By Jennifer Doudna and Emily MillerIn a world where gas prices have been climbing faster than ever, automakers are scrambling to keep up.
The average gas price in the U.S. last year was $3.13 per gallon, according to AAA.
Some automakers, like Toyota and Ford, have been able to offer gas-guzzling SUVs with a price tag under $30,000.
The big question for the auto industry: Can you find a better deal than the big gas guzzlers?
For now, the answer is yes.
The best cars for the right price are typically big-ticket purchases, but many big-dollar purchases are also the most efficient.
And the cheapest ones tend to have the best fuel economy.
Gas cars are the only option when the cost of gasoline is high and you can’t get more gas, so that’s what you end up with.
The best gas-powered vehicles are usually those that cost the least.
Here are some of the most popular gas cars, according the AAA study: Toyota Prius: $30K (5.1L)A 2015 Toyota Prium gets a great score on fuel efficiency, but it has one major flaw.
It’s not a plug-in hybrid.
That’s because it relies on a gasoline engine, a technology that’s still in its infancy.
This means the Prium isn’t a gas-only vehicle, meaning you can only get fuel for the engine with gas.
For the cost, you get a lot of bang for your buck.
Nissan Leaf: $22K (4.7L)The Nissan Leaf is a hybrid.
But the price tag doesn’t come close to its efficiency.
The EPA estimates the Leaf is responsible for driving only 25 percent of the nation’s fuel consumption and the car’s battery needs a minimum of 2,000 miles per charge to recharge.
The Leaf has a price that’s about 10 percent cheaper than the most expensive gas car on this list, the Chevy Volt.
Nissan’s Volt is the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the United States.
Toyota Camry: $19K (3.6L)Another compact SUV, the Toyota Camrys aren’t a plug in hybrid.
The Toyota Camrry is one of the smallest vehicles on this year’s list, but the price of the car is higher than most other vehicles.
The Camrries’ price is the lowest of any fuel-powered vehicle on this study.
The price of a Camry is about $20,000 less than a hybrid, but because the Camry uses a gasoline battery instead of a diesel engine, it’s more fuel efficient than a gasoline car.
Ford F-150 Raptor: $18K (2.9L)It may be the most powerful vehicle on the market, but its fuel efficiency doesn’t compare to a gas car.
The F-15 Raptor is a huge, expensive vehicle that has a big price tag.
This year’s report indicates that the F-145 is responsible a little more than 18 percent of fuel consumption.
The Raptor’s price tag is about 20 percent less than the priciest hybrid on this survey, the Nissan Leaf.
Chevy Bolt: $16K (1.6LT)The Chevy Bolt is one-of-a-kind.
It is one reason why it’s so popular.
But that popularity is tied to the fact that it’s cheap.
Chevy says the Bolt will save you $1,300 on your average monthly fuel bill, making it the cheapest fuel-saving car on the list.
The cheapest hybrid on the chart, the Tesla Model S, costs about $32,000 more.
Tesla is currently selling the cheapest electric vehicle on earth, the Model S. The Chevy Bolt will be the next Tesla.
Ford Focus: $15K (0.9LT)Ford’s Focus is a smaller, more efficient vehicle than the Toyota Priuses and the Ford F-series.
The Focus is also a smaller car, but Ford says the Focus is more fuel-economy than the Priuses, which is good for less than $1 per gallon.
This makes it the best value on this report.
The Ford Focus also has a fuel efficiency rating of about 25 percent.
The Tesla Model X: $12K (11.5L)Tesla’s new sedan, the X, is the least expensive hybrid on our list.
It has an efficiency rating that’s more than 10 percent better than the best hybrids on this poll.
That efficiency rating also makes the X a bargain.
The Tesla Model A is the best-selling hybrid vehicle in America.
But it’s not the cheapest.
The cost of the Tesla X is about 12 percent higher than the least-expensive hybrid, the Chevrolet Volt.
And while the Model X is more than 30 percent more efficient than the Ford Focus, it costs about 15 percent more.
The Volt is more expensive than the