Consumers' Favorites: Best Hybrid Car


Still boasting a winning formula of a spacious cabin, a comfortable ride, plenty of features and (of course) a meager appetite for fuel, the Toyota Prius takes 1st place with 19 percent of the vote. The handsomely styled and relatively sporty Ford Fusion takes 2nd with 12 percent. And snagging 3rd is the new Chevrolet Volt. The latter stands apart by allowing you to drive under electric-only propulsion for around 40 miles and at much higher speeds (up to 100 mph!) than standard hybrids, making gas-free highway trips possible.

See how the rest of the field did in the full results below and make sure to exercise your right to vote in our next Consumers' Favorites poll.

  1. Toyota Prius

    1. Toyota Prius

    What Edmunds.com says:
    There are plenty of choices for a green car this year. But when it comes to high fuel economy, plenty of versatility and a reasonable price, the 2011 Toyota Prius cannot be beat.

  2. Ford Fusion Hybrid

    2. Ford Fusion Hybrid

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid is proof that driving enjoyment, supreme fuel-efficiency and affordability in a midsize sedan needn't be mutually exclusive.

  3. Chevrolet Volt

    3. Chevrolet Volt

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2011 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid is arguably the most fuel-efficient car on the market, but it's pricey for what you get.

  4. Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

    4. Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is the top choice for shoppers in search of an entry-level luxury hybrid sedan. But the Ford Fusion Hybrid makes a lot of sense, too.

  5. Lexus RX 450h

    5. Lexus RX 450h

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Though expensive, the 2011 Lexus RX 450h delivers on its promise of impressive fuel economy, utility, power and luxury.

  6. Toyota Highlander Hybrid

    6. Toyota Highlander Hybrid

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Combining seven-passenger seating with excellent fuel economy and performance , the 2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a very appealing alternative to conventional crossovers.

  7. Lexus HS 250h

    7. Lexus HS 250h

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Essentially a class of one, the 2011 Lexus HS 250h offers all the luxury expected of a premium-brand sedan along with the fuel economy of a gas-sipping subcompact.

  8. Ford Escape Hybrid

    8. Ford Escape Hybrid

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Though it's getting a little long in the tooth, the 2011 Ford Escape Hybrid's combination of practicality and excellent fuel economy make it worth a look.

  9. Honda CR-Z

    9. Honda CR-Z

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Hard-core enthusiasts will likely be disappointed, but somebody just looking for a sporty two-door with good fuel economy will likely be pleased with the 2011 Honda CR-Z.

  10. Toyota Camry Hybrid

    10. Toyota Camry Hybrid

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid is the rare hybrid that makes both environmental and financial sense. It's quicker than a regular four-cylinder Camry, it's far better on gas and it's only marginally more expensive than a comparable non-hybrid four-cylinder model.

  11. Honda Civic Hybrid

    11. Honda Civic Hybrid

    What Edmunds.com says:
    For a reliable and enjoyable-to-drive small car, you're not going to do much better than the 2011 Honda Civic.

  12. Honda Insight

    12. Honda Insight

    What Edmunds.com says:
    While fuel-efficient and reliable, the 2011 Honda Insight doesn't measure up to its archrival, the Toyota Prius.

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