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If you want to be smart and magnify savings, as well as really make a difference you may want the uppermost in fuel economy. The 2009 Toyota Prius is price at $22,000 and is the iconic hybrid and is the most fuel-efficient car you can buy. A Toyota Prius, will save you almost $1,500 a year on fuel costs, compared to buying a car with the minimum qualifying fuel economy (18 mpg). With fuel economy: City: 48 mpg Highway: 45 mpg a cost to drive of $1,133 and a air pollution score: 8 (of 10)

Next comes the Honda Civic Hybrid priced at $23,550 the Honda Civic Hybrid achieves a better EPA air pollution score than the Prius but the Toyota Prius remains top dog!

With fuel economy: City: 40 mpg Highway: 45 mpg and cost to drive of $1,242 and an air pollution score: 9 (of 10)

The 2009 Altima Hybrid by Nissan takes the third spot and is priced at $26,650. With fuel economy: City: 35 mpg Highway: 33 mpg and cost to drive: $1,535

Close behind is the 2009 Mercury Mariner Hybrid price at $29,750 and is tied with the Mercury Mariner as the most fuel-efficient SUV on the market this year. 2009 Mazda Tribute Hybrid price at $28,175 ties the Mazda Tribute and is the most fuel-efficient SUV on the market this year.

2009 Mazda Tribute Hybrid Price: $28,175 tied the Mazda Tribute is the most fuel-efficient SUV on the market this year.

With fuel economy: City: 34 mpg Highway: 31 mpg Cost to Drive: $1,634
An air pollution score: 8 (of 10)

The neophyte for the list for 2009 is the 2009 Smart Fortwo Pure is the most affordable model on the list of most-efficient 2009 car.

With fuel economy: City: 33 mpg Highway: 41 mpg Cost to drive: $1,564 with a air pollution score: 8 (of 10)
 
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