Great cars come and go, but hybrid technology has the potential to truly change the future of driving as we know it. While it’s not full on electric vehicle transportation, hybrid cars give you the best of both worlds. You can cut down on fuel consumption, but still have the gas power to go longer distances. It’s a compromise that isn’t new, but it’s one that has worked very well for drivers so far.
Here’s the list of hybrid vehicles that have caught our attention so far.
1. Toyota Highlander
The Toyota Highlander is a mid-size SUV that can carry your family and give you plenty of style along the way. The Highlander has lots of features for drivers that give you great technology everywhere you look. The dash layout is designed to give you a luxurious feel without the big price tag that comes with it. You get up to 28 mpg on the highway, and a comfortable ride to go with it. For a mid-size SUV, the acceleration isn’t bad either. The vehicle produces about 280 hp. It’s not a super beast, but it isn’t a mouse either.
2. Honda Accord Hybrid Edition
The Honda Hybrid goes beyond the Highlander to give you 50 mpg in the city and 45 on the highway. That’s way higher than the Highlander, but that’s to be expected. The Accord is more compact and more focused on fuel economy, while the Highlander is designed to move people first. Automatic transmission is designed to give you good handling without making you run the risk of being stalled in traffic. Other features waiting for you with the Accord hybrid edition include USB inputs, a very spacious infotainment screen, hands-free messaging to all of your friends and forward collision warning. These are just a few features waiting for you, so be sure to check out the full list if you’re interested.
3. Chevrolet Volt
Not everyone needs to a big, spacious, roomy car. Enter the Chevy Leaf, a car designed to merge hybrid technology with super-smooth handling. The seamless transition between the gas technology and the hybrid technology is great for people new to driving hybrid vehicles. The rear seating can be a bit cramped for people used to roomier cars like the Accord and definitely the Highlander, but the Volt has a little something for everyone.
4. Kia Optima
The Kia Optima delivers 36 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. It’s spacious and packed with great features for the driver that loves being on the road. Worried about safety? You can add a backup camera very easily. We love backup cameras because they help keep kids and pets safe. There’s also a remote trunk release, keyless entry, adjustable controls, and beautiful leather detailing. This vehicle seats 5, making it a great family car without requiring an SUV.
5. Ford C-Max Hybrid
Looking for a wagon-style hybrid? Look no further than the Ford C-Max, a vehicle designed to be agile yet give you space. Like the Highlander, people flock to the Ford C-Max because of all of the room they have for people and cargo. It gets 42 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. Features found with this vehicle include keyless start, adjustable controls, and remote engine start & trunk release, along with a multi-layered multimedia interface.
There are plenty of great hybrids out there. If you’re thinking about starting your electromobility journey off to a good start, hybrid technology is definitely a great way to begin!