Best hybrid cars
Here are the 13 best hybrid cars for 2023
Go further with a little hybrid power
If you're looking for a hybrid car, you're in luck, as there's a wealth of great used hybrids out there from capable SUVs to small hatchbacks that are perfect for city life. These thrifty vehicles will help you go further between fill-ups.
Prices range from $14k - $36k Estimated MPG Range: 49-50 Discover the new-gen Toyota Prius 2023, boasting a wider stance, lower drive position, and robust 196-hp AWD hybrid powertrain. Prior models deliver a thrifty EPA-estimated 58 city/53 hwy mpg. Prices range from $24k - $47k Estimated MPG Range: 38-41 The RAV4 Hybrid offers hybrid functionality, ample space, and 2.5L four-cylinder engine assisted by two motors for all-wheel driving. Enhanced tech features are at higher trims. Prices range from $14k - $26k Estimated MPG Range: 41-43 2010-2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid: 188-hp 2.0L, adaptive cruise control, driver-assist features, & EPA-estimated 42mpg combined. Perfect for effortless city and highway cruising. Prices range from $15k - $39k Estimated MPG Range: 44-47 The Toyota Camry Hybrid is a well-loved sedan. From 2019, it offers standard Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™ (from 2020), and a 2.5L engine paired with an electric motor delivering 208HP and a stellar EPA-estimated 52 mpg combined. Ideal for comfort, fuel economy, and features. Prices range from $17k - $39k Estimated MPG Range: 41-46 Boosting a 212-hp hybrid engine, the stylish Honda Accord (2018-2022) gets an upgrade in 2021 with a standard 8-inch display. Notably, the 2021 model achieves up to an EPA-estimated 48 mpg combined. By 2023, expect a 12.3-inch touchscreen and Wi-Fi hotspot. Prices range from $27k - $54k Estimated MPG Range: 34-35 Experience efficiency with the Toyota Highlander Hybrid (2020-2023) & its 2.5L hybrid engine offering EPA-estimated 36 mpg combined. Perfect for families, it offers three rows, hands-free liftgate, and can tow up to 3,500 lbs, when properly equipped. Prices range from $21k - $36k Estimated battery range: 44 miles Enjoy the Prius Prime 2023, a plug-in upgrade with a powerful 220-hp engine and 25-mile electric range. Plus, enjoy an EPA-estimated 54 mpg efficiency combined in hybrid mode. Prices range from $14k - $30k Estimated MPG Range: 45-51 The Insight, reintroduced in 2019, is ideal for city drives with its sleek design. It features a 1.5L hybrid engine delivering an impressive EPA-estimated 52 mpg combined, and boasts 15.1 cu-ft of cargo space. Prices range from $13k - $25k Estimated battery range: 53 miles The 2016-2019 Volt, a superior hybrid to fully-electric transition vehicle, offers a 53-mile all-electric range, premium sound, and heated leather seats. Prices range from $49k - $55k Estimated MPG Range: 28-29 Highlighting the RX 450h L's three-row feature (2018-2022) and its standard AWD, this SUV flaunts a 3.5L V6 hybrid engine with 308 horsepower. Achieves an EPA-estimated 30 mpg combined. Prices range from $14k - $27k Estimated MPG Range: 43-48 Prius c, a compact and effective hybrid discontinued in 2019, is perfect for city-life. Post-2016 models offer standard Toyota's standard driver-assistance features. Prices range from $15k - $35k Estimated MPG Range: 45-51 2016-19 Sonata plug-in hybrid was replaced by a 2.0L engine/electric motor, 192 hp, 2020-23 model. Hybrid Blue models have EPA-estimated 52 mpg combined; regular hybrids, 47 mpg. Prices range from $15k - $25k Estimated MPG Range: 40-43 The Lexus CT 200h (2011-2017), a 134-hp hybrid hatchback, is a smart choice with its EPA-estimated 42 mpg combined efficiency. It offers Lexus luxury including heated mirrors, keyless entry, cruise control, and available premium sound.
Frequently asked questions about hybrid cars
The Toyota Prius is the most reliable hybrid car according to RepairPal Reliability Ratings. It’s, known for its exceptional fuel efficiency, longevity, and low maintenance costs.
Check battery health, service history, brake system, electric motor operation, odometer readings, and fuel-efficiency claims in hybrids.
Hybrid vehicles can last long with proper maintenance. The longevity depends on the battery's life, typically rated for 100,000 to 150,000 miles.
How we ranked this list
To create our "Best Of" lists, our analysts look at CarMax vehicle and sales data over a recent 6-month period, from August 2022 through February 2023. Looking back over a 6-month period allows for the highest sample size possible while also providing up-to-date pricing information. Some articles may include data points with lower sample sizes.
Range figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new and assume a full battery charge. Range will vary based on things like battery age, vehicle condition and history, driving and charging habits, accessory use, and driving conditions. Battery capacity may decrease with time and use. See fueleconomy.gov for more info.
Wi-Fi hotspots require a data plan to activate and may also require a compatible device. See the owner's manual or manufacturer website for more information.
Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.
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