View the best hybrid and electric cars, covering electric cars and hybrids generally priced below $30,000. Then read our hybrid reviews and view photos. Learn more about our rankings.

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Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Image
  • MSRP: $27,770 - $27,770
  • MPG: 47 City / 46 Hwy

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2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

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According to critics, the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid’s ride is comfortable, its powertrain smooth, and its fuel efficiency class-leading, but its trunk is small, ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:8.2
Interior:8.4
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 4_5
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Ford Fusion Hybrid Image
  • MSRP: $25,675 - $31,430
  • MPG: 44 City / 41 Hwy

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2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid

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Our review of the research and data that drive our rankings shows that the 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid sets itself apart not only from ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:9.3
Performance:8.3
Interior:7.8
Safety:9.2
Reliability: 3_0

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Toyota Camry Hybrid Image
  • MSRP: $26,790 - $30,140
  • MPG: 43 City / 39 Hwy

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2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid

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Aside from its powertrain, the 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid isn't much different from its gas-only sibling. The biggest difference? Better fuel economy. The Camry ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:7.9
Interior:7.8
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 4_5
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Toyota Avalon Hybrid Image
  • MSRP: $38,100 - $41,950
  • MPG: 40 City / 39 Hwy

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2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

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Auto journalists say the 2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid has a luxurious interior and supple ride, but they add that the engine can be noisy ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:7.5
Interior:8.5
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 3_5
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Toyota Prius Image
  • MSRP: $24,200 - $30,000
  • MPG: 54 City / 50 Hwy

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2016 Toyota Prius

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The 2016 Toyota Prius offers some of the best fuel economy estimates in the compact car class, and our analysis of automotive reviews shows ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:8.0
Interior:8.2
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 3_5
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Chevrolet Volt Image
  • MSRP: $33,170 - $37,520
  • MPG: 43 City / 42 Hwy

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2016 Chevrolet Volt

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Chevrolet redesigned its plug-in Volt extended-range hybrid for 2016, and the reviews and data that drive our analysis say this new generation is head ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:8.4
Interior:8.4
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 2_5
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Toyota Prius V Image
  • MSRP: $26,675 - $30,935
  • MPG: 44 City / 40 Hwy

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2016 Toyota Prius V

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If you're looking for a car that is easy on your budget, will hold up to five passengers, and still has room for the ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:7.2
Interior:8.2
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 3_0

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Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Image
  • MSRP: $26,000 - $38,600
  • MPG: 40 City / 44 Hwy

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2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

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The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Sonata Plug-In Hybrid offer many benefits: a quiet and comfortable interior, class-leading cabin space, and a seamless powertrain. ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:7.7
Interior:8.4
Safety:9.4
Reliability: 4_0
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Kia Optima Hybrid Image
  • MSRP: $25,995 - $32,195
  • MPG: 36 City / 40 Hwy

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2016 Kia Optima Hybrid

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Critics agree that the 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid falls short of rival hybrids, which can offer more consistent power delivery, roomier rear seats and ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:7.9
Performance:7.1
Interior:7.2
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 4_0
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Ford C-Max Hybrid Image
  • MSRP: $24,170 - $27,170
  • MPG: 42 City / 37 Hwy

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2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid

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The 2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid is faster and more nimble than many hybrid competitors, critics say, though some rivals offer more cargo space and ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:8.3
Interior:8.1
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 2_0
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Ford Fusion Energi Image
  • MSRP: $33,900 - $35,730
  • MPG: 40 City / 36 Hwy

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2016 Ford Fusion Energi

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The 2016 Ford Fusion Energi has a small trunk and lower fuel economy than many hybrid rivals, though reviewers appreciate its stylish interior and ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:7.4
Interior:7.2
Safety:9.4
Reliability: 3_0
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Nissan Leaf Image
  • MSRP: $29,010 - $36,790
  • MPG: N/A

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2016 Nissan Leaf

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If you're in the market for an all-electric car, the 2016 Nissan Leaf offers confident handling, a roomy interior and a long range on ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:7.5
Interior:7.7
Safety:8.2
Reliability: 3_0
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Honda CR-Z Image
  • MSRP: $20,295 - $25,090
  • MPG: 31 City / 38 Hwy

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2016 Honda CR-Z

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Reviewers praise the 2016 Honda CR-Z for its nimble handling, but its rear visibility is limited and it gets disappointing fuel economy for a ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.3
Performance:7.4
Interior:7.2
Safety:9.1
Reliability: 4_0
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Toyota Prius c Image
  • MSRP: $19,560 - $24,495
  • MPG: 53 (Est) City / 46 (Est) Hwy

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2016 Toyota Prius c

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The 2016 Toyota Prius c's mpg rating is the second best in the hybrid class, after the standard Prius, and its $19,560 starting price ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.8
Performance:6.5
Interior:6.8
Safety:8.9
Reliability: 3_5
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Ford C-Max Energi Image
  • MSRP: $31,770 - $31,770
  • MPG: 40 City / 36 Hwy

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2016 Ford C-Max Energi

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Though critics praise its ample passenger space, the 2016 Ford C-Max Energi can't go as far or as fast as rivals on electricity alone. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.4
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:8.0
Interior:7.5
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 2_0
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