With ever-increasing fuel prices, several fuel efficient hybrid cars are gaining traction in the market. Even the most fuel efficient hybrid cars offer reasonable performance, practicality, comfort and affordability, leading to their rise in sales. Most manufacturers are offering hybrid versions of their top selling cars and consumers don’t mind buying fuel efficient hybrid cars at an additional cost. The future of the automobile industry is pure electric but in the transition phase hybrid vehicles are our best bet.

With the changing times, consumers are looking for more fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles that offer equivalent performance terms to their gas counterparts. Some manufacturers like Honda, Hyundai, Kia, and Toyota offer the most fuel-efficient hybrid cars in the market. Let’s have a look at the top 10 most fuel-efficient hybrid cars. The list starts with the Toyota Avalon Hybrid and goes all the way up to Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, which offers the best fuel economy among its other hybrid counterparts.


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10. 2022 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

The 2022 Toyota Avalon Hybrid offers EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 43 MPG in the city, 44 MPG on the highway, and 44 MPG in combined driving conditions and marks the beginning of our list of most fuel-efficient hybrids. Powered by a 2.5-liter inline-four engine and two electric motors, the combined output stands at 215 HP and 163 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and FWD is standard. 

2022 Toyota Avalon Hybrid 

Specs 

Price 

$37,850 (starting MSRP)

Engine 

2.5-liter inline-four engine + two electric motors

Power

215 hp

Torque

163 lb-ft (engine) + 149 lb-ft (electric motor)

MPG (City/Hwy/Combined)

43, 44, 44

Range 

581 miles (combined)

The 2022 Avalon Hybrid is available in three different trim configurations: Hybrid XLE, Hybrid XSE Nightshade, and Hybrid Limited. For the 2022 model year, the XSE trim level is available with the Nightshade package only and every trim comes with a rear-seat reminder feature. Just like the standard Avalon, the Avalon Hybrid will also be discontinued after the 2022 model year. 

9. 2022 Honda Accord Hybrid

The Honda Accord has always been a very practical, relaible, fuel-efficient and one of the best selling sedans of all times. With a hybrid powertrain, the 2022 Accord Hybrid delivers an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 48 MPG in the city, 47 MPG on the highway, and 47 MPG in combined driving conditions. Powered by a 2.0-liter inline-four cylinder engine and a single electric motor, the combined output stands at 212 HP and 232 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid powertrain is paired with an eCVT and FWD is standard. 

2022 Honda Accord Hybrid

Specs 

Price 

$27,320 (starting MSRP)

Engine 

2.0-liter inline-four engine + electric motor

Power 

212 HP

Torque

232 lb-ft 

MPG (City/Hwy/Combined)

48, 47, 47

Range (Combined)

602 miles (combined)

For the 2022 model year, Honda replaced the Hybrid EX trim with a Hybrid Sport trim. The 2022 Honda Accord Hybrid is available in four trim configurations: Hybrid, Hybrid Sport, Hybrid EX-L, and Hybrid Touring. Some features like 17-inch alloy wheels, low-beam LED headlights, 8-inch touchscreen display with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard across the line-up, which gives the Accord Hybrid a great value for money.

8. 2022 Kia Niro Hybrid 

The 2022 Kia Niro is a very efficient car, offering both hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains for the best mileage. The Kia Niro hybrid can deliver an EPA-estimated mileage of 53 MPG in the city, 48 MPG on the highway, and 50 MPG in combined conditions. The Niro plug-in hybrid models can deliver 105 MPGe in combined conditions. The 2022 Kia Niro hybrid is powered by a 1.6-liter engine and single electric motor for a combined output of 139 HP and 195 lb-ft of torque. 

2022 Kia Niro Hybrid 

Specs

Price 

$24,690 (starting MSRP)

Engine 

1.6-liter engine + single electric motor 

Power 

139 HP

Torque 

195 lb-ft of torque

MPG (City/Hwy/Combined)

53, 48, 50

Range (Combined)

595 miles (combined)

The 2022 Kia Niro hybrid is available in a total of five trim configurations. The different trims are LX, LXS, LXE SE, Touring SE, and EX Premium. For the 2022 model year, the small Korean SUV remains unchanged, but offers a new logo on its nose, wheels, tail, and steering wheel. The PHEV models can deliver up to 26 miles of pure electric range. The optional navigation system uses GPS data to calculate energy demand and save energy in different driving conditions.

