Toyota is the first mass-market brand to be credited with making hybrid cars acceptable to the masses. The first Toyota Prius hybrid came in 1997 but since then we have come a long way in the hybrid car segment. Now the market has been equally distributed between Japanese and Korean brands. Although the surprising part is that the American brands have been left behind when it comes to offering cheap hybrid cars. That said, here is the list of the ten cheapest hybrid cars you can buy new in 2022.

The ten cheapest hybrid cars below have been arranged according to the price of the base trim. The list starts with none other than the hybrid version of the Honda Accord and goes on to include the likes of crossovers and hatchbacks too. While the cheapest car on our list is an all-new pickup truck that Ford launched recently starting at under $20,000. As for the lease and finance deals, the one mentioned here is applicable for qualified buyers who have a credit score of 720 plus and in some cases even 740 plus.

10. 2022 Honda Accord Hybrid

 

The 2022 Honda Accord Hybrid mid-size sedan along with its gas-powered counterpart is one of the most sold mid-size sedans in the United States. The 2022 Accord Hybrid comes in four trims and the base starting at $27,720 is the cheapest but at the same time is the least affordable car on our list. The lease of the sedan starts at $481/month for 36-month with $1,076 due at signing. The same can be financed starting at $635/month at 2.9 percent APR for up to 48-month with zero down payment.

2022 Honda Accord Hybrid

Specs

Price

$27,720

Engine

2.0-liter inline-4 + AC permanent-magnet electric motor

Horsepower

212 hp

Torque

232 lb-ft

Transmission

E-CVT

Exterior Colors

Black Pearl, Silver, Steel, White Pearl ($395 extra), Red ($395 extra)

Fuel Economy (City / Highway / Combined)

48 mpg / 47 mpg / 47 mpg

The 2022 Accord Hybrid is powered by a 2.0-liter hybrid four-cylinder engine that makes a combined 212 hp and returns an EPA estimated combined gas mileage of 47 mpg. Though being a hybrid it isn’t sluggish, as the same is capable of doing a 0-60 MPH sprint in 6.7 seconds (as per third-party testing). Key standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, Honda Sensing, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto smartphone integration, etc. 

9. 2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

 

The 2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid falls under the mid-size sedan segment and is the brand’s flagship offering in the sedan bodystyle. It is offered in three trims Blue, SEL, and Limited with a price starting at $27,200. The sedan is available on lease starting at $343/month for 36 months with $2,999 due at lease signing. The lease comes with a mileage cap of 10,000 miles annually. The sedan can also be financed starting at 2.79% APR (up to 36 months) at $28 per $1,000 financed. While those buying upfront are eligible for a $500 cash bonus.

2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Blue

Specs

Price

$27,350

Engine

2.0-liter inline-4 engine + AC permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor

Horsepower

150 hp (inline-4)

51 hp (electric motor)

Torque

139 lb-ft (inline-4)

151 lb-ft (electric motor)

Transmission

6-speed automatic

Exterior Colors

Black, Silver, Portofino Gray, Blue, White ($400 extra), Hampton Gray, Red ($400 extra)

Fuel Economy (City / Highway / Combined)

50 mpg / 54 mpg / 52 mpg

The 2022 Sonata Hybrid sedan is powered by a four-cylinder hybrid engine that makes a combined 192 hp. The front wheels as standard through a six-speed automatic gearbox. In this setup, the sedan returns 50 mpg in the city, 54 mpg on the highway, and 52 mpg combined gas mileage as per EPA. The sedan offers 16 cubic feet of cargo space and a standard 5 years/60,000 miles warranty. Standard features list of the sedan includes 16-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear spoiler, etc.

8. 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid

 

The 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid is the least affordable crossover on our list. It comes in three trims LX, EX, and SX Prestige and its price start at $27,290. As of this writing, Kia is not offering any finance or lease deals on the all-new 2023 Sportage Hybrid compact crossover. The 2023 Sportage Hybrid comes with a hybrid turbo-four engine that sends power to the front wheels and returns 42 mpg in the city and 44 mpg on the highway. The same when had with the optional all-wheel-drive system ($1,800 extra) returns 38 mpg both in the city and on the highway.

2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid LX

Specs

Price

$27,290

Engine

1.6-liter turbocharged inline-4 + 2 electric motor

Horsepower

227 hp

Torque

258 lb-ft

Transmission

6-speed automatic

Exterior Colors

Black, Steel Gray, Snow White Pearl ($395 extra), Gravity Grey ($395 extra)

Fuel Economy (City / Highway / Combined)

42 mpg / 44 mpg / 43 mpg

Adding the optional all-wheel-drive also adds heated front seats, center locking differential, heated side-view mirror, and compact spare tire. Key standard features offered include dual-zone automatic climate control, 12.3-inch driver instrument cluster, etc. That said, all the Sportage Hybrid models are covered by a 5-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.

