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If you’re planning to trade in your older vehicle for a new one, chances are you’re thinking about choosing a hybrid car as your next vehicle if you’re not ready to jump into the world of EVs just yet. They have a regenerative braking system, better fuel efficiency, and less dependence on fossil fuels. However, chances are you’re looking for a new hybrid car that’s easy on the wallet. Here are four brand new hybrid cars under $25,000.

Ford Maverick XL FWD: one of the great cheap new hybrid cars

A red 2022 Ford Maverick, one of the cheap new hybrid cars, parked outside a white and black building.
2022 Ford Maverick | Ford Media Center

According to MotorTrend, the cheapest hybrid vehicle available is a truck. The Ford Maverick hybrid has a hybrid powertrain, a usable bed, and an accessible base price. It has an automatic transmission, an overall height of 68.7 inches, a compact spare tire, a tire pressure monitoring system, steel wheels, and a maximum trailering capacity of 2,000 pounds. The Ford Maverick XL FWD features include auto-off headlights, keyless entry, power steering, passenger capacity for five people, and smart device integration.

The truck has 191 hp at 5,600 rpm, 155 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm, and continuously variable transmission with overdrive. It has a fuel tank capacity of approximately 15 gallons and two types of suspension: strut suspension in the front and torsion beam suspension in the rear.

Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Blue

Per MotorTrend, one of the cheap new hybrid cars, the Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Blue provides excellent fuel economy of 53 mpg in the city and 56 mpg on the highway for the base model. Drivers will love the spacious interior, as well as the ride and handling, which is perfectly balanced. You’ll also love the USB ports, HD radio, six-speaker audio system, and voice recognition allow you to find an app or input directions into the navigation system without taking your eyes off the road.

This hybrid car also comes with a push-button start, proximity keyless entry, remote keyless entry, and a Hyundai digital key that allows you to use your smartphone to lock, unlock and start your vehicle, as well as open the trunk.

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Blue: one of the cheap new hybrid cars

The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Blue, as MotorTrend says, has the best gas mileage on this list, with 58 mpg for city driving and 60 mpg for highway driving. The Hyundai Hybrid Ioniq Blue offers a smooth ride, and you’ll love the adaptive cruise control system. The Ioniq takes 8.9 seconds to accelerate to 60 mph, which is fine as it’s not a sporty performance car. It has regenerative braking, which you can modulate using the steering wheel paddles.

One of the more exciting features of the interior of the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Blue is that it uses sustainable materials, with composites made from volcanic rock and sugar cane, for its door trim panels. Wood, volcanic stone, and sugarcane account for more than 25% of the material in the door trim panels.

Toyota Corolla Hybrid

The last car on our hybrid cars from MotorTrend under $25,000 list is the Toyota Corolla Hybrid. The car uses the same powertrain as the Prius and also offers an impressive fuel economy at 53 mpg for city driving and 52 mpg for highway driving. There are complaints about the noisy interior and grabby brakes, but it remains a solid pick. You’ll find that the main controls are clearly labeled and easy to find, which means you don’t need to take your eyes off the road. You’ll love the integrated voice controls and the standard safety features.


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