Cars.com Names the Best Hybrids for the Money
CHICAGO, April 16, 2013
CHICAGO, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --With Earth Day approaching, Cars.com,
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, Cars.com'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, Cars.com'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 Cars.com 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,
Cars.com is an award-winning online destination for car shoppers that offers
information from consumers and experts to help buyers formulate opinions on
what to buy, where to buy and how much to pay for a car. Cars.com offers
thousands of new and used vehicle listings, consumer reviews, side-by-side
comparison tools, photo galleries, videos, unbiased editorial content and many
other tools. Cars.com puts millions of car buyers in control of their shopping
process with the information they need to make confident buying decisions.
Launched in June 1998, Cars.com is a division of Classified Ventures LLC,
which is owned by leading media companies, including A.H. Belo (NYSE: AHC),
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI), Tribune
Company and The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO).
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