It used be that the phrase “best fuel-efficient sports cars” was an automotive oxymoron, as a focus on fuel-economy usually ruled out much in the way of traditional road-going performance. But with the current race to meet the next round of EPA requirements already underway, automakers have turned to turbocharging and other powertrain technologies to deliver the best of both worlds. In fact, every high-performance pick selected below blends both true sports-car capabilities and surprisingly impressive EPA grades, with every pick earning at least 30 mpg but one, and that entry enables 29 mpg with a standard 455 hp.

Oh, and for the curious, the production run for the Porsche 918 plug-in hybrid—offering 887 hp and up to 67 MPGe under electric power—has sold out.