(This article focuses on the 2020 and 2021 model years. We will add more recent models to the list as they hit the market.)

Is there anything hotter than the buzz surrounding new electric and hybrid cars? Not only are they environment-friendly, but some options cost about the same as regular cars., generally priced in the $30,000 range.

Here are our top 17 hybrid and electric cars for 2020 and 2021.

2020 Tesla Model 3

The 2020 Tesla Model 3 is a powerful and athletic electric car. Compared to other EVs, this car has a much longer electric driving range. It also has a futuristic, comfortable interior and ample trunk space, and for what it is, it is quite affordable (and has a low cost of ownership). It’s simply a remarkable piece of engineering.

  • MSRP: $39,990 – $56,990
  • Gas Mileage: 148 City / 132 Hwy
  • Seating: 5
  • Drivetrain: RWD, AWD
  • Horsepower: N/A
  • JD Power Reliability: N/A
  • Standard Infotainment: dual-zone automatic climate control, a 15-inch touch screen, four USB ports, Bluetooth, and navigation.
  • NHTSA Safety Rating: 5/5
  • Built in: California

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata offers great fuel economy estimates.

In addition, it is also spacious for adults and has numerous standard features.

  • MSRP: $27,750 – $35,300
  • Gas Mileage: 45 City / 51 Hwy
  • Seating: 5
  • Drivetrain: FWD
  • Horsepower: 192
  • JD Power Reliability: 4/5
  • Standard Infotainment: 8-inch touch screen, HD Radio, satellite radio, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.
  • NHTSA Safety Rating: 5/5
  • Built in: Alabama, USA

2020 Toyota Camry Hybrid

The 2020 Toyota Camry is a car definitely worth considering.

It has an impressive fuel economy, has fairly engaging road manners, and offers a comfortable cabin.

  • MSRP: $28,430 – $32,730
  • Gas Mileage: 51 City / 53 Hwy
  • Seating: 5
  • Drivetrain: FWD
  • Horsepower: 208
  • JD Power Reliability: 4/5
  • Standard Infotainment: 7-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa are also standard, satellite radio, three USB ports, and a Wi-Fi hot spot.
  • NHTSA Safety Rating: 5/5
  • Built in: Kentucky USA

2020 Honda Accord Hybrid

The Honda Accord Hybrid is a car you may want to consider.

It has a large trunk, easy-to-use tech features, spacious seats, and gives a smooth ride.

  • MSRP: $25,620 – $35,290
  • Gas Mileage: 48 City / 47 Hwy
  • Seating: 5
  • Drivetrain: FWD
  • Horsepower: 212
  • JD Power Reliability: 3/5
  • Standard Infotainment: 7-inch display, a USB port, a four-speaker stereo, and Bluetooth.
  • NHTSA Safety Rating: 5/5
  • Built in: Ohio, USA

Toyota Avalon Hybrid

Toyota Avalon Hybrid is a car worth checking out.

The seats are spacious, it has an upscale cabin material, and it provides a cushioned ride.

  • MSRP: $37,000 – $43,300
  • Gas Mileage: 43 City / 44 Hwy
  • Seating: 5
  • Drivetrain: FWD
  • Horsepower: 176-215
  • JD Power Reliability: 4/5
  • Standard Infotainment: 9-inch touch screen, Amazon Alexa, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an eight-speaker audio system, satellite radio, Bluetooth, five USB ports, and a Wi-Fi hot spot
  • NHTSA Safety Rating: 5/5
  • Built in: Kentucky, USA

2021 Honda Insight

The 2021 Honda Insight is one of the best choices among hybrid and electric cars.

It is easy to drive and has better gas mileage than its competitors.

  • MSRP: $22,930 – $28,840
  • Gas Mileage: 55 City / 49 Hwy
  • Seating: 5
  • Drivetrain: FWD
  • Horsepower: 151
  • JD Power Reliability: 3/5
  • Standard Infotainment: 5-inch LCD screen, six speakers, a USB port, and Bluetooth
  • NHTSA Safety Rating: 5/5
  • Built in: Indiana, USA

2020 Hyundai Ioniq

The 2020 Hyundai Ioniq is worth considering if you are looking for a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or fully electric vehicle.

Its cargo is spacious and has numerous features compared to its competitors.

  • MSRP: $23,200 – $38,615
  • Gas Mileage: 55 Electric / 54 Gas
  • Seating: 5
  • Drivetrain: FWD
  • Horsepower: 104-139
  • JD Power Reliability: 3.5/5
  • Standard Infotainment: Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, an 8-inch touch screen, HD Radio, voice recognition, satellite radio, Bluetooth, and a USB port.
  • NHTSA Safety Rating: 5/5
  • Built in: South Korea

2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

The 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid is a fine choice if you are looking for an economical car.

It also has a fuel-friendly powertrain and several features.

  • MSRP: $23,400
  • Gas Mileage: 53 City / 52 Hwy
  • Seating: 5
  • Drivetrain: FWD
  • Horsepower: 96-121
  • JD Power Reliability: 4.5/5
  • Standard Infotainment: 8-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster display, two USB ports, a six-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, and satellite radio
  • NHTSA Safety Rating: 5/5 frontal crash test, 4/5 rollover test.
  • Built in: Japan

2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid

The 2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid is easy and fun to drive.

But its competitors offer much more like better fuel economy, more massive trunks, and more-capable engines.

