Cars.com Recommended Hybrid and Diesel Cars

To qualify as a Cars.com Recommended vehicle, models must have average or higher ratings in crash tests, reliability and mileage within their classes.

Recommended Cars
Cars are listed in alphabetical order by their class.
Hybrid
$39,145
  • Plug-in battery-electric car

  • Gas-powered range-extending generator

  • Four-seat hatchback

  • 25- to 50-mile electric range

  • 310-mile gas-powered range

  • 8-year/100,000-mile battery warranty

$28,700
  • Gas/electric drivetrain

  • 41 mpg city

  • LCD gauges

  • 700-mile-plus range in city driving on one tank of gas

$24,050
  • Full redesign for 2012

  • Coupe or sedan body styles

  • Manual or automatic

  • Performance Si version

  • Efficient HF version

  • Hybrid version

$18,350 - $21,815
  • Restyled front end for 2012

  • Dedicated hybrid model

  • Seats five

  • Hatchback body style

  • EPA-estimated 41/44 mpg

$29,120 - $31,750
  • Four-door hatchback

  • Hybrid drivetrain

  • Available collision warning system

  • Seats five

$37,030 - $39,800
  • 10 airbags standard 

  • Seats five

  • Available Remote Touch navigation system

  • Available wide-angle front camera

  • Available Pre-Collision System monitors driver's face

$34,755
  • 263-hp V-6

  • Standard heated and cooled front seats

  • Optional blind spot warning system, backup camera

  • FWD or AWD

  • Available hybrid model, with no price premium

$25,900 - $27,400
  • Redesigned for 2012

  • Gasoline four-cylinder and electric motor

  • 41 mpg (LE) or 40 mpg (XLE )

  • Related to redesigned 2012 Camry

  • 10 airbags

$24,000 - $29,805
  • Gas/electric drivetrain

  • 50 mpg combined

  • Available Entune multimedia system

  • Optional self-parking feature discontinued

  • Four driving modes

 

$26,550 - $30,140
  • New for 2012
  • "Wagonized" Prius
  • 40 mpg combined rating
  • Separate model from regular Prius
  • Lightweight panoramic roof
Diesel
$30,250
  • Turbocharged gas or diesel four-cylinder engines

  • Available all-wheel drive 

  • Available dual-clutch transmission

  • Optional Open Sky sunroof

  • Coupelike silhouette

$51,690
  • Sedan, coupe, convertible and wagon body styles

  • V-6, V-8 or diesel V-6 engine

  • High-performance E63 AMG

  • RWD or AWD

  • "mbrace" communication system

$24,235
  • Two- or four-door hatchback

  • Gas or diesel engine

  • Manual or automatic

  • Simplified packages for 2012

$22,775
  • Low starting price
  • Diesel power
  • Manual or automatic transmission
$25,540
  • Low starting price
  • Diesel power
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Wagon body style

 

Hybrid and Diesel SUVs
$56,700
  • Turbo-diesel six-cylinder (xDrive35d)

  • Eight-speed automatic transmission (xDrive35i, xDrive50i)

  • Regenerative braking

  • Standard AWD

$45,235 - $46,825
  • 30-32 mpg city mileage

  • 10 airbags

  • FWD or AWD

  • Optional wide-view side monitor

  • Optional head-up display

$38,540 - $44,195
  • Four-cylinder or V-6

  • Front- or all-wheel drive

  • Rear climate controls

  • Split-folding third row

  • Available hybrid version

Electric Cars
$35,200 - $37,250
  • Pure battery-electric car
  • Five-seat compact hatchback
  • 100-mile range (estimated)
  • 95 mph top speed
  • Programmable charge time
  • Buy or lease
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