Finding top new hybrid cars under $20,000 is possible and you do not need to buy used one because there is lot of 2000s new hybrid vehicles out there. Some hybrid indeed cost a lot and that’s why we listed several recommended hybrid cars within your budget below.
1. 2015 Toyota Prius C ($19,540)
We clearly need to include Toyota Prius C in top new hybrid cars list because it is known well as the least expensive member of Prius family. Due to its small size, this car will works well in crowded city and why you need to consider this car is not only because of affordable price, but also for its mega gas mileage (EPA gas-mileage of 50 mpg). Prius C is not a fast car since the engine and two motor-generators can only produce up to 99 horsepower while its 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine has lower drive train about 73 hp.
2. 2014 Honda Insight ($18,725)
With 5-seating capacity and MPG rating 41/44 city/hwy, Honda Insight should be considered as one of top new hybrid cars. Starting price tag around 18,000 Dollars and its 1.3 liter in-line 4-cylinder engine can deliver about 88 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque. It is a dedicated hybrid model with hatchback body style and comfortable interior space. You can enjoy driving your hybrid in its interior quality and convenience features. Sadly, Honda discontinued its sale for 2015 model, but you can find 2014 version for your cheap hybrid car.
3. 2015 Fiat 500 ($16,645)
This is one of the most stylish cars less than 20,000 dollars with power-train more than 100 horsepower. Outside, it looks like a minicar with tall hatchback design, but sadly its short body and high seats limit headroom and comfort for passengers. In addition it is not as quick as you expected while interior design still offered stylish line and cockpit flair. If you have more budget then you can try to purchase Fiat 500e which disappointedly unavailable for buyers outside California.
4. 2013 Chevrolet Cruze ($17,130)
Many convenience features and systems offered by this car such as entertainment package, ten airbags, and it also comes with 1.8 liter or turbo 1.4 liter 4-cylinder engine. This machine can help the car to run about up to 138 horsepower. Talking about MPG estimation then this car can accelerate around 22 to 28 per gallon city and 35 to 42 per gallon highway.
5. 2014 Honda CR-Z ($19,995)
It is the most expensive hybrid car so far in our list and it is offered around $19,000. The 1.5 liter 4-cylinder unit matched with 15-kilowatt (20 hp) electric motor which can produce up to 130 horsepower. MPG estimation is 36 in city and 39 in highway, but fuel efficiency depends on the transmission that buyers picked. As a 3-door hybrid car, Honda CR-Z once again made a great green vehicle in affordable price.
That’s 5 recommended top new hybrid cars under $20,000 which you can purchase for your green vehicles.