Best Hybrid Used Cars

When long-distance commuters or eco-conscious drivers stop by to browse our inventory, we’re often asked which are the best hybrid used cars for the Philadelphia and Mechanicsburg area.

The hybrid car segment is growing in popularity for drivers with a variety of lifestyles. So, the team at Fred Beans looked over our selection and decided on three models that satisfy the diverse needs of Doylestown and Flemington area drivers. Here they are (in alphabetical order):

Ford Fusion Hybrid

Kia Niro

Toyota Prius

MPG (City/Highway)

43/41 MPG

52/49 MPG1

58/53 MPG2

Combined Horsepower

188 horsepower

139 horsepower

95 horsepower

Seating

5

5

5

Passenger Volume

102.8 cubic feet

101 cubic feet

93.1 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

12 cubic feet

54.4 cubic feet

24.6 cubic feet

1. Ford Fusion Hybrid: Highest Horsepower

ford fusion best hybridThe Ford Fusion Hybrid is a midsize car with plenty of interior volume. In fact, you’ll have 39.2 inches of headroom and 44.3 inches of legroom while you’re sitting in the driver’s seat. You can also accommodate 12 cubic feet of cargo in your trunk.

How about fuel economy? This car may boast an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 43 MPG city and 41 MPG highway. It does this with a 2.0L Atkinson-Cycle I-4 hybrid engine that generates 188 horsepower with the combined engine and electric motor. The engine also delivers 129 lb-ft of torque.

This powertrain is completed with an efficient electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (E-CVT). It also uses regenerative braking to store kinetic braking energy for future use to ensure nothing goes to waste. To preserve even more fuel, go ahead and switch into the available ECO mode.

2. Kia Niro: Most Cargo Space

SUV enthusiasts will probably like the Kia Niro. This crossover can achieve an EPA-estimated maximum fuel economy of 52 MPG city and 49 MPG highway.1 It has a 1.6L I-4 Full Parallel Hybrid System that produces 139 combined horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.

This hybrid car keeps your shift schedules optimized with a dual clutch 6-speed automatic transmission. If you prefer a sportier feel to your drives around town, you can switch your transmission into Sport mode and enjoy smoother accelerations and tighter steering.

As an SUV, you can expect this vehicle to offer plenty of interior space. You and your four passengers can get comfortable in the 101 cubic feet of passenger volume, while bringing along 22 cubic feet of cargo. Fold down the rear seat and you can fit a total of 54.4 cubic feet of cargo.

3. Toyota Prius: Highest Fuel Economy

best hybridThe final model in our hybrid used car lineup is the Toyota Prius. This hatchback is more compact than the other models on this list and is good for city drivers who need to maneuver around tight streets. Still, as a hatchback, it provides plenty of trunk space—24.6 cubic feet to be exact.

This car operates with a 1.8L I-4 engine that delivers a combined 95 horsepower and generates 105 lb-ft of torque. It can also get you up-to 58 MPG city and 53 MPG highway, according to EPA fuel economy estimates.2 To keep its efficiency high, it’s paired with an E-CVT that provides nearly infinite shifts between the highest and lowest points.

You have selectable drive modes available, as well. Choose EV mode to operate fully on electric power. Switch into POWER mode for a more dynamic driving experience or select ECO mode to optimize your hybrid fuel economy.

Find the Best Hybrid Used Car for You

In addition to the models on our list of best hybrid used cars in the Philadelphia and Doylestown areas, we also have several other options to choose from. If you want to test drive any of the options above or browse our entire inventory, contact the Fred Beans team and we’ll help you find the right hybrid car for your drives through Mechanicsburg and Flemington.

Contact us to get started today!

 

 

1EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.

22019 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

 

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