Top 5 Most Stylish Hybrids/Electrics

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Trent Loomis is an automotive journalist who has spent the past four years writing reviews, buying guides, and how to articles for some of the biggest websites in the world. Although he currently lives in Los Angeles, he also spent some time in Germany where he got to experience European craftsmanship and the thrill of driving on the autobahn.

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, Automotive Editor - March 18, 2013

While hybrid and electric vehicles are known for their great gas mileage, they also have a reputation for not being the most attractive cars on the road. But just because you're concerned about saving money on gas doesn't mean that you have to sacrifice style and looks. There are many hybrid's that get excellent fuel economy and are still able to look good doing it. Here are our picks for the top 5 most stylish Hybrid/Electrics currently available:

1
Honda CR-Z
Honda CR-Z

Labeled a 'Sport Hybrid' by Honda, the 2012 CR-Z is a two-door coupe that gets 35 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. The CR-Z is adorned with several fluid lines and a sleek mesh air dam with three upper blades in the grill. Inside, the CR-Z features a driver-oriented cockpit with futuristic displays and gauges.

2
Lexus CT200h
Lexus CT200h

Even though the 2012 Lexus CT200h is the most expensive hybrid on this list, it also happens to be the most luxurious, with fuel estimates that will surprise you. The four-door hatchback CT200h gets an EPA-estimated 43/40 mpg, giving you thoughtful substance to go along with renown Lexus style. High-quality materials like available bamboo trim and NuLuxe seating material compliment the mouse-like Remote Touch controller bringing you an engaging driving experience with modern style. F Sport trident-five-spoke alloy wheels are usually not associated with hybrids, but the Lexus CT200h is anything but a traditional hybrid.

3
Kia Optima Hybrid
Kia Optima Hybrid

Just because it looks identical to its gas-only sibling doesn't mean that the 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid isn't stylish. What sets the recently redesigned Optima Hybrid apart from every other sedan is its edgy bowtie grille. While the unique five-spoke alloy wheels and dual panel moonroof add to the Optima Hybrid's modern design, fuel ratings of 35/40 mpg add miles to the gallon.

4
Toyota Prius
Toyota Prius

As the most efficient hybrid on this list with an EPA-estimated 51/48 mpg, the 2012 Toyota Prius provides a nifty design that takes advantage of sleek, flowing lines, and a snug rear fascia. The Prius is somewhat futuristic, and sports a solar roof that helps power an interior fan that keeps the Prius cool on hot days.

5
Toyota Camry Hybrid
Toyota Camry Hybrid

It used to be that Camrys were for those who preferred function over form - substance over style, and dependability over individuality. The most notable style cues are the grille/air dam and dashboard. Two large silver blades combine with two smaller black ones around the blue and silver Toyota symbol on the front of the hood, while a flowing leatherette dash with stitching is a departure from the traditional clunky interior design. And of course, a 43/39 mpg rating helps.

, Automotive Editor

Trent Loomis is an automotive journalist who has spent the past four years writing reviews, buying guides, and how to articles for some of the biggest websites in the world. Although he currently lives in Los Angeles, he also spent some time in Germany where he got to experience European craftsmanship and the thrill of driving on the autobahn.

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