Names the Best Hybrids for the Money

       Names the Best Hybrids for the Money

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, April 16, 2013

CHICAGO, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --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 dollar—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:

Segment                 Vehicle                   MSRP    City MPG Highway MPG
Subcompact Car          2013 Toyota Prius c       $19,875 53       46
Compact Car             2013 Honda Insight        $19,390 41       44
Midsize Hatchback       2013 Toyota Prius         $24,995 51       48
Midsize Sedan           2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid   $27,995 47       47
Full-Size Car           2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid    $25,995 47       47
Compact Luxury Sedan    2013 Acura ILX Hybrid     $29,795 39       38
Midsize Luxury Sedan    2013 Lexus ES 300h        $41,145 40       39
Full-Size Luxury Sedan  2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 740 $85,195 22       30
Midsize SUV/Crossover   2013 Toyota Highlander    $41,015 28       28
Full-Size SUV/Crossover 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe      $54,040 20       23
Luxury SUV              2013 Lexus RX 450h        $47,205 32       28
Pickup Truck            2013 Chevrolet Silverado  $42,130 20       23

"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."

To find out more information about any of these cars, or to read full reviews,

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