Does the 2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Shock the Corolla Hybrid and Rivals?

The 2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid trims offer affordability and fuel efficiency. However, Hyundai’s accessible hybrids aren’t alone in the market; marques like Toyota and Honda have hybrids with comparable fuel economy. So how does the 2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid stack up against the rivals like the 2022 Honda Insight or the Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE or the in terms of economy, price, and warranty?

What is the range on a 2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid? 

The Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Blue manages 53 mpg city and 56 mpg highway. In addition to its 54 mpg combined fuel economy, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the Hybrid Blue at 594 miles of total range. That’s on par with a comparable 2022 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE and its 593 miles of EPA estimated range. Moreover, the Corolla Hybrid LE manages 53 mpg city and 52 mpg highway. 

The 2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid is a solid match for the 2022 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE and 2022 Honda Insight.
2022 Hyundai Elantra | Hyundai

However, the 2022 Honda Insight gets similar fuel economy figures. Specifically, the Insight manages 551 miles of EPA-estimated range with 52 miles of combined city and highway mileage. Of course, the Insight starts at a higher price point than the Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Blue. Finally, the Honda Civic lineup can’t compete with the Elantra Hybrid Blue’s fuel economy; the most you can expect from a 2022 Honda Civic is roughly 36 mpg combined.   

What is the cost of a Toyota Corolla Hybrid?

One of the 2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid’s rivals is the Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE, which starts at about $26,194. Compared to the Corolla Hybrid LE, the Elantra is slightly cheaper. The Hybrid Blue starts at $25,495. However, the Hybrid Blue isn’t the only trim in the model’s lineup; the Hybrid Limited offers more comfort at a starting point of around $30,095. 

The 2022 Toyota Corolla Hybrid holds its own against the 2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Blue.
2022 Toyota Corolla Hybrid | Toyota

On the other hand, the 2022 Honda Insight EX starts at $28,440, between the Hyundai Elantra Hybrid trims. A comparable Honda Civic EX starts at around $26,645. That’s more than the Hybrid Blue without the impressive hybrid fuel economy.  

Do all Hyundais have a 5-year warranty?

The 2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Blue, like other vehicles in the marque’s lineup, offers a five-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty. That’s significantly more than a comparable Honda Insight or Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE. For instance, a comparable 2022 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE has a three-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty. Moreover, Honda’s warranty coverage for the Insight and Civic stops after the same timeframe. 

The 2022 Honda Insight is a hybrid with commendable fuel economy.
Honda Insight | Honda

Does the Honda Civic have a hybrid to compete with the 2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid?

Unfortunately for fans of the latest Honda Civics, the marque’s beloved compact sedan goes without the hybrid treatment. Instead, the EX is the most efficient trim in the Civic’s lineup. However, the EX costs more and gets around 18 mpg less than the 2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Blue. 

The Hyundai hybrid model is cheaper and roughly as efficient as a Honda Insight or Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE. Also, the Hybrid Blue offers better factory coverage with a more extended warranty period than the comparable Honda and Toyota models. 


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