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10 top hybrids for under $30,000

10 top hybrids for under $30,000

Hybrid cars offer fuel economy that a traditional gasoline engine cannot match. This makes them a great choice for family road trips or long daily commutes. They may be more expensive than their gas-powered 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 highway)

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The RAV4 Hybrid includes four-wheel drive as standard and a spacious cabin with seating for five people. This SUV has a comfortable interior and plenty of room for cargo with 37.5 cubic feet behind the back seats and 69.8 cubic feet when you fold those seats down.

2. 2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Blue

Starting price: $29,750

Fuel economy: 38 mpg combined (38 city/38 highway)

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Tucson Hybrid is all new this year with a beautifully decorated interior with quality materials and comfortable seats. It has a responsive drivetrain and it also gets great safety scores. There’s plenty of room for cargo and people, and the Tucson offers a well-mannered ride and controlled handling.

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3. 2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE

Starting Price: $27,480

Fuel economy: 52 mpg combined (51 city/53 highway)

The 2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid delivers fuel economy of a staggering 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.

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4. 2022 Toyota Prius L Eco

Starting Price: $24,625

Fuel economy: 56 combined (58 city/53 highway)

The Toyota Prius L Eco from 2022 offers impressive fuel economy with a spacious interior. The hatchback design makes it versatile when it comes time to stash cargo with 27.4 cubic feet behind the rear seats. There are also good standard features, including a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, Apple AAPL,
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5. 2022 Honda Accord Hybrid

Starting Price: $27,320

Fuel economy: 47 mpg combined (48 city/47 highway)

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Accord Hybrid is a spacious five-seat sedan. Available with front-wheel drive only, it’s powered by a responsive 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine for a total system horsepower of 212. It delivers a smooth ride even over rough roads with minimal road and wind noise.

6. 2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Blue

Starting Price: $27,350

Fuel economy: 52 mpg combined (50 city/54 highway)

The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Blue is the base equipment of the lineup and 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.

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7. 2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Blue

Starting Price: $24,100

Fuel economy: 54 mpg combined (53 city/56 highway)

The Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Blue comes with a low starting price and low fuel consumption. It has a surprisingly attractive interior for the price, with an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen and dual-zone automatic climate control as standard. This front-wheel drive sedan also provides a smooth ride even over rough roads.

8. 2022 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

Starting Price: $23,750

Fuel economy: 52 mpg combined (53 city/52 highway)

The Toyota Corolla Hybrid is a compact sedan with an attractive and comfortable interior. It has a responsive hybrid powertrain with good handling. This compact sedan features premium materials throughout the interior with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard to keep everyone connected.

9. 2022 Hyundai Ioniq Blue

Starting Price: $23,600

Fuel economy: 59 mpg combined (58 city/60 highway)

The Hyundai Ioniq Blue is the base version of the line-up. It is the most affordable with the lowest fuel consumption, making it a great value. This front-wheel drive hatchback seats five people in a well-appointed interior with standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and two-zone automatic climate control.

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10. 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid

Starting Price: $29,920

Fuel economy: 41 mpg combined (44 city/37 highway)

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Escape Hybrid offers low fuel consumption with a spacious interior. It seats five people with a choice of front or four-wheel drive and a responsive drivetrain. The ride is compatible with sharp handling. In addition, the Escape Hybrid has an intuitive infotainment system.

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