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Hybrid vehicles have consistently increased in popularity in recent years, which is good news for potential buyers of used hybrids. Though the Toyota Prius is the top selling hybrid car in the world, which means there’s more than three million little Prius hatchbacks roaming around out there, the success of the Prius and other early modern hybrids, such as the Honda Insight, challenged more manufacturers to join the game. That’s good news for the auto industry, since they’re making cars people actually want to buy. That’s good news for global energy policy, since hybrids are much better for the environment than cars with traditional gas engines. And that’s great news for people who want a hybrid but can’t afford a new one. There are a lot of used hybrid cars out there, so shoppers can truly be choosy when it comes to buying a preowned hybrid.

Even though a used hybrid probably won’t have the most up to date features, buying used can still be worth it because it saves a lot of money. And shoppers truly benefit from the fact that hybrid vehicles have quickly become an especially competitive class. Almost every major manufacturer has at least a couple of hybrids in their lineup, and even though hybrids still command a premium sticker price, designers know that vehicles have to stand out amongst the others, so hybrids are often loaded with features. Most used hybrids will have good options and amenities that won’t be totally outdated. It’s easier than ever to buy a preowned hybrid and save some money up front, and still be able to save money at the gas pump.