The 5 cheapest hybrid cars in 2020

The 5 cheapest hybrid cars in 2020 Auto

The 5 cheapest hybrid cars in 2020

The offer of hybrid vehicles has grown rapidly in recent years. The technology, inexpensive and easy to integrate, enables manufacturers to easily reduce their CO2 emissions. Thanks to competition, the price of models is more and more accessible. Here are the top 5 cheapest hybrid vehicles in 2020 in France.

How can you drive more efficiently when you can’t buy an electric or plug-in hybrid car? The “classic” hybrid is an interesting alternative. In addition to a main fuel unit, the technology includes an electric motor active at low speed. It is powered by a small battery recharged during braking and deceleration phases. Thus, for a controlled price, or even identical to thermal through the play of discounts, returns and promotions, you can obtain a vehicle that is economical in fuel and maintenance.

On the strength of these advantages, the classic hybrid vehicle is increasingly popular. 109,000 were sold in 2019 in France, or just over 5% of the market share. From city cars to SUVs, we have listed the 5 most affordable hybrid cars on the market.

The 5 cheapest hybrid cars in 2020

1 / Toyota Yaris HSD – € 20,950

The leader of the hybrid in all categories, the Toyota Yaris is also the cheapest. It sold 19,674 copies last year in France, supported by its affordable price and the small gap between thermal and hybrid versions. You only have to add 3,700 euros to drive a 116 hp Yaris hybrid rather than 70 hp gasoline. A modest difference for a more fuel-efficient vehicle, which consumes 3.8 l / 100 km in the combined cycle against 5.6 l / 100 km for 70 hp petrol.

The fourth generation of the Yaris hybrid released in summer 2020 starts at € 20,950 in the catalog. Made in France, the city car has undergone a profound renewal to face emerging competition. It features a 3-cylinder petrol engine of 91 hp and 120 Nm associated with an electric motor of 80 hp 140 Nm. The small lithium-ion battery replaces the old Ni-Mh technology and gains 16% of power while reducing its weight by a few kilos.

New Toyota Yaris test: the hybrid city car gets modernized

2 / Honda Jazz e: HEV – € 21,990

Benefiting from a fourth refurbishment, the Honda Jazz is going hybrid. Available since summer 2020, the city car features a 97 hp petrol unit associated with an electric motor for a total of 109 hp and 131 Nm of torque. So much the better for consumption, which displays 4.5 l / 100 km in the WLTP combined cycle. With its astonishing allure of ultracompact minivan, the Honda Jazz has yet to find its audience. It will probably get there thanks to its price which starts at € 21,990, offering a vehicle that is low in fuel and maintenance for a moderate investment. By overlapping segments and benefiting from Japanese robustness, the Jazz diversifies the hybrid offer.

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3 / Renault Clio E-Tech – € 23,100

Marketed in summer 2020, the Clio E-Tech is the very first Renault hybrid. The only real competitor to the Yaris uses an original engine articulated around a clutch gearbox. Thus, the 1.6l 91 hp 4-cylinder propels the vehicle in combination with a 48 hp electric motor and a powerful starter alternator. The set offers 140 hp for 144 Nm of torque. A small, 230 V 1.2 kWh battery stores kinetic braking energy to release it at low speeds, up to 75 km / h.

Thus, the Renault Clio E-Tech claims a consumption of 4.3 l / 100 km in the combined cycle. A significant gain compared to the 5.2 l / 100 km posted by the Clio petrol 100 hp. If its performance is superior, its price of 23,100 € is still too high against its Japanese rival and its thermal sisters. There is indeed a difference of € 4,300 between a Clio petrol or GPL Tce 100 and the E-Tech version of the same finish. A difference that widens to € 8,110 with the cheapest Clio.

Renault Clio e-Tech test: the best hybrid city car?

4 / Hyundai Kona hybrid – € 27,350

Available as a hybrid since mid-2019, the Hyundai Kona uses the existing technology on the Ioniq and the Kia Niro. We therefore find a 1.6 l petrol unit with 105 hp and a 43 hp electric motor delivering a total of 141 hp and 264 Nm of torque. Well known for its successful 100% electric and thermal versions, the Kona offers an interesting alternative to a classic hybrid. It consumes 5 l / 100 km in the combined cycle against 6.3 l / 100 km announced by the 120 hp petrol engine.

Unfortunately, the additional cost for the same finish is significant. You have to add 5,000 € to get a Kona hybrid rather than a 120 hp petrol Kona. As a good dealer, Hyundai is however offering the vehicle at 23,950 € on its site, via a discount of 2,400 € combined with a trade-in offer of 1,000 €. A formula that allows you to reduce the effort to a much more acceptable level.

Hyundai Kona hybrid test: no surprises

5 / Hyundai Ioniq hybrid – € 28,050

In the crazy SUV era, the Ioniq looks like a rebel. Released in 2016, the family sedan is available in 100% electric, plug-in hybrid and classic hybrid. This latest version is the most affordable, starting at € 28,050 in the catalog. The difference is however very small between the three versions, so just add … € 150 to switch from hybrid to pure electric, through the ecological bonus. Ditto for the plug-in hybrid, only € 2,850 more expensive after bonus.

Widely underrated, the Ioniq is famous for its great sobriety. It claims a consumption of 4.5 l / 100 km in the combined cycle for a cumulative power of 141 hp. Under the hood, a 105 hp 1.6-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine comes to life alongside a 43 hp electric unit. While the Ioniq plug-in hybrid has an 8.9 kWh battery and the 100% electric 38.3 kWh, the classic hybrid version is satisfied with 1.5 kWh. Just enough to recover some electricity when braking to save a few liters of fuel.

Hyundai Ioniq hybrid test: first contact

Top 10 cheapest hybrid cars on the market

Toyota Yaris (new)

Horsepower 114 hp

CO2 emission 85 g / km

Toyota yaris

Horsepower 100 hp

Consumption (l / 100km) 3.3

CO2 emissions 75 g / km

Honda Jazz Hybrid

Horsepower 109 hp

Consumption (l / 100km) 4.5

CO2 emissions 102 g / km

Renault Clio E-Tech Hybrid

Horsepower 140 hp

Consumption (l / 100km) 4.3

CO2 rejection 100 g / km

Hyundai Kona Hybrid

Horsepower 141 hp

Consumption (l / 100km) 3.9

CO2 rejection 90 g / km

Toyota Auris Hybrid

Horsepower 136 hp

Consumption (l / 100km) 3.5

CO2 emissions 79 g / km

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

Horsepower 141 hp

Consumption (l / 100km) 3.4

CO2 emissions 79 g / km

Toyota corolla

Power 122 – 180 ch

Consumption (l / 100km) 3.4 – 3.8

CO2 emissions 76 – 85 g / km

122 hp 76 g / km 122 hp26 950 € 180 hp 85 g / km 180 hp33 € 450 Lexus CT 200h

Horsepower 136 hp

Consumption (l / 100km) 3.6

CO2 emissions 82 g / km

Kia Niro hybrid

Horsepower 141 hp

CO2 emissions 88 g / km

Price including tax excluding ecological bonus Electric autonomy according to the WLTP standard Recharge in km of autonomy recovered per hour at the maximum of the recharge


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