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 Bolt Image
  • MSRP: $36,620 - $40,905
  • MPG: N/A

#1
2017 Chevrolet Bolt

The all-new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt rewrites the electric car playbook, providing over 230 miles of driving range per charge and oodles of high-tech convenience ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.8
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.9
Interior:8.3
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 3_5
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Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Image
  • MSRP: $27,875 - $27,875
  • MPG: 49 City / 43 Hwy

#2
2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid is not only one of the best hybrid vehicles on the market, it’s one of the best midsize cars. ... Read full review»

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U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:8.2
Interior:8.5
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 4_5
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Honda Accord Hybrid Image
  • MSRP: $29,605 - $35,955
  • MPG: 49 City / 47 Hwy

#2
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid

Honda has reintroduced the Accord Hybrid for 2017, and it places near the top of our midsize car rankings. The ride is comfortable and ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:8.0
Interior:7.9
Safety:9.6
Reliability: 4_0
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Toyota Prius Image
  • MSRP: $24,685 - $30,015
  • MPG: 54 City / 50 Hwy

#2
2017 Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius ranks highly in the crowded and competitive compact car class. Its phenomenal fuel economy has brought millions of buyers into showrooms ... Read full review»

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U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:7.9
Interior:8.1
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 4_0
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Chevrolet Volt Image
  • MSRP: $33,220 - $37,570
  • MPG: 43 (2016) City / 42 (2016) Hwy

#5
2017 Chevrolet Volt

The 2017 Chevrolet Volt charges into the second year of its generation with spry road manners that challenge the norm of the humdrum plug-in ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:9.2
Performance:8.5
Interior:8.3
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 2_5
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Toyota Avalon Hybrid Image
  • MSRP: $37,300 - $42,600
  • MPG: 40 City / 39 Hwy

#5
2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

The 2017 Toyota Avalon Hybrid offers the best fuel economy estimates in the class by far. While it's one of the pricier large cars, ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.7
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 3_5
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Toyota Camry Hybrid Image
  • MSRP: $26,790 - $30,140
  • MPG: 42 City / 38 Hwy

#5
2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid

The 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid is a class leader in reliability and safety scores, and it has a spacious interior and a comfortable ride. ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:8.0
Interior:7.8
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 4_5
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Ford Fusion Hybrid Image
  • MSRP: $25,785 - $37,130
  • MPG: 43 City / 41 Hwy

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2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid

The 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid ranks in the middle of the midsize sedan class, thanks to its agile handling, interior refinement, and attractive pricing. ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.0
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 3_0
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Toyota Prius Prime Image
  • MSRP: $27,100 - $33,100
  • MPG: N/A

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime

The 2017 Prius Prime is a new addition to Toyota's lineup. It's a plug-in hybrid that gets incredible fuel economy and provides plenty of ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.2
Performance:7.7
Interior:8.1
Safety:10.0
Reliability: N/A
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Hyundai Ioniq Image
  • MSRP: $22,200 - $32,500
  • MPG: 57 City / 59 Hwy

#10
2017 Hyundai Ioniq

The all-new 2017 Hyundai Ioniq – available as a hybrid, an electric vehicle, and soon as a plug-in hybrid – offers an attractive base ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:8.6
Interior:8.2
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 2_5
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Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Image
  • MSRP: $26,000 - $38,600
  • MPG: 39 City / 45 Hwy

#11
2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

The 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid features good fuel economy, a comfortable and well-equipped interior, and decent performance. Its lower ranking is less indicative of ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:7.7
Interior:8.4
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 4_0
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Kia Optima Hybrid Image
  • MSRP: $25,995 - $35,210
  • MPG: 39 City / 46 Hwy

#12
2017 Kia Optima Hybrid

The 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid has a low price for a hybrid midsize sedan and delivers exceptional fuel economy, especially on the highway. Its ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:7.9
Performance:7.6
Interior:7.6
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 4_0
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Toyota Prius V Image
  • MSRP: $26,675 - $30,935
  • MPG: 43 City / 39 Hwy

#12
2017 Toyota Prius V

The 2017 Toyota Prius v is an efficient wagon with enough space for five and all their gear. However, performance is not a strong ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:7.2
Interior:8.1
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 3_0
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Ford C-Max Hybrid Image
  • MSRP: $24,120 - $27,120
  • MPG: 42 City / 38 Hwy

#14
2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid

The 2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid is worth a look for its decent performance and roomy, upscale cabin, but it's not as fuel-efficient as many ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:8.3
Interior:8.2
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 2_0
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Ford Fusion Energi Image
  • MSRP: $33,120 - $41,120
  • MPG: N/A

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2017 Ford Fusion Energi

The 2017 Ford Fusion Energi is among the lower-priced plug-in hybrids. It has an upmarket, well-equipped cabin paired with a cushioned ride and plenty ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:7.5
Interior:7.3
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 3_0
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Nissan Leaf Image
  • MSRP: $30,680 - $36,790
  • MPG: N/A

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2017 Nissan Leaf

Anyone looking for an electric car for daily driving will find the 2017 Nissan Leaf offers decent range, a roomy interior, and a hushed, ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:7.5
Interior:7.7
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 3_0
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Toyota Prius c Image
  • MSRP: $20,150 - $24,965
  • MPG: 48 City / 43 Hwy

#16
2017 Toyota Prius c

The 2017 Toyota Prius c gets excellent fuel economy estimates, but its performance is merely adequate, and its cabin materials are cheap.  Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:6.6
Interior:7.0
Safety:8.8
Reliability: 4_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

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»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.3
Performance:7.4
Interior:7.2
Safety:9.1
Reliability: 4_0
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Ford C-Max Energi Image
  • MSRP: $27,120 - $30,120
  • MPG: N/A

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2017 Ford C-Max Energi

The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi is the lone available plug-in hybrid wagon, and it offers an upscale interior and satisfying performance for a below-average ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:7.4
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:8.1
Interior:7.5
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 2_0
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