Names the Best Hybrids for the Money

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CHICAGO, April 16, 2013 -- With Earth Day approaching,, the premier online resource for buying and selling new and used cars, has listed its editors' picks for the best hybrids for the money.

"Gas prices remain volatile, so as shoppers consider more fuel-efficient options, they should know how effectively hybrids deliver gas mileage for their dollarÔ€”if they do at all," said Joe Wiesenfelder,'s Executive Editor. "Simply because a hybrid gets great gas mileage doesn't necessarily mean you save money in the long run, because that same hybrid often comes with a higher price tag. To determine if the added expense is worth the cash, we analyzed overall cost compared to the car's efficiency."

To help green-car shoppers get the most bang for their buck,'s experts looked at each car's average fuel economy and base sticker price. "A high mpg rating and low price provide a high efficiency-cost rating," said Wiesenfelder. "The goal of this is to get the best fuel economy for the least amount of money."

Best hybrids for the money according to the editors are:




City MPG

Highway MPG

Subcompact Car

2013 Toyota Prius c




Compact Car

2013 Honda Insight




Midsize Hatchback

2013 Toyota Prius




Midsize Sedan

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid




Full-Size Car

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid




Compact Luxury Sedan

2013 Acura ILX Hybrid




Midsize Luxury Sedan

2013 Lexus ES 300h




Full-Size Luxury Sedan

2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 740 Li




Midsize SUV/Crossover

2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid




Full-Size SUV/Crossover

2013 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid




Luxury SUV

2013 Lexus RX 450h




Pickup Truck

2013 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid




"Hybrids come in all shapes and sizes these days," said Wiesenfelder. "Many people think that a hybrid won't accommodate their lifestyle because they assume all hybrids are small like the Prius or Insight, but our list helps shoppers looking for a cost effective, efficient car in just about every size and category that can meet the needs of any car shoppers."

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