2013 Hybrid Cars in the USA: Here’s the Lineup

2013 Acura ILX hybrid
Acura ILX hybrid – courtesy of Acura

Wondering what’s in store for 2013 hybrid vehicles? There are plenty in the works for 2013 and beyond. New vehicles being introduced include the Acura ILX Hybrid, Audi Q5 Hybrid, BMW ActiveHybrid 3, Chevy Malibu Eco, Ford C-MAX Hybrid, Lexus ES 300h, Mercedes E400 Hybrid, Toyota Prius C and Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid. Note that we only cover traditional hybrids in this article. If you’re looking for plug-in hybrids, check out our 2013 Electric Cars in the USA article.

Acura Hybrid Cars

ILX Hybrid – (39 city /38 highway MPG) The 2013 ILX is Acura’s first hybrid car. The sedan shares the same engine as the Honda Civic Hybrid, but it doesn’t achieve the same gas mileage. Pricing starts at $29,000 and it is already in showrooms.

RLX Hybrid – Acura’s second hybrid is scheduled to arrive in early 2013. It is expected to have 370 HP and get 30/30 MPG. Pricing will be north of $50,000.


Audi Hybrid Vehicles

Q5 Hybrid – Audi introduces its first hybrid to the U.S. this fall with the Q5 crossover SUV. EPA fuel economy ratings are not yet available but it should be somewhere around 34 MPG combined. Pricing is expected to be around $50,000.

A6 Hybrid – The hybrid version of the A6 sedan is also supposed to arrive this fall. It is expected to return about 35 MPG combined and have a price north of $55,000.

Audi has an A8 Hybrid debuting in Europe but does not appear to have plans to bring it to the U.S.


2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 – courtesy of BMW of North America

BMW Hybrid Cars

ActiveHybrid 3 – (25/33 MPG) All new this year, with 340 HP and a 0-60 time of around 5 seconds, the ActiveHybrid 3 compact midsize sedan will use its electric engine to enhance performance. Pricing starts around $49,000.

ActiveHybrid 5 – (23/30 MPG) This midsize sedan is basically the 535i with better fuel mileage. The ActiveHybrid 5 arrived in showrooms in March and pricing starts at $61,000.

ActiveHybrid 7 – This full-size sedan has been revamped for 2013, with a new engine and new price. Horsepower drops to 349, and the price drops to $84,000. Fuel efficiency has not been announced yet.

The ActiveHybrid X6 has been discontinued. Rumors continue for an X5 Hybrid SUV in 2014, but nothing has been confirmed yet.


Buick Hybrid Cars

Lacrosse eAssist – (25/36 MPG) Introduced in 2011, the base Lacrosse comes standard with a mild hybrid engine, giving it a respectable 36 MPG on the highway. Pricing starts around $31,000.

Regal eAssist – (25/36 MPG) For 2013, the Regal will come standard with eAssist and pricing rises a bit to $29,000.


Cadillac Hybrid Vehicles

Escalade Hybrid – (20/23) The hybrid version of Cadillac’s flagship SUV sees a 28 percent improvement in fuel efficiency over the regular version. Pricing start around $74,000.

There were plans for an SRX Hybrid, but those have been canceled.


chevrolet malibu eco 2013
Chevy Malibu Eco – courtesy of General Motors

Chevy Hybrid Vehicles

Impala Eco – Coming for 2014, the Impala Eco will be a mild hybrid, very similar to the Buick Lacrosse eAssist. Highway MPG is expected to be in the 35 mile range. Pricing has not yet been announced.

Malibu Eco – (25/37 MPG) New for 2013 is Chevrolet’s mild hybrid version of the Malibu. It is already at dealerships and pricing starts around $25,000.

Tahoe Hybrid – (20/23 MPG) There aren’t any changes to the Tahoe full-size SUV hybrid for the 2013 model year. Pricing starts around $52,000.


Chrysler Hybrid Cars

Back in January 2011, Chrysler announced plans for a 2013 Chrysler 300 hybrid, but there has been no further information released since then.


Dodge Hybrid Cars

Dodge has no hybrids at this time, though their new Dodge Dart Aero is managing to pull in an impressive 41 MPG highway with a conventional gas engine.


2013 Ford C-Max
Ford C-Max Hybrid – courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Ford Hybrid Vehicles

C-MAX Hybrid – (47/47 MPG) Ford posts the first impressive MPG numbers in our list with its new C-MAX hatchback. Early reviews are favorable and say it will provide the Toyota Prius and Prius V with some stiff competition. It is now at dealerships, with pricing starting at $25,000. A plug-in version called the Energi will also be available.

Fusion Hybrid – (47/47 MPG) The Fusion gets a redesign for 2013, and now boasts 47 MPG, making it the highest-mileage midsize sedan. Pricing starts at $27,000. A plug-in Energi version is also planned.

Escape Hybrid – The Escape Hybrid has been discontinued for 2013, as the new C-MAX comes in to take its place.


GMC Hybrids

Yukon Hybrid  – (20/23 MPG) This full-size SUV is twin to the Chevy Tahoe, remains unchanged for 2013. Pricing starts around $52,000.

Sierra 1500 Hybrid – (20/23 MPG) GMC’s full-size pick-up truck has no major changes for 2013, with a model redesign expected in 2014. Pricing starts around $40,000.


Honda Hybrid Cars

Insight Hybrid – (41/44 MPG) With no major changes for 2013, the Insight remains an efficient and extremely affordable hybrid option. Pricing starts at just $18,500.

Civic Hybrid – (44/44 MPG) The Civic sedan was redesigned in 2012 and there appear to be some additional changes coming to the 2013 model, which should arrive in showrooms late this fall. Pricing starts at $24,000.

