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Cars.com Names the Best Hybrids for the Money

April 16, 2013

CHICAGO, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –With Earth Day approaching, Cars.com, the premier online resource for buying and selling new and used cars, has listed its editors’ picks for the best hybrids for the money.

“Gas prices remain volatile, so as shoppers consider more fuel-efficient options, they should know how effectively hybrids deliver gas mileage for their dollar–if they do at all,” said Joe Wiesenfelder, Cars.com’s Executive Editor. “Simply because a hybrid gets great gas mileage doesn’t necessarily mean you save money in the long run, because that same hybrid often comes with a higher price tag. To determine if the added expense is worth the cash, we analyzed overall cost compared to the car’s efficiency.”

To help green-car shoppers get the most bang for their buck, Cars.com’s experts looked at each car’s average fuel economy and base sticker price. “A high mpg rating and low price provide a high efficiency-cost rating,” said Wiesenfelder. “The goal of this is to get the best fuel economy for the least amount of money.”

Best hybrids for the money according to the Cars.com editors are:

                 Segment             Vehicle           MSRP         City MPG    Highway MPG
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    Subcompact
     Car                 2013 Toyota Prius c                $19,875          53              46
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    Compact Car          2013 Honda Insight                 $19,390          41              44
    -----------          ------------------                 -------         ---             ---

    Midsize
     Hatchback           2013 Toyota Prius                  $24,995          51              48
    ----------           -----------------                  -------         ---             ---

    Midsize
     Sedan               2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid            $27,995          47              47
    -------              -----------------------            -------         ---             ---

    Full-Size
     Car                 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid             $25,995          47              47
    ---------            ----------------------             -------         ---             ---

    Compact
     Luxury
     Sedan               2013 Acura ILX Hybrid              $29,795          39              38
    -------              ---------------------              -------         ---             ---

    Midsize
     Luxury
     Sedan               2013 Lexus ES 300h                 $41,145          40              39
    -------              ------------------                 -------         ---             ---

    Full-Size
     Luxury
     Sedan               2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 740 Li       $85,195          22              30
    ---------            ----------------------------       -------         ---             ---

    Midsize SUV/
     Crossover           2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid      $41,015          28              28
    ------------         -----------------------------      -------         ---             ---

    Full-Size
     SUV/
     Crossover           2013 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid        $54,040          20              23
    ----------           ---------------------------        -------         ---             ---

    Luxury SUV           2013 Lexus RX 450h                 $47,205          32              28
    ----------           ------------------                 -------         ---             ---

    Pickup Truck          2013 Chevrolet Silverado
                          Hybrid                            $42,130          20              23
    ------------         -------------------------          -------         ---             ---

“Hybrids come in all shapes and sizes these days,” said Wiesenfelder. “Many people think that a hybrid won’t accommodate their lifestyle because they assume all hybrids are small like the Prius or Insight, but our list helps shoppers looking for a cost effective, efficient car in just about every size and category that can meet the needs of any car shoppers.”

To find out more information about any of these cars, or to read full reviews, visit www.Cars.com.

ABOUT CARS.COM

Cars.com is an award-winning online destination for car shoppers that offers information from consumers and experts to help buyers formulate opinions on what to buy, where to buy and how much to pay for a car. Cars.com offers thousands of new and used vehicle listings, consumer reviews, side-by-side comparison tools, photo galleries, videos, unbiased editorial content and many other tools. Cars.com puts millions of car buyers in control of their shopping process with the information they need to make confident buying decisions. Launched in June 1998, Cars.com is a division of Classified Ventures LLC, which is owned by leading media companies, including A.H. Belo (NYSE: AHC), Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI), Tribune Company and The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO).

SOURCE Cars.com


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