Hybrid cars offer fuel economy that a traditional gas engine can’t match. This makes them a great choice for family road trips or long daily commutes. They can be more expensive than their gas counterparts, but there are still affordable options. Here are the 10 best hybrid cars under $30,000.
1. 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
Starting price: $29,075
Fuel economy: 40 mpg combined (41 city/38 hwy)
The Toyota TM, -0.18% RAV4 Hybrid includes standard all-wheel drive and a roomy cabin with seating for five people. This SUV has a comfortable interior and lots of space for cargo with 37.5 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 69.8 cubic feet if you fold those seats down.
2. 2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Blue
Starting price: $29,750
Fuel economy: 38 mpg combined (38 city/38 hwy)
The Hyundai 005380, -1.87% Tucson Hybrid is all-new this year with a beautifully appointed interior featuring quality materials and comfortable seats. It has a responsive powertrain and it also gets great safety scores. There is plenty of room for cargo and people, and the Tucson offers a well-mannered ride and composed handling.
3. 2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE
Starting price: $27,480
Fuel economy: 52 mpg combined (51 city/53 hwy)
The 2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid delivers fuel economy as good as 51 mpg in the city and 53 mpg on the highway in the LE model. This is also the most affordable Camry Hybrid, although you can get into the SE or SE Nightshade and stay under the $30,000 ceiling. Whichever trim level you choose, the Camry Hybrid has a spacious, comfortable interior and plenty of trunk space for your family’s gear.
4. 2022 Toyota Prius L Eco
Starting price: $24,625
Fuel economy: 56 combined (58 city/53 hwy)
The 2022 Toyota Prius L Eco offers impressive fuel economy with a roomy interior. Its hatchback design makes it versatile when it comes time to stow cargo with 27.4 cubic feet behind the rear seats. There’s also good standard features including a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, Apple AAPL, +0.20% CarPlay, and Android Auto.
5. 2022 Honda Accord Hybrid
Starting price: $27,320
Fuel economy: 47 mpg combined (48 city/47 hwy)
The 2022 Honda HMC, +0.04% Accord Hybrid is a roomy sedan with seating for five. It’s available only with front-wheel drive and power coming from a responsive 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, for 212 total system horsepower. It delivers a smooth ride even over rough pavement with minimal road and wind noise.
6. 2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Blue
Starting price: $27,350
Fuel economy: 52 mpg combined (50 city/54 hwy)
The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Blue is the base trim of the lineup and it gets the best fuel economy of the lot. This front-wheel-drive sedan uses a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. With its motor and battery pack this hybrid delivers 192 total system horsepower, making it one of the more responsive hybrids you can buy.
7. 2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Blue
Starting price: $24,100
Fuel economy: 54 mpg combined (53 city/56 hwy)
The Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Blue comes with a low starting price and great fuel economy. It has a surprisingly attractive interior for the price, with an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen and dual-zone automatic climate control as standard equipment. This front-wheel-drive sedan also delivers a smooth ride, even over rough roads.
8. 2022 Toyota Corolla Hybrid
Starting price: $23,750
Fuel economy: 52 mpg combined (53 city/52 hwy)
The Toyota Corolla Hybrid is a compact sedan with an attractive and comfortable cabin. It has a responsive hybrid powertrain with good handling. This compact sedan features quality materials throughout the interior with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to keep everyone connected.
9. 2022 Hyundai Ioniq Blue
Starting price: $23,600
Fuel economy: 59 mpg combined (58 city/60 hwy)
The Hyundai Ioniq Blue is the base trim of the lineup. It’s the most affordable with the best fuel economy, making it a great value. This front-wheel-drive hatchback seats five in a well-equipped interior with standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and dual-zone automatic climate control.
10. 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid
Starting price: $29,920
Fuel economy: 41 mpg combined (44 city/37 hwy)
The Ford F, +0.78% Escape Hybrid offers good fuel economy with a roomy interior. It has seating for five people with a choice of front- or all-wheel drive and a responsive powertrain. The ride is compliant with crisp handling. In addition, the Escape Hybrid has an intuitive infotainment system.
This story originally ran on KBB.com.