Shopping for a fuel-efficient new car doesn't have to mean spending big bucks. We've listed today's top green car deals for drivers interested in getting a gas-saving new model without spending a fortune.

Ford Fusion Hybrid

The popular Ford Fusion Hybrid is a midsize sedan that returns class-leading fuel economy from its hybrid 4-cylinder engine. In August, it's also offered with incentives for interested shoppers, whether they're looking to finance or pay cash for their next car. For drivers who want to finance their Fusion Hybrid, Ford is offering 1.9-percent interest for 36 months or 2.9 percent for 48 months. For those looking to pay in full, Ford is offering up to $1,000 cash back on all Fusion Hybrid models. Unfortunately, the brand isn't offering any Fusion Hybrid lease deals in August.

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Kia Optima Hybrid

The midsize Kia Optima Hybrid is a popular hybrid sedan that boasts the fuel economy of a subcompact car. In August, it's offered with good incentives whether shoppers are looking to lease, finance or pay with cash. For cash buyers, Kia is offering $1,000 back on all Optima Hybrid models. Qualified drivers looking to finance can take advantage of 0-percent interest rates for up to 36 months, plus up to $1,000 cash back. And for lease shoppers, Kia is offering the Optima Hybrid for 36 months with nothing down and payments starting at $279 per month.

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Mazda CX-5

The 2013 Mazda CX-5 is a compact crossover that's heralded as the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid SUV on the market. And while that means it doesn't include fancy hybrid or even diesel technology, it does offer great fuel economy -- and, in August, some great deals. For qualified drivers looking to finance, Mazda is offering 0.9-percent interest for up to 60 months. And for lease shoppers, Mazda is touting a 39-month term with nothing due at signing and payments that start at just $309 per month.

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Nissan LEAF

The 2013 Nissan LEAF is a fully electric hatchback that can travel around 75 miles on a single charge. In August, Nissan is offering several incentives on the LEAF. For drivers looking to finance the car, Nissan is touting interest rates as low as zero percent for up to 36 months. But the best deal remains the LEAF's lease rate, which starts at $199 per month for 36 months after $1,999 down at lease signing. That deal -- coupled with never having to visit a gas station -- is hard to pass up for many economy-minded shoppers.

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Toyota Camry Hybrid

The 2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid is a midsize sedan that offers exceptional gas mileage thanks to a hybrid 4-cylinder engine. It remains an exceptional deal in August thanks to two offers: one for shoppers looking to finance and the other for drivers who would rather lease. For lease shoppers, Toyota is offering the Camry Hybrid for 36 months with payments from $249 per month after $2,648 down at lease signing. Qualified drivers looking to finance also get a good deal, as Toyota is offering 0-percent interest for up to 60 months.

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What it means to you: Our list of green car deals shows that you can save money in the showroom -- and at the pump -- when you buy your next fuel-efficient vehicle.

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Doug DeMuro has a wide range of automotive industry experience, from work at a Ferrari dealership to a manager for Porsche North America. A lifelong car enthusiast, Doug's eclectic vehicle purchases include a Porsche 911 Turbo, an E63 AMG wagon, an old Range Rover and a Mercedes Benz G-wagen.

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