2016 Hybrid Cars Buyers Guide

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Hybrids are a huge deal in the industry, saving drivers money at the pumps by combining an internal combustion engine with a large battery and electric motor. Here’s what’s happening in the hybrid world.

What’s New for Hybrid Cars for 2016?

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The car that’s synonymous with the word hybrid has been completely redone, and the 2016 Prius is more fuel efficient than ever. Riding on a new architecture and available with a new lithium ion battery, the 2016 Prius can hit up to 56 mpg in combined driving conditions.

Toyota has also added a hybrid powertrain to its popular RAV4 compact crossover, allowing that vehicle to hit 33 MPG. The RAV4 Hybrid is only available in all-wheel drive, however, but comes with Toyota’s new safety suite of technology that adds forward collision warning and other driver assistance features.

2016 Chevrolet Volt Review

Competing with the Prius is the new Chevrolet Volt, a plug-in EV that uses a gasoline engine to improve its range. It’s now able to drive a whopping 420 miles, thanks to an updated powertrain and platform.

Other new hybrids on the market include the Kia Optima and Hyundai Sonata Hybrids, while you can also expect a new Honda Accord Hybrid to debut soon.

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More alternate fuel vehicles are becoming available, too, including the hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai, the Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell and the new Honda Clarity. Tesla is also expanding its lineup with a more powerful version of the Model S, and the new Model X crossover.

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What’s Coming to Hybrids?

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Kia and Hyundai are working on standalone hybrid models, the Kia Niro and the Hyundai Ioniq. Honda is also working on a new plug-in hybrid version of its Accord, although we likely won’t be seeing that until 2018.

A new Tesla should be on the way as well, called the Model 3, it will be cheaper and sized like a BMW 3 Series. The production Chevrolet Bolt will also be unveiled in 2016.

Find Your Next Car

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2017 Toyota Prius c
2017 Toyota Prius c
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N/A 53/46 mpg
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2017 Kia Niro
2017 Kia Niro
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N/A N/A
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2017 Honda Clarity
2017 Honda Clarity
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N/A N/A
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2017 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid
2017 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid
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N/A 28/33 mpg
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2017 Hyundai Ioniq
2017 Hyundai Ioniq
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N/A N/A
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2017 Ford Fusion
2017 Ford Fusion
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$22,610 - $38,740 20/29 mpg
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2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid
2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid
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$24,120 - $27,120 42/37 mpg
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2017 Toyota Prius
2017 Toyota Prius
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$24,685 - $30,015 54/50 mpg
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2017 Kia Optima Hybrid
2017 Kia Optima Hybrid
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$25,995 - $30,990 39/46 mpg
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2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
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$26,000 - $30,100 38/43 mpg
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2017 Toyota Prius v
2017 Toyota Prius v
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$26,675 - $30,935 43/39 mpg
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2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
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$27,910 - $34,030 34/31 mpg
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2017 Honda Accord Hybrid
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid
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$29,605 - $35,955 49/47 mpg
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2017 Chevrolet Bolt
2017 Chevrolet Bolt
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$30,000 N/A
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2017 Lexus CT
2017 Lexus CT
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$31,250 43/40 mpg
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2017 Lexus GS
2017 Lexus GS
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$46,310 - $68,680 19/26 mpg
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2017 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid
2017 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid
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$47,800 - $49,800 26/30 mpg
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2017 Acura NSX
2017 Acura NSX
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$156,000 21/22 mpg
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