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10 Best Used Hybrids Under $30,000

Hybrid cars, SUVs, and even minivans have gotten more efficient and more affordable in recent years. They’re especially affordable on the used market after they experience a few years of depreciation. Here are the best used hybrids you can find on Autotrader under $30,000.

1. 2016 BMW 330e

2016 BMW 330e Plug in Hybrid in white

The BMW 3 Series has been the gold standard of compact luxury sport sedans for decades. For the 2016 model, the 330e plug-in model was introduced. It retained much of what makes the 3 Series great, like engaging driving dynamics and a premium interior. It achieves up to 14 miles of all-electric range, and it’s rated at 72 MPGe. See hybrid BMW 3 Series models for sale

2. 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Front Right Side in Ocean Blue

To this day, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has the distinction of being the only plug-in minivan on the market. It’s capable of up to 33 miles of all-electric range and has an impressive 84 MPGe rating. Even when the hybrid system’s battery is depleted, this family-friendly minivan still gets 32 combined mpg, which is 10 mpg better than the regular Pacifica. See Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid models for sale

3. 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid

2020 Ford Escape Hybrid Front Left in Metallic Orange

After a lengthy hiatus, the Ford Escape Hybrid came back for the 2020 model year. It has an amazing fuel economy rating of up to 41 mpg, which beats the hybrid variants of the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. It’s also roomy, high-tech, and actually has more horsepower than the base 3-cylinder engine. See Ford Escape Hybrid models for sale

4. 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid front left side in black

The Honda Accord is already an outstanding midsize sedan, and it arguably gets even better with a hybrid powertrain. Achieving up to 47 mpg in the city and on the highway, the hybrid system adds even better fuel economy to a sedan that’s stylish, roomy, and practical. The Honda Sensing safety tech suite comes standard. See Honda Accord Hybrid models for sale

5. 2020 Kia Niro

2020 Kia Niro EV Front Left Side in Green

The Kia Niro is a small crossover that comes standard with an efficient hybrid powertrain. The fuel economy varies based on which trim you get, with the FE model achieving an astounding 50 combined mpg rating. The Niro got a mid-cycle refresh for 2020 with updated styling and more standard and available tech features. See Kia Niro models for sale

6. 2015 Lexus RX 450h

2015 Lexus RX 450h Front Right Side in White

It’s easy to see why the Lexus RX is consistently the best-selling luxury SUV. This midsize crossover is spacious, comfortable, and stylish while delivering the level of luxury and dependability that the Lexus brand is famous for. The hybrid model from 2015 achieves up to 29 combined mpg. See Lexus RX 450h models for sale

7. 2017 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

2017 Lincoln MKZ

The Lincoln MKZ is a comfortable and agreeable midsize luxury sedan. Based on the more mainstream Ford Fusion, the MKZ has a roomy, upscale interior and a smooth, comfortable ride. The MKZ Hybrid is a great bargain on the used market, and it has an impressive fuel economy rating of 40 combined mpg. See Lincoln MKZ Hybrid models for sale

8. 2018 Mini Cooper Countryman SE

2018 Mini Cooper Countryman front right side in blue

The Mini Cooper Countryman SE is the first-ever plug-in hybrid Mini. The Countryman is an unconventional small crossover with the distinct aesthetic and driving character of a Mini. The all-electric range is only 12 miles, but it’s rated at 65 MPGe, making it much more efficient than a conventional Countryman. See Mini Countryman SE models for sale

9. 2013 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid

2013 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid Front Left Side in Black

There are more exciting versions of the Porsche Cayenne, but the Cayenne Hybrid combines the luxury and driving excitement of a Porsche with a practical midsize crossover. Acceleration is quick, handling is sharp for an SUV, and all-wheel drive comes standard. At 21 combined mpg, it’s not the most efficient SUV, but it’s one of the most fun. See Porsche Cayenne Hybrid models for sale

10. 2019 Toyota Prius

2019 Toyota Prius Front Left Side in Silver

A used Toyota Prius is always a practical choice, and it’s easy to find at this price point. It’s quite roomy for a compact hatchback, and of course, efficiency is a strong suit, returning up to 56 combined mpg. It got a nice update for 2019 with a revised aesthetic and — for the first time — available all-wheel drive. See Toyota Prius models for sale

Eric Brandt
Eric Brandt is an author specializing in Oversteer content, new car reviews, and finding the best car, truck, and SUV deals each month. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Eric can often be found exploring the north woods on his 1983 Honda Gold Wing when the weather allows it. Father of four, husband of one, and unapologetic minivan enthusiast. Eric mastered driving stick by having a 3-cylinder Chevy... Read More about Eric Brandt

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