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Top 10 Least Expensive Hybrid Cars to Save the Planet With

If you are eco-friendly and into cars as well, then you will definitely like this list of the top ten least expensive hybrid cars! Hybrid vehicles basically use two different engines combined: an internal combustion engine and an electric motor. Petroleum-electric hybrids are thus powered by gasoline or Diesel and by electric batteries. These cars are being chosen every day more by environmentally conscious users who attempt to reduce their carbon footprint in any way possible. In the last few years, they have become quite common and you will see them everywhere across the country.

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If it’s not your ‘greenness’ but rather your love for cars that sparked your curiosity into taking a look at this list, you will most surely enjoy The 15 Most Expensive Classic Cars. Who knows, maybe some time in the future hybrid cars will become classics too; but for the time being we can only guess that their presence in the streets will increase until they become ubiquitous worldwide.

A little bit of history: the first petro-electric hybrid vehicle in the world was created by Henri Pieper. The Ferdinand Porsche also developed a series of hybrid automobiles; these initial ideas were further improved in the 1970s by an electrical engineer from Arkansas and hybrids were finally released to the U.S. market in 1998. But coming back to the present, as the demand for hybrids increased, the supply was consequently widened and there are now various options for different budgets. In this case we’ve decided to rank the most affordable hybrid cars by the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP).

Want to know which are the top least expensive hybrid cars at the moment? Then let’s take a look at the countdown and see what the most affordable hybrids in the American market are.

 

10. 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $26,820

NHTSA safety ratings: 4 and 5 stars

Fuel economy: 23 mpg/city and 30/mpg highway (mpg= miles per gallon)

Features: aerodynamic wheel design, updated suspension, steering calibration, low-rolling resistance tires, active grill shutter, automatic start/stop technology.

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9. 2014 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

Top Least Expensive Hybrid Cars

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $26,670

NHTSA safety rating: 5 stars

Fuel economy: 25/mpg city and 36/mpg highway

Features: 2.5-liter 4-cylinder; automatic start/stop technology; optional turbo charged engine; updated steering, suspension and transmission.

8. 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $25,900

Institute for Highway safety rating: 9 out of 10

Fuel economy: 36/mpg city and 40/mpg highway

Features: 2.4L I-4 159hp engine, 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, airbag occupancy sensor, driveline traction control, electronic stability.

7. 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

Top Least Expensive Hybrid Cars

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $25,560

NHTSA safety rating: ‘acceptable’

Fuel economy: 42/mpg city and 48/mpg highway

Features: new turbocharged 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine, Car-Net telematics, optional key-less passive entry with push-button starting, reversing camera and automatic transmission.

6. 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid

Top Least Expensive Hybrid Cars

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $25,170

NHTSA safety ratings: 4 and 5 stars

Fuel economy: 45/mpg city and 40/mpg highway

Features:  4 doors, 5 seats, standard 2.0L, 4-cylinder.

 

5. 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid

Top Least Expensive Hybrid CarsManufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $24,635

NHTSA safety rating: 4 stars

Fuel economy: 28/mpg city and 39/mpg highway

Features: expanded-view driver’s side mirror, touchscreen infotainment system, smart entry passive entry system with push-button starting, blind-spot monitoring system.

4. 2014 Toyota Prius

Top Least Expensive Hybrid Cars

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $24,200

NHTSA safety rating: ‘good’ and ‘acceptable’ in all areas except for safety on the highway (marginal rating)

Fuel economy: 51/mpg city and 48/mpg highway

Features: 5 doors, midsized, optional Toyota Racing Development components.

3. 2014 Honda CR-Z

Top Least Expensive Hybrid Cars

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $19,995

NHTSA safety ratings: 4 and 5 stars

Fuel economy: 31/mpg city and 38/mpg highway

Features: 1.5L I-4 122hp engine, 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 16″ aluminum wheels, cruise control, electronic stability.

2. 2014 Toyota Prius c

Top Least Expensive Hybrid Cars

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $19,080

NHTSA safety ratings: 4 and 5 stars

Fuel economy: 53/mpg city and 46/mpg highway

Features: standard 1.5L, 4-cylinder, standard automatic transmission, comes in a variety of unusual colors.

1. 2014 Honda Insight

Top Least Expensive Hybrid Cars

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $18,600

NHTSA safety ratings: ‘good’ and ‘acceptable’

Fuel economy: 41/mpg city and 44/mpg highway

Features: 4 doors, 5 seats, available in 4 versions, a standard 1.3L, 4-cylinder engine.