When it comes to the used market, $15,000 can go a long way. If you’re looking to get a good deal both at the dealer and at the gas station, then a used hybrid could be up your alley. From fuel-efficient sedans to hatchbacks to SUVs, there are all kinds of great deals on the used hybrid market right now.
Here are six great used hybrid cars you can find on Autotrader for under $15,000 in 2019.
2013-2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid
The Ford C-Max is little more than a hybrid variant of the Focus hatchback, which is a good thing. Its performance might surprise you with strong acceleration and agile handling while delivering a smooth, quiet ride. With a $15,000 budget, there are a lot of good used C-Max models out there, many of which are pretty well appointed with modern amenities and technology. With fuel economy of 42 miles per gallon in the city and 38 mpg on the highway, the fun and roomy C-Max is a well-rounded hybrid. Find a Ford C-Max Hybrid for sale
2014-2019 Kia Optima Hybrid
The Kia Optima Hybrid, which got a nice face-lift for 2014, is a good hybrid midsize sedan that returns up to 36 mpg city/40 mpg hwy. Its performance is nothing to write home about, but what it does offer is strong safety and reliability ratings and a smooth, comfortable ride. We also like the tech features in the Optima Hybrid, especially the excellent UVO infotainment system, which is one of our favorites in the business. The Optima Hybrid is a good way to save fuel without being showy about being a hybrid. Find a Kia Optima Hybrid for sale
2006-2008 Lexus RX 400h
If you’re shopping for a luxury crossover in this price range, the hybrid variant of the Lexus RX is not only a great deal in hybrids, but a great deal in luxury crossovers in general. The RX was one of the first hybrid luxury crossovers in its class and its fuel economy rating of 28 mpg city/25 mpg hwy might not blow you away, but that’s pretty efficient for its class and quite an improvement over the non-hybrid RX of the time. Like any other Lexus, it’s safe and reliable while delivering quiet, refined luxury at a strong value. Find a Lexus RX Hybrid for sale
2011-2016 Honda CR-Z
If you’re looking for the most efficient or most practical hybrid, then the Honda CR-Z is not for you. However, if you’re looking for a hybrid in the form of a quirky car that sticks out in traffic like a sore thumb, then the Honda CR-Z hybrid 2-seater could be what you’re looking for. Intended to be a sort of spiritual successor to both the CRX and the first-generation Insight, the CR-Z has an unusual hatchback design and nimble handling, making it pretty fun to drive. The CR-Z returns up to 36 mpg city/39 mpg hwy. Find a Honda CR-Z for sale
2010-2015 Toyota Prius
You knew this one was coming. The Toyota Prius might not be the coolest car, but it’s a very popular hybrid and it’s not hard to see why. The third-generation model that ran from 2010-2015 was comfortable, roomy and extremely efficient, returning 51 mpg city/48 mpg hwy. They’re also very affordable and extremely abundant on the used market so it won’t be hard to find a good deal on one locally. It’s also proving to have affordable ownership costs and rock-solid reliability as you might expect from a Toyota. Find a Toyota Prius for sale
2012-2017 Toyota Prius V
If you like the idea of a Prius but would like a larger family car, the Toyota Prius V wagon is a bigger, roomier version of the popular hybrid that returns 43 mpg city/39 mpg hwy. Really, it’s little more than a bigger Prius, which we think is a good thing. That translates to a wagon with a smooth, quiet ride and excellent fuel economy, but with more room for passengers and cargo. Of course, being a Toyota, it also has strong safety and reliability scores making it a great value in used hybrid cars. Find a Toyota Prius V for sale