Hybrid cars

Today's hybrid cars have a lot to offer, pairing the drivability and convenience of regular cars with simply outstanding fuel economy.
2022 Honda Insight
1
Redesigned in 2019

Honda Insight

MSRP
$25,760 - $29,790
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
48 - 52
2022 Honda Accord Hybrid
2
Redesigned in 2018

Honda Accord Hybrid

MSRP
$27,720 - $37,590
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
43 - 47
2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
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Redesigned in 2020

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

MSRP
$27,350 - $35,700
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
47 - 52


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.
1
Redesigned in 2022

Hyundai Tucson

MSRP
$29,750 - $38,050
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
37 - 38
2
Redesigned in 2020

Ford Escape

MSRP
$30,185 - $36,595
Edmunds Rating
8.0 out of 10
Combined MPG
40 - 41
3
Redesigned in 2020

Honda CR-V Hybrid

MSRP
$32,010 - $37,800
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
38

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Plug-in hybrids

Plug-in electric vehicles, or PHEVs, use a gasoline engine coupled with an electric motor and a large battery pack that can be charged by plugging it in. They offer a limited all-electric range, and they can also operate as normal hybrids.
1
Redesigned in 2017

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

MSRP
$49,000 - $58,050
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
Combined MPG
30
2
Redesigned in 2021

Toyota RAV4 Prime

MSRP
$40,300 - $43,625
Edmunds Rating
7.8 out of 10
Combined MPG
38
3
Redesigned in 2021

Jeep Wrangler 4xe

MSRP
$54,595 - $60,170
Edmunds Rating
7.8 out of 10
Combined MPG
20

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. Expect all the luxury trappings, along with better mileage and maybe even more oomph.
1
Redesigned in 2019

Lexus ES 300h

MSRP
$41,910 - $50,910
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
44
2
Redesigned in 2016

Lexus RX 450h

MSRP
$48,720 - $54,520
Edmunds Rating
7.6 out of 10
Combined MPG
30
3
Introduced in 2018

Lexus LC 500h

MSRP
$97,610
Edmunds Rating
7.4 out of 10
Combined MPG
29

Luxury plug-in hybrid cars

Luxury PHEVs generally aren't focused on maximizing electric range and fuel economy like their mainstream counterparts, instead prioritizing refinement, comfort and, in some cases, lots of extra torque from their electric motors.
1
Redesigned in 2017

Volvo S90 Recharge

MSRP
$62,050
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
Combined MPG
29
2
Redesigned in 2017

Porsche Panamera

MSRP
$103,800 - $198,100
Edmunds Rating
8.0 out of 10
Combined MPG
19 - 22
3
Redesigned in 2017

BMW 5 Series Hybrid

MSRP
$55,550 - $57,850
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
Combined MPG
25 - 26


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.
1
Redesigned in 2019

BMW X5

MSRP
$63,700
Edmunds Rating
8.0 out of 10
Combined MPG
20
2
Redesigned in 2016

Volvo XC90

MSRP
$65,800 - $72,600
Edmunds Rating
7.8 out of 10
Combined MPG
26
3
Redesigned in 2020

Lincoln Aviator

MSRP
$68,680 - $88,230
Edmunds Rating
7.8 out of 10
Combined MPG
23



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FAQ

What are the best hybrids on the market?

If you're looking for stellar fuel economy in a refined vehicle, the Honda Insight is our top-rated hybrid. Our top-rated luxury hybrid is the Lexus ES 300h, 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 Chrysler Pacifica. 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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