One of the arguments against purchasing a fuel-efficient hybrid car has been that they cost so much more than a car with a conventional four-cylinder gasoline engine that the owner cannot hope to recoup the additional cost of the hybrid vehicle.
In many cases, this argument rings true. But what if you chose an affordable hybrid car, one that didn’t cost more than the average car sold in America today? Poof. The argument against purchase vanishes, especially considering that one of the most affordable hybrids of 2012 is also a midsize car with a trunk larger than a full-size car.
No, we’re not kidding.
To create this list of the most affordable hybrid cars of 2012, we made a list of hybrids, checked their base prices, and selected the five least expensive models. That was easy. If you’d like to see our list of affordable hybrids, they’re on the pages that follow, with the most affordable hybrid car on the last page.