7. 2022 Honda Insight

 

The 2022 Honda Insight is the cheapest hybrid sedan on sale from Honda. It comes in two trims, EX starting at $25,760 and Touring starting at $29,790. The Insight EX can be leased starting at $464/month for 36-month with $1,059 due at signing and comes with an annual mileage cap of 10,000 miles. The sedan can also be financed starting at $592/month at 2.9 percent APR for 48-month with zero down payment. As of this writing, Honda is also offering a $750 lease loyalty bonus and a $500 bonus for college graduates and military personnel.

2022 Honda Insight EX

Specs

Price

$25,760

Engine

1.5-liter inline-4 + AC synchronous permanent-magnet electric motor

Horsepower

151 hp

Torque

N/A

Transmission

CVT

Exterior Colors

Black Pearl, Silver, Steel, White Pearl ($395 extra), Red ($395 extra), Blue ($395 extra)

Fuel Economy (City / Highway / Combined)

55 mpg / 49 mpg / 52 mpg

The hybrid sedan is powered by a 1.5-liter hybrid four-cylinder engine that makes a combined 151 hp. The 2022 Insight sedan offers an EPA-estimated gas mileage of 52 mpg combined. Standard features offered on the sedan include Honda Sensing, automatic LED headlights, an 8-speaker sound system, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment, etc. That said, the hybrid sedan is covered with a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty and an eight-year/100,000-mile warranty for hybrid components.

6. 2022 Toyota Prius

 

The 2022 Toyota Prius is a hybrid hatchback that is also offered as a plug-in hybrid model. It comes in five trims options and with a choice of FWD or e-AWD. Among them the Prius L Eco FWD trim starting at $25,075 is the cheapest. The Toyota hybrid allows both lease and finance options. It can be leased starting at $313/month for 36-month with $2,963 due at signing. While it can be financed starting at $399/month for 72-month at 4.74 percent APR with a $2,500 down payment.

2022 Toyota Prius L Eco

Specs

Price

$25,075

Engine

1.8-liter inline-4 engine + Permanent magnet AC electric motor

Horsepower

96 hp (gas engine), 71 hp (electric motor)

Torque

105 lb-ft (gas engine), 120 lb-ft (electric motor)

Transmission

CVT

Exterior Colors

Electric Storm Blue, Supersonic Red ($425 extra), Wind Chill Pearl ($425 extra, Classic Silver, Magnetic Gray, Midnight Black, Sea Glass Pearl 

Fuel Economy (City / Highway / Combined)

58 mpg / 53 mpg / 56 mpg

The Prius hybrid hatchback gets a 1.8-liter hybrid four-cylinder engine mated to a CVT. The combination puts out decent output but won’t let you win races. Though the same results in a class-leading 58 mpg in the city, 53 mpg on the highway, and 56 mpg combined gas mileage as per EPA. Key attributes of the hybrid hatchback include Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, hill start assist, automatic bi-LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, Smart Key System with push-button start, etc.


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5. 2022 Kia Niro Hybrid 

 

The 2022 Kia Niro Hybrid is the cheapest hybrid crossover on sale from Kia. It is also available as a plug-in hybrid and EV model. The Niro Hybrid is available in five trims and the base LX trim starting at $24,690 is the cheapest. The crossover can be leased from Kia stating at $290/month for 36 months with $2,650 due at signing. The same can also be financed starting at 3.25 percent APR for up to 66-month with a $2,469 down payment which comes to a $389/month payment. 

2022 Kia Niro Hybrid LX

Specs

Price

$24,690

Engine

1.6-liter inline-4 + electric motor

Horsepower

139 hp 

Torque

195 lb-ft 

Transmission

6-speed dual-clutch automatic

Exterior Colors

Gray, Deep Cerulean, Black Pearl ($395 extra), Red ($395 extra), White Pearl ($395 extra)

Fuel Economy (City / Highway / Combined)

53 mpg / 48 mpg / 50 mpg

The 2022 Niro Hybrid is powered by a 1.6-liter hybrid four-cylinder engine that makes a combined 139 hp. The crossover unlike many other hybrids is mated to a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic and returns 53 mpg in the city and 48 mpg on the highway. The Niro Hybrid is covered with a 5 years/ 60,000 miles standard and a 10 years/ 100,000 miles powertrain warranty. Standard features offered include dual-zone automatic climate control, wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, rear privacy glass, etc.

4. 2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid

 

The 2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid is the brand’s cheapest hybrid sedan on sale as of this writing. It comes in two trims Blue starting at $24,100 and Limited starting at $28,600. The Elantra Hybrid Blue is eligible for both company lease and finance. The sedan can be leased starting at $321 per month for 36 months with $2,999 due at signing. It can also be financed starting at 2.79% APR (up to 36 months) at $28 per $1,000 financed. Those buying the sedan with full payment are eligible for a $500 cash bonus.

