Most Satisfying New Compact Hybrid Cars
Owners tell Consumer Reports there’s more to love about these hybrids than just their excellent fuel economy
Do you want a car that uses less gas but can still go on long trips without plugging in? Hybrids combine gas engines and battery-electric drivetrains in a fuel-saving combo. From hatchbacks to SUVs, there are many hybrids on the market today, and Consumer Reports has tested and scored the most popular models. For this list of recommended vehicles, we’ve focused on compact models, many of which are available only as hybrids.
How do we know which hybrids will keep you happy? We ask owners whether they would buy the same car again, then see how they rate their cars on satisfaction in five categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, and audio controls. We have data on more than 300,000 vehicles from CR’s owner satisfaction surveys to help you choose.