A few years ago, hybrid cars were relatively new and very rare. However, today, the picture has completely changed as more and more people are determined to lend a useful hand in the Go Green movement. Nowadays, hybrid cars are a common and familiar sight on the streets. The list of cars in the hybrid segment runs the gamut from economical picks like Toyota Prius or the more luxurious rides like Fisker Karma.
The car makers have made every attempt to widen the hybrid segment in a manner that it attracts people from all walks of life. No matter what are the needs and requirements of the buyers, there is a hybrid tailor made to suit the necessities.
Though some of the models have been operational since the dawn of this ‘Green’ segment, various new arrivals have also managed to cater to the needs of the hybrid car enthusiasts and become the new hot favorites.
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid
The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid rules the list of the best Green cars of this year. This good-looking, smooth, fuel-efficient and economical mid-sized sedan features an appealing trout-mouth front grill. Until the hood is popped open, one cannot tell that it is a hybrid. It can take the rider to about 62 miles/hour without wasting any fuel and can travel up to 650-700 miles on a single full tank fill-up to 17.5 gallons. On the whole, it is an all-round performer for an average customer.
2013 Toyota Prius C
Despite its sluggish acceleration, Toyota Prius C lands at the second spot on the list of the best hybrids of 2013 due to its highly-impressive fuel efficiency. The Toyota Prius was the first hybrid car to have a record sales all across the US and has been a leader in this segment ever since. This budget-friendly hybrid is available in four different trims and is powered by a 1.5L four cylinder hybrid engine and a tank with 9.5 gallons of capacity.
2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
This four door sedan, fully equipped with every feature that one wants from a new car, sits on the third place in this year’s ranking. Power doors, five comfy seats, mirrors, sizeable trunk, and an excellent MPG are some of the impressive specs that make this budget-friendly sedan a hot favorite. It does not give the feeling of a fuel-efficient car and can easily reach from 0 to 60MPH in just 8.6 seconds because of its 170HP and 184 Lb.Ft. Torque. One couldn’t expect anything less from the star car maker.
2013 Chevrolet Volt
Priced at around $39,000, the 2013 Chevrolet Volt comes in two different modes, gasoline and EV battery. One can drive on the battery until it is completely exhausted and then make a switch to the gasoline mode. Chevrolet included a 9.3 Gallon tank in its green car and made it competent to travel for over 900 miles per tank. Achiever of the Highest Customer Satisfaction Award from Consumer Reports, Chevrolet Volt 2013 is the greenest hybrids available in the car market at present.
Purchasing a hybrid vehicle is an excellent way to save some extra bucks on cash, while protecting Mother Nature alongside. Considering buying a hybrid car is a decision that no one will regret for a lifetime, unless a wrong choice has been made. So, be cautious, weigh all the options and make an environment-friendly long-term investment for a happy life ahead.
Larry Vonn Curtis, the author of this article, is a native of Las Vegas, NV is truly, madly and deeply in love with cars. He seems to have a mission to help people strike the best deal in used cars in Las Vegas. To gain advantage of Curtis’s knowledge follow him on Twitter @LarryVonnCurtis or visit Chapman Las Vegas to check out an outstanding array of used cars Las Vegas.
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