Toyota is a popular car manufacturer that makes a lot of great cars, and some of Toyota’s the best models are sedans. On top of that, because Toyota makes cars that the average person can afford, the Japanese automaker has a lot of great sedans under $30,000. In fact, Toyota is responsible for producing two of the the best sedans under $30,000.
1. The 2023 Toyota Corolla Hybrid is the best new small car
User reports say the best new small car is the Toyota Corolla Hybrid. The main reason the Corolla Hybrid made the list is because it made improvements to the regular Corolla, which is also an excellent small car. The Corolla Hybrid’s main improvement over the regular version comes from its superior fuel economy.
On top of that, Toyota’s sedan is affordable, starting around $23,000. The Japanese automaker also refresh the car for the 2023 model year, with one difference being that the Corolla Hybrid now has more equipment options. As a result, owners can upgrade the trim of their hybrid sedan, which will still cost less than $30,000. Plus, like any other Toyota, the Corolla Hybrid will be a safe and reliable vehicle to drive.
2. The 2023 Toyota Camry Hybrid is the best new midsize car
Similarly, the Toyota Camry Hybrid is the best new midsize car right now. Like its smaller brother, the Camry Hybrid won because it improves on the regular Camry, which is also a great midsize car. Of course, the main improvement comes from the Camry Hybrid having a hybrid drivetrain; thus having better fuel economy than normal.
Since the Camry Hybrid is a midsize sedan, it will cost more than the Corolla Hybrid, but will still be under $30,000. The standard Camry Hybrid starts at about $28,000and just like the Corolla Hybrid, buyers can upgrade to a higher trim level and still spend less than $30,000. For example, the SE trim starts around $29,500. Overall, the Camry Hybrid is a solid midsize car with plenty of good features and few flaws.
A look at the specifications of these two new Toyota vehicles
Under the hood, the Corolla Hybrid has a 1.8-liter four-cylinder hybrid powertrain mated to a CVT. It gets 134bhp, which is an improvement over the output of the 2022 version, but it actually has worse fuel consumption than before. It now gets 50 mpg city and 43 mpg highway, for 47 mpg combined. That’s about 5 mpg less than what the 2022 model year got from a similar powertrain.
Meanwhile, the Camry Hybrid has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder hybrid powertrain mated to a CVT, and thankfully, fuel economy hasn’t gotten any worse with the 2023 model year. It makes 208 hp. and gets 51 mpg city and 53 mpg highway, for 52 mpg combined. However, there is another difference between the two Toyota powertrains. The smaller Toyota car can be offered with all-wheel drive, while the average Toyota does not have this option.
Inside the cabin, both Toyota sedans have similar equipment. The Camry Hybrid starts with a 7-inch touchscreen, but the Corolla Hybrid gets an 8-inch. The Japanese auto giant has provided both cars with a long list of smart safety features, including features like automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection.