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Just because you're looking for a used car, don't think you have to give up your concern for the environment. Hybrid cars may seem like a new and extravagant novelty, but nothing is further from the truth. Hybrids are here to stay and they're only going to get better ... and less expensive.
Here's a recent list of best hybrid used cars:
Best Fuel Efficiency: Honda Insight. This car has EPA estimates of 57-60 city mpg, and 56-66 highway mpg, depending on your transmission choice.
Best SUV: Ford Escape. This car has about 28 mpg, on average.
Best Hatchback: Toyota Prius. This car has a great combination of electric motor and gasoline engine. According to actual owners, you can expect 41 to 48 mixed (city/highway).
Best Sedan: Honda Civic Hybrid. This car also offers an electric motor/gasoline engine combination, although the motor assists the engine, whereas it's the opposite in the Toyota Prius' case. Expect about 42 highway mpg.
Be sure to do your own research on these or other hybrid used cars to ensure the ratings are up to date.