Best Hybrid Cars of 2024 and 2025

The Edmunds experts test hybrid contenders on our test track and in the real world. Our ratings assess performance, comfort, technology, utility, value and more. How we rank

Best Hybrid cars

Today's hybrid cars have a lot to offer, pairing the drivability and convenience of regular cars with simply outstanding fuel economy.

1st
The latest Prius looks sleek and is considerably more powerful than earlier models. Fuel economy is still stellar — more than 50 mpg in real-world driving, most likely — but tradeoffs here include reduced utility and rear passenger comfort due to the car's new sweptback style. Read full review about Toyota Prius

MSRP
$27,950 - $36,365
Combined MPG
49 - 57
2nd
Redesigned in 2025

Toyota Camry

Edmunds Rating
8.1/10
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The latest Toyota Camry now has an all-hybrid lineup and it makes perfect sense for this moment. Besides its great mpg, the Camry has a roomy and comfortable cabin, many helpful technology features, and just enough athleticism and style to make it not boring. It's a great pick for a midsize sedan. Read full review about Toyota Camry


MSRP
$28,400 - $36,125
3rd
Redesigned in 2023

Honda Accord Touring Hybrid

Edmunds Rating
8.0/10
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The Honda Accord is a solid choice for a family sedan. It's roomy, practical and easy to drive. It's also impressively fuel-efficient if you get the hybrid powertrain. But some of the Accord's newest tech and features are exclusively available on the more expensive trim levels. Unless you're willing to shell out for a fully loaded model, the Accord just doesn't stand out in the class like it used to. Read full review about Honda Accord Touring Hybrid


MSRP
$32,895 - $38,890
Combined MPG
44 - 48

Best Hybrid SUVs

A major drawback of traditional SUVs is their subpar fuel economy, so the appeal of hybrid SUVs is easy to see. Some even get better fuel economy than regular cars.

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The Kia Sportage Hybrid delivers on just about every front. The ride quality is excellent, the interior is spacious and the rear hatch opens to a massive cargo area. We have few complaints about this electrified compact crossover. Read full review about Kia Sportage Hybrid

MSRP
$28,290 - $37,190
Combined MPG
38 - 43
2nd
Edmunds Rating
8.4/10
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The Grand Highlander Hybrid has the same appealing qualities as the regular Grand Highlander along with improved fuel economy. There are two versions: Choose the standard Hybrid if you want to maximize fuel efficiency, or opt for the Hybrid Max if you want the most powerful version of the Grand Highlander. Read full review about Toyota Grand Highlander Hybrid


MSRP
$45,020 - $58,475
Combined MPG
27 - 36
3rd
Redesigned in 2022

Hyundai Tucson Hybrid

Edmunds Rating
8.3/10
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The Hyundai Tucson Hybrid backs up its flashy looks delivering more than you'd expect for its price. With good fuel economy, a comfortable ride, and strong acceleration, the Tucson Hybrid is a step or two above competitors. Read full review about Hyundai Tucson Hybrid


MSRP
$32,575 - $39,715
Combined MPG
37 - 38

Best Plug-in hybrid cars

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, or PHEVs, feature a large battery pack that can be recharged by plugging it in. They offer a limited all-electric range and can also operate as normal hybrids.

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The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid provides rare fuel-sipping transportation for seven. You give up something in the process, 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 full review about Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

MSRP
$50,765 - $59,495
Combined MPG
30
Redesigned in 2023

Toyota Prius Prime

Edmunds Rating
8.1/10
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The Prius Prime is sleek and stylish, but even more exciting are its substantial all-electric range, high fuel economy and pleasing driving characteristics. But the latest Prius does suffer from lackluster space for rear passengers and cargo. Read full review about Toyota Prius Prime


MSRP
$32,975 - $39,670
Combined MPG
48 - 52

Best Plug-in hybrid SUVs

PHEV SUVs tend to be heavier and less efficient than their car counterparts, but also they're higher-riding and more spacious.

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The Tucson Plug-in Hybrid is easy to drive and provides sufficient all-electric range. Even those who don't know the ins and outs of a plug-in hybrid will be able to take advantage of its pleasing comfort and value. Read full review about Hyundai Tucson Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP
$38,725 - $45,450
Combined MPG
35
2nd
Redesigned in 2023

Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid

Edmunds Rating
8.1/10
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The Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid makes the most of advances in batteries, electric motors and fuel efficiency to be a comfortable and frugal runabout. It's a great option for buyers looking to add a little electric mobility to their commute without committing to a fully electric vehicle. Read full review about Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid


MSRP
$33,840 - $39,590
Combined MPG
48
3rd
Redesigned in 2023

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Edmunds Rating
8.0/10
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We think the Outlander PHEV is the best version of the Mitsubishi's largest and most comfortable model. This plug-in hybrid is considerably quicker than the standard Outlander but gives up no ground in ride quality and general comfort in the process. It has a second row that's still a bit smaller than those in other two-row SUVs of the same size, and the third row is for emergencies at best, but the Outlander PHEV is otherwise devoid of any real negatives. Read full review about Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV


MSRP
$40,345 - $50,345
Combined MPG
26

Best Luxury hybrids

Luxury hybrids offer impressive fuel economy, of course, but healthy power from their electric motors can also make them quicker than their gas-powered counterparts.

