Big ups to our little Saturn Ion! It may not let us ride the diamond lane like your fancy Prius or Honda Insight (although, as Nate Dogg might say, "Hold Up!", is Congress allowing you to ride HOV yet anyway?) but it is one of the most environmentally friendly cars on the road today. It scored an 8 out of 10 in the EPA Green Vehicle tests and costs about 10 grand less than most hybrids. There are several other non-hybrid cars that did well on the test and are also quite affordable. Oh sure, we're not getting 55 miles to the gallon but we do have a little more money in our pockets.
Maybe it is easy being green.