Hybrid cars can be environmentally friendly, not to mention fuel efficient. If you’re shopping for a new or used car, learn which ones are the best hybrid vehicles you can buy in Canada.
Hybrid and alternative vehicles are gaining popularity with Canadian drivers. A recent survey found that one-third of Canadians are considering an electric car while two in five drivers plan to lease or buy a vehicle that runs on something other than gas. But which hybrid vehicles in Canada are the best for minimizing environmental impacts at an affordable cost? We’ve done the research and selected seven hybrid cars to consider now.
- Honda Accord Hybrid
- Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Crossover
- Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid
- Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid
- Toyota Camry Hybrid
- Ford Fusion Hybrid
- Toyota Prius
1. Honda Accord Hybrid
The Honda Accord is one of the best midsize hybrid sedans on the road. The redesigned 2019 model gets an estimated 48 miles per gallon combined on the road and the highway, making it a good fit for saving on gas over short and long distances. If you’re looking for a family vehicle with plenty of legroom and trunk space, the Accord hybrid fits the bill. Both the 2018 and 2019 CVT models start at around $33,000, while the touring model starts closer to $40,000.
2. Toyota RAV4
The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid combines ruggedness and sporty design with outstanding fuel economy and horsepower. The 2018 model received a 5-star car safety rating from the NHTSA and offers a combined fuel economy of 32 mpg. The 2019 model improves on that, increasing combined fuel economy to 39 mpg. Price-wise, the RAV4 Hybrid doesn’t break the bank. You can pick up a 2017 model starting at around $18,000 while the 2019s have an MSRP of $27,850.
3. Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid
The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is built for adventure, with standard symmetrical all-wheel drive included as a key feature. This hybrid vehicle is a winner of Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own Award for its vehicle class and it’s built to stand the test of time. It’s an all-around great choice if you want a crossover vehicle that’s also compact. On the cost side, the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid starts at $34,995 for a brand-new 2019 model. And it may be worth every penny if you’re looking for maximum fuel economy. This hybrid vehicle offers a stellar 90 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent or MPGe.
4. Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid
The Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid allows you to drive all electric for up to 29 miles, with 39 mpg in combined fuel economy. The exterior has a luxury look while the interior offers a luxury feel, without the premium price. The Plug-in Hybrid starts at $31,650 but if you have a smaller car-buying budget, a new Hybrid SE starts at just $24,000. If you’d like to spend under $20,000 to drive a hybrid, check out the 2018 models which still offer plenty of signature Sonata comfort.
5. Toyota Camry Hybrid
The Toyota Camry Hybrid is stylish and powerful and the 2019 models also come equipped with the latest in safety and in-car entertainment features. The 2019 model received a five-star car safety rating and it’s also great on gas, with combined fuel economy ranging from 46 mpg for the Hybrid XLE to 52 mpg for the Hybrid LE. You can expect to pay an MSRP in the neighborhood of $28,400 for a base 2019 model, though you can find 2017 models in the $17,000 to $20,000 range.
6. Ford Fusion Hybrid
The 2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE sedan has already made its debut, with an affordable starting price of $28,000. Key features include seating for five, estimated fuel economy of 43 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway, the Ford Co-Pilot 360 driving system and standard front-wheel drive. If you don’t necessarily need that new car smell, there are deals to be had on used Ford Fusion Hybrid models. The 2018 models, for instance, go for around $15,000.
7. Toyota Prius
No list of the best hybrid vehicles in Canada would be complete without mentioning the Toyota Prius. Fuel economy is an estimated 54 mpg for the city and 50 mpg on the highway for new 2019 models. Both the LE and XLE models feature all-wheel drive if you’re looking for something that’s eco-friendly and handles well across different types of terrain. With an MSRP ranging from $23,770 for the Prius ECO to $32,200 for the Prius Limited, there’s an option for almost every budget.
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