With environmental pollution now being such a big concern, it’s more important than ever to choose an eco-friendly vehicle. Not only do hybrids provide cleaner energy, but they also save you a lot more money at the pump. Additionally, head-turning styling gives you more reason to go green.
Here are the hybrid cars you should consider as your next vehicle.
2020 Toyota Prius
- L Eco: $24,200
- LE: $25,410
- LE AWD-e: $26,810
- XLE: $28,250
- XLE AWD-e: $29,250
- Limited: $32,376
Expect the Toyota Prius to remain the best-selling hybrid in the country with the 2020 model year. Excellent reliability and a practical interior make the Prius a great choice. A newly available AWD system has made this eco-friendly hatchback even more appealing. No longer will folks living in snow-prone regions have to make any sacrifices.
Although the Prius isn’t a fast car, it packs enough performance to keep you happy on your morning commute. Its small four-cylinder engine combines with two electric motors to produce 121 horsepower. Fuel economy stands at a combined 52 mpg on regular unleaded.
Toyota packs the new Prius with an impressive list of standard equipment. This year, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have been added to Toyota’s Entune infotainment system.
Most importantly, every new Prius benefits from Toyota Safety Sense. This valuable driver-assist package brings helpful technologies like pre-collision braking with pedestrian detection.
2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
- Base: Estimated $25,000
A stunning exterior design puts the all-new 2020 Sonata Hybrid among the most stylish sedans in its class. In addition to being incredibly stylish, it comes loaded with many innovative technologies. Hyundai’s 100,000-mile powertrain warranty also helps make the new Sonata Hybrid a great investment.
When behind the wheel of the new Sonata Hybrid, drivers can look forward to enjoying a smooth performance. Hyundai tunes its hybrid powertrain to develop a competitive 192 horsepower. However, the Sonata Hybrid’s biggest highlight is its new six-speed automatic transmission with Active Shift Control. It noticeably enhances acceleration and efficiency. An innovative solar roof helps recharge the sedan’s battery pack as you drive. According to the fuel economy estimates, drivers can anticipate getting more than 47 mpg.
Like the rest of the Sonata lineup, the hybrid provides lots of space to spread out. Plus, you’ll enjoy all of Hyundai’s latest in-vehicle technology. Advanced smartphone support will come standard throughout the lineup.
2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid
- SE: $28,000
- SEL: $31,630
- Titanium: $34,595
- Plug-in Hybrid Titanium: $35,000
Many car shoppers will appreciate the 2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid’s affordability. Moreover, above-average reliability and an upscale interior help make this sedan a rewarding pick.
The Fusion Hybrid returns for 2020 with the same four-cylinder powertrain, which develops 188 horsepower. Because of the Fusion Hybrid’s strong low-end torque, it manages to offer effortless acceleration around down. Concerning fuel economy, you can trust this midsize sedan to return a combined 42 mpg. Although the Fusion Hybrid isn’t a sports car, drivers enjoy its agile handling and responsive steering.
Even the base Fusion Hybrid benefits from Ford’s tablet-like SYNC 3 touchscreen. It’s easy to use and quickly connects to your smartphone. A Wi-Fi hotspot also comes standard, which gives passengers quick access to the Internet.
Furthermore, you don’t have to pay extra for popular accident-avoidance technologies like blind-spot monitoring and automatic emergency braking.
Depending on your initial down payment, you should be able to lease a base Fusion Hybrid SE for $278 a month.
2020 Toyota Camry Hybrid
- LE: $28,250
- SE: $29,950
- XLE: $32,550
In the eyes of some automotive critics, the 2020 Toyota Camry Hybrid is the best all-around car in the segment. It’s comfortable, great on gas, and packs a lot of standard equipment. This midsize sedan is also built to deliver a trouble-free performance for years to come.
This car is incredibly easy to drive. With around 208 horsepower resting under the hood, the 2020 Toyota Camry Hybrid manages to deliver a peppy performance. Fuel economy is outstanding. You can expect the Camry Hybrid to deliver a combined 52 mpg.
Your family won’t have any complaints about the Camry Hybrid’s spaciousness. Even adults sitting in the backseat will enjoy great legroom. While there are several options available, the Camry’s most sought-after features come standard. Highlights include a Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay/Amazon Alexa smartphone integration, push-button start, and advanced safety package.
2020 Kia Optima Hybrid
- EX: $29,310
- Plug-in Hybrid EX: $36,090
When it comes to overall value, the 2020 Kia Optima Hybrid ranks among today’s best. This year, an even greater number of features come standard. Plus, you can’t forget about Kia’s excellent warranty coverage.
The Kia Optima Hybrid is surprisingly powerful. It develops 192 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. You’ll especially enjoy the extra torque, which helps when merging onto the interstate. While the Optima Hybrid is slightly less efficient than some new hybrids, most people will be pleased with its combined 41-mpg rating. If you decide to choose the plug-in hybrid version, you can travel up to 28 miles on pure electricity.
Unlike most cars in the segment, the Optima Hybrid comes standard with leather upholstery. This is a testament to Kia’s commitment to giving customers a lot of luxury for the money. Additionally, there’s plenty of high-tech goodies on the inside. Wireless smartphone charging, an eight-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and satellite radio are all standard.
Kia’s standard Drive Wise safety package brings several driver-assist features, including driver attention monitoring and collision avoidance assist.
Folks interested in leasing a new Optima Hybrid EX can do so for $480 a month.