Even though hybrid cars are still not the most popular choice amongst consumers, they are certainly gaining ground. It’s factual to state that they make up quite a small percent of car sales in the United States, but it’s also worth noting that with gasoline prices on the rise and the environment being a trending topic, quite a few people are giving them a chance. While the cars propose higher price tags and increased insurance costs, their fuel economy helps to offset the price. Perhaps it doesn’t do too convincing a job at justifying the inherent costs of the vehicle, but government credits and perks (see carpool lane access) do quite a bit in compensating for the high expenses.
If you’re looking for a hybrid today, you’ll have quite a bit of brand and body style variety so select from, whether your preference lay in compact cars, trucks, or SUV’s. In response to several government mandates, these automakers are doing even more to develop hybrids with better consumer utility and drive.
When it comes to hybrid sedans, the Toyota Prius appears to be the best bet. It’s the most fuel efficient hybrid compact out there with 51 mpg city (48 mpg highway), equipped with new age technology and unprecedented interior capacity for a fuel-efficient sedan. Continue reading