autoMedia.com Releases Top 10 Hybrid Vehicles to Buy in 2013

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More and more hybrid vehicles are available every year, and autoMedia.com has released their list of the Top 10 hybrids that should be on every eco-friendly buyer’s list.

2013 Kia Optima Hybrid

2013 Kia Optima Hybrid

"Our new list highlights the best overall hybrid vehicles to help eco-conscious buyers make the right choice.”

From environmental awareness to higher prices at the pump, there are plenty of reasons that car buyers have been interested in economical vehicles over the past decade. That desire for MPG over MPH led to a hybrid movement within the automotive industry, beginning with the Toyota Prius, and today there are dozens of hybrid vehicles to choose from. That’s why autoMedia.com has released a new list, The Top 10 Best Hybrids for 2013, that identifies the most impressive vehicles on the market right now.

In the past, automakers could get away with releasing hybrid models that offered good fuel economy but lacked in other areas. Not anymore. The competition has become so fierce in the hybrid vehicle segment that automakers are pushing each other to make their cars better than ever. Sure, this hybrid may have an innovative gasoline-electric setup that sips fuel rather than chugging it, but so does every other hybrid. The mission now is for automakers to not only make great hybrids, but hybrids that are great cars.

Plenty of brands have stepped up to the plate, and the new autoMedia.com list sorts them out with informative explanations of what makes them different, what makes them worth a test drive, and how each one is helping to further the creativity and quality of the entire hybrid segment.

“The rise of the hybrid vehicle has been the storyline of the auto industry over the last decade, and our new list highlights the best overall hybrid vehicles to help eco-conscious buyers make the right choice,” said autoMedia.com Founder and CEO Doug Hamlin. “Whether they need a bare bones fuel-sipper or a luxury sports sedan that’s easy on the eyes and the wallet, the new autoMedia.com list can help. Then, readers can use the New Cars buying guide to research the car they like, and even request a quote.”

The list features a wide array of vehicles, from longtime stalwarts to new models that push the envelope and redefine the idea of what a hybrid can be. Long dominated by small imports, the hybrid segment has officially opened up to both domestic cars and luxury cars.

Toyota led the charge over a decade ago, and they have a strong presence on the Top 10 Hybrids for 2013 list as well. The 2013 Toyota Prius is still an excellent buy for its combination of fuel economy and reliability, and now there are different variations to choose from. Also included are the Toyota Avalon Hybrid and the Lexus GS Hybrid, both updated with stylish design and smooth powertrains that deliver comfort and class in droves.

After taking a while to catch up, American automakers are now producing hybrids that can compete right up there with them. Both the Chevrolet Volt and Ford Fusion Hybrid are named on the new autoMedia.com list, offering big differences in style and attitude compared to the mighty Toyotas. The Volt is even the only car on the list that can be driven in all-electric mode for 30 miles or more. There is also a lot to like about stylish vehicles like the Acura ILX Hybrid and Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, or powerful and thrilling cars like the Infiniti M Hybrid and Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid.

“There is a lot to choose from, and autoMedia.com is here to help pickup buyers make the right decision,” said Hamlin.

Keep checking autoMedia.com for the latest news, photos and analysis from around the automotive industry.

About autoMedia.com: The auto website was launched in September 2000 by a team of automotive editorial, design, and publishing professionals, with the goal to be the premier provider of quality automotive content on and for the Web. Today it features over 92,500 pages of original articles, including over 2,500 features researched and written by leading automotive experts, covering new and used car buying, new vehicle previews, road test reviews, car care maintenance, professional driving advice, and technology. Automotive enthusiasts and new car shoppers can read about the latest industry news, pricing, rebates and incentives, view photo galleries and research details on all makes and models. For more information, visit autoMedia.com.

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