Fuel-efficient hybrid cars are an economical and eco-friendly choice, providing drivers with more freedom between gas station visits. These 2023 vehicles combine performance and environmental responsibility while making your journeys longer between refills.
Hybrid cars combine the benefits of both gasoline engines and electric motors for optimal fuel economy, making them perfect for everyday driving while offering comfortable rides with user-friendly features.
The Toyota Prius hybrid car is one of the most beloved hybrid cars on the market and for good reason. A model of efficiency with its efficient powertrain and sleek exterior, its spacious cargo area and array of tech features makes the Prius an excellent option for drivers seeking to reduce their carbon footprint while enjoying a comfortable journey.
The latest Prius models have been redesigned to offer improved handling, fuel economy and safety. Their new exterior design is sleeker and more appealing, while the interior has also been updated with modern aesthetics and premium amenities. Their hybrid powertrain uses Hybrid Synergy Drive technology which combines electric power and gas power when propelling down the road; additionally it can operate solely on electric power at lower speeds with minimal throttle conditions – an excellent option for city driving!
Committed to reducing their carbon footprint will appreciate that Prius models now offer up to 60 miles of range on a single charge while still being capable of using traditional gasoline when necessary. Furthermore, this reliable vehicle earned top scores in government crash tests while featuring standard safety equipment like airbags, traction control, and electronic brake-force distribution as standard features.
As demand for fuel-efficient cars continues to increase, more manufacturers are coming up with innovative solutions. Beyond traditional hybrids and fully electric vehicles, some manufacturers have even unveiled models capable of driving long distances without using any gasoline at all.
No matter your vehicle needs – from fuel-efficient hybrids and all-electric cars to hybrid vans, Get Drivers Ed can assist you in finding the ideal model for you and your lifestyle. Our knowledgeable sales associates can provide all the information required for an informed purchase decision. Get in touch with us to discover more of our inventory or set up a test drive today.
Honda Civic Hybrid
Honda’s Civic compact car ranks among the most reliable available today – even without taking into account its sportier Type R and Si models. When combined with hybrid technology, it becomes an excellent option for eco-conscious drivers looking for economical transport around town.
This 2025 model combines a gasoline-powered 2.0-liter inline-four Atkinson cycle engine with two electric motors to generate 181 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque, for an all-electric range of up to 20 miles or for short distance EV only use while cruising along flat surfaces at slow speed.
Fuel economy figures for the Civic Hybrid are also impressive. On the EPA city driving cycle, it returned 49 mpg, making it the most fuel-efficient car in its class and superior to most hybrids. On highway driving cycles it can achieve 51 mpg.
Realistically, however, you will likely fall short of these numbers due to hybrid vehicles’ tendency to perform worse in everyday driving conditions. To maximize fuel economy with your hybrid vehicle you will have to be very disciplined with acceleration and keep speeds down while considering whether you can live with its unique sound (an indication that electric energy is being consumed during light braking).
However, there are a few noteworthy features, such as an automatically shutting-off air conditioning compressor at stops which saves both energy and money. Furthermore, pressing the econ button enables the gas engine to also stop running when stopped at red lights or in traffic jams – further saving energy and money.
As is evident by its distinctive interior design, the Japanese Honda Civic’s interior stands apart from that of an average American Civic. A deep circular dashboard houses a digital speedometer at its core; above it lies an adjustable battery display which displays coolant temperature or fuel consumption as necessary. There’s also an attractive two-tone finish and faux leather wraparound steering wheel to complete this unique driving experience.
Ford Fusion Hybrid
The Ford Fusion Hybrid is an impressive hybrid sedan that provides ample fuel efficiency and cutting-edge features, as well as being stylish with its striking design that stands out on the road. No matter if it’s new or pre-owned, its smooth ride and advanced technology make it one of the best hybrid vehicles on today’s market.
The Ford Fusion Hybrid utilizes a combination of an inline four gasoline engine and electric motor to produce 188 combined horsepower, powering its front wheels via a continuously variable automatic transmission system. In terms of gas mileage, it outstripped most midsize rivals including vehicles like Toyota Camry Hybrid, Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid and Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.
For 2019, the Fusion Hybrid underwent some minor upgrades. Most notable among these was a change to its grille design – now featuring an intricate mesh pattern – as well as redesign of fog lights to integrate them more smoothly into its lower fascia and taillights for sleeker integration into its trunk lid.
Inside the Fusion Hybrid’s spacious cabin and intuitive Sync 3 infotainment system make it an appealing option for drivers seeking to save on fuel. Compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, its large touchscreen display provides responsive touch controls.
This system comes standard on all Fusion Hybrid models and provides a range of features designed to keep you connected and entertained while driving, such as voice-activated navigation, SiriusXM radio, HD Radio and more. If you want more advanced technologies, consider upgrading to the Fusion Energi Plug-In Hybrid model which has even more advanced technologies available to them.
The Fusion Energi Plug-In Hybrid is more expensive than its Fusion Hybrid counterpart, but offers advanced technology and an increased battery capacity with 588 miles on one charge. Furthermore, this vehicle comes equipped with wireless charging pad making it more accessible to people who use their car regularly for transportation or running errands.
Hyundai’s Ioniq hybrid and electric car is an excellent choice for eco-minded drivers, offering an impressive 170 miles of range, spacious cabin space and some of the latest driver assistance features on the market. Additionally, its starting price below PS23k makes it one of the more cost-effective models on offer.
Hyundai recently unveiled the Ioniq, their midsize family car designed with an upmarket interior and state-of-the-art technology features for 2021. Offering plenty of rear legroom and cargo space, as well as being quiet when driving on motorways with an automatic cruise control system for effortless long journeys, this compact family car stands out as being amongst Hyundai’s most versatile offerings.
The Ioniq’s interior is both comfortable and practical, featuring an adjustable driver seat with plenty of adjustability options and adequate leg room. Taller passengers may encounter some cramped space; there is ample storage in the boot despite some taking up by its battery pack. Furthermore, its large touchscreen infotainment system comes equipped with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility and features an easy interface that performed well during our tests.
You have the choice between rear-wheel and all-wheel drive when selecting an Ioniq. Rear wheel drive offers up 57 litres of cargo space – plenty for suitcases or a few pieces of luggage – while all-wheel drive provides only 24 litres. Both options provide enough storage capacity for most needs; running costs will run you about PS170 annually to tax it, with one of the longest battery warranties in its industry.
Hyundai’s IONIQ electric car has proven itself a hit since it debuted in 2016. Since 2016, its design has won several prestigious accolades, such as the Red Dot Design Award in 2021, two Good Design Awards back-to-back, top marks in Euro NCAP safety testing, ADAC Ecotest rankings and Euro NCAP safety testing results. Eco-minded drivers may find its plug-in hybrid model an easy introduction into electrified vehicles.