Recent data tells us that the average new car transaction price is in the mid-$30k range and getting closer to $40k every year. That means if you have the budget for the average new car transaction, there are some very nice new hybrid cars out there that are great for saving fuel.
The hybrids on this list are conventional hybrids meaning there’s no plugging in required. There’s an electric motor assisting the gas engine resulting in excellent fuel economy without having to worry about plugging in your car or installing a special charging station in your garage. Without further ado, here are six great new hybrid cars you can get for under $40,000 in 2019. All prices listed below include the manufacturers’ destination charges.
Lexus NX 300h – $39,860
The Lexus NX is an attractive compact luxury crossover and it becomes even more attractive when it gets 33 miles per gallon in the city and 30 mpg on the highway and standard all-wheel drive in hybrid form. The NX Hybrid’s roomy, supportive seats make it a comfortable highway cruiser despite its compact size and its great reliability rating that Lexus is famous for means it’s a hybrid you can count on. Find a Lexus NX Hybrid for sale
Honda Accord Touring Hybrid – $35,910
One of the best values in hybrids is the top trim of the hybrid variant of the Honda Accord, which returns outstanding fuel economy numbers of 48 mpg city/48 mpg hwy. The Accord Hybrid is an impressive car no matter what trim you go with, but if you spring for the Touring model you get a head-up display, leather seats that are heated and ventilated in front, heated back seats, wireless charging, mobile hot spot capability, Honda Sensing driver-assistance tech and much more. Find a Honda Accord Hybrid for sale
Toyota Highlander Hybrid – $38,265
For an efficient family hauler, it’s hard to beat the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. With three rows of seats and outstanding fuel economy of 30 mpg city/28 mpg hwy, the Highlander Hybrid is one of the most practical family vehicles on the market today. Its hybrid drivetrain isn’t just efficient, but it’s also quite strong, producing more than 300 horsepower. AWD comes standard and so does the Toyota Safety Sense P suite of driver-assistance technology. Find a Toyota Highlander Hybrid for sale
Lexus UX 250h – $35,025
One of the newest entries in the growing field of subcompact luxury crossovers is the Lexus UX and we’re impressed with its affordable hybrid variant, which returns 41 mpg city/38 mpg hwy. Like the NX Hybrid, the UX Hybrid comes standard AWD, which is handy to have, especially in snowy climates. Its smooth ride quality and attractive interior take it a step further in making it a competitive pint-size luxury SUV. Find a Lexus UX Hybrid for sale
Lincoln MKZ Hybrid – $36,990
The luxury midsize sedan segment is a competitive one and the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid stands out as one of the more comfortable, affordable and efficient offerings. With great fuel economy of 42 mpg city/39 mpg hwy, the combination of comfort and fuel economy make the MKZ Hybrid a great cruiser. We also like the handsome look that borrows design cues from the more upscale Continental. Overall, it’s a strong value proposition in hybrid luxury sedans. Find a Lincoln MKZ Hybrid for sale
Toyota Avalon Hybrid – $37,480
The Toyota Avalon is fully redesigned for 2019 and the new generation brings this full-size sedan a step closer to luxury car territory. It offers a smooth ride, a roomy, upscale cabin with spacious seats and in hybrid form, it returns 43 mpg city/44 mpg hwy. Those are outstanding fuel economy numbers for a big sedan like this. In terms of pricing, the Avalon Hybrid towards the top of its class in non-luxury full-size sedans, but with its handsome look, luxurious interior and thrifty fuel economy, we think it’s a great value. Find a Toyota Avalon Hybrid for sale