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Year's best: 5 of our favorite hybrid cars of 2016

Hybrid cars combine flexible gasoline and clean electric driving into one seamless package, giving drivers the best of both worlds. We've rounded up the greenest (and the meanest) of 2016.

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2016 Toyota Prius

It's no surprise to see the Toyota Prius on this list. It is, of course, the poster child for all hybrid vehicles.

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2016 Toyota Prius

Not content to rest on its laurels, the Prius continues to improve with an EPA-estimated 56 combined mpg.

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2016 Audi A3 e-tron

Audi has had to quickly pivot to an electrified focus on the future. Fortunately, the automaker had an ace in the hole with the A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid.

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2016 Audi A3 e-tron

Matching Audi's excellent cabin technology with an 83 mpge plug-in hybrid powertrain is a recipe for success.

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2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid
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2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

Move over Camry, there's a new top contender for ruler of the hybrid sedan roost. The boasts solid performance and green cred.

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2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

This big boy will cruise to the tune of 46 combined mpg and look good doing it.

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2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

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2017 Chevrolet Volt

Chevrolet markets the as an EV but its standard gasoline range extender means I count it as a plug-in hybrid. Fortunately, it's a really good hybrid with an EPA-estimated 106 mpge on the combined cycle.

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2017 Chevrolet Volt

Make smart use of its 53-mile EV range with charging and you may not use a drop of gas for hundreds of miles.

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2017 Acura NSX

No, your eyes aren't deceiving you. The , a bona-fide supercar, has made our top hybrids list.

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2017 Acura NSX

OK, so its EPA-estimated 21 combined mpg is nothing to get excited about, but what other hybrid on this list has a top track speed of 191 mph?

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