Best Bets for Hybrids

Cars.com Best Bets for Hybrids

To qualify as a Best Bet, models must meet three quantified criteria: a Good rating in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests, average or higher reliability ratings, and average or higher fuel mileage within their class (34.7 mpg for cars and 23.1 mpg for crossover/SUVs).

2011 Best Bets: Hybrids
Hybrids are listed in alphabetical order by their class: Cars and Crossover/SUVs
Cars
$28,240
  • Gas/electric drivetrain
  • 41 mpg city
  • LCD gauges
  • 700-mile-plus range in city driving on one tank of gas
$23,950
  • Electronic stability control standard
  • Continuously variable automatic transmission
  • Side-impact and side curtain airbags
$18,200 - $21,490
  • Dedicated hybrid model
  • Seats five
  • Hatchback body style
  • Small four-cylinder engine plus electric motor
  • EPA-estimated 40/43 mpg
$35,600 - $38,370
  • Dedicated hybrid model
  • Small, affordable luxury hybrid
  • Seats five
  • Leather seats
  • Enform/Safety Connect available
  • Cabin uses bioplastics
$21,650 - $28,320
  • 50 mpg combined
  • Available solar-panel moonroof
  • EV Mode for electric-only cruising
  • Gas/electric drivetrain
  • Available self-parking feature
Crossovers/SUVs
$29,935 - $34,195
  • Self-parking option
  • Can run on electric power alone
  • Standard stability system
  • Optional customizable ambient lighting
  • Optional navigation system with hybrid-drive readouts
$43,935 - $45,525
  • 30-32 mpg city mileage
  • 10 airbags
  • FWD or AWD
  • Optional wide-view side monitor
  • Optional head-up display
$37,490 - $43,145
  • Updated exterior
  • New rear climate controls
  • New split-folding third row
  • FWD or AWD, four-cylinder or V-6
  • Available Highlander Hybrid with stronger drivetrain
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