Most fuel efficient cars of 2013

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As the Obama administration works to wean the U.S. auto industry off of harmful emissions, cars are becoming increasingly fuel efficient. Here are the 2013 model-year cars that the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency have rated at a combined 40 miles per gallon of gas or more.

Toyota Avalon Hybrid Engine: 2.5-liter 4-cylinder Transmission: Continuously
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Toyota Avalon Hybrid

Engine: 2.5-liter 4-cylinder
Transmission: Continuously variable
Drive: Two-wheel
Fuel: Gasoline
Vehicle class: Midsize car
City/Hwy/Combined MPG: 40/39/40

Starting MSRP: $35,555

Lexus ES 300h Engine: 1.8-liter 4-cylinder Transmission: SCV-6
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Lexus ES 300h

Engine: 1.8-liter 4-cylinder
Transmission: SCV-6
Drive: Two-wheel
Fuel: Gasoline
Vehicle class: Midsize car
City/Hwy/Combined MPG: 40/39/40

Starting MSRP: $39,250

Toyota Camry Hybrid Engine: 2.5-liter 4-cylinder Transmission: Continuously
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Toyota Camry Hybrid

Engine: 2.5-liter 4-cylinder
Transmission: Continuously variable
Drive: Two-wheel
Fuel: Gasoline
Vehicle class: Midsize car
City/Hwy/Combined MPG: 43/39/41

Starting MSRP: $26,140

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Toyota Prius v Engine: 1.8-liter 4-cylinder Transmission: Continuously
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Toyota Prius v

Engine: 1.8-liter 4-cylinder
Transmission: Continuously variable
Drive: Two-wheel
Fuel: Gasoline
Vehicle class: Station wagon
City/Hwy/Combined MPG: 44/40/42

Starting MSRP: $26,650

Lexus CT 200h Engine: 1.8-liter 4-cylinder Transmission: Continuously
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Lexus CT 200h

Engine: 1.8-liter 4-cylinder
Transmission: Continuously variable
Drive: Two-wheel
Fuel: Gasoline
Vehicle class: Small car
City/Hwy/Combined MPG: 43/40/42

Starting MSRP: $32,050

Honda Insight Engine: 1.3-liter 4-cylinder Transmission: Continuously variable
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Honda Insight

Engine: 1.3-liter 4-cylinder
Transmission: Continuously variable or SCV-7
Drive: Two-wheel
Fuel: Gasoline
Vehicle class: Small car
City/Hwy/Combined MPG: 44/41/42

Starting MSRP: $18,600

Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Engine: 1.4-liter 4-cylinder Transmission: AMS-7
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Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

Engine: 1.4-liter 4-cylinder
Transmission: AMS-7
Drive: Two-wheel
Fuel: Gasoline
Vehicle class: Small car
City/Hwy/Combined MPG: 42/48/45

Starting MSRP: $24,995

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Engine: 2-liter 4-cylinder Transmission: Continuously
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Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

Engine: 2-liter 4-cylinder
Transmission: Continuously variable
Drive: Two-wheel
Fuel: Gasoline
Vehicle class: Midsize car
City/Hwy/Combined MPG: 45/45/45

Starting MSRP: $35,925

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Ford Fusion Hybrid Engine: 2-liter 4-cylinder Transmission: Continuously
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Ford Fusion Hybrid

Engine: 2-liter 4-cylinder
Transmission: Continuously variable
Drive: Two-wheel
Fuel: Gasoline
Vehicle class: Midsize car
City/Hwy/Combined MPG: 47/47/47

Starting MSRP: $27,200

Ford C-MAX Hybrid Engine: 2-liter 4-cylinder Transmission: Continuously
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Ford C-MAX Hybrid

Engine: 2-liter 4-cylinder
Transmission: Continuously variable
Drive: Two-wheel
Fuel: Gasoline
Vehicle class: Large car
City/Hwy/Combined MPG: 47/47/47

Starting MSRP: $28,365

Toyota Prius c Engine: 1.5-liter 4-cylinder Transmission: Continuously
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Toyota Prius c

Engine: 1.5-liter 4-cylinder
Transmission: Continuously variable
Drive: Two-wheel
Fuel: Gasoline
Vehicle class: Small car
City/Hwy/Combined MPG: 53/46/50

Starting MSRP: $19,080

Toyota Prius Engine: 1.8-liter 4-cylinder Transmission: Continuously variable
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Toyota Prius

Engine: 1.8-liter 4-cylinder
Transmission: Continuously variable
Drive: Two-wheel
Fuel: Gasoline
Vehicle class: Midsize car
City/Hwy/Combined MPG: 51/48/50

Starting MSRP: $24,200

Coda Transmission: Automatic Drive: Two-wheel Fuel: Electricity Vehicle
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Coda

Transmission: Automatic
Drive: Two-wheel
Fuel: Electricity
Vehicle class: Small car
City/Hwy/Combined MPG: 77/68/73

Starting MSRP: $38,125

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Toyota RAV4 EV Transmission: Continuously variable Drive: Two-wheel
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Toyota RAV4 EV

Transmission: Continuously variable
Drive: Two-wheel
Fuel: Electricity
Vehicle class: Small SUV
City/Hwy/Combined MPG: 78/74/76

Starting MSRP: $49,800

Tesla Model S Transmission: Automatic Drive: Two-wheel Fuel:
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Tesla Model S

Transmission: Automatic
Drive: Two-wheel
Fuel: Electricity
Vehicle class: Large car
City/Hwy/Combined MPG: 94/97/95

Starting MSRP: $59,900

Ford Focus EV Transmission: Automatic Drive: Two-wheel Fuel:
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Ford Focus EV

Transmission: Automatic
Drive: Two-wheel
Fuel: Electricity
Vehicle class: Small car
City/Hwy/Combined MPG: 110/99/105

Starting MSRP: $39,200

Smart ForTwo Transmission: Automatic Drive: Two-wheel Fuel: Electricity
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Smart ForTwo

Transmission: Automatic
Drive: Two-wheel
Fuel: Electricity
Vehicle class: Small car
City/Hwy/Combined MPG: 122/93/107

Starting MSRP: $25,000

Mitsubishi i-MiEV Transmission: Automatic Drive: Two-wheel Fuel: Electricity
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Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Transmission: Automatic
Drive: Two-wheel
Fuel: Electricity
Vehicle class: Small car
City/Hwy/Combined MPG: 126/99/112

Starting MSRP: $29,125

Nissan Leaf Transmission: Automatic Drive: Two-wheel Fuel: Electricity
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Nissan Leaf

Transmission: Automatic
Drive: Two-wheel
Fuel: Electricity
Vehicle class: Midsize car
City/Hwy/Combined MPG: 130/102/116

Starting MSRP: $28,800

Fiat 500e Transmission: Automatic Drive: Two-wheel Fuel: Electricity
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Fiat 500e

Transmission: Automatic
Drive: Two-wheel
Fuel: Electricity
Vehicle class: Small car
City/Hwy/Combined MPG: 122/108/116

Starting MSRP: N/A

Honda Fit EV Transmission: Automatic Drive: Two-wheel Fuel:
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Honda Fit EV

Transmission: Automatic
Drive: Two-wheel
Fuel: Electricity
Vehicle class: Station wagon
City/Hwy/Combined MPG: 132/105/118

Starting MSRP: N/A

Scion iQ EV Transmission: Continuously variable Drive: Two-wheel
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Scion iQ EV

Transmission: Continuously variable
Drive: Two-wheel
Fuel: Electricity
Vehicle class: Small car
City/Hwy/Combined MPG: 138/105/121

Starting MSRP: N/A

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