Electric vehicles (EVs) are starting to spread, as car companies like Tesla, GM, Ford, and others all have at least one in their lineup. Electric cars are a big part of our green future, but hybrid vehicles still play an integral role in going green too.

Hybrid vehicles combine the best of both worlds, giving you an electric motor with a small battery pack and a gasoline engine. And unlike plug-in hybrids and EVs, you don't need a charging station. Plus, you won’t break the bank at the pump. So if you're looking to reduce your carbon footprint and invest in a reliable car, here are some of the best hybrid cars Canada has to offer.

Source: Car and Driver

Toyota Prius

MSRP: Starts at $36,864

The Toyota Prius was the lightning rod for the hybrid vehicle when it initially arrived over two decades ago. It lacked an engaging design for most of its life and looked more like an appliance than a car you’d want to be seen in. However, this economical four-door sedan underwent a full redesign in 2023, bringing in a new, sleek design, a big performance boost, and even lower fuel consumption.

Powering the new Prius is a 150-horsepower 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. This setup combines for a total of 196 horsepower and up to 4.8L/100km for all-wheel-drive (AWD) variants — the front-wheel-drive (FWD) Prius is not available in Canada.

If you're searching for a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), don't forget about the Toyota Prius Prime. Also all-new for 2023, the Prius Prime gets a huge bump in horsepower to 220 ponies, which drops its 0-100 km/h time to just 6.8 seconds. Unlike the base Prius, the Prius Prime comes only in FWD. Fuel economy rings in at 4.5L/100km in hybrid mode and 1.8L/100km in EV mode. In EV mode and with a fully-charged battery, you can get up to 72 km of driving range in the SE trim and 64 km in the XSE trim.

Source: MotorTrend

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

MSRP: Starts at $41,349

The Sonata Hybrid is a great option if you want a sleek-looking midsize sedan with loads of features and a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) that won’t break the bank. It takes all the sharp styling of the standard Sonata, which only features an internal-combustion engine, and adds a 2.0-litre internal-combustion engine and a 51-horsepower electric motor for a total of 192 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque.

On top of this, the Sonata Hybrid is chock-full with top-line features, including 17-inch alloy wheels, leather seating, ventilated front seats, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, an eight-way power driver’s seat, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and much more.

Along with all these features, you also get low fuel consumption at 5 L/100 km combined rating.

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Honda Accord Hybrid

MSRP: Starts at $41,000

Also recently redesigned, the Honda Accord Hybrid is another alluring four-door midsize sedan. This thrifty sedan has five-star safety ratings from the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) and desirable tech features, such as remote start and other options linked to your smartphone. 

The all-new Accord Hybrid’s distinguished design oozes class without looking over the top. Inside, the Honda Accord Hybrid continues its stunning ways with its 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, upscale materials, and other high-tech features you want in a car today.

Powering this hybrid sedan is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with 146 horsepower and a 181-horsepower electric motor that combine for 204 horsepower and 247 pound-feet of torque. Fuel consumption rings in at 5.3 L/100 km combined.

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Toyota Camry Hybrid

MSRP: Starts at $35,904

Still one of the top-selling vehicles in Canada and North America, the midsize Toyota Camry Hybrid combines exceptional fuel economy with an affordable MSRP. Every Camry Hybrid comes with the standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ System that provides added safety features such as automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure alerts, adaptive cruise control, lane-tracing assist, and more.

You also get standard wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, allowing you to connect your smartphone to instantly find directions or pump your favourite jams. Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are included with the optional premium audio system,

The Camry Hybrid’s powertrain includes a 2.5-litre engine with 176 horsepower and a 118-horsepower electric motor combine for a total of 208 horsepower and up to 4.9 L/100km in the LE trim to 5.1 L/100km fuel efficiency in all other trims. If there ever was a used or new vehicle to supply such efficiency and power, this model is the one.

Source: Car and Driver

Kia Niro

MSRP: Starts at $32,566

When you want a hybrid SUV or crossover that’s easy to maneuver in traffic, you may feel like your options are limited. That's where the new-for-2023 Kia Niro comes in with its smaller footprint. 

Whether you're taking the crew to school or need extra space for your hobbies, the Niro delivers. It offers seating for up to five people and up to 646 litres of cargo space in the rear. Need cargo space? Fold the seats down to unveil an impressive 1,804 litres of cargo room — enough for this lifted hatchback to rival even full-size SUVs.

