U.S. News Announces the 2023 Best Hybrid and Electric Cars

The 2023 awards recognize the Ford-150 Lightning as the inaugural winner in the Best Electric Truck category.



March 29, 2023

/PRNewswire/ — U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, today announced the

2023 Best Hybrid and Electric Cars

. U.S. News evaluated 107 vehicles and named winners across nine categories.

Lexus and Kia had the most wins of any brand, with two each. The

2023 Lexus ES Hybrid

won the award for Best Luxury Hybrid for the second year in a row, while the

2023 Lexus NX Hybrid

won the Best Luxury Plug-In Hybrid award. Best Hybrid SUV was secured by the


Kia Niro

, and the

2023 Kia EV6

won the Best Electric Vehicle award for the second time.

Along with the EV6 and ES Hybrid, three additional vehicles secured the second consecutive wins in their respective award categories. The

2023 Hyundai Tucson Plug-In Hybrid

was again awarded Best Plug-In Hybrid, the

2023 Toyota Prius

was recognized as the Best Hybrid Car, and the

2023 Lucid Air

was named the Best Luxury Electric Car.

Best Electric Truck was introduced as a new category this year, with the

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning

securing the inaugural win. The

2023 Cadillac Lyriq

rounds out this year’s winners with the Best Luxury Electric SUV award.

“Electric vehicles continue to gain market share, and we are proud to include electric trucks in our Best Hybrid and Electric Car awards for the first time this year,” said

Jim Sharifi

, managing editor of U.S. News Best Cars. “Covering nine categories of hybrids, plug-in hybrids and EVs, these award winners all deliver a low carbon footprint and a satisfying ownership experience.”

The 2023 Best Best Hybrid and Electric Cars:

The 2023 Best Hybrid and Electric Car winners are based on a combination of the cars’ overall score from the U.S. News Best Car Rankings, starting price, Level 2 charging rate, and fuel economy and range data from the EPA. U.S. News analyzed data for 107 luxury and mainstream hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric cars. Within each of the nine categories, the vehicle with the highest composite score is named the winner in that category.

About U.S. News Best Cars

Since 2007, U.S. News Best Cars, the automotive channel of U.S. News & World Report, has published rankings of the majority of new vehicles sold in America. Each year, U.S. News also publishes the Best Cars awards, including

Best Vehicle Brands


Best Cars for the Money


Best Cars for Families

. U.S. News Best Cars supports car shoppers throughout the entire car buying journey, offering advice for

researching cars


finding cars for sale near you

. U.S. News Best Cars had more than 81 million visitors over the past year, with the majority actively shopping for a car. More than 70% of active shoppers reported that U.S. News influenced their car-purchasing decision, saying that they trust our advice to be unbiased and that they would recommend our site to others.

About U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower consumers, business leaders and policy officials to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives and communities. A multifaceted digital media company with Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News, Real Estate and 360 Reviews platforms, U.S. News provides rankings, independent reporting, data journalism, consumer advice and U.S. News Live events. More than 40 million people visit


each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in

Washington, D.C.

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