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Family car: Toyota Prius
Sticker price: $21,000 - $27,670
Mileage: 48 mpg Hwy, 51 mpg City
Consumer Reports recommended: Yes

You might think of the Prius as a small car, but it's actually about as roomy inside as a Toyota Camry mid-sized car. (The Camry Hybrid ranked eighth in this category.)

The Ford Fusion was the second-highest ranked car in this category to earn a recommendation. The Volvo S40, also a Ford Motor Co. product, ranked second in reliability but was not recommended because of poor performance test scores.

The Mercury Milan, nearly identical to the Ford Fusion, and hybrid versions of the Fusion and Milan also ranked above average in dependability, as did the Nissan Altima Hybrid.

NEXT: Luxury car: Infiniti M35

Last updated November 03 2009: 3:53 PM ET
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