SUVs of the hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) world often pale compared to some hybrid sedans, but the Kia Niro remains competitive. It delivers up to 4.4 L/100km of combined fuel consumption in its FE trim and 5.2 L/100km in all other trims — enough to take you from Toronto to Montreal on the cheap.

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Toyota Corolla Hybrid

MSRP: Starts at $29,704

Toyota practically invented the hybrid market, so it’s no surprise that so many Toyotas make this list. The recently introduced Toyota Corolla Hybrid takes the brand’s notorious subcompact sedan and electrifies it, making it one of the most economical hybrids on the market.

In 2023, Toyota updated the hybrid version of the Corolla and bumped its output to 138 horsepower. It also added optional AWD to handle those slippery Canadian winters and added standard Toyota Safety Sense 3.0, which includes road sign assist, automatic emergency braking, full-speed adaptive cruise control, and more. Standard features on the Corolla Hybrid include a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, keyless ignition, 15-inch alloy wheels, and much more.

The Toyota Corolla Hybrid’s fuel consumption tops out at 4.7 L/100 km combined with front-wheel drive. The AWD models ring in at 4.9 to 5.3 L/100 km combined.

Source: CarBuzz

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

MSRP: Starts at $38,135

The Toyota RAV4 has been a sales leader for decades. Thanks to its dependability, versatility, and eco-friendliness, this crossover SUV has been a go-to choice for families and single people in Canada and beyond.

Toyota broke new ground when it released the RAV4 Hybrid in 2016. This model served as a fuel-efficient SUV sibling to the Prius and provided nearly 70 cubic feet of space behind the front seats. 

Fast forward a few years, and the RAV4 Hybrid is still a favourite among Canadians thanks to its bold styling, fuel efficiency (6.0L/100km), and practicality. From the vast expanses of the Yukon to the fishing villages of Newfoundland, the RAV4 Hybrid can take you anywhere without breaking the bank at the pump.

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Chrysler Pacifica

MSRP: Starts at $57,765

Got lots of people and cargo to haul, and only a minivan will do the trick? You can handle this with lower emissions and less fuel consumption by opting for the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. This plug-in-hybrid minivan has seating for up to eight people, up to 5,587 litres of cargo space, 260 horsepower, loads of rear seat legroom, and much more.

It also has many premium features standard, such as a power liftgate, 17-inch alloy wheels, adaptive cruise control, a 10.1-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and much more.

In addition to all its great features, the Pacifica Hybrid also delivers up to a 51-km all-electric driving range and an 8.0 L/100 km combined fuel consumption rating in hybrid mode.

Source: Digital Trends

Toyota Sienna

MSRP: Starts at $45,343

With the unveiling of the redesigned Sienna minivan in 2021, Toyota also revealed its resident minivan would switch to hybrid models only. This electrified minivan features a hybrid powertrain that combines a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine and electric motor for 245 horsepower and a stunning 6.6 L/100 km combined fuel-consumption rating in FWD models. With optional AWD, the consumption increases slightly to 6.7 L/100 km.

In addition to saving you on fuel, the Sienna boasts eight-person seating, 949 litres of cargo space behind the rear seats, and up to 2,860 litres of total cargo room. It also includes desirable features, like a standard 9-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, seven USB ports, Bluetooth, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and much more.

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Lexus...Yep, Almost All of Them

Luxury vehicles are at the forefront of the EV revolution. But that doesn't mean they don't also provide some of the best hybrid options in the industry. All in all, Lexus has seven distinct models that offer excellent fuel economy without sacrificing luxury. And with these models all being related to a Toyota vehicle in one way or another, it’s no shock Lexus’ hybrid lineup deserves a big nod for those seeking something more luxurious.

The entry-level Lexus UXh is a crossover that will delight suburban errand-runners and urban explorers alike. Or if you want to turn heads, go with the supercar-like stylings of the Lexus LC, featuring the world's first Self-Charging, Multi-Stage Hybrid system.

If you fancy some extra space for family holidays or home improvement projects, the Lexus NXh or RXh hybrid can provide the flexibility and versatility you need. The RXh is a bit larger and comes with a V6 while the NXh is a compact crossover with better fuel economy courtesy of a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine. With an automaker like Lexus, you know they’re not skipping on the extras. Multi-zone climate control, premium sound, a heated steering wheel, and leather are just part of the equation.

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