As Canada continues to become more environmentally conscious, Canadian’s are buying hybrid cars at an increased rate. A study was done recently that found 1 in 3 Canadians are considering buying an electric car while 20% of Canadians are considering buying a vehicle that doesn’t run totally off of fuel. It should be assumed that as time goes on, these numbers will continue to increase. If these people end up buying hybrid or electric cars, the positive environmental impact could be huge.
So if you’re one of the Canadian’s considering buying eco-friendly, you’ll probably want to know what are the best hybrid cars in Canada to buy are. That’s why we created this article, to help you decide which hybrid car is right for you.
The Best Hybrid Cars in Canada
1. Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid
The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is a unique hybrid vehicle as it can also be plugged in and run off of electricity for up to 47km. It has a comfortable cabin space with plenty of safety and technology features. The battery although is large, making the trunk less spacious. The MSRP on a new Sonata Plug-In Hybrid is $40,199, while you should be able to find an older model for around $25,000 to $35,000.
2. Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid
The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid gives off the appearance of a gas-powered off-roading SUV, but under the car, you’ll find a plug-in powertrain that can provide an electric power range of up to 27km. The Crosstrek is all-wheel drive and has high ground clearance for rough winter conditions or off-roading. If you’re looking for a hybrid SUV with a spacious and comfortable cabin, the Subaru Crosstrek may be your best option. The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek has an MSRP of approximately $42,000.
3. Toyota Prius Hybrid
The Toyota Prius line has taken the hybrid/electric vehicle market by storm with the model’s constant innovations. It has a driving range of over 1000km when using both its electric and hybrid capabilities, making it the longest driving range vehicle in its class. On top of the incredible driving range, it has one of the shortest charging times, making the Prius one of the top Hybrid cars on the market today. With a base model’s MSRP starting at $28,850, this is one of the most affordable hybrid cars in Canada.
4. Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
If you’re looking for a reliable and spacious hybrid van, look no further than the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. It can comfortably seat seven people and can drive on electric power alone for 51km. Loaded with technology and safety features, the Pacifica is a great choice for any Canadian family looking to ride eco-friendly. Oh, and did we mention that it’s manufactured in Windsor, Ontario? It’s one of the only vehicles on this list manufactured in Canada. With an MSRP of $55,990, the Pacifica Hybrid qualifies for the full $5,000 iZEV rebate.
5. Honda Insight Hybrid
The Honda Insight Hybrid provides a similar experience to the Toyota Prius but in a more discrete and sporty kind of way. Nothing about the Insight’s exterior aesthetic screams “I’m a hybrid”, making this vehicle tempting to people who don’t want a “hybrid” or “electric” looking car. The vehicle also performs less like a hybrid and more like a gas-powered vehicle, with great handling and a good kick. The main disadvantage to the Honda Insight is it can be a bit noisier than your typical hybrid vehicle. With an MSRP of $28,490, the Honda Insight is a great option for any Canadians looking for an affordable hybrid vehicle.
6. BMW 3 Series Hybrid
For any Canadians with a need for speed that also wants to be eco-friendly, the BMW 3 Series Hybrid is one of your best options. The BMW can also be plugged in and has an electric power range of 37km. While this car would definitely be categorized as a luxury sports car, with an MSRP of $44,950, this car can compete in affordability with a lot of the other hybrid vehicles on this list.
7. Ford Fusion SE Hybrid
The Ford Fusion SE is a great hybrid car for anyone who wants the combination of space, comfort and safety. It is also one of the most affordable hybrids on this list with an MSRP of $29,000. While this car was discontinued in 2020 due to what many say is Ford’s attempt to focus more on their SUVs and trucks, buying a used Fusion SE is a great way to save money. It’s not uncommon to find a 2018 Fusion SE for under $20,000.
8. Toyota Rav4 Hybrid
Toyota has really tried to embrace their Hybrid SUV design and options, making three different versions of the Rav4 Hybrid, ranging from $32,000 to $45,000. All of the three Rav4’s provide peppy acceleration and high safety ratings. In 2021, Toyota introduced the plug-in Rav4 model, allowing an electric driving range of up to 67km, making it one of the highest range electric vehicles on this list.
9. Kia Optima Hybrid
The Kia Optima Hybrid is a great hybrid sedan for any Canadian looking for a reliable, safe vehicle with incredible technology without breaking the bank. The Optima Hybrid comes with heated seats in the front and rear seats as well as a 360-degree camera monitoring system with blindspot detection. With an MSRP of $30,995, the Kia Optima Hybrid is a great option for anyone looking to get a ton of features at an affordable price.
10. Ford Escape Titanium Hybrid
If you’re looking for a small hybrid SUV, you’ll probably have to take some time deciding between the Titanium Hybrid and the Toyota Rav4. The Escape boasts one of the most user-friendly infotainment touchscreens in its class. The Titanium is a very powerful hybrid SUV with an abundant list of features including a heated wiper park (a windshield wiper de-icer) and a high-performance stereo system. The base model Ford Titanium Hybrid has an MSRP of $37,649.
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