5 Best Hybrid Cars For the Money, According to iSeeCars

Selecting a good used hybrid to save money on your commute and lessen your environmental impact can be difficult. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. These cars from the last 10 years are iSeeCars’ picks for the best hybrid cars in terms of value. Check out these value-oriented hybrids: Toyota Prius, Toyota Camry Hybrid, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, and the Ford Fusion Hybrid. 

  • Toyota Prius
  • Toyota Camry Hybrid
  • Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
  • Kia Optima Hybrid
  • Ford Fusion Hybrid

Which car brand has the best hybrid cars?

Toyota not only has two of the best hybrids for the money but the top two. The Toyota Prius snagged first place on iSeeCars’ list, ahead of the Camry Hybrid and Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. 

The Prius has a potential lifespan of about 250,601 miles, with a reported 51.7% of its life remaining. That means with proper care and maintenance, iSeeCars asserts that a 10-year-old Prius has the potential to last 300,000 miles or more. Moreover, the Prius’ average price of $13,878 at that age makes it a viable used car option for hybrid hunters. Finally, iSeeCars says the Toyota hybrid model’s $107 price per 1,000 miles makes it one of the cheapest hybrids to run. 

Is a Toyota Camry Hybrid worth buying?

In addition to the Prius, Toyota’s Camry Hybrid is at the top of iSeeCars’ best hybrids for the money segment. The Camry’s 230,547-mile potential lifespan suggests that it could last between 250,000 and 300,000 miles. 

Of course, mileage like that requires careful driving and regular maintenance. Moreover, the Camry Hybrid’s $123 per 1,000-mile figure puts it just behind the Prius in terms of affordable ownership among the best hybrid cars for the money.

The Toyota Camry Hybrid is one of iSeeCars picks for the best hybrid cars on the used market.
Toyota Camry Hybrid | David Cooper, Toronto Star via Getty Images

Is a Hyundai Sonata Hybrid worth it?

Unlike the Toyota Camry Hybrid, the Hyundai Sonata’s potential lifespan numbers are less impressive. The Sonata Hybrid’s 184,887-mile figure is a far cry from the Camry’s, but it isn’t indicative of the maximum lifespan of the hybrid. 

Instead, iSeeCars’ Executive Analyst Karl Brauer says, “these vehicles still have 80,000 or more miles of life left in them.” As a result, used car shoppers can expect a Hyundai Sonata Hybrid to last between 200,000 and 300,000 miles. Moreover, with an average used car price of around $10,948, a 10-year-old Sonata Hybrid will cost about as much as a Ford Fusion Hybrid. 

Is the Kia Optima Hybrid good value?

Not only is there a Kia Optima Hybrid, but it’s also one of iSeeCars’ top-performing popular hybrids in terms of value from the last 10 years. The Optima Hybrid costs $157 per 1,000 miles of ownership, making it number four in the segment of popular hybrids. 

Moreover, it’s a cheap and efficient hybrid option among iSeeCars’ picks for the best hybrid cars with an average potential lifespan of around 183,632 miles and nearly 70,000 miles of estimated remaining longevity. 

Does a Ford Fusion Hybrid hold its value?

The Ford Fusion Hybrid might not hold its value, but it is a cheap option with more than enough longevity. For instance, a 10-year-old Fusion Hybrid has an average price of around $10,948. 

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Moreover, the Fusion’s potential lifespan of 175,670 miles suggests that the Ford model could last longer than 200,000 miles with proper care and maintenance. Of course, any older hybrid may require expensive maintenance on its electrical components.

Do you have a hybrid that is going the distance? Tell us about it in the comments!