Eight best plug-in hybrids for $40,000 or less

The shift to electrification includes an increasing number of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs). Although they are often more expensive than their gas-powered counterparts, there are still plenty of affordable options. Here are the best new PHEVs under $40,000, ranked by their all-electric range.

Prices do not include destination charges and do not take into account available tax credits.

1. 2022 Ford Escape SE Plug-in Hybrid

Starting price: $35,190
Electrical range: 37 miles (520 miles total)
Fuel economy in hybrid mode: 40 mpg city/highway combined

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The Escape SE Plug-in Hybrid is a crossover that seats five and has good cargo space. It is only available with front-wheel drive, but the hybrid and gasoline versions offer all-wheel drive. Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control and the SYNC 3 infotainment system with a 6-speaker audio system.

2. 2022 Hyundai Tucson plug-in hybrid

The Hyundai Tucson

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Starting price: $35,400
Electrical range: 33 miles (420 miles total)
Fuel economy in hybrid mode: 35 mpg city/highway combined

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The Tucson Plug-in Hybrid is all new this year with standard all-wheel drive and sharp, modern exterior styling. It is available in a choice of two versions with good standard features. These include an 8-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, Apple AAPL,
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CarPlay and Android Auto.

3. 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe plug-in hybrid

The Hyundai Santa Fe

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Starting price: $40,000
Electrical range: 31 miles (440 miles total)
Fuel economy in hybrid mode: 33 mpg city/highway combined

Technically, with a starting price of $40,000, the Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid doesn’t qualify for this list, but don’t let that meager dollar keep you from considering this SUV. This Santa Fe comes standard with all-wheel drive and develops a combined 261 horsepower. It has a spacious, upscale interior with features like a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, heated seats, and wireless CarPlay/Android Auto integration.

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4. 2022 Hyundai Ioniq plug-in hybrid

The Hyundai Ioniq

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Starting price: $26,800
Electrical range: 29 miles (620 miles total)
Fuel economy in hybrid mode: 52 mpg city/highway combined

The Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid is a spacious compact car that has generous cargo space. It comes in a choice of three trim levels with standard features that include dual-zone climate control, heated front seats and an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto.

5. 2022 Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid

The Kia Niro

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Starting price: $29,590
Electrical range: 26 miles (560 miles total)
Fuel economy in hybrid mode: 46 mpg city/highway combined

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The Niro Plug-In Hybrid is a sporty-styled front-wheel-drive crossover available in three versions. Standard features include an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone automatic climate control and a 6-speaker audio system.

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6.Toyota Prius Prime 2022

The Toyota Prius Prime

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Starting price: $28,670
Electrical range: 25 miles (640 miles total)
Fuel economy in hybrid mode: 54 mpg city/highway combined

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The Prius Prime, the plug-in version of the famous hybrid, is available in a choice of three versions. In addition to great fuel economy, the Prius Prime also offers great loading flexibility thanks to its hatchback design.

7. 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi

Starting price: $36,995
Electrical range: 24 miles (320 miles total)
Fuel economy in hybrid mode: 26 mpg city/highway combined

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The Outlander PHEV is a spacious crossover that seats five with up to 30.4 cubic feet for cargo behind the second row. It has an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. All-wheel drive is standard.

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8. 2022 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

The Subaru Crosstrek

Subaru

Starting price: $36,345
Electrical range: 17 miles (480 miles total)
Fuel economy in hybrid mode: 35 mpg city/highway combined

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Crosstrek Hybrid is a plug-in even if its name does not say so. This versatile crossover comes standard with all-wheel drive, making it ideal for those who live in winter climates. It also has a durable interior that can withstand the mishaps of family life or outdoor adventures.

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Best new ORVs under $40,000:

  1. 2022 Ford Escape SE Plug-in Hybrid

  2. 2022 Hyundai Tucson plug-in hybrid

  3. 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid

  4. 2022 Hyundai Ioniq plug-in hybrid

  5. 2022 Kia Niro plug-in hybrid

  6. 2022 Toyota Prius Premium

  7. 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

  8. 2022 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

This story originally took place on KBB.com.

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