Our favorite among fuel-sippers, the Insight is a hybrid for people who want stellar fuel economy but don’tnecessarily want to broadcast their green credentials. It is roomy, quick among compact hybrids, and has refreshingly well-proportioned styling and a clean, function-driven cabin.Read more
If you want efficient, eco-friendly driving and a ton of utility, the Toyota Prius remains hard to top.Competitors have emerged to challenge the Prius’ fuel-economy crown, but this is still one of the best all-around hybrids you can buy.Read more
The Honda Accord Hybrid is a great choice for a hybrid sedan. It boasts sleek styling, generous interior spaceand plenty of safety features. Factor in great fuel economy and pleasing performance and you have a family sedan that does just about everything well.Read more
$25,320 – $34,990
7.8 out of 10
better fuel economy, and commands a minimal price premium. We think it’s the RAV4 to get.
fuel economy, a smooth driving demeanor and eye-catching style helps forgive any shortcomings.
attractive styling that doesn’t scream “HYBRID” help set it apart from the pack.
standard features. Throw in the ability to travel over 40 miles per gallon and you’ve got a solid all-around package.
crossover-level features like generous ground clearance or all-wheel drive. Its primary strengths are fuel efficiency and affordability, but it also offers many modern features in fancier trims.
noise, mediocre tech features and just average fuel economy drag it down a bit. On the other hand, it’s one of the only three-row hybrid SUVs from a mainstream automaker.
better estimated fuel economy, more cargo space and a better technology interface. However, its road manners are less refined than the Toyota’s. Give it a good test drive before you commit.
If you’re looking for a plug-in hybrid with extraordinary electric range, the Chevrolet Volt should be at thetop of your list. It’s capable of going more than 50 miles on a charge before it switches to using gas. A sleek design and the latest tech features round out the Volt’s appeal.Read more
The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid provides rare fuel-sipping transportation for seven. You give up something in theprocess, though — namely, Chrysler’s cool second-row Stow ‘n Go seats. But there’s no other three-row EV or hybrid that can transport so many people in such comfort.Read more
The surprisingly quick Mini Countryman S E plug-in hybrid delivers a shot of excitement to a class that’s notexactly known for it. This Mini uses its plug-in hybrid system as more of a performance enhancer than a range-extender; indeed, real-world range (electric plus gas) is rather paltry at around 240 miles, and you’ll struggle to get 12 miles out of EV mode.Read more
7.4 out of 10
you can recharge for a useful 29 miles of all-electric driving range. Fully charged and filled, it has the capability to travel over 600 miles.
limited to the state of California. The Clarity PHEV an excellent city car, with flexible cargo space and a quiet interior, but its infotainment system is aging and it looks like it came from a dystopian future.
driving range in addition to gas-electric hybrid functionality. There are some drawbacks, though. Passenger and cargo space are limited by hatchback standards, and the Prime is not all that enjoyable to drive.
designed for optimal fuel efficiency. While it’s enjoyable to drive, prospective buyers might balk at its high starting price and modest all-electric range.
lacks the ground clearance of an SUV. On the bright side, the Niro PHEV gives you great fuel economy and understated style at an attractive price.
While the regular Outlander lacks the comfort and refinement of its many competitors, the PHEV might be worth a closer look.
Among midsize luxury crossover SUVs, the Acura MDX hybrid is one of the most practical entries. Its standardthird-row seat, extensive features and trick hybrid all-wheel-drive system make it an attractive choice. There are more luxurious and sportier options out there, but you won’t find one for the same price.Read more
The Lexus GS 450h is a hybrid luxury sedan that can deliver the sauce when you want it, or conserve gas whenthe roads aren’t free and clear. It provides an appealing blend of performance and efficiency.Read more
$63,635 – $68,680
7.4 out of 10
unique hybrid powertrain. However, it lacks the thrills of its gasoline counterparts, and that powertrain also creates unique drivability issues.
which it is based. It retains the visual attitude of its stablemate while delivering better fuel economy.
shopping list, the Lincoln MKZ hybrid is worth a look. Other aspects like performance and overall quality are where the MKZ is just average.
an advanced all-wheel-drive system, so it easily outperforms the standard RLX model. But this Acura falls behind in many areas when you start comparing it with other sedans at this price.
The BMW 740e plug-in hybrid offers decent performance along with 14 miles of electric-only range. It isn’t themost sporting version of the 7 Series, but it still delivers above-average handling for a large sedan while comfort and technology take center stage.Read more
The XC60 is a small luxury SUV and Volvo’s most popular model. The powerful T8 plug-in hybrid pairs elegantdesign and luxurious amenities with serious power and even a little all-electric driving range. It’s a top pick if you’re looking for a luxury hybrid SUV.Read more
Elegant and stylish, the Volvo XC90 is easy on the eyes. Inside and out, it is exquisitely appointed anddecidedly classy. The T8 plug-in hybrid drivetrain makes healthy power, but it doesn’t quite stack up to class leaders when it comes to ride quality and performance.Read more
The BMW X5 serves as a benchmark for the modern luxury performance SUV. However, we’re not terribly impressedwith the X5 xDrive40e, the plug-in hybrid version of this SUV. It’s lively and stable enough, but the steering feels utterly dead and the driveline doesn’t transition smoothly between electricity and gas. Also, 14 miles of electric range hardly seems worth the bother.Read more
7.1 out of 10
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