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2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid

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Critics say the Ford Fusion Hybrid is a great midsize hybrid, with exceptional fuel economy, a quiet powertrain and a spacious cabin. Because it has the best combination ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.3
Interior:8.1
Safety:8.9
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2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid

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Test drivers say the 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid has a spacious cabin, a refined powertrain and drives much like a gas-only car, which is high praise for ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:7.9
Interior:7.2
Safety:8.5
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2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

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Extraordinary fuel economy, strong performance and a roomy, upscale interior impress auto critics who’ve driven the new 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid. Read full review»

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Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:8.4
Interior:8.0
Safety:9.1
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2014 Toyota Prius

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Reviewers say that superb fuel economy, a comfortable ride and plenty of cargo space make the 2014 Toyota Prius an extremely practical hybrid car. Read full review»

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:7.4
Interior:7.1
Safety:9.0
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2014 Toyota Prius V

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Although it isn’t the fastest or most nimble wagon on the market, critics say the 2014 Toyota Prius v outclasses other wagons with great fuel economy and ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:7.4
Interior:8.5
Safety:8.5
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2014 Chevrolet Volt

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Reviewers like the 2014 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid's useful electric-only driving range and composed driving dynamics. Because it has the best combination of positive reviews, price and long-term ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:8.3
Interior:6.4
Safety:9.6
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2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

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A long warranty, high-quality interior and lots of standard features make the 2013 Sonata Hybrid a good value for a hybrid, but some test drivers think its ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.9
Safety:9.6
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2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid

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While it has a small cargo area and a frustrating optional infotainment system, critics say the 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid is fun to drive for a hybrid ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:8.0
Interior:7.7
Safety:8.5
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2013 Toyota Prius c

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The 2013 Toyota Prius c has impressive gas mileage and easy-to-use tech features, makeing it an excellent commuter car. Read full review»

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:6.5
Interior:7.0
Safety:8.3
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2014 Ford Focus Electric

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If you’re ready to accept the range limitations and extra cost of an EV, reviewers say the 2014 Ford Focus Electric delivers strong acceleration and a quiet, ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:8.0
Interior:7.8
Safety:10.0
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  • MSRP: $35,555 - $41,400
  • MPG: 40 (Est) City / 39 (Est) Hwy

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2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

It’s not the most fun-to-drive car in the class, but test drivers say the all-new 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid offers great fuel economy and a comfortable, well-equipped ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:6.5
Interior:8.5
Safety:9.3
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2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid

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Reviewers say the Infiniti Q50 Hybrid has good power, fuel economy and tech features, but some say the quirky steering system is a deal breaker. Read full review»

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Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:7.2
Interior:8.0
Safety:9.1
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2013 Nissan Leaf

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Auto writers agree that if you can live with its limited driving range, the all-electric 2013 Nissan Leaf has a spacious interior and drives like a gas-only ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.5
Safety:9.0
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  • MSRP: $25,560 - $31,895
  • MPG: 42 (Est) City / 48 (Est) Hwy

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2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

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Other hybrids may be cheaper, but the VW Jetta Hybrid’s peppy turbocharged engine and sporty handling make it worth consideration for spirited drivers, reviewers say. Read full review»

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Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:8.4
Interior:7.7
Safety:8.5
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2014 Ford Fusion Energi

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Great fuel economy and a roomy, upscale cabin make the 2014 Ford Fusion Energi a compelling pick, reviewers say, but a high base price detracts from its ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:7.8
Performance:7.0
Interior:7.0
Safety:9.4
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2014 Honda Accord Plug-in

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Reviewers say the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in’s top-notch fuel economy and roomy cabin will appeal to midsize car shoppers, but they agree that its high price doesn’t ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.2
Performance:7.5
Interior:7.1
Safety:N/A
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2014 Honda CR-Z

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Reviewers say that while the 2014 Honda CR-Z is one of the sharpest-handling hybrids on the market, it’s far from a sports car and its two-seat interior ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.4
Performance:7.4
Interior:7.4
Safety:9.1
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2013 Kia Optima Hybrid

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The Kia Optima Hybrid’s powertrain falls short of critics’ expectations and its fuel economy isn’t as good as rival hybrids’, but its long list of standard features ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.6
Performance:6.8
Interior:7.5
Safety:10.0
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2014 Ford C-Max Energi

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A spacious cabin, agile handling and strong acceleration make the C-Max Energi an appealing pick, but reviewers say the much less expensive C-Max Hybrid is a better ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.4
Critics' Rating:7.6
Performance:7.6
Interior:7.2
Safety:8.5
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2013 Honda Civic Hybrid

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Honda tweaked the 2013 Honda Civic, improving its interior materials and features, as well as its steering and suspension, but most test drivers say the changes aren't enough to ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.4
Critics' Rating:6.9
Performance:6.3
Interior:7.2
Safety:9.3
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  • MSRP: $32,000 - $39,525
  • MPG: 51 City / 49 Hwy

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2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in

Critics like that the Prius Plug-in can drive in electric-only mode and has great fuel economy, but they’re disappointed with its subpar cabin materials and lackluster performance. Read full review»

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Overall:7.4
Critics' Rating:7.2
Performance:6.6
Interior:7.2
Safety:9.3
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2014 Honda Insight

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Though it costs less than other hybrids, the 2014 Honda Insight is outshined by rivals offering more features, better fuel economy and more refined powertrains. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:6.9
Critics' Rating:6.3
Performance:6.8
Interior:6.8
Safety:9.7
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