Best hybrid cars

These are the best hybrid cars we've come across in our most recent reviews.

One of the most interesting drivetrain developments of recent times, hybrids turn wasted kinetic energy into electricity and use it to help drive cars. Hybrid technology can be applied to any type of car, and the best show the most significant fuel economy improvements over a similar gasoline-only car. As a complement to the high-tech hybrid drivetrain, these cars also carry the latest cabin electronics and driver assist features.

Chevrolet Volt

Not a quantum leap, but a big step forward. The new Volt really impresses.

2017 Chevrolet Volt
Toyota Prius

The 2016 Toyota Prius is the most fuel efficient car without a plug, but it's also surprisingly easy to live with, thanks to its spacious comfortable cabin and an assortment of smart tech amenities.

2016 Toyota Prius four
BMW 330e

The 2017 BMW 330e gives a taste of electric driving, with its associated efficiency, in a competent sport sedan, but its multiple combinations of drive modes will really appeal to number nerds.

2017 BMW 330e
Ford Fusion Hybrid

The 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid makes many small, but positive changes that make this already competent midsize hybrid yet easier to recommend.

2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Toyota Camry Hybrid

The 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid makes a solid midsize sedan choice for its fuel economy and power, but it will need a generational update to catch up to the competition, which is beating it in fuel economy and cabin tech.

2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid
Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

The Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid drives exceptionally smoothly and offers many safety features not found in other midsize hybrids.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid
Mercedes-Benz S550 Hybrid

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Hybrid adds reasonable fuel economy and a few miles of pure electric driving to an already extraordinarily comfortable, capable and high-tech luxury sedan, brought down only by slow-to-connect onboard data.

2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Hybrid
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Although the dashboard electronics and driver-assistance systems fall behind the cutting edge, the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid makes for an excellent all-around car due to its cargo versatility, all-wheel-drive, comfort and fuel economy.

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
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