The 2016 Volt’s 53-mile rated electric range puts it far and away above every other plug-in hybrid on the market.
But families who need a real fifth seat may opt for the tall-wagon Ford C-Max Energi, despite its small load bay and 19-mile range.
Fifth seats are also available in the new Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid (and the Ford Fusion Energi as well).
We don’t know a lot about the next Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, coming for 2017, but it’ll surely be a strong competitor (the previous generation of plug-in Prius, with just 11 miles of range, has already left the market).
Finally, the current Nissan Leaf and the upcoming Chevy Bolt EV offer comparably priced battery-electric vehicles.
The Leaf’s range for 2016 hasn’t been released, but GM promises that next year’s Bolt EV will be rated at 200 miles—for a price under $40,000.
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