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Top 10 Least Expensive Hybrid Cars

#10 2015 Kia Optima Hybrid


The standard features of the Kia Optima Hybrid LX include 2.4L I-4 159hp engine, 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 16" aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, electronic stability.

As the demand for hybrid vehicles has grown, they’ve become available to a much wider audience than ever before. The first few hybrid cars were compacts, and the prices were a little steep, even after being partially subsidized by tax breaks to help encourage the new, environmentally friendly technology. But as the auto manufacturers recouped their investments in the technology, and as the car buying public began to accept and embrace hybrids, the vehicles themselves got more interesting. There are now luxury hybrids and hybrid SUVs and hybrid sports cars. And there’s even a bunch of hybrid models that are offered at competitive prices. Don’t let the fear of a high sticker price scare you away from this booming segment any longer. Check out the list of the top 10 least expensive hybrid cars to see some options.    

The affordable hybrid cars might surprise you, especially if you haven’t looked around in a while. These inexpensive hybrid cars are solid competitors to other small or compact vehicles, not just on price, but on features, options and quality. Buying one of the low price hybrid cars doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice anything that you might want from your new car. As far as looks go, there are basically two types of small hybrid cars. There are the models that were designed specifically as hybrids, and those are the ones that tend to have the distinctive aerodynamic styling. If you’re not a fan of that (even though they’ve gotten a lot less angular over the years), plenty of auto manufacturers have updated existing models with a hybrid drivetrain to get a piece of the affordable hybrids market action. These inexpensive hybrids look just like other cars, because the bodies are the same. There’s no reason to let price or style keep you away from a gas saving inexpensive hybrid vehicle.