The Highest-Rated Hybrid Sedans According to Edmunds are the Most Affordable

It’s a three-way tie for the best hybrid sedan, according to Edmunds, leaving us with plenty of options to choose from without quite as much bias. What makes it better is that each of these vehicles is within a relatively affordable price range, at least as far as desirable hybrid sedans go. That means buyers can get a great, fuel-efficient car that they will love without having to over-stretch their budget when they head to the dealership.

2021 Honda Insight

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  • Edmund’s rating: 8.1/10
  • MSRP: $25,210 – $29,240
  • Combined MPG: 48 – 52 mpg
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Responsive acceleration
  • Spacious interior with high quality touches

The 2021 Honda Insight isn’t as popular as many other vehicles, especially in the hybrid sedan segment. Although it shares a score with the other two options on this list, the Insight sits just a little higher still on the Edmunds website. It’s yet another well-rounded sedan that proves that you aren’t making any sacrifices by choosing a hybrid over a standard combustion-engine-only vehicle. In fact, for a lot of concerned buyers, it might be worth noting that hybrids aren’t more expensive to maintain, either.

2021 Honda Accord Hybrid

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  • Edmund’s rating: 8.1/10
  • MSRP: $26,370 – $36,240
  • Combined MPG: 43 – 48 mpg
  • Responsible fuel economy
  • Uncompromised cargo capacity

The Honda Accord was already a fan favorite among consumers. They are notoriously reliable and even somewhat luxurious for the price. With the introduction of a hybrid drivetrain, Honda is able to entice buyers to trust in their purchase of a new hybrid — a market that has left buyers feeling less than confident. Mixing together a bit of familiarity with the same Accord platform, buyers trust with a comfortable hybrid drivetrain, and it makes sense why this is the right option for many buyers.

2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

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  • Edmund’s rating: 8.1/10
  • MSRP: $27,750 – $35,300
  • Combined MPG: 47 – 52 mpg
  • Ideal fuel economy
  • Standard safety features don’t disappointed

The 2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is another hybrid variation of an already popular vehicle. It stands out from the crowd with its aggressive and modern front end, and the interior lives up to expectations. Appearance-wise it is surprisingly unique, especially among hybrid competitors that trade eccentric styling for a more modest and toned-down appeal. Don’t let the sloping rooflines fool you, either, the back seats have enough space for even most adults, making it the ultimate commuter sedan.

As hybrids become more and more common, buyers will begin to feel more confident in their purchases. These modestly-priced options make hybrids a responsible and enticing purchase for many drivers who may be apprehensive about making the switch. As hybrids grow away from the negative PR of less enticing vehicles like the original Toyota Prius, these highly ranked options are likely to remain popular in years to come.

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