2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Blue

Specs

Price

$24,100

Engine

1.6-liter inline-4 + permanent magnet synchronous electric motor

Horsepower

139 hp

Torque

195 lb-ft

Transmission

6-speed dual-clutch automatic

Exterior Colors

Gray, Black, Blue, White, Red

Fuel Economy (City / Highway / Combined)

53 mpg / 56 mpg / 54 mpg

The Elantra Hybrid sedan is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder hybrid engine that makes 139 hp combined. The hybrid powertrain of the sedan returns gas mileage of 53 mpg in the city, 56 mpg on the highway, and 54 mpg combined. All the 2022 Elantra Hybrid models are covered by Hyundai’s 5 years/60,000 miles limited warranty & 10 years/100,000 miles hybrid/electric battery warranty. Key highlights of the sedan include 14.2 cubic feet of cargo space, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment, wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, etc.

3. 2022 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

 

Beating the 2022 Toyota Prius by a price difference of $1,025 the 2022 Toyota Corolla Hybrid is the cheapest Toyota hybrid car on sale as of this writing. The hybrid sedan comes in only one trim with its price starting at $24,050. The lease of the Corolla Hybrid starts at $368/month for 36-month with $3,018 due at signing. While the sedan can be financed starting at $398/month for up to 72-month at 4.74 percent APR with a $2,000 down payment.

2022 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

Specs

Price

$24,050

Engine

1.8-liter inline-4 + dual electric motor

Horsepower

121 hp

Torque

105 lb-ft

Transmission

CVT

Exterior Colors

Celestite, Classic Silver, White, Black Sand Pearl, Blueprint, Ruby Flare Pearl ($425 extra), Wind Chill Pearl ($425 extra)

Fuel Economy (City / Highway / Combined)

53 mpg / 52 mpg / 52 mpg

The Corolla Hybrid is powered by a 1.8-liter hybrid four-cylinder engine that puts out a combined 121 hp and 105 lb-ft of torque. Available with only CVT, the Corolla Hybrid returns 53 mpg in the city and 52 mpg on the highway. The sedan also offers a cargo capacity of 13.1 cubic feet which is respectable for its segment. Key standard features offered here include an 8-inch touchscreen display with a 6-speaker sound system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, & Amazon Alexa smartphone compatibility, etc.

2. 2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

 

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is a compact hatchback that is also available as a plug-in hybrid model. The hybrid hatchback comes in four trims Blue, SE, SEL, and Limited. The Ioniq Hybrid Blue starting at $23,600 is the cheapest. Its lease starts at $199 per month for 36 months with $2,499 due at lease signing. While the same is available for finance at 0% APR (up to 36 months) at a $27 per $1,000 financed. While those making the full payment are eligible for a $1,500 dealer choice cash which is applicable till the stock lasts. 

2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Blue

Specs

Price

$23,600

Engine

1.6-liter inline-4 + permanent magnet synchronous electric motor

Horsepower

139 hp

Torque

195 lb-ft

Transmission

6-speed dual-clutch automatic

Exterior Colors

Gray, Black, Blue, White ($400 extra), Red

Fuel Economy (City / Highway / Combined)

58 mpg / 60 mpg / 59 mpg

The 2022 Ioniq Hybrid is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder hybrid engine that puts out a combined 139 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. The hatchback returns gas mileage of 58 mpg in the city and 60 mpg on the highway as per EPA. Being a hatchback it is also very practical offering 26.5 cubic feet of cargo space. Other key attributes of the Ioniq hybrid include an active grille shutter, automatic projector headlights, forward collision avoidance assists with pedestrian detection, lane following assist, wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, 5 years / 60,000 miles limited warranty, etc.

1. 2022 Ford Maverick

 

The 2022 Ford Maverick pickup starting at just $19,995 is the cheapest hybrid car on our list. The Maverick is offered in three trims XL, XLT, and Lariat. The latter two start at $22,360 and $25,860 respectively. The Maverick XL pickup truck can be financed starting at $365/month for up to 60-month at 5 percent APR and with a $2,149 down payment. As of this writing, Ford isn’t offering any lease deals on the Maverick pickup. 

2022 Ford Maverick XL

Specs

Price

$19,995

Engine

2.5-liter inline-4 + electric motor

Horsepower

191 hp (combined)

Torque

155 lb-ft (gas-powered engine only)

Transmission

CVT

Exterior Colors

Black, White, Area 51, Cactus Gray, Carbonized Gray, Silver, Blue

Fuel Economy (City / Highway / Combined)

42 mpg / 33 mpg / 37 mpg

The 2022 Maverick is powered by a 2.5-liter hybrid four-cylinder engine that makes a combined 191 hp. It comes standard with a CVT and returns 42 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.

The hybrid pickup truck comes with a 3 years/ 36,000 miles basic warranty. The same can tow up to 2,000 pounds and has a payload capacity of 1,500 pounds. 


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