With the rapid development of all-electric and PHEV vehicles, hybrid cars seem like a rather outdated concept. However, regardless of the questionable novelty of this technology, they still do their job and , that is, save money on gasoline and reduce emissions.
Lately the prices for hybridized vehicles have significantly dropped and at times they cost just a couple of thousand more than regular ICE vehicles, so in this episode of AT lets take a look at the cheapest models currently on sale and a couple of upcoming ones expected to arrive by the end of the year.
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Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: hyundai.news/eu/press-kits/new-hyundai-ioniq-offers-a-range-of-new-enhancements
Though Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid entered the market only in 2017, for the 2020 model year, it is coming with some noticeable exterior and interior changes. The model also gets a new Eco Driving Assist system and Coasting Guide that analyse the road to minimize braking and improve fuel economy.
Kia Niro: kia.com/us/en/vehicle/niro/2019
Unlike many competitors, the 2019 Kia Niro is offered exclusively as an electrified model, with its hybrid version being the first mass-produced hybrid in the company’s history.
Toyota Prius: toyota.com/prius
You didn’t expect to watch a top list about hybrid cars without a Prius, did you? Even after the 2019 facelift, it is still far from being the hottest car design wise, but, this model has proven itself with efficient, affordable and reliable service.
Hyundai Kona Hybrid: hyundai.news/eu/model-news/all-new-hyundai-kona-hybrid-even-more-to-offer-european-customers/
For 2020 model, Hyundai Kona arrives in an unusual variation – as an all-new hybrid crossover. It features Hyundai’s proven Kappa engine, electric motor and a 6-speed dual clutch gearbox, returning 60 MPG fuel economy.
Honda Accord Hybrid: automobiles.honda.com/accord-sedan
Featuring no major updates in 2019, Honda Accord Hybrid is a great choice for people looking for an affordable fuel-efficient, practical, and spacious mid-size sedan.
Honda Insight: automobiles.honda.com/insight
2020 Honda Insight offers decent interior room, large trunk, responsive powertrain, and standard Honda Sensing safety system. Unfortunately, it also gets a $100 price bump, now starting from $22,930.
Toyota Corolla Hybrid: toyota.com/corolla
The Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE gets the most fuel-efficient powertrain Corolla has ever had, a hybridized 1.8L engine makes 121 horses, delivers 52 MPG and even has a new power mode to increase throttle response.
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: hyundaiusa.com/2020-sonata/index.aspx
In late March, Hyundai introduced a new generation of the Sonata sedan in South Korea, and at the same time mentioned its upgraded hybrid modification. The sedan gets a redesigned grille, exclusive to hybrid model, and lighter more aerodynamic wheels. But what really sets the newcomer apart from the previous-generation Sonata Hybrid is its new integrated solar roof.
Toyota Rav 4 Hybrid: toyota.com/rav4hybrid
Toyota has been moving hundreds of thousands of RAV4s annually and the new generation with its robust exterior and aggressive storm trooper front fascia will only boost the popularity.
Nissan Rogue: nissanusa.com/vehicles/crossovers-suvs/rogue.html
When talking about the most affordable hybrid cars, 2019 Nissan Rogue finishes at the bottom of the list, with a starting price just under $28k. However, it remains a decent choice for those requiring interior space, trunk and handling of a compact crossover.
Toyota Prius c (Aqua): toyota.com/priusc
If a regular Prius is too big for you and you would prefer an even smaller hybrid city commuter, then 2019 is the last year to buy the compact Prius C AKA Aqua before its discontinuation.