The price of gasoline in the US has reached record levels in 2022. Getting the best mileage is now a premium, and many drivers are looking for highly efficient cars, namely hybrid cars. If you’re looking for the best mileage in the hybrid car market, TrueCar has named its pick for the hybrid cars with the best gas mileage. Check out TrueCar’s top picks in the list below:
1. 2022 Hyundai Ioniq
The latest model entry on TrueCar‘s list of the hybrid cars with the best gas mileage is the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq. The Ioniq first debuted for the 2017 model year and the 2020 model year saw a redesign with a fresh new look. The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq continues the evolution of that model.
The Ioniq is available in four hybrid versions: Blue, SE, SEL and Limited. The most affordable option – the Hyundai Ioniq Blue – leads the way in fuel efficiency with a combined 59 mpg. All other trims get a combined 55 mpg. With an 11.9 gallon fuel tank, drivers can drive nearly 700 miles on a single tank of regular unleaded gas.
Hyundai’s warranty on the powertrain (10 years/100,000 miles) and general (5 years/60,000 miles) is one of the best you can find, especially at this price.
Behind the wheel, there are plenty of standard safety features, including automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assistant. Thanks to the hatchback, there is plenty of cargo space (26.5 cubic feet). In addition, the ride is quiet and comfortable. Kelley Blue Book reviewers add that it’s easy to drive with little learning to handle the hybrid powertrain system.
2. 2022 Toyota Prius
A staple of the hybrid sedan market, the Toyota Prius has set the bar for the segment for decades and topped TrueCar’s list of the best gas mileage hybrid cars this year. The 2022 model is largely the same as in 2021, with only the Prius Nightshade Special Edition making the difference for this year.
The Prius has a slightly smaller gas tank than the 11.3-gallon Ioniq and, with a combined mpg of 54, can’t get that far on a full tank. It’s no slouch, though – you can probably get more than 600 miles out of it.
Drivers can enjoy more cargo space (27.4 cubic feet), and TrueCar reviewers call it a smooth ride for up to five passengers. Many safety features come as standard, so there’s no need to pay extra to get the best Toyota has to offer in terms of safety.
3. 2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid
Hyundai Elantra’s compact sedan looks more stylish than the Prius, but still offers similar fuel economy, especially if you opt for the hybrid model. The two hybrid finishes – the Blue and Limited – offer 50 mpg combined, with the former a maximum of 54 mpg. The fuel tank is smaller than the Prius or the Ioniq at 11 gallons, but that still means you can get 600 miles out of a tank, especially if you do more highway driving.
The hybrid engine gives you more power than any of the other hybrids on this list, which is evident in the driving experience. KBFThe reviewers note that the transition between electric and gas power is smooth and fast, like Elantra’s sporty N model.
Without the hatchback, cargo space is less than the Prius or Ioniq (14.2 cubic feet). With the high efficiency, sharp appearance and guarantees that Hyundai offers, TrueCar named it the best hybrid sedan for the 2022 model year.
4. 2022 Honda Insight
Honda’s hybrid compact sedan, the Honda Insight, is described as a Honda Civic Hybrid and is one of TrueCar’s picks for the best gas mileage hybrid cars. The 1.5-liter hybrid inline 4-cylinder will give you 52 combined mpg – not far from the best numbers of Hyundai or Toyota’s premium hybrid models. Still, it can’t go that far on a full tank, with the smallest fuel capacity on the list yet.
While it may not get you that far, reviewers rate it as the most fun to drive. Its character puts it past the Prius and the Elantra, and it can easily fit five passengers for comfortable travel. TrueCar placed it fifth among the best hybrid sedans for 2022.
5. 2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Hyundai’s third entry on TrueCar’s list of the best gas mileage hybrid cars is also the largest sedan in its fleet. The Hyundai Sonata is eight inches longer than the Elantra and over 500 pounds heavier. That increase in size does affect fuel consumption; the hybrid blue trim gets 52 mpg combined, but the other two — the most popular SEL and Limited — get 47 mpg combined.
However, the larger dimensions also mean you get a larger 13.2 gallon gas tank. With the Hyundai Sonata Blue version you can go almost as far on one tank as the Ioniq. It also features the most powerful engine on the list to date with 192 horsepower. While it’s not as much fun behind the wheel as some competitors, the safety features and Hyundai warranties make it worth the lower price tag than other mid-sized sedans.
6. 2022 Toyota Corolla Hybrid
This compact sedan is one of the best-selling cars in the world. The hybrid model is also one of TrueCar’s picks for the best gas mileage hybrid cars. The Toyota Corolla Hybrid comes in one version: the LE. The LE has one of the lowest MSRPs on the list and some of the best mpg numbers – 52 paired with an 11.4 gallon tank. TrueCar, however, described the 2.0-liter engine as “fizzy”.
As part of Toyota’s hybrid line, it features the full range of safety features, including many driver assistance systems. Inside, there is ample space for passengers in the front and rear seats. However, TrueCar says it’s not as fun to drive as some of its competitors.
7. 2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid
Toyota’s popular mid-sized sedan, the Toyota Camry Hybrid, also made TrueCar’s list of the best gas mileage hybrid cars. It comes in multiple versions: SE, LE, XLE and XSE. All four are the same power – 208 horsepower from a 2.5-liter inline-four hybrid engine – but the fuel economy is slightly different. The LE trim gets 52 mpg combined, while the other three average 46 mpg.
Like the Corolla, the new Toyota Camry Hybrid is spacious inside, with enough room for five passengers to sit comfortably. In addition, you get a host of safety features that are included in almost all Toyota models. However, four-wheel drive is not offered on the hybrid Camry models, and KBF reviewers mention that braking can be a bit forceful due to the braking energy regenerative function.
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