With the globe heading towards usage of green energy, the demand for anything that does not consume non-renewable resources is going up. The same trend is being observed in the automobile industry as people are tilting their choices towards electric and solar cars. These electric cars are not only environment-friendly but they also prove to…
Top Hybrid Cars of 2011
Hybrid cars are vehicles that produce less pollution and net drivers more miles to each tank of gas. In an economy where gas prices are high, this is a feature many new car buyers rank at the top of their list of features in a new vehicle. Each year, vehicle manufacturers introduce a new fleet of vehicles as well as redesigned, new and improved favorites from previous model years.
As of 2011, the list of top ranking hybrid cars includes a variety of sedans of all sizes. The popularity of these hybrids is determined through an in-depth analysis performed by reviews, test drives and published automobile rankings for the model year.
Ford Fusion Hybrid
According to the US News, the hybrid vehicle that tops the list of cars for 2011 is the Ford Fusion Hybrid because of its high tech interior and smooth, quiet ride. Reviewers state that the Ford Fusion Hybrid performs exactly like a gas-guzzling midsize sedan, only it’s better because it is a hybrid vehicle. The highest ranking features of the Ford Fusion Hybrid are the roomy interior, good fuel economy and handling. The downsides are the small trunk and high price.
Next on the list is the Chevrolet Volt. The Volt has a gas engine that starts when the hybrid battery dies, which gives drivers a sense of security when driving. The downside of the Volt is that it only seats four. Otherwise, the upscale interior, roomy trunk and sporty handling makes it a fun hybrid vehicle for drivers. In addition, the Volt gets more than 35 miles to the gallon when driven.
Third on the list of top hybrid cars for 2011 is the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. The Sonata was completely overhauled and improved, making it one of the most popular hybrid cars of the year. In addition to its high end features, sporty new look and insanely good gas mileage, the Sonata makes a driver feel comfortable, elegant and sophisticated. Additionally, the Sonata comes with a long warranty and a low base price.
Toyota Camry and Prius Hybrids
Rounding out the list of the top five hybrid cars of 2011 is a two way tie between the Toyota Camry Hybrid and the Toyota Prius Hybrid. The Camry is redesigned to look sportier and to include more high class features. The Prius hasn’t changed much in recent model years but still boasts one of the most impressive fuel economies in the hybrid market. The Camry’s transition between powerless and gas is seamless so much so that the driver and passengers have no idea the car has switched over at any point. However, it becomes noticeable because the sound from the gas engine is significantly louder than the sound of the electric engine. The Toyota Prius V is also included in this, as it is the roomier version of the 50 mile per gallon Prius. While it does have good gas mileage, the Prius V’s city driving gas mileage drops to 44 miles per gallon, which is not something Prius drivers appreciate overly much.
Whether you are in the market for a small hybrid or a full size, the top hybrid cars of 2011 will give you an idea of what other hybrid drivers like and desire most in a hybrid vehicle, which makes shopping for a hybrid that much simpler.
Nicole Rodgers has been blogging in the automotive, technology, and business industries for three years. When Nicole purchased her new hybrid car last year she made sure to check online for the best prices in auto insurance. This was she would save money but also know she got the best protection possible. Nicole decided to blog about her experiences with the new hybrid technology. She made sure to use a free website builder so she could blog efficiently and also keep cost low.