Peugeot 508 RXH
- Price: $52,843
- Mileage: 57.4 mpg
The French seem to have outdone themselves with the five-door Peugeot 508 RXH, which is made by PSA Peugeot Citroen. But the company doesn't manufacture cars that conform to U.S. regulations. What makes the 508 RXH distinctive is Peugeot's claim that it is the world's first hybrid diesel car.
This is the most expensive vehicle on Bankrate's list. Peugeot prices it at $52,843. But fuel efficiency is its selling point, with a fairly high 57.4 combined mpg.
It comes standard with a six-speed electronically controlled manual transmission. The Peugeot achieves its fuel efficiency with a 2-liter, four-cylinder engine that gets 200 brake horsepower. The vehicle switches between the diesel and electric engine for power in order to optimize fuel efficiency. Start-stop technology also gives the gas mileage a boost.
Peugeot says it shoots from zero to 62 mph in 9.5 seconds and hits a maximum speed of 132 mph.