Consumers' Favorites: Best Cars If You Hate To Buy Gas


Charging away with 29.7 percent of the vote, the Chevrolet Volt took 1st. The versatile Toyota Prius came in 2nd with 11.2 percent, while the handsome Volkswagen Passat TDI captured 3rd with 9.1 percent.

See how the rest of the field did in the full results below and make sure to exercise your right to vote in our next Consumers' Favorites poll.

  1. Chevrolet Volt

    1. Chevrolet Volt (29.7%)

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2013 Chevy Volt provides the best all-electric range of any plug-in hybrid, plus gasoline-fueled peace of mind that all-electric competitors can't match. But it's pricey for what you get.

  2. Toyota Prius

    2. Toyota Prius (11.2%)

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2013 Toyota Prius continues to be the quintessential hybrid, though other newer hybrids are more desirable to drive.

  3. Volkswagen Passat TDI

    3. Volkswagen Passat TDI (9.1%)

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Distinguishing itself with European-style refinement and an efficient diesel option, the 2013 Volkswagen Passat is a solid choice for a family sedan.

  4. Ford Fusion Hybrid

    4. Ford Fusion Hybrid (7.9%)

    What Edmunds.com says:
    With added refinement and technology, the 2013 Fusion Hybrid could take Ford to the top of the class for hybrid sedans.

  5. Volkswagen Golf TDI

    5. Volkswagen Golf TDI (5.8%)

    What Edmunds.com says:
    With an uncommon blend of refinement, performance and plentiful features, the 2013 Volkswagen Golf remains high on our list of hatchback picks.

  6. Audi A3 Diesel

    6. Audi A3 Diesel (4.5%) Tie

    What Edmunds.com says:
    If you like the idea of luxury amenities in a small package, the Audi A3 is a great car to consider, especially with the frugal diesel engine option.

  7. Nissan Leaf

    6. Nissan Leaf (4.5%) Tie

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Although there are a handful of choices now for an electric vehicle now, the 2013 Nissan Leaf is still the most established. It's a smart choice for an EV.

  8. Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid

    8. Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid (4.3%)

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid offers the venerable sedan a fuel-efficient edge in a competitive class.

  9. Toyota Camry Hybrid

    9. Toyota Camry Hybrid (3.9%)

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid is a great choice for a hybrid family sedan, thanks to impressive fuel economy, solid driving dynamics and an accommodating interior.

  10. Lexus CT 200h

    10. Lexus CT 200h (2.8%)

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2013 Lexus CT 200h stands out in the premium compact segment thanks to its high fuel economy, sporty handling and attractive price.

  11. Ford C-Max Hybrid

    11. Ford C-Max Hybrid (2.6%)

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid is an interesting alternative to compact crossovers, wagons, minivans and hybrids. Its fuel economy and refined driving manners make it especially appealing.

  12. Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

    12. Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid (2.5%) - Tie

    What Edmunds.com says:
    If you just want a really nice Jetta that's completely normal to drive and happens to get about 45 mpg, you won't blink at the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid's hefty price tag.

  13. Ford Focus Electric

    12. Ford Focus Electric (2.5%) - Tie

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The well-rounded, well-built 2013 Ford Focus stands as one of the top choices in an increasingly competitive segment.

  14. Kia Optima Hybrid

    14. Kia Optima Hybrid (2.45%)

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2013 Kia Optima is one of our top picks for a midsize sedan. With evocative styling, strong engine choices and a long list of features, it's easy to see why.

  15. Mercedes-Benz GLK250

    15. Mercedes-Benz GLK250 (2.09%)

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Neither the roomiest nor the cheapest, the 2013 Mercedes GLK is nonetheless a sophisticated and impressively built compact SUV that should satisfy discerning luxury buyers.

  16. Toyota Highlander Hybrid

    16. Toyota Highlander Hybrid (1.99%)

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Combining seven-passenger seating with excellent fuel economy and performance, the 2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a very appealing alternative to conventional crossovers.

  17. Volkswagen Beetle TDI

    17. Volkswagen Beetle TDI (1.45%)

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2013 Volkswagen Beetle manages to pay proper homage to an icon of the past while still being thoroughly modern in important areas such as powertrain, features and performance.

  18. Honda Insight

    18. Honda Insight (0.82%)

    What Edmunds.com says:
    While fuel-efficient and reliable, the 2013 Honda Insight doesn't quite measure up to its archrival, the Toyota Prius.

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