The Best Seven Hybrid Cars Coming in 2012

February 29, 2012

The following cars were ranked as this year’s best hybrid cars by U.S. News. They were selected from hybrid cars and sedans that were generally priced between $20,000 and $30,000. Their rank is a result of in-depth analysis of all published ratings, reviews, and test drive information. The seven best on the list are as follows:

7. 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

The 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid has decent ratings on the fuel economy it provides, although it has been criticized for looking too “bland” both inside and out. It also is losing out because it generally ‘doesn’t feel as refined’ as the cars offered by competitors.

6. 2012 Toyota Prius V

Buyers looking for great fuel economy should look closely at this hybrid. It is basically a more “family oriented” form of the 2012 Toyota Prius. It has more cargo space and backseat legroom, child-safety features, and seats five.

5. 2012 Toyota Prius

This year’s Toyota Prius is the fastest and best-handling car this year. Its excellent fuel economy ratings have also made it one of the hottest cars on the market right now. This year it has had quite a few revisions to its exterior and has more standard equipment. Its new multimedia system is also winning it some attention.

4. 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid

The Toyota Camry Hybrid of 2012 has had a total overhaul, which now makes it one of the best midsize hybrid cars on the market. This car is said to have beaten the #1 on our list, the Ford Fusion Hybrid, in both efficiency and drivability.

3. 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

This model of car is highly ranked thanks to its good fuel economy and smooth transmission. It also has a long list of standard features. One of the best benefits is that the 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is that it comes with a lifetime battery warranty.

2. 2012 Chevrolet Volt

The 2012 Chevrolet Volt is has been chosen as one of the most impressive cars on the market because of its excellent fuel economy. This may be the best car to choose if you live in California. Residents in the state can drive solo in the state’s high-occupancy vehicle lanes with this car because of its low emission features, and the residents can also qualify for a $1,500 dollar rebate for this year’s model.

1. 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid

This car was given the rank of “2012 Best Hybrid Car for the Money” and “2012 Best Hybrid Car for Families.” According to, the transitions between electric and gas power are very smooth, and it is possible to coax almost 700 miles out of one tank of gas in this car.


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  • 1. Prius Accessories and Hyb&hellip  |  March 16, 2012 at 7:13 am

    […] The majority of hybrid cars come with an 8-year warranty, or 100,000 miles from the manufacturer. Hybrid cars in California are required to cover 10 years or 150,000. Driving an average of 10,000 miles a year, […]

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