Consumers' Favorites:2014 Best Cars If You Hate To Buy Gas


Ford's handsome Fusion Hybrid took top place with 21 percent of the vote, while at 11.1 percent, a distant 2nd went to the space-efficient Toyota Prius. Right behind in 3rd, at 10.5 percent, was the Chevrolet Volt, which boasts impressive electric-only range.

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. Ford Fusion Hybrid

    1. Ford Fusion Hybrid (21.0%)



What Edmunds.com says:
With its impressive refinement, well-rounded performance and high-tech features, the 2014 Fusion Hybrid puts Ford at the top of the hybrid sedan class.

  • Toyota Prius

    2. Toyota Prius (11.1%)

  • What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2014 Toyota Prius remains the quintessential hybrid car and a solid all-around choice, though other, newer hybrids are more enjoyable to drive.

  • Chevrolet Volt

    3. Chevrolet Volt (10.5%)

  • What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2014 Chevy Volt has the best all-electric range of any plug-in hybrid, while its gasoline engine offers peace of mind that true electric vehicles can't match. Best of all, this year's price drop makes the Volt much more attainable.

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Set apart by its European-style refinement, roomy interior and fuel-efficient diesel engine option, the 2014 Volkswagen Passat is a solid choice for a family sedan.

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2014 Volkswagen Golf may be in its final year of production, but it's still one of the most rewarding compact cars on the market.

  • Lexus CT 200h

    6. Lexus CT 200h (5.5%) - Tie

  • What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2014 Lexus CT 200h is a distinctive choice for a premium-brand hybrid car thanks to its high fuel economy and moderately sporty handling. But it's also one of the slowest cars in its class.

  • Honda Accord Hybrid

    6. Honda Accord Hybrid (5.5%) - Tie

  • What Edmunds.com says:
    Honda fields a true all-star midsize hybrid sedan with its new 2014 Accord Hybrid. The Hybrid offers all the advantages of the regular Accord but adds to it with Prius-like fuel economy.

  • Nissan Leaf

    8. Nissan Leaf (5.1%)

  • What Edmunds.com says:
    Though there are more choices than ever for an electric vehicle, the pioneering Nissan Leaf continues to be a top pick for an EV.

    What Edmunds.com says:
    It's neither the roomiest nor the cheapest, but the 2014 Mercedes GLK is nonetheless a sophisticated and impressively well-built small crossover SUV that should satisfy discerning luxury buyers.

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The well-rounded, well-built 2014 Ford Focus remains a top choice in an increasingly competitive segment.

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is a solid choice if you want a hybrid that looks and drives like a normal sedan. Elevated price aside, we're fans.

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid doesn't have the top fuel economy numbers in its class, and in certain areas it lacks refinement, but it's still a good choice for a hybrid family sedan thanks to its smooth ride, accommodating interior and strong performance.

  • Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid

    13. Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid (3.1%) - Tie

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

  • Ford C-Max Hybrid

    13. Ford C-Max Hybrid (3.1%) - Tie

  • What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid is an interesting alternative to compact crossovers, wagons and hybrids. Its high fuel economy and refined driving manners make it especially appealing.

  • Kia Optima Hybrid

    15. Kia Optima Hybrid (2.7%)

  • What Edmunds.com says:
    Thanks to evocative styling and an impressive set of features, the 2014 Kia Optima is one of our top picks for a midsize sedan.

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a satisfying three-row crossover SUV that gets an unbeatable 28 mpg in mixed driving. The price may give you pause, however.

  • Honda Insight

    17. Honda Insight (1.1%)

  • What Edmunds.com says:
    Although very fuel-efficient and affordable, the 2014 Honda Insight still doesn't measure up to its Toyota Prius C archrival in key areas like mpg, passenger room and available features.

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle pays proper homage to an icon of the past while still offering thoroughly modern features and performance.


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