2013 Hybrid Buying Guides

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Armaan Almeida is the Editor-in-Chief of the New Car Pricing Insider blog and publishes daily incentives on new cars in addition to newsworthy articles pertaining to the auto industry.

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, Automotive Editor - April 4, 2013

For the 2013 year, our Editors have broken down the growing field of ultra fuel-efficient Hybrids into five separate Buying Guides to help make shopping for one quick and easy. Click on the Buying Guides below to learn more about each Hybrid Vehicle Category:

Here are our Top Picks for each Hybrid Category:

Best Sporty Hybrid: 2013 Honda CR-Z

Sporty HybridsIt would be easy to pick the trendy Tesla Model S as the best Sporty Hybrid, but when judged on all the attributes a car shopper is looking for, the Honda CR-Z wins out due to its value-to-performance ratio. It's fun to drive, well-built, fuel-efficient, reliable...and best of all, affordable.

See the rest of the Sporty Hybrid picks for 2013 >>



Best Plug-In Hybrid: 2013 Nissan LEAF

Plug-In Hybrids

The former World Car of the Year is also our pick for best Plug-In Hybrid. Ironically, it's not even a Hybrid, since it runs on pure electricity and not a drop of gasoline. A recent price drop has further bolstered its claim as the cheapest car to operate, period.

See the rest of the Plug-In Hybrid Picks for 2013 >>



Best Hybrid Crossover: 2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Hybrid Crossover

Toyota’s Highlander Hybrid takes everything that has made the standard Highlander so appealing and added their well-engineered Synergy Drive system to help not only boost fuel economy, but driving range as well. Moreover, it’s the most affordable Hybrid Crossover you can buy today.

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Best Hybrid SUV: 2013 Lexus RX 450h

Hybrid SUV

Fuel Efficiency and SUVs normally don’t go hand-in-hand, but the Lexus 450h aims to change that notion by providing improved driving range and fuel economy.

See the rest of the Hybrid SUV Picks for 2013 >>





Best Diesel Car: 2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Diesel Car

The most affordable Diesel Car available helps to make it our top pick for Diesel Cars. But price is only part of the reason--the Jetta TDI features a well-sorted chassis, taut suspension, communicative steering feel and a solid engine that produces gobs of torque while returning Hybrid-like fuel economy.

See the rest of the Diesel Vehicle Picks for 2013 >>



, Automotive Editor

Armaan Almeida is the Editor-in-Chief of the New Car Pricing Insider blog and publishes daily incentives on new cars in addition to newsworthy articles pertaining to the auto industry.

Follow On: Google+ | Website

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