Boost your cool quotient with one of these hybrids.
Today’s array of hybrid vehicles proves that being green-conscious doesn’t have to be boring. From sleek designs to streamlined features, manufacturers have put lots of energy into designing hybrid cars that are as eye-catching as they are efficient.
Drivers can expect smooth, quiet rides from these leading hybrids, along with some very attractive features, making these models worth getting revved up about.
Now is a great time to take a look at the best hybrid cars the auto industry has to offer. Using our vehicle and sales data from January 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018, here’s a list of the best hybrid cars 2018 shoppers are seeking at CarMax to help make the search for your next vehicle even easier.
Not your typical family hauler, the Toyota Prius V offers room for families without giving up style. Offering roomy seating in both rows, this hybrid also provides cargo space for stowing kids’ sports equipment, packing for family vacations, and handling those large grocery runs.
Models like the 2016 Toyota Prius V offer buyers plenty of features, including leather seats, a navigation system, a sunroof, and a rearview camera.
The 2016 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is a car that turns heads. Built with style in mind, this midsize luxury sedan offers standard features like 10-way powered front seats, heated front seats, rear seats with a 60/40 split, the MyLincoln Touch® infotainment system, adaptive LED headlights, and rear parking sensors.
In different MKZ models and trims, you can enjoy additional comforts like these:
- power folding side mirrors
- configurable daytime running lights
- leather interior
If you’re looking for a little more pep in your vehicle, look at the 2015 Toyota Camry SE Hybrid, which offers impressive acceleration that can rival its standard counterparts. Able to hit 0-60-mph in less than seven and a half seconds, according to Car & Driver, the Toyota Camry Hybrid is a pretty quick four-cylinder sedan option. It’s a desirable choice when your daily driving includes lots of merging onto highways.
Offering a more traditional family sedan look and feel, this model offers plenty of head and foot room in both the front and back seats, along with a comfortable ride and lots of cargo space in the trunk.
The Sonata looks long and low-slung, a cool sedan that seats five passengers in plenty of comfort and style. The hybrid version could improve your range, too. The 2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid gives you plenty of features as standard equipment, including Bluetooth® compatibility, heated front seats, keyless entry, remote start, and a rearview camera.
You can also enjoy leather upholstery in models like the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited, as well as heated and cooled front seats and an Infinity® sound system.
It’s all about luxury when it comes to the Ford Fusion Energi. The 2016 Ford Fusion Energi Titanium combines a luxurious look and feel with an eco-friendly design, aimed at appealing to green-leaning car buyers.
This particular model features:
- a wider, more angular grille than previous model years
- chrome trim
- LED fog lamps
- tall, 17-inch wheels
The Chevrolet Volt is a plug-in hybrid (its battery can be charged using home or charging station current and on-the-go using the gas engine). It runs on electricity until charge drops enough for the gas engine to kick in and power the onboard electric motors.
The Volt is a midsize sedan, and models like the 2016 Chevrolet Volt Premier offer top-level trim features like heated front and rear leather seats and remote start, plus some very driver-friendly features that include automated parking, lane departure warning and parking sensors.
If you’re looking to get some bang for your buck, then have a look at the Kia Optima Hybrid. Featuring the same look and feel as a traditional Kia sedan, this midsize hybrid provides the kind of comfort and space most families need.
Models like the 2015 Kia Optima Hybrid EX offer features like a leather interior, heated and cooled front seats, a great-sounding Infinity® sound system, and even a refrigerated glovebox.
This fun-to-drive hybrid offers everything green-minded drivers could ask for: style, a sleek design, and lots of features to make your commutes and trips easier.
Plus, models like the 2014 Toyota Prius C Two give owners plenty of cargo space (17.1 cubic feet), so whether you’re ferrying the kids or needing space for musical instruments, sporting equipment, or the family dog, you’ve got the room. The wide array of configuration options offered by the 60/40 backseat split means you can worry less about how it’s all going to fit inside. Whether you’re making a daily commute to and from work or headed out on an extended road trip, this hybrid can help make your drive a breeze.
If you’re looking for a sportier hybrid vehicle, a 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium could check all your boxes. This car’s 188-hp, four-cylinder engine has plenty of get up and go, and its powerful electric motor kicks in effortlessly.
With comfortable seating for five, this midsize hybrid model can fit the whole family while treating them to options like leather seats, a bright and airy interior (with sunroof cranked back), and a Sony® sound system. The driver gets a heated steering wheel, too.
The Prius sits at the top of our best hybrid cars 2018 list, and it’s there for a reason. If you’re looking for a hybrid that can handle both your driving needs and your family’s needs, the 2016 Toyota Prius Four has an athletic look that’s more distinctly angular than previous models, and it’s full of features like these:
- seating for five
- 27 cubic feet of trunk space
- heated front seats
- Bluetooth® compatibility
- Entune® infotainment system
Buying a new car, even when you’re seeking a hybrid, doesn’t have to be intimidating. Depending on what you’re looking for, one of the hybrids above just might be the car of your dreams!
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