How Hybrid Cars Work

Hybrid Car Reviews

For more on hybrid cars and hybrid SUVs, more on fuel-efficient vehicles, and more great car information, check out:

  • The Consumer Guide to Hybrid Vehicles: Learn about every gas-electric vehicle, and some upcoming models, too. Includes photos, prices, and fuel-economy data.
  • Fuel-economy leaders: The EPA admits its fuel economy numbers are estimates. Ours are real. Here are the fuel-economy leaders as determined in Consumer Guide tests.
  • Consumer Guide New Car Reviews and Prices: Road test results, photos, specifications, and prices for hundreds of new cars, trucks, minivans, and SUVs from the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide.
  • Alternative fuels: Gas-electric hybrids aren't the only unconventionally powered cars. Learn more about the world of alternative fuels.
  • Plug-in hybrids: This is the next frontier in automotive gas-electric power. Find out how plug-in hybrid cars work and what their advantages are.

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  • "Diesel-based hybrid cars." The Daily Times.
  • Honda Insight
  • Toyota Prius