The Best Affordable Used Hybrids, Electric Vehicles, According to Kelley Blue Book

As gas prices continue to climb in 2021, the electrified vehicle segment – defined as the combined total of electric vehicles, hybrids and plug-in hybrids – is rapidly gaining popularity among the car-buying public.

Hot on the heels of a record Q2 2021 for electrified vehicle sales among new-car buyers in the United States, shoppers on more of a budget may be looking for guidance on the best hybrids or electric vehicles (EVs) available in the used-car market.

To help car shoppers considering an affordable used hybrid or electric vehicle, the experts at Kelley Blue Book recently published the 10 Best Used Hybrids and EVs Under $20,000 and the 10 Best Used Hybrids and EVs Under $15,000.

“One of the most underrated deals is to buy a used hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or all-electric vehicle,” said Matt DeLorenzo, senior managing editor for Kelley Blue Book. “Alternative-power vehicles have been on the market for 20 years now, so these models are well-established and have proven reliability. There also are plenty of choices out there – an attractive option to consider, since currently there is a major shortage on new-car inventory across the board. Buyers of a used electrified vehicle certainly will save money at the pump, and some can even skip the gas station entirely.”

One of the most underrated deals is to buy a used hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or all-electric vehicle.

Below are 10 standout hybrids and EVs available for less than $20,000, followed by a list of 10 recommended models available for less than $15,000, so used-car shoppers can find a reliable fuel sipper – or fuel skipper – within their budget.

All prices are based on Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price.

Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Best Used Hybrids and EVs Under $20,000 for 2021

2017 Toyota Prius

Fuel Economy: 52 mpg combined (54 city/50 highway)

Total Range: 588 miles

2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Fuel Economy (LE): 40 mpg combined (42 city/38 highway)

Total Range: 680 miles

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Fuel Economy: 32 mpg combined (34 city/30 highway)

Total Range: 474 miles

2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Fuel Economy: 28 mpg combined (28 city/28 highway)

Total Range: 482 miles

2015 Honda Accord Hybrid

Fuel Economy: 47 mpg combined (49 city/45 highway)

Total Range: 602 miles

2015 Lexus ES 300h

Fuel Economy: 40 mpg combined (40 city/39 highway)

Total Range: 688 miles

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Fuel Economy: 119 MPGe combined

Total Range: 238 miles

2018 Nissan Leaf

Fuel Economy: 112 MPGe combined

Total Range: 151 miles

2017 Chevrolet Volt

Fuel Economy – first 53 miles: 106 MPGe combined

Fuel Economy – next 367 miles: 42 mpg combined

Total Range: 420 miles

2019 Kia Niro Hybrid

Fuel Economy: 49 mpg combined (51 city/46 highway)

Total Range: 583 miles

Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Best Used Hybrids and EVs Under $15,000 for 2021

2015 Toyota Prius

Fuel Economy: 48 mpg combined (50 city/46 highway)

Total Range: 571 miles

2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Fuel Economy: 40 mpg combined (42 city/38 highway)

Total Range: 680 miles

2015 Honda Civic Hybrid

Fuel Economy: 44 mpg combined (43 city/45 highway)

Total Range: 581 miles

2015 Chevrolet Volt

Fuel Economy – first 38 miles: 98 MPGe combined

Fuel Economy – next 342 miles: 37 mpg combined

Total Range: 380 miles

2017 Nissan Leaf

Fuel Economy: 112 MPGe combined (124 city/101 highway)

Total Range: 107 miles

2014 Kia Optima Hybrid

Fuel Economy: 37 mpg combined (35 city/38 highway)

Total Range: 636 miles

2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Fuel Economy: 37 mpg combined (35 city/38 highway)

Total Range: 684 miles

2017 Toyota Prius C

Fuel Economy: 46 mpg combined (48 city/43 highway)

Total Range: 437 miles

2015 Ford Fusion

Fuel Economy: 41 mpg combined (43 city/39 highway)

Total Range: 554 miles

2016 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

Fuel Economy: 44 mpg combined (42 city/48 highway)

Total Range: 524 miles

For more information about Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Best Hybrids and EVs Under $20,000 for 2021, including detailed editorial commentary about each vehicle, photos, pricing details and more, visit https://www.kbb.com/best-cars/top-10-best-used-hybrid-and-electric-cars-under-20000/.

For more information about Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Best Hybrids and EVs Under $15,000 for 2021, including detailed editorial commentary about each vehicle, photos, pricing details and more, visit https://www.kbb.com/best-cars/best-used-hybrid-and-electric-cars-under-15000/.

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