Everyone from Toyota to Porsche sells hybrid cars these days, but which models should you consider and which should you avoid? we’ve rounded up a list of the top 10 best hybrid cars on the market in 2021.
If you’re looking for an efficient car with low running costs the Corolla is the car to beat. You actually have a choice between two hybrid petrol engines, the car is enjoyable to drive and comes with a plush interior and a long warranty.
When the first Hybrid version of the Honda Accord debuted for the 2005 model year, a lot of people just knew it was going to be the next big thing and here it is 16 years later, ranked as one of the best hybrid cars in the world. Its conventional fuel-economy-boosting battery is always charged when driving instead of plugging it in. This makes it a great choice for those who love hybrid cars that aren’t plug-in. Its base engine produces 212 horsepower and 232lb-ft of torque with lots of features including Automatic On-off Headlights, 17-inch Alloy Wheels, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto to mention but a few.
Toyota has done enough with the Camry to make it a solid choice, even when compared to its heavy-hitting competition. the 2021 Toyota Camry Hybrid also comes with an enhanced hybrid battery which Toyota claims will cover 150,000 which is an upgrade on the 100,000 for the previous model year. Its amazing performance is capped off with the optional sport-tuned suspension which improved the available hybrid efficiency, making this Camry Hybrid a performance beast. LE Hybrid which is the base trim runs on a 208 Hybrid System with a 2.5L ECVT Hybrid engine that cranks out 202hp and 182lb-ft of torque.
Making its debut for the 2021 model year is the Hyundai Elantra Hybrid, the first hybrid version of Hyundai Elantra ever to be made. Its 56 MPG efficiency saves you a lot on gas and it runs on a 1.6L inline 4-cylinder hybrid engine that churns out 104hp and 109lb-ft of torque. It features the hands-free smart trunk release and other features like the Blind-spot Collision-avoidance Assist, an 8-inch Color Touchscreen Display Audio, and many more.
Hyundai describes the 2021 Ioniq Hybrid as the most fuel-efficient car in America and that’s not far from true. It runs on a 1.6L 16-valve inline 4-cylinder engine that produces 104hp and 109lb-ft of torque @ 5700 rpm and @ 4000 rpm respectively. Safety features include Smart Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist, Forward Collision-avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, and many more.
It’s been 20 years since the first Prius landed stateside, setting a precedent for all large-scale production hybrids to follow. Far from a novelty, the fuel-sipping hybrid is an international success story, selling two-million units worldwide by 2010 and climbing—and that’s just the original liftback, not inclusive of its many spin-off variants. Comfortable, reliable and affordable, its success is easy to understand.
2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has redefined the concept of tech integration in vehicles with the available solar roof that recharges its batteries, converting sunlight to electricity in the process. The base trim, Blue, runs on a 2.0L engine that cranks out 150hp and 130lb-ft of torque supported by safety features like Lane Follow Assist, Smart Cruise Control, Parking Collision-avoidance Assist rear. Effortlessly efficient, undeniably stylish, technologically advanced, and impressively safe, it requires little in the way of improvement.
Now in its third generation, the Honda Insight is based on the Civic but gets its attractive, understated looks from the Accord. A 1.5-liter 4-cylinder gas engine works with a pair of electric motors to produce 151 horsepower. Awarded a 52-mpg EPA combined fuel economy rating, the Insight is a great way to be thrifty without bragging about it. Honda’s Sensing technology safety suite is standard, and the Insight carries a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. For 2021, Honda offers two available updates: blind spot information (BSI) with Cross Traffic Monitor and a new Radiant Red Metallic exterior finish.
The 2020 Ford Fusion is a 5-seater, plug-in hybrid vehicle that runs on a 2.0L i-VCT hybrid engine with a combined EPA-estimated 24 MPG. The car’s wheels can match up with the amazing performance, thanks to the 17-inch Sparkle Silver-painted Aluminum which is available on the base plug-in hybrid Titanium. Safety features Auto High Beam Headlamps, Pre-collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Rear View Camera and many more.
Honda Clarity returns for the 2021 model year as a plug-in hybrid vehicle that allows you to enjoy the flexibility of a gas motor and the efficiency of an electric motor in one body, according to Honda.
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