco-Friendly and Affordable Cars in the U.S.

Toyota Prius: The classic hybrid remains a top contender, offering excellent fuel economy (57 mpg combined) and a starting MSRP of $25,270, with potential federal tax credits of up to $2,500.

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: This stylish option boasts 55 mpg combined and a starting MSRP of $24,050, also eligible for up to $2,500 in federal tax credits.

Honda Insight: With a sleek design and 55 mpg combined, the Insight starts at $25,920 and qualifies for up to $1,500 in federal tax credits.

Kia Niro PHEV: Offering 53 miles of electric range and 103 MPGe combined, the Niro PHEV starts at $34,250 and qualifies for up to $6,843 in federal tax credits.

Toyota Prius Prime: With 58 miles of electric range and 133 MPGe combined, the Prius Prime starts at $32,620 and qualifies for up to $6,500 in federal tax credits.

Chevrolet Bolt EV: This practical hatchback offers 259 miles of range and starts at $31,000, with potential federal tax credits of up to $7,500.

Nissan Leaf: A pioneer in the EV market, the Leaf offers 223 miles of range and starts at $28,375, with potential federal tax credits of up to $7,500.

Mitsubishi Mirage G4: Though not a hybrid or EV, this gasoline-powered sedan achieves an impressive 39 mpg combined and starts at just $16,245, making it a budget-friendly and fuel-efficient choice.