Hybrid cars are growing in popularity with consumers who are both conscious of the environment and fuel costs. Automakers are responding to the increased demand for hybrid vehicles by manufacturing a growing number of cars that run on a combination of a gasoline engine and an electric motor. And hybrid cars have come a long way in the past few years, improving in terms of fuel efficiency, battery life, appearance and performance. With this in mind, here is a look at the top 12 hybrid vehicles currently on the market.
12. Toyota Prius Plug-In
The Toyota Prius was one of the first hybrid cars on the market, and the vehicle continues to evolve and perform well. The Toyota Prius Plug-In gets great fuel economy, and remains one of the top vehicles in terms of low fuel consumption. It is also one of the more affordable hybrid vehicles at a price tag of about $30,000. However, the vehicle has a shorter electric-only driving range than rival hybrid cars, and automotive magazines that have test driven the car say it has poor handling. Nevertheless, the Prius is a familiar name in the hybrid class and comes from one of the top auto makers in the world.