  • MSRP: $28,000 – $34,595
  • Gas Mileage: 43 City / 41 Hwy
  • Seating: 5
  • Drivetrain: FWD
  • Horsepower: 188
  • JD Power Reliability: 3.5/5
  • Standard Infotainment: SYNC 3 infotainment system, an 8-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a Wi-Fi hot spot, navigation, two USB ports, Bluetooth, satellite radio, and a nine-speaker stereo
  • NHTSA Safety Rating: N/A
  • Built in: Mexico

2020 Chevrolet Bolt

The 2020 Chevrolet Bolt, just like its name, is a fast car with 200 horsepower.

Though it costs more than its competitors, it is packed with features and is spacious.

  • MSRP: $36,620 – $41,020
  • Gas Mileage: 127 CITY/108 HWY
  • Seating: 5
  • Drivetrain: FWD
  • Horsepower: 200
  • JD Power Reliability: 3/5
  • Standard Infotainment: 10.2-inch touch screen, MyLink infotainment system features handy menus that display battery usage and range information.
  • NHTSA Safety Rating: 5/5
  • Built in: Michigan, USA

2020 Kia Optima Hybrid

The 2020 Kia Optima matches itself well with its competitors.

It is loaded with standard tech and safety features. But unlike its rivals, it lacks cargo room and fuel efficiency.

  • MSRP: $29,310 – $36,090
  • Gas Mileage: 40 City / 45 Hwy
  • Seating: 5
  • Drivetrain: FWD
  • Horsepower: 192-202
  • JD Power Reliability: 2.5/5
  • Standard Infotainment: UVO infotainment system, an 8-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, wireless device charging, a six-speaker sound system, satellite radio, a USB port, and Bluetooth.
  • NHTSA Safety Rating: 5/5
  • Built in: South Korea

2021 Toyota Prius

Among its competitors, The 2021 Toyota Prius is one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles.

Its cabin is also spacious and comfortable and is loaded with standard features.

  • MSRP: $24,525 – $32,650
  • Gas Mileage: 58 City / 53 Hwy
  • Seating: 5
  • Drivetrain: FWD, AWD
  • Horsepower: 95-121
  • JD Power Reliability: 3/5
  • Standard Infotainment: 7-inch touch screen, a six-speaker audio system, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, Bluetooth, three USB ports, and a Wi-Fi hot spot
  • NHTSA Safety Rating: N/A
  • Built in: Mexico

2021 Toyota Prius Prime

The 2021 Toyota Prius Prime would need some improvement if it were to compete against its rivals.

The hybrid car suffers from sluggish acceleration and hard to use infotainment system. But it is useful in terms of fuel economy estimates and has enough standard safety features.

  • MSRP: $28,220 – $34,000
  • Gas Mileage: 133 City / 54 Hwy
  • Seating: 5
  • Drivetrain: FWD
  • Horsepower: 95-121
  • JD Power Reliability: 3/5
  • Standard Infotainment: 7-inch touch screen, six speakers, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, satellite radio, a front USB port, two rear USB ports, Bluetooth, and voice recognition
  • NHTSA Safety Rating: N/A
  • Built in: Japan

2020 Ford Fusion Energi

One of the best things about the 2020 Ford Fusion Energi is its spacious cabin.

Not only is it spacious, but it is also good-looking and well-equipped. But its trunk is small, and its underpowered engine isn’t highway-friendly.

  • MSRP: $37,000
  • Gas Mileage: 103 Electric / 42 Gas
  • Seating: 5
  • Drivetrain: FWD
  • Horsepower: 188
  • JD Power Reliability: 3.5
  • Standard Infotainment: push-button start, remote start, and Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system, including an 8-inch touch screen, a voice-activated navigation system, two USB ports, a 12-speaker sound system, and smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
  • NHTSA Safety Rating: N/A
  • Built in: Mexico

2021 Honda Clarity

The 2021 Honda Clarity is a fine choice among its competitors.

It has roomy seats, several standard equipment, composed handling, and provides a relaxing ride.

  • MSRP: $33,400 – $36,600
  • Gas Mileage: 110 Electric / 42 Gas
  • Seating: 5
  • Drivetrain: FWD
  • Horsepower: 103-212
  • JD Power Reliability: 3/5
  • Standard Infotainment: 8-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, two USB ports, Bluetooth, an eight-speaker stereo, HD Radio, and satellite radio
  • NHTSA Safety Rating: N/A
  • Built in: Japan

2021 MINI Electric Hardtop

The 2021 Mini Electric Hardtop, despite being small and less spacious, is a fine choice for an electric car.

Its powertrain is energetic and is enjoyable to drive. It has a stylish interior as well.

  • MSRP: $29,900
  • Gas Mileage: 115 City / 100 Hwy
  • Seating: 4
  • Drivetrain: FWD
  • Horsepower: 181
  • JD Power Reliability: N/A
  • Standard Infotainment: 6.5-inch display, navigation, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and the Mini Connected telematics system
  • NHTSA Safety Rating: N/A
  • Built in: United Kingdom

2020 Nissan Leaf

The 2020 Nissan Leaf is a less expensive car among its competitors.

But its driving range is shorter compared to its competitors.

  • MSRP: $31,600 – $43,900
  • Gas Mileage: 123 City / 99 Hwy
  • Seating: 5
  • Drivetrain: FWD
  • Horsepower: 147-214
  • JD Power Reliability: 3/5
  • Standard Infotainment: 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system to the 2020 Leaf has support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Satellite radio and three USB ports are also standard.
  • NHTSA Safety Rating: N/A
  • Built in: Tennessee, USA