CR-Z Hybrid – (35/37 MPG auto, 31/34 manual) The CR-Z is the only hybrid with a 6-speed manual transmission. It is getting an update for 2013, but details are sketchy so far. It is reported to be getting an increase in horsepower while keeping the same fuel efficiency.


Hyundai Hybrid Vehicles

Sonata Hybrid – (35/40 MPG) The Sonata Hybrid is the first to offer a lifetime battery warranty. It remains unchanged for 2013, but a redesign is expected for 2014. Pricing starts around $26,000.


Infiniti Hybrids

M Hybrid – (27/32 MPG) Infiniti’s hybrid midsize sedan has an emphasis on power as much as fuel efficiency. It remains unchanged for 2013 and the price starts at $54,000.


Jeep Hybrid Vehicles

There don’t appear to be any Jeep hybrids coming up in the near future.


Kia Hybrid Cars

Optima Hybrid – (35/40 MPG) The Optima gets a style refresh for 2013, but the underlying hybrid engine remains the same. Pricing starts around $26,000.


Land Rover Hybrids

Land Rover has announced a Range Rover diesel hybrid for Europe in 2013, but has announced no plans to bring it to the U.S.


2013 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid
Lexus ES 300h – courtesy of Lexus

Lexus Hybrid Vehicles

ES 300h – (40/39 MPG) The brand-new 300h brings real fuel efficiency to a luxury sedan. At 40 MPG city, it nearly doubles the mileage of its non-hybrid sibling. Pricing starts near $40,000.

CT 200h – (43/40 MPG) The new 200h hatchback hit showrooms this past March and it gets a mild refresh for 2013 with some cosmetic and tech updates. It has been a top seller for Lexus, with a nice combination of price ($32,000) and efficiency.

RX 450h – (32/28 FWD, 30/28 AWD) The 450h crossover SUV gets a facelift for 2013, but no change to its engine. Pricing has risen slightly to around $46,000.

GS 450h – (29/34) The GS450h luxury sedan is redesigned for 2013 and offers improved fuel efficiency (up from 22/25). MSRP is $59,000.

LS 600h – (19/23) The 600h gets a facelift for 2013, but no changes to its powertrain, so the MPG numbers remain the same. No word yet on pricing, but last year’s model started around $112,000.

The HS 250h has been discontinued.


Lincoln Hybrid Vehicles

MKZ Hybrid – Lincoln’s luxury sedan is redesigned for 2013 and the hybrid version will cost the same as the standard gas version — both starting at $36,000. No word yet on any changes in fuel efficiency (the 2012 model got 41/36 MPG).


Mercedes Hybrid Cars

E400 Hybrid – The all-new E400 hybrid is expected to arrive in dealerships later this fall. Fuel efficiency has not been announced yet, but it is expected to be 24/32 MPG. Pricing starts around $56,000.

S400 Hybrid – (19/25 MPG) The S400 luxury sedan hybrid remains fairly unchanged for 2013. It is due for a redesign in 2014. Pricing starts around $92,000.

The ML450 Hybrid has been discontinued. There may be a C-class hybrid coming in 2014.


Mini Hybrid Cars

The Mini Cooper is due for a redesign in 2014. There were rumors of a hybrid engine being offered, but no confirmation yet.


Nissan Hybrid Cars

It was thought that Nissan would be bring back the Altima Hybrid in 2013, but that is not the case. It may return in 2014.


Porsche Hybrid Vehicles

Cayenne S Hybrid – (20/24 MPG) The Cayenne hybrid SUV remains the same for 2013, with pricing starting around $70,000.

Panamera S Hybrid – (22/30) The high-end Panamera sports car has a price starting around $96,000. A plug-in hybrid version is rumored for 2014.


Scion Hybrid Cars 

Scion does not seem to have any plans for hybrids in the works.

Subaru Hybrid Cars

Subaru doesn’t have any hybrids scheduled at the moment, but rumors talk of future hybrid versions of the Impreza and Forester.


2013 toyota prius c
Toyota Prius C – courtesy of Toyota Motor Sales

Toyota Hybrid Vehicles

Avalon Hybrid – (40/39 MPG) New for 2013 is a hybrid version of the Avalon full-size sedan. It shares the Camry’s hybrid drive-train. Pricing has not been released yet, but it should be somewhere north of the $33,000 base model.

Camry Hybrid – (43/39 MPG) The Camry was redesigned in 2012 and remains unchanged for 2013. No word yet if the pricing has changed from last year’s $26,000.

Highlander Hybrid – (28/28 MPG) There are few changes to the 2013 Highlander SUV, but a full redesign is expected in 2014. Pricing starts around $40,000.

Prius – (51/48 MPG) The 2013 Prius remains unchanged, except for a slight increase of $200 in price.

Prius V – (44/40 MPG) The larger Prius V also remains unchanged, and raises the price by $100.

Prius C – (53/46) The all-new Prius C is Toyota’s smallest, cheapest and most fuel-efficient Prius ever. While some critics have panned its build quality and acceleration, the fuel economy combined with a price of just $19,000 is compelling.

Toyota has also introduced a Yaris Hybrid overseas, but seems to have no plans of releasing it in the U.S.


Volkswagen Hybrid Vehicles

Jetta Hybrid – The all-new hybrid version of the Jetta debuts this fall with an estimated combined MPG of 45. Early reports are calling it more fun to drive than the Prius, but it does come at a slightly higher price — starting at $25,000.

Toureg Hybrid – (20/24 MPG) Not much changes for the Toureg SUV hybrid in 2013. While other hybrid SUVs have better mileage, the Toureg has a higher towing capacity and off-road capabilities. Pricing starts at $62,000.

So there you have it, the hybrid vehicle lineup in the USA for 2013.

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