4. Chevrolet Volt – MSRP from $34,185
Driving the Volt on a regular basis is not only a smart financial move, it also helps cut down on air pollution and dependency on foreign energy sources. The gasoline-electric extended-range hybrid hatchback only occasionally uses gasoline when driven mostly shorter distances, with some owners reporting they have used the same tank of gas for months on end. This is in thanks to a longer electric-only range than rival plug-in hybrid vehicles, making it much more practical to own. For anyone who wants the benefits of driving an alternative energy vehicle but does not want a strange driving experience, the Volt behaves more like a traditional gasoline-only car than competing models. The layout of the car provides excellent space and comfort in the front seats, plus it features seating for two in the rear and an easy-to-load hatchback cargo area.