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The Lexus ES 300h admirably combines high fuel efficiency with luxurious accommodations. We're not as fond of the distracting infotainment interface, however. Read full review about Lexus ES 300h

MSRP
$43,440 - $52,330
Combined MPG
44

Best Luxury plug-in hybrid cars

Luxury PHEVs prioritize refinement, comfort and, in some cases, lots of extra torque from their electric motors. But you can expect impressive fuel economy, too.

1st
Mercedes-Benz took what was already one of the best luxury sedans on the road and made it quicker, more efficient and (marginally) less expensive. The only catches here: It's more expensive than its rivals and it fails to look the part from the outside. It also prioritizes passenger space over cargo space almost to a fault. Read full review about Mercedes-Benz S 580e hybrid

MSRP
$127,750
2nd
Redesigned in 2017

Volvo S90 Recharge

Edmunds Rating
8.1/10
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The urbane Volvo S90 T8 plug-in hybrid has a combined 400 horsepower and all-wheel drive to accompany its impressive list of luxuries and, of course, safety features. Read full review about Volvo S90 Recharge


MSRP
$65,650 - $71,200
Combined MPG
30
3rd
Redesigned in 2019

Volvo S60 Recharge

Edmunds Rating
8.0/10
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The Volvo S60 Recharge provides a bridge between the worlds of gas and electric vehicles. Its electric motor is powerful enough to deliver a near full-EV experience for more than 40 miles of driving, while the interior features luxury-grade materials and very comfortable front seats. Read full review about Volvo S60 Recharge


MSRP
$51,950 - $58,550
Combined MPG
31

Best Luxury plug-in hybrid SUVs

Luxury PHEV SUVs offer improved fuel efficiency and limited all-electric range in refined packages. These premium vehicles don't sacrifice comfort or acceleration to earn their green cred.

1st
The XC60 is a small luxury SUV and Volvo's most popular model. The powerful T8 plug-in hybrid pairs elegant design and luxurious amenities with serious power and a useful 36 miles all-electric driving range. It's a top choice if you're looking for a luxury hybrid SUV. Read full review about Volvo XC60

MSRP
$57,900 - $68,950
Combined MPG
28
2nd
Introduced in 2024

Lexus TX

Edmunds Rating
7.9/10
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The Lexus TX 550h+ is impressively family-friendly. It offers fantastic passenger space in all three rows and lots of cargo space. Unfortunately, it's a little too similar to the mechanically identical Toyota Grand Highlander to justify its price tag. Read full review about Lexus TX


MSRP
$76,700
3rd
Redesigned in 2024

Lexus NX 450h+

Edmunds Rating
7.7/10
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The NX 450h+, which is the plug-in hybrid version of the NX SUV, is comfortable, fuel-efficient and loaded with in-car tech and driver aids. Its 36-plus miles of all-electric range also means you can save quite a bit on gas. Only ho-hum performance and utility hold it back from being truly great. Read full review about Lexus NX 450h+


MSRP
$61,140 - $62,230
Combined MPG
36
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What are the best hybrids on the market?

If you're looking for stellar fuel economy in a refined vehicle, the Toyota Prius is our top-rated hybrid. Our top-rated luxury hybrid is the Lexus ES, combining premium comfort with hybrid efficiency. Shoppers with access to a spot to plug in could benefit from a plug-in hybrid's all-electric driving capabilities. Our top pick for a PHEV is the undefined. Learn more

What is the top-rated hybrid for 2019?

In 2019, some excellent new hybrid vehicles launched. The Honda Insight nabbed the top spot in our hybrid rankings, offering a sophisticated experience along with up to 52 combined mpg. Toyota introduced the RAV4 Hybrid, which became our top-rated hybrid SUV for combining family-friendly practicality with 40 combined mpg. A new generation of Lexus ES 300h was our top-rated luxury hybrid for the year. Learn more

What is the top-rated hybrid for 2018?

2018's top-rated hybrid vehicle was the Toyota Prius, the car that started the hybrid craze. The fourth generation Prius is efficient, easy to drive, and comfortable. Honda launched the Honda Accord Hybrid in 2018 as well, improving the fuel economy of our top-rated midsize sedan and providing an excellent alternative to buyers who need a slightly larger family car. For luxury shoppers, the redesigned Volvo XC60 is a small SUV with big power and elegant design, and our top-rated luxury plug-in hybrid SUV. Learn more

What are the best used hybrids to buy?

Look for "CPO" or certified pre-owned vehicles if you're shopping for used trucks, and check how long the warranty on the vehicle's battery pack has left (a high-cost item should maintenance be required). Among lightly used hybrids likely to be available via CPO programs, we like the Honda Insight and the Toyota Prius. Buyers investigating a used plug-in hybrid should check out the Chevrolet Bolt. Learn more

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