Compared to autos with traditional gas engines, hybrids offer a great value when it comes to daily use. Although you will pay more initially, most drivers are OK with this since hybrids go through fuel much more slowly than their traditionally powered counterparts.
Even so, there is a great deal of variation among hybrids in terms of value over time. If your goal is long-term value, then consider one of these hybrids, each of which is highly rated for its retained value.
Toyota Avalon Hybrid
The Toyota Avalon Hybrid does an excellent job of retaining its value, helping you out if you choose to sell your auto in the future. Because it is a full-size sedan, it will cost a bit more than some of the other models, but owners agree that this price is worth it for the roominess. When you factor in retained value, it becomes a great deal. In fact, the Avalon Hybrid has the top resale value for its class. The latest version will also provide exceptional value on a daily basis thanks to 40 mpg in the city and 39 on the highway. This is thanks to the 4-cylinder and the electric motor.
To make the Avalon Hybrid an even better value, it comes loaded with all the features you could possibly want in a sedan, including the Toyota Safety Sense P system. You can even make this auto truly upscale with climate-controlled leather seats, wireless phone charging, and a power rear sunshade.
Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid
The Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is an all-new model but has already shown itself to offer an excellent long-term value, at least experts agree that this will be the case. The ability to use either gas, electric power, or a combination helps set it apart from other hybrids since you can choose your powertrain on a whim. Just keep in mind that because it is a plug-in hybrid, not an EV, the Clarity has a range of 89 miles on purely electric power.
To help with its value, the Clarity also comes with loads of standard safety features, depending on the model. Expect advanced safety features like lane-keeping assistance, lane-departure warning, collision-mitigation braking, and more. A bonus for this model is that it can seat five passengers, while most plug-in hybrids only seat four.
The Toyota Prius is the model that brought hybrids to the forefront. It has proven itself time and time again, always retaining its value without sacrificing quality. The latest Prius still has the excellent resale value of the previous model years. Plus, its sleek styling and features will make you forget you are behind the wheel of a hybrid. It is even a Top Safety Pick+.
To save you money as you drive around town, you get more than 50 mpg. It is actually even relatively affordable, at least compared to what hybrids used to cost. Or you can load it up with features. No matter how you configure it, the Prius will have a great long-term value.