By: Gov Auctions | 6 April 2016
Which Hybrid Cars Are Selling Best At Auction?
Whether you’re all about protecting the environment or taking advantage of tax incentives, hybrid cars are in demand—and you want one too. There’s no other place to get them cheap than in various auto auctions where prices can drop as much as 50%.
But rather than choosing hybrid cars at random, begin with the hottest ones. Unfortunately, there’s no official car auction report we can access. What we did is to use two of the biggest review websites online and choose hybrid cars that are found in both top car lists.
2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid
#2 US News and World Report
A Edmunds Rating
The Fusion hybrid doesn’t remove the niceties that come with the traditional Ford Fusion. It only makes its base model more impressive. It is described as quiet, steady, and, of course, fuel efficient. It also scored high in crash rating. Perhaps the biggest drawback is the cost, which is around $25,000 (probably $20,000 if you get this at an auction). It’s also plug-in, which means it doesn’t run so long on electricity, but it’s great if your commute is short. It’s chosen as the Best Cars for Families Winner in US News and World Report.
2015 Toyota Prius
#7 US News and World Report
B Edmunds Rating
As one of the first hybrids to hit the road, Toyota Prius has become the symbol of stability and reliance, and it has lived up to its excellent fuel economy despite the release of many models over the years. It’s also a good car for families with teens or young adults with its roomy seats and large cargo area. However, it’s criticized for its sluggish acceleration, and awkward driving position. If you want a very affordable Prius, though, choose those between 2010 and 2014.
2015 Honda Accord Hybrid
#1 US News and World Report
There’s a good reason why this ends up the best hybrid car for US News and World Report: it’s the winner for the best midsize cars and has great ratings in reliability, safety, performance, and even critics. Although Edmunds didn’t give it a rating, it praises the vehicle for its h2 acceleration, plenty of space despite being a midsized car, interior controls that are easy to learn and use, and sophisticated interiors. It may not be the best car for those who want quieter vehicles.
2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
A Edmunds Rating
#3 Hybrid SUVs
Hybrids are often associated with small compact cars. Toyota tries to defy that by making the 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, which means big boys can also be just as fuel efficient. Not only that, it can accommodate 7 people with plenty of leg room, and it’s easy and comfortable to handle. US News and World Report, meanwhile, awards different titles including one of the best hybrid SUVs in the market. The downside? A very expensive price tag, so make sure you get this from an auction.
Owning a hybrid has become easier, more convenient, and cheaper with auctions. Use this as your guide on what to choose.