Top Hybrid Cars
Hybrid cars are gaining in popularity. Especially with all the concern over global warming, greenhouse gases and the ever-increasing need to curb excessive gasoline consumption. Car manufacturers are, of course, responding to the public’s desire to own fuel-efficient, eco-friendly cars. Nearly every car company has at least one hybrid model available, and many of them have half a dozen or so. With this myriad of hybrids from which to choose, where would you even begin shopping for a new hybrid? You could start with your favorite car manufacturer if you have one, but they might not have the best to offer. Here are the answers to questions you may have about the top hybrid cars and SUV’s. Hopefully, these answers will help steer you in the right direction.
The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid is at #3 on the U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Hybrid and Electric Cars and #6 on their list of Best Midsize Cars. The Malibu Hybrid is a five-passenger sedan that gets 49 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway. Base MSRP for a 2018 Malibu Hybrid is $27,920.
The Chevy Volt isn’t in the top 10, but it is pretty close. It’s a five-passenger, hybrid compact car that gets 43 mpg in the city, 42 mpg on the highway and 106 mpge combined with its electric motor. The starting price for a 2018 Chevrolet Volt ranges from $33,220 to $37,570.
Ford has not done very well in the hybrid class. The Ford Fusion Hybrid is in 12th place on U.S. News & World Report’s list of top hybrid cars. It is a five-passenger, midsize sedan that gets 43 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. The main reasons it didn’t do better on the list are its grabby regenerative brakes and its short list of standard features. A new 2018 Fusion Hybrid has a base MSRP between $25,295 and $37,275.
Toyota manufactures the top two 2018 hybrid cars. The 2018 Camry is the #1 top hybrid car. It gets a whopping 51 mpg in the city and 53 mpg on the highway. The 2018 Camry has an extremely reasonable base MSRP between $27,800 and $32,250.
The 2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is in second place. It is a full-size, five-passenger sedan that gets 40 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. Starting price for a new Avalon Hybrid is between $37,500 and $42,800.
The 2018 Toyota Prius is in fourth place. It is a five-passenger compact car that gets 54 mpg in the city and 50 mpg on the highway. Base MSRP on a 2018 Prius ranges from $23,475 to $30,565.
The Lexus GS Hybrid is #2 on the U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Luxury Hybrid and Electric Cars and #3 on their list of top luxury midsize cars. It is a five-passenger sedan that gets 29 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. MSRP for a 2018 GS Hybrid is $63,635 to $68,680. The Lexus ES Hybrid is #4 on the list of luxury hybrid and electric cars and #8 on the list of luxury midsize cars. The ES Hybrid is a five-passenger sedan that gets 40 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. A 2018 ES Hybrid starts out at $41,820.
The Acura NSX is #3 on the list of top luxury hybrid cars. It gets 21 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. The NSX is a two-passenger sports car with a starting price of $156,000.
BMW’s i3 is #5 on the list of top luxury hybrids. It is a small, four-passenger car that gets 35 mpg combined with the gas engine and 109 mpge with the electric motor. MSRP for the 2018 i3 is between $44,450 and $51,500.
The 2018 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid is #2 on U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Hybrid and Electric SUVs. The Cayenne Hybrid is a five-passenger, midsize SUV. The EPA hasn’t released mileage figures for it yet. A 2018 Cayenne Hybrid has a starting MSRP of $79,900 to $82,800.
The Lexus RX Hybrid and Toyota Highlander Hybrid are tied for fourth place. The RX Hybrid is a five- to seven-passenger midsize CUV. It gets 31 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Base MSRP for a 2018 RX Hybrid ranges from $45,695 to $51,055. The Highlander Hybrid is a seven- to eight-passenger midsize SUV. A 2018 model starts out between $36,670 to $48,280. The Highlander Hybrid gets 30 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
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