7. 2022 Honda Insight Hybrid

The 2022 Honda Insight Hybrid is a worthy successor to the Honda Civic (Hybrid). The 2022 Insight is capable of delivering EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 55 MPG in the city, 49 MPG on the highway, and 52 MPG in combined driving conditions. Powered by a 1.5-liter inline-four engine and an electric motor, the combined output from the hybrid powertrain is 151 HP and 197 lb-ft of torque. With eCVT and FWD as standard, the 2022 Insight offers good fuel efficiency and effortless drive. 

2022 Honda Insight Hybrid 

Specs 

Price 

$25,760 (starting MSRP)

Engine 

1.5-liter inline-four engine + electric motor

Power 

151 HP

Torque

197 lb-ft 

MPG (City/Hwy/Combined)

55, 49, 52

Range (Combined)

551 miles (combined)

For the 2022 model year, Honda eliminated the LX trim and now the 2022 Insight is available in EX and Touring trim. The EX is the more fuel-efficient trim here, courtesy of its smaller wheels and less weight as compared to the fully-equipped Touring trim. With an 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen as standard, some features like Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are included and built-in navigation is available. Honda covers the hybrid components for 8 years/ 100,000 miles which is a good thing. 

6. 2022 Toyota Corolla Hybrid 

The 2022 Toyota Corolla Hybrid is available in sedan body style only. The compact hybrid sedan offers very good fuel efficiency of 53 MPG in the city, 52 MPG on the highway, and 52 MPG in combined driving conditions. Powered by a 1.8-liter inline-four engine and single electric motor, the combined output stands at 121 HP and 105 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a CVT and FWD is standard. 

2022 Toyota Corolla Hybrid 

Specs 

Price 

$23,750 (starting MSRP)

Engine 

1.8-liter inline-four engine + single electric motor

Power

121 HP

Torque

105 lb-ft 

MPG (City/Hwy/Combined)

53, 52, 52 

Range (Combined)

593 miles (combined)

The 2022 Corolla Hybrid is available in a single LE configuration. The 2022 Hybrid LE trim adds a Premium interior package, including a leather-trimmed steering wheel, leatherette upholstery, a power-adjustable driver's seat with lumbar support, and heated front seats. Also, two new colors, Ruby Flare, and Windchill Pearl are added. An 8-inch touchscreen display offers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a subscription-based Wi-Fi hotspot for added convenience. 


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5. 2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid 

The 2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid offers superior fuel efficiency in its segment. The mid-size hybrid sedan can deliver an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of up to 51 MPG in the city, 53 MPG on the highway, and 52 MPG in combined driving conditions. Powered by a 2.5-liter inline-four engine and dual electric motors, the combined output stands at 208 HP and 163 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a CVT and FWD is standard. 

2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid 

Specs 

Price 

$27,480 (starting MSRP)

Engine 

2.5-liter inline-four engine + two electric motors 

Power

208 HP

Torque

163 lb-ft (engine) + 149 lb-ft (electric motor)

MPG (City/Hwy/Combined)

51, 53, 52

Range (Combined)

687 miles (combined)

The 2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid is one of the most fuel-efficient Toyota cars and is available in LE Hybrid, SE Hybrid, SE Hybrid Nightshade, XLE Hybrid, and XSE Hybrid. The Nightshade appearance package is now available with hybrid models as well, featuring black exterior trim elements, black alloy wheels, etc. The Edge White is now available on non-TRD models as well, while the Galactic Aqua hue has been discontinued. 

4. 2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 

The 2022 Hyundai Sonata is a modern and fuel-efficient midsize car. With a hybrid powertrain, the 2022 Sonata Hybrid delivers EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 50 MPG in the city, 54 MPG on the highway, and 52 MPG in combined driving conditions. Powered by a 2.0-liter inline-four engine and an electric motor, the combined output from the hybrid powertrain is 192 HP. The hybrid powertrain is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and FWD is standard. 

