November 5, 2012 11:56 AM | By MSN Autos
The best hybrids on the road

Which vehicle offers the best blend of value, fuel economy and environmental friendliness?

Lexus CT 200h (© Photo: Lexus)
  • Lexus CT 200h (© Photo: Lexus)
  • Hyundai Sonata Hybrid (© Photo: Hyundai)
  • Lexus RX 450h AWD (© Photo: Lexus)
  • Ford Escape Hybrid FWD (© Photo: Ford)
  • Lexus HS 250h (© Photo: Lexus)
  • Toyota Highlander Hybrid (© Photo: Toyota)
  • Honda Civic Hybrid (© Photo: Honda)
  • Ford Fusion Hybrid (© Photo: Ford)
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Hybrid. Has a nice ring to it, right? Indeed, we all know it's our time to do more for the environment, and — if we're to believe all the TV spots and newspaper headlines — the best way to do that these days is to buy a hybrid car.

But all hybrids, certainly, are not created equal. How can we know which one is best? To help sort it through, MSN Autos is counting down the top-ranked hybrids based on a comprehensive survey from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). Accounting for environmental impact, fuel economy and overall value, here are the 10 best hybrids on the road today.

* Environment Improvement Score measures, out of 10, the smog-forming and global warming pollutionperformance of a hybrid against its conventional counterpart.

* Bing: What is a hybrid car?

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