With summer coming to a close, families across America are mourning the loss of all the gas money they shelled out while traveling. Whether it be a cross-country road trip, or a few weekend beach getaways, gas expenses add up– especially if you don’t own a fuel-efficient car. That being said, we’ve taken the liberty of bringing you 5 of the most fuel-efficient Hybrid cars of 2018. These Hybrid cars will be sure to put a smile on your face every time you visit the gas station.
1. Toyota Prius
The Toyota Prius has been called the best Hybrid car of 2018. With an EPA-rated 56 mpg and an average annual fuel cost of only $750, the 2018 Prius makes it difficult for other hybrids to compete. As for the style, the newest model is notoriously sportier and easier on the eyes than older generations– defying the assumption that drivers must sacrifice style for fuel efficiency.
In other words, the Toyota Prius might just be your new travel staple.
2. The Honda Insight
At 52-mpg combined, and an annual fuel cost of $800, the Insight gets slightly worse gas mileage than the Prius. Nevertheless, it’s still a great option for Hybrid shoppers who prefer the traditional look of a sedan. Even the most basic model (the LX) is decked out with Honda’s newest and best technology such as Honda Sensing, a 3 mode drive system as well as a Multi-Angle rearview camera.
3. Ford Fusion Hybrid
Calling all Ford lovers. The 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid is one of the best hybrid options for those prioritizing value above all else. Known for its user-friendly features and impressive gas mileage (41 mpg combined), the Ford Fusion is worth considering for anyone looking to make the switch to a fuel-efficient sedan.
4. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
In an effort to “redefine what a hybrid can be,” Toyota created the RAV4 Hybrid. Since its creation, it has quickly become one of the highest rated fuel-efficient SUVs on the market. Getting 34 mpg in the city and 30 on the highway, the RAV4 Hybrid is a great choice for anyone seeking a spacious, fuel-efficient SUV.
5. Kia Niro
Known for its advanced safety technology and unbelievably good gas mileage, the Kia Niro is one of the highest rated hybrid SUVs on the market. Getting an EPA-estimated 52 mpg in the city (and 49 on the highway), it is even more fuel efficient than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid– and at only $23,240, the Niro is a great value for anyone looking for an affordable, hybrid SUV.
Hybrid technology is clearly taking the world by storm, transforming everything from family travel to Formula 1 race cars. As you begin to make your travel plans, why not add a Hybrid to the family?