Consumers' Favorites: Best Hybrid


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 (includes V model) took 1st place with 19.7 percent of the vote. The Chevrolet Volt, which allows one to drive nearly 40 miles on electric power alone, was right there in a photo-finish 2nd place with 19.3 percent. A more distant 3rd went to the stylish Hyundai Sonata Hybrid at 12.4 percent.

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 (including Prius V)

    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. Chevy Volt

    2. Chevrolet Volt

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2012 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid is arguably the most fuel-efficient car on the market, but it's pricey for what you get.

  3. Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

    3. Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

    What Edmunds.com says:
    A valiant first effort, but the 2011 Hyundai Sonata's awkward acceleration and braking keep it from being a top contender among fuel-efficient hybrid-powered family sedans.

  4. Toyota Camry Hybrid

    4. Toyota Camry Hybrid

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid is a solid hybrid family sedan thanks to improved fuel economy and enhanced driving dynamics.

  5. Ford Fusion Hybrid

    5. 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.

  6. Kia Optima Hybrid

    6. Kia Optima Hybrid

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2012 Kia Optima is one of our top picks for a midsize sedan. With evocative styling, a long list of features and enjoyable driving dynamics, it's easy to see why.

  7. Lexus CT 200h

    7. Lexus CT 200h

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2012 Lexus CT 200h stands out in the small but impressive premium-compact segment thanks to its high fuel economy, sporty handing and attractive price.

  8. Infiniti M Hybrid

    8. Infiniti M Hybrid

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2012 Infiniti M is the most sporting in its segment of premium sedans, but its firm ride might be a turn-off for luxury-minded buyers seeking a more gracious driving experience.

  9. Honda CR-Z

    9. Honda CR-Z

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2012 Honda CR-Z isn't as sporty to drive as it looks and its two-seat interior limits its practicality. It's a fun city car, but in general we think there are better choices.

  10. Lexus RX 450h

    10. Lexus RX 450h

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Though expensive compared to the non-hybrid RX, the 2012 Lexus RX 450h delivers on its promise of impressive fuel economy, utility, power and luxury.

  11. 2012 Ford Escape Hybrid

    11. Ford Escape Hybrid

    What Edmunds.com says:
    A slew of innovative high-tech features make the 2012 Ford Escape a tempting choice in the compact crossover category. But most competitors are more appealing due to superior refinement and functionality.

  12. Honda Civic Hybrid

    12. Honda Civic Hybrid

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The all-new 2012 Honda Civic remains a strong contender in the compact car category, but other new models now effectively match the Civic and threaten its traditional dominance in the marketplace.

  13. Toyota Highlander Hybrid

    13. Toyota Highlander Hybrid

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Combining seven-passenger seating with excellent fuel economy and performance, the 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a very appealing alternative to conventional crossovers.

  14. Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

    14. Lincoln MKZ Hybrid (Tie)

    What Edmunds.com says:
    The 2012 Lincoln MKZ is a competent midsize premium sedan, but it does not represent enough of an improvement over the similar Ford Fusion to justify its Mercedes-like price.

  15. Honda Insight

    14. Honda Insight (Tie)

    What Edmunds.com says:
    While fuel-efficient and reliable, the 2012 Honda Insight doesn't measure up to its archrival, the Toyota Prius.

  16. Lexus HS 250h

    16. Lexus HS 250h

    What Edmunds.com says:
    There aren't many premium hybrid sedans to choose from, but the 2012 Lexus HS 250h delivers with a luxurious cabin and thrifty fuel consumption.

  17. Lexus GS 450h

    17. Lexus GS 450h

    What Edmunds.com says:
    Though dubious in terms of outright value, the 2011 Lexus GS 450h midsize hybrid-powered luxury sport sedan delivers swift V8-style performance while consuming fuel like a V6 family sedan.

Comments

  • ebriggs ebriggs Posts:

    I have owned a Nissan Leaf for several months now and cannot begin to tell you how great this car is to drive. Excellent speed from the get go and VERY economical. I highly recommend it for anyone, like me that does 90% opf their driving around town and has anotehr car that can provide distance driving.

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