Top 5 Hybrid Cars For 2017

Modern hybrid cars have come a long way since the Toyota Prius launched here in 2000. Now several manufacturers make a gas-electric version of their bestselling sedans and SUVs, from the Toyota Avalon sedan to the Chrysler Pacifica minivan to the lavish Porsche Cayenne.

2017 Chevy Volt

2017 Chevy Volt

U.S. News Score: 8.5/10 | MPG: 54 combined city/hwy | Electric Range: 53 mi | $33,220 

Redesigned in 2016, the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid got an extended, 53-mile battery range and increased fuel efficiency.

The five-passenger compact car generates 149 horsepower with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, a lithium-ion battery, and a pair of electric motors. It achieves 54 mpg in combined city/highway driving after the battery is depleted and it's running on gasoline power.

Starting at $33,220, the LT base trim includes Bluetooth, an 8-inch touch screen, two USB ports, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. A Teen Driver management system, which allows owners to control vehicle speed and audio volume remotely, is standard for 2017.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

U.S. News Score: 8.6/10 | MPG: 32 combined city/hwy | Electric Range: 33 mi | $41,995 

New for 2017, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the only hybrid minivan on the market. The seven-passenger minivan was named a finalist for our 2017 Best Minivan for Families award. It can drive up to 33 miles on just electricity and gets an estimated 32 mpg in combined city/highway driving once its battery is depleted.

The minivan achieves 260 horsepower using a 3.6-liter V6 engine and a pair of electric motors. Leather upholstery, heated front seats, and blind spot detection are standard. Upper trims come equipped with a rear-seat entertainment system.

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid starts at $41,995.

2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

U.S. News Score: 8.7/10 | MPG: 29 city / 27 hwy | $36,270 

The Toyota Highlander Hybrid has garnered a slew of awards for its performance and standard technology. Winner of our 2017 Best Hybrid SUV for Families title, the Highlander Hybrid also sits atop our rankings of midsize SUVs and SUVs with 3 rows and was named a finalist for our 2017 Best Hybrid SUV for the Money award.

The SUV generates 306 horsepower with a 3.5-liter V6 and three electric motors and returns 29 mpg in the city and 27 on the highway.

The Toyota Highlander Hybrid starts at $36,270. The base model comes equipped with a 6.1-inch touch screen, five USB ports, a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, and pedestrian and vehicle detection.

U.S. News Score: 8.7/10 | MPG: 26 city / 27 hwy | $51,960 

New for 2017, the Acura MDX Hybrid luxury midsize SUV is equipped with several high-performance and high-tech features, including all-wheel drive, blind spot monitoring, and navigation.

The SUV generates 321 horsepower using a 3.5-liter V6 and three electric motors. It returns 26 mpg around town and 27 on the highway.

The Acura MDX Hybrid starts at $51,960.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

U.S. News Score: 8.7/10 | MPG: 49 city / 43 hwy | $27,875

The Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid won our 2017 Best Hybrid Car for Families award and was named a finalist for 2017 Best Midsize Car for Families.

The five-passenger midsize sedan delivers class-leading fuel economy at 49 mpg around town and 43 mpg on the highway. It produces 182 horsepower using a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and a pair of electric motors.

Starting at $27,875, the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid features best-in-class performance and can achieve a top speed of 55 mph using only battery power.

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