2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Specs 

Price 

$27,350 (starting MSRP, Blue trim)

Engine 

2.0-liter inline-four engine + electric motor 

Power 

192 HP

Torque

139 lb-ft (engine) and 151 lb-ft (electric motor)

MPG (City/Hwy/Combined)

50, 54, 52

Range (Combined)

686 miles (combined)

The 2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid features a model-specific front grille, front bumper lip, active air flaps, deflectors, and smooth underbody panels for reducing drag and increasing aerodynamic efficiency. The 2022 Sonata Hybrid boasts a drag coefficient of just 0.24. Offered in three trim configurations, namely the Blue, SEL and Limited, the 2022 Sonata Hybrid offers many ADAS features and a solar roof (Limited trim) for charging the 12-volt battery and 1.6 kWh battery pack. 

3. 2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid 

The 2022 Hyundai Elantra is one of the most fuel efficient sedans in its segment. The 2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid is capable of delivering an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 53 MPG in the city, 56 MPG on the highway, and 54 MPG in combined driving conditions. Powered by a 1.6-liter inline-four engine and an electric motor, the combined output stands at 129 HP. The hybrid powertrain is paired with a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and FWD is standard. 

2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid 

Specs 

Price 

$24,100 (starting MSRP, Blue trim)

Engine 

1.6-liter inline-four engine + electric motor 

Power 

139 HP

Torque

109 lb-ft (engine) and 125 lb-ft (electric motor)

MPG (City/Hwy/Combined)

53, 56, 54

Range (Combined)

594 miles (combined)

The 2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid is available in two trim configurations: Blue and Limited. The 2022 Elantra Hybrid Limited starts at an MSRP of $28,600 and offers many desirable features like a power tilt and slide sunroof, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, larger 10.25-inch touchscreen display, Bose premium audio with 8-speakers, wireless device charging, dual-zone climate control system, etc as standard. 

2. 2022 Toyota Prius 

The 2022 Toyota Prius is known for its wedge-like body profile and outstanding fuel efficiency. The Prius can easily deliver an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 58 MPG in the city, 53 MPG on the highway, and 56 MPG in combined driving conditions. Powered by a 1.8-liter inline-four engine and single electric motor, the combined output stands at 121 HP and CVT is standard. 

2022 Toyota Prius 

Specs 

Price 

$24,625 (starting MSRP)

Engine 

1.8-liter inline-four engine + single electric motor 

Power

121 HP

Torque

105 lb-ft 

MPG (City/Hwy/Combined)

58, 53, 56

Range (Combined)

633 miles (combined)

The 2022 Toyota Prius adds a new Nightshade Edition that’s offered in three different metallic colors: Silver, Super White, and Midnight Black. It also adds a heated steering wheel and heated front seats. Even the base L Eco model offers everything you need as well as some niceties such as the passive entry on the driver's door and adaptive cruise control.

1. Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid 

The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is the most fuel-efficient hybrid car on our list. The 2022 Ioniq Hybrid Blue trim can deliver an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 58 MPG in the city, 60 MPG on the highway, and 59 MPG in combined driving conditions. Powered by a 1.6-liter inline-four engine and single electric motor, the combined output stands at 139 HP and 195 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission. 

2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

Specs 

Price 

$23,600 (starting MSRP, Blue trim)

Engine 

1.6-liter inline-four engine + single electric motor 

Power

139 HP

Torque

195 lb-ft 

MPG (City/Hwy/Combined)

58, 60, 59

Range 

702.1 miles (combined)

The 2022 Ioniq Hybrid Hatchback is available in Blue, SE, SEL and Limited trims. Every Ioniq trim is equipped with steering wheel paddles that can be used to modulate the level of regenerative braking, reducing the usage of mechanical braking. The availability of 27 cu-ft of cargo volume is decent for a car of this size. The SE, SE, L, and Limited trims deliver a fuel efficiency of 54 MPG City/ 57 MPG Hwy/ 55 MPG Combined. The Ioniq Hybrid might be discontinued in the future to make space for the Hyundai Ioniq 5


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