2. Honda CR-Z
If you want some fun in your ride but are still interested in excellent fuel economy, Honda has just the car for you. The two-seater CR-Z, when outfitted with the automatic transmission, can achieve 36 mpg in the city, 39 mpg on the highway, and 37 mpg combined, according to EPA estimates. The hatchback has some styling cues that hint at the old CR-X. To be clear, though, the CR-Z drives very differently. Steering is tight and the car feels agile, but the car is lacking in some balance and subsequently some of its road-holding ability. In order to achieve the best fuel economy possible, you will need to select the Econ driving mode, which slows down the car considerably. The good news is that Honda Performance Development is releasing a supercharger kit for the CR-Z, which improves on the car’s top output of 140 horsepower while not hurting efficiency.