Consumer Reports has a couple of hybrid cars on their list of best used cars. CR included the Honda Civic Hybrid and the Toyota Prius on their list of the best of the best.
These two are part of their list of cars that have proven to be more reliable than the others over the years. Both models have performed well in CR road tests.
The lists on these pages are compiled from overall reliability data covering 1998-2007 models with above-average or much-below-average reliability. CR Good Bets and Bad Bets include only the models for which we have sufficient data for at least three model years. Models that were brand-new in 2006 or 2007 do not appear. Problems with the engine major, engine cooling, transmission major, and drive system were weighted more heavily than other problems.One of the biggest factors in the cost to own a car comes from its price when you sell it. By appearing on this list, both the Prius and Civic Hybrid will continue to be good buys as new and used vehicles.