7 Eco-Friendly Cars You Can’t Buy in the U.S.

Gas prices are down right now, which has American consumers overjoyed. But putting that in perspective, fuel prices are still double what they were 10 years ago. Plus, numerous consumers are now focused on their carbon footprint, and how they can help the environment by making smarter choices in their lives — and that includes the car they drive.

With a rising number of shoppers seeking out high-efficiency, environmentally friendly cars, it’s no surprise that car companies have been making big strides with electric only or hybrid technology cars.

But what if we told you that low-priced, high-MPG vehicles (with some amazing design) have been sold around the world for years, and you’re just not allowed to buy them in the United States?

The above slides show offers a list of 7 eco-friendly cars you may not have known about. We’ve posted their stats below as well.

Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC diesel

78.5 mpg
More than 700 miles to the tank, even averaging a much lower 55 mpg
0-62 in 10.5 seconds
2.2 liter model for those who want to trade a little efficiency for more power

Mini Cooper Hatch D 1.6L

74.3 mpg
0-62 in 9.7 seconds
654 miles to a tank
2.0 liter model for more power

Ford Fiesta Diesel Hatchback 1.6 TDCI ECOnetic

71 mpg
0-62 in 12.9 seconds
755 miles to a tank
1.6 L, 94 horsepower

Audi A3 1.6 TDI

73 mpg
0-60 in 10.5 seconds
932 miles to a tank

VW Passat 1.6 TDI Bluemotion

69 mpg
0-62 in 12.2 seconds
914 miles to a tank

Volkswagen Golf TDI Bluemotion

73.5 mpg
0-62 in 10.5 seconds
932 miles to a tank


Super sexy, 2-seater, turbo diesel car.
262 mpg
0-60 in 12.5 seconds
310 miles to a tank