The average American spends 26 minutes commuting 16 miles one way to work. That's over 30 miles a day! If you're driving a gas guzzler that can be serious money or if you live in states such as California and you commute 40-50 minutes or even over an hour you could be having a harmful impact on the planet. If you're looking for a cheap car that's fuel efficient to get you to work and back then these might the be the right cars for you!

2019 Hyundai Ioniq

The Hyundai Ioniq just hit the streets of the United States recently. The car boasts a 57 city and 59 highway miles per gallon. The car is also available in hybrid as well as full electric. The car has a 1.6 liter four cylinder engine with a six speed automatic transmission 139 horsepower frontwheel drive that is powered by a single electric motor. The car starts a $22,400 making it a great cheap commuter car if you have a long commute or are just looking to do your part to minimize your carbon footprint.

2019 Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius has become a household name over the past 10 years. It's a family friendly hybrid car that sips gas, has decent space, and makes for a great commuter and family car. The Prius has 58 city and 53 highway miles per gallon making it one of the most efficient cars in our list. The car comes in an all wheel drive for those of you who are living in snowier conditions! The car is powered by a 1.8 liter four cylinder engine with an electric motor which pumps out 121 horsepower. The batter does have to be replace every 5 or so years, but the gas savings will make the batter cost look like nothing.

2019 Toyota Prius Prime

The Toyota Prius Prime is the newest Prius iteration. It's a bit pricier than the other Prius forms at $27,350. The Prius Prime is a plug in hybrid electric vehicle with 54 miles per gallon on average with a 133 miles per gallon electric when using the plug in electric power. The car comes in a hatchback design to help boost the cargo space for those long haul treks and road trips. However, unlike the other cars in this list this car only seats FOUR, so if you have a family of 5 or are thinking of needing to haul a lot of people then you might want to reconsider since this won't have enough space for your needs.

2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid

The Toyota Camry Hybrid is a mid sized compact sedan coming it at $28,250. The Camry Hybrid is rated at 51 city and 53 highway miles per gallon. The Camry is one of America's most popular and most affordable cars. It has more space and is bigger than most of the cars in this list while only being slightly more expensive. This midsize care was warded Best Midsize car for Fmilies as well as receiving a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS. Given it's larger size and higher price point the Camry comes with 208 horsepower backed by a 4 cylinder engine with a single electric motor.

2019 Honda Insight

The 2019 Honda Insight is a hybrid midize sedan similar to the Camry, but it starts at a lower price point of $22,830. The car features fewer bells and whistles than the Camry, but is larger than the Prius', Civic's and the Corolla's of the world. The Insight has 55 miles per gallon city and 49 miles per gallon high way. The insight comes with lane keeping assist, automatic emergency braking, and also earned a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS.