hybrid cars 2016

hybrid cars 2016

Hybrid Cars 2016

Photo: General Motors › 1 of 20 › Go Green With One of These Hybrids Are you considering purchasing a hybrid vehicle to save some money on fuel, or to better the planet? Hybrid and electric vehicles are becoming more common, and prices are slowly coming down as the technology is improving. Hybrid technology can be applied to any vehicle. It takes kinetic energy that is normally wasted and transforms it into electricity, which can be used to power the car. It can provide substantial efficiency improvements over a vehicle powered by gasoline only. Some automakers include state-of-the-art cabin and driver assistance technologies to further complement the innovative drivetrain. Regenerative braking is just one of the many features found in hybrid vehicles. The brakes work to recharge the battery pack, which can feel different at first, and there may be a punchy, grabbing feeling as the traditional friction brakes take over. Initially, it takes some getting used to. Not only does hybrid technology aid in efficiency, but it also decreases the amount of carbon emissions that the vehicle expels into the atmosphere. You can think of it as helping yourself and the environment, which in turn helps you two-fold. The following slideshow features the top hybrid cars in our rankings. Read on to join the ranks of the environmentally-friendly. Read the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Full Review See 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Photos See Midsize Cars Rankings
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Hybrid Cars 2016

Go Green With One of These Hybrids Are you considering purchasing a hybrid vehicle to save some money on fuel, or to better the planet? Hybrid and electric vehicles are becoming more common, and prices are slowly coming down as the technology is improving. Hybrid technology can be applied to any vehicle. It takes kinetic energy that is normally wasted and transforms it into electricity, which can be used to power the car. It can provide substantial efficiency improvements over a vehicle powered by gasoline only. Some automakers include state-of-the-art cabin and driver assistance technologies to further complement the innovative drivetrain. Regenerative braking is just one of the many features found in hybrid vehicles. The brakes work to recharge the battery pack, which can feel different at first, and there may be a punchy, grabbing feeling as the traditional friction brakes take over. Initially, it takes some getting used to. Not only does hybrid technology aid in efficiency, but it also decreases the amount of carbon emissions that the vehicle expels into the atmosphere. You can think of it as helping yourself and the environment, which in turn helps you two-fold. The following slideshow features the top hybrid cars in our rankings. Read on to join the ranks of the environmentally-friendly. Read the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Full Review See 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Photos See Midsize Cars Rankings
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Hybrid Cars 2016

Why Edmunds Recommends the 2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: No other automaker bothers to offer a hybrid version of its three-row SUV. But Toyota’s Highlander Hybrid doesn’t earn a spot in our Buying Guide purely by default. It continues to show just how well the hybrid formula can be applied to a big, family-friendly crossover SUV. The hybrid version earns a 28 mpg combined estimate, or 7-8 mpg better than the V6-powered Highlander. In addition to that, the Highlander Hybrid offers solid build quality, respectable acceleration, a sophisticated and quiet ride quality and plenty of standard and available features.
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Hybrid Cars 2016

Subaru also offers a hybrid version of its small XV Crosstrek. Environmentalist Subaru buyers are a natural fit for hybrids, and the XV Crosstrek Hybrid should be in the running for the coolest car at the local trailhead. If only it were a good hybrid. Don’t get us wrong, the XV Crosstrek itself is a compelling package, but the hybrid version doesn’t up its game much. For an extra $3,000, it delivers a scant boost of two mpg to 31 mpg overall (3.2 gp100). We’ve driven lots of miles in an XV Crosstrek Hybrid, and although it’s a little quieter than a regular Crosstrek, it has to run the engine almost constantly for heat, air conditioning, and other accessories. So it isn’t a contender for the best hybrid.
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Hybrid Cars 2016

But while the RAV4 Hybrid is great for families who need more room than the Prius offers, it’s not the best hybrid for everybody. It’s not as smooth, quiet, and fun to drive as the Prius, and while its 33 mpg is impressive for an SUV, its highway mileage of 31 mpg merely matches some other non-hybrid small SUVs, such as the Honda CR-V and the 2016 Hyundai Tucson Eco. And the Subaru Forester’s base engine and automatic (CVT) transmission actually does one better: 32 mpg on the highway. Still, if you want a hybrid because you drive a lot in the city, or if you want a really efficient small crossover SUV and are a believer in Toyota reliability, the RAV4 Hybrid is for you.
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Hybrid Cars 2016

There are also lots of hybrid luxury cars available, but most aren’t worth the extra money compared to non-hybrid luxury cars. There are a couple of exceptions, so if you really don’t want to sacrifice the finer things for fuel efficiency, we recommend the 40-mpg (2.5-gp100) Lincoln MKZ Hybrid that starts around $36,0006 as the best all-around luxury hybrid. It offers not only the best fuel efficiency for the well-heeled set but also the lowest starting price among luxury hybrids and a great selection of unique, premium features.
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Hybrid Cars 2016

There are many hybrid luxury cars available. BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Lexus, Infiniti, and Lincoln all offer them, but very few out there are worth buying. We threw most of them out because they offered such tiny bumps in fuel economy for huge jumps in price. They may be great luxury cars, but they’re duds as hybrids. A couple stand apart, though, and we chose the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid as the best overall option because of its impressive selection of premium features, trick adaptable suspension, class-leading fuel economy, and the fact that Lincoln doesn’t charge a penny extra for picking the hybrid version. We surprised ourselves picking a Lincoln, but the MKZ Hybrid has tons going for it.
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Hybrid Cars 2016

For about $27,00011 the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is the no-compromises hybrid. It’s a very comfortable, quiet, traditional midsize sedan with a backseat big enough to fit three adults comfortably, all while getting a commendable 41 mpg combined (2.44 gp100). The Sonata also comes with the latest connectivity tech for your smartphone, has a bigger trunk than most hybrid sedans, and its conventional six-speed automatic transmission never leaves the engine screaming for enough power to accelerate. While it’s a good choice for people who want a hybrid that feels more like a typical car than the Prius, the Sonata Hybrid wasn’t our top pick because its combined fuel economy rating falls short of the Prius by up to 15 mpg.
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The RAV4 Hybrid also comes standard with all-wheel drive, but it’s not just any all-wheel-drive system. The RAV4 Hybrid uses the same hybrid all-wheel-drive system found in the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, with a conventional hybrid system driving the front wheels and a separate (third) electric motor driving the rear wheels. With no mechanical connection to the rear axle, it gets better fuel economy than mechanical systems do.
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Almost since hybrids debuted, buyers have been clamoring for more functional, family-size versions. Although hybrid SUVs can’t achieve the impressive fuel economy of a Prius, buying a hybrid SUV can save you significantly more gas than buying a small hybrid. Presumably, if you didn’t buy a hybrid SUV, you’d still need the space of an SUV and would buy a conventional model that would burn a lot more gas, right? But so far, hybrid SUV choices have been limited.
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Honda has indicated that it will put its new i-MMD hybrid system, like that in the suspended Accord Hybrid, into other products as well. Who knows which ones, but the company could make a purpose-built hybrid to compete with the Prius directly or add some form of i-MMD to other cars it makes. Its luxury brand, Acura, recently revived the storied NSX as a $170,00031 hybrid supercar.
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The best hybrid car 2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco The 2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco is the best choice for most people. It doesn’t cost much more than comparable non-hybrid cars and boasts fuel efficiency of 56 miles per gallon. The Prius is also durable, with a 16-year record of reliability and the title of world’s most popular hybrid. $25,535 from TrueCar
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Why Edmunds Recommends the 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid: Substantial changes last year vaulted the Toyota Camry Hybrid onto our top-recommended list. Although it doesn’t quite match the fuel economy of some competitors, the real-world cost of that difference is negligible. Plus, dismissing the Camry simply because of an mpg or two would mean missing out on an otherwise compelling sedan. Comfort remains a Camry priority, but this latest Camry Hybrid also handles pretty well. That’s especially true of the SE trim, which boasts a degree of driver engagement to rival the Fusion and Accord. A spacious, user-friendly cabin and a reasonably useful trunk round out the Camry Hybrid’s benefits.

Published on Jul 22, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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