10 of the Cheapest Hybrids for 2023

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Hybrids are an excellent choice for shoppers who want efficiency without the hassle of charging. The gas-electric vehicles generally cost less than plug-ins and often require fewer visits to the pump than their gas-only counterparts. Here are some of the cheapest hybrid cars on the market in 2023.

10 of the cheapest hybrids for 2023Hyundai

2023 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Blue: $32,000

The base Tucson Hybrid nets 38 mpg. It has 226 horsepower on tap, and all-wheel drive comes standard. The Hyundai is among the most practical vehicles on this list, offering around 39 to 75 cubic feet of storage space in the back, depending on whether the rear seats are folded. This compact crossover can even tow up to 2,000 pounds.

10 of the cheapest hybrids for 2023Toyota | 2022 RAV4 Hybrid

2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid LE: $32,000

Toyota offers a few different powertrains in its popular RAV4 compact crossover, including a 219-hp gas-electric setup. The traditional hybrid, available exclusively with all-wheel drive, sees 40 mpg combined and can fit between about 38 and 70 cubes of stuff behind the hatch — rear-seat orientation permitting.

10 of the cheapest hybrids for 2023Toyota | 2022 Camry Hybrid

2023 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE: $29,000

The midsize Camry carries the sedan market, and the front-drive-only, 208-hp hybrid model returns a remarkable 52 mpg combined. The trunk provides about 15 cubic feet of storage space and the cabin offers nearly 100 cubic feet of passenger volume.

10 of the cheapest hybrids for 2023Hyundai

2023 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Blue: $29,000

Benchmarking the Camry Hybrid, the Sonata Hybrid achieves the same EPA rating of 52 mpg combined and can go a whopping 686 miles on a tank of gas. With 192 horsepower, it's a little less powerful than its rival the Camry, but the Hyundai has more trunk and passenger space, with about 16 and 105 cubic feet, respectively.

10 of the cheapest hybrids for 2023Kia

2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid LX: $29,000

The 227-hp Sportage Hybrid comes standard with front-wheel drive, which helps it return 43 mpg. If all-wheel drive is on your list of must-haves, you can get it for $1,800, but fuel economy drops to 38 mpg.

10 of the cheapest hybrids for 2023Toyota

2023 Toyota Prius LE: $29,000

When people think of hybrids, they might picture the affordable, distinctively styled Prius. For 2023, the model received a redesign that may turn heads at the gas station, although such sightings might be infrequent, thanks to the compact's ability to get 57 mpg — that number drops to 54 mpg with optional all-wheel drive. The car is still a bit on the slow side, but only just a bit, as it now offers up to 196 horsepower.

10 of the cheapest hybrids for 2023Kia | 2023 Niro

2023 Kia Niro Hybrid LX: $28,000

The 139-hp Niro compact crossover is less powerful than others in its class, but it offers a slightly lower base price and competitive fuel economy, with a combined EPA rating of 53 mpg.

10 of the cheapest hybrids for 2023Hyundai

2023 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Blue: $26,000

Scoring a combined EPA rating of 54 mpg, the Elantra Hybrid Blue is a stylish compact sedan with 139 horsepower and a fair amount of space. The cabin provides just over 99 cubic feet of passenger room, and the trunk has slightly more than 14 cubes for cargo.

10 of the cheapest hybrids for 2023Ford | 2021 Maverick Hybrid

2023 Ford Maverick XL Hybrid: $24,000

You're not imagining things: One of the most affordable hybrids on the market today is a pickup truck. The 191-hp gas-electric version of the Maverick comes exclusively with front-wheel drive and returns 37 mpg. The small truck is capable of carrying 1,500 pounds in the bed and towing up to 2,000 pounds.

10 of the cheapest hybrids for 2023Toyota

2023 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE: $24,000

If you want fuel efficiency on a budget, you may wish to start your search with the most affordable hybrid on this list: the Toyota Corolla Hybrid. This compact sedan, equipped with a 138-hp powertrain, sees up to 50 mpg combined. All-wheel drive costs $1,400 and lowers fuel economy by just 2 mpg.

All vehicle pricing includes MSRP plus destination charges (set at the time of publication), and will be rounded to the nearest thousand.

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Sami Haj-Assaad
Sami Haj-Assaad is an award-winning automotive journalist who has contributed to several automotive, electric vehicle, luxury lifestyle, and technology publications. His work isn't just limited to the written word, as he's also hosted YouTube videos and podcasts. Having grown up in the '90s, he has a strong sense of attachment to that era's style, though he also loves to geek out about the modern, futuristic tech and powertrains rolling out today.