Their review has Chevrolet Bolt EV beats Tesla Model S for Best EV
Washington, D.C. – April 17, 2018 – U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Cars for the Money and Best Vehicle Brands, unveiled the Best Hybrid and Electric Cars. In addition this ranking Covering six categories. The awards highlight the best hybrids, plug-in hybrids and EVs on the market.
“Electrified vehicles are now mainstream, with offerings from every major automaker,” says Jamie Page Deaton, managing editor of U.S. News Best Cars. “These awards show that an affordable hybrid, plug-in or EV can help consumers save money and reduce their carbon footprint. While luxury models may not provide the same value as hybrids and EVs from mainstream brands, they allow consumers to make a positive environmental impact without compromising performance or luxury.”
2018 Best Hybrid and Electric Cars
Best Hybrid Car
Best Hybrid SUV
Best Plug-In Hybrid
Best Luxury Hybrid
Best Luxury Plug-In Hybrid
Chevrolet Bolt EV
Toyota Prius Prime
Lexus NX Hybrid
BMW 3 Series plugin hybrid
In addition, The winning models across six categories have the best combination of price, performance in the U.S. News Best Cars rankings and mpg, mpg-e or EV range.
In conclusion, Chevrolet Bolt EV beat the Tesla Model S by a wide margin for Best EV. AS well. the Hyundai Ioniq EV a close third. Finally, although some Model S trims have a much longer range than the Bolt, the range of the base Model S is only 21 miles more than the range of the Bolt. Also, the Bolt’s price is roughly $37,000 less.
Although the Toyota Prius dominates hybrid sales, the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid (one of three models in the Ioniq line) won Best Hybrid. The Ioniq, which debuted for 2017, has a lower starting price than the Prius. Plus Green Living Guy even tested and yes it’s better fuel economy.
“The Prius is the first – and only – hybrid many car shoppers consider,” Page Deaton said. “That’s a mistake. Models like the Ioniq offer consumers all the benefits of the more established Prius, as well as some extras, all at a lower price.”
However, the Prius line won Best Plug-In Hybrid. So that was so obvious. Plus its Prime trim on the strength of its high overall score in the U.S. News Best Car Rankings and its high mpg-e rating since 2007.