Best Buy Hybrid Cars of 2013
With the increasing prices of fuel, alternative ways of generating energy to run the cars are being experimented. Hybrid technology is one successful experiment whereby fuel engine and electric motor together has very well increased the fuel efficiency of the cars. Advanced and innovative technology has also resulted into increased prices. Alongwith hybrid technology the manufacturers are competing on new and advanced features in new models of their hybrid cars. The net effect is again variation in prices. We have short listed the ten least expensive hybrid cars for 2013.
1. Honda Insight 18,600 USD
With price of $18,600 (US dollars) Honda Insight is our top most economical car among Hybrids. By most economical we mean that it is the least expensive hybrid car of 2013. Its features include its futuristic look, its fuel efficiency and it is being a host of technology. Insurance institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) included the Honda Insight among the top safety cars of 2013. Alongwith its top ranking of cheapest hybrid cars it is also value for money.
2. Toyota Prius C 19,080 USD
With price of $19,080 (US dollars) Toyota Prius C is at number two in our top ten least expensive hybrid cars. Its features include hybrid synergy drive, two drive modes, automatic climate control, remote keyless entry and projector beam halogen headlights. Its hybrid synergy drive feature ensures efficient and reliable combination of engine and electric motor. EV and ECO are two drive modes. In EV mode, under certain condition, it runs solely on batteries and ECO mode helps maximizing fuel economy.
3. Honda CR-Z 19,975 USD
With price of $19,975 (US dollars) Honda CR-Z is at number three of our top ten least expensive hybrid cars. It’s the first hybrid car with six speed levels. Its features include hi-tech features design, enhanced driving experience and advanced IMA (Integrated Motor Assist) hybrid technology. It has been engineered as a super ultra low emission vehicle (SULEV) to achieve the status of Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (AT-PZEV). Its idle-stop feature helps to save the fuel.
4. Ford Fusion Hybrid 21,900 USD
With price of $21,900 (US dollars) Ford Fusion Hybrid is at number four of our top ten least expensive hybrid cars. Its features include six speed select-shift automatic transmission with paddle shifters, race inspired technology, automatic head lamps, SYNC with MyFord voice activated system. Easy fuel capless fuel filler, 2.5L Duratec I-4 engine, 4-wheel disc anti lock braking system (ABS), electric power assisted steering and personal safety system.
5. Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid 21, 995 USD
With price of $21,995 (US dollars) Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid is at number five of our top ten least expensive hybrid cars. Its features include increased comfort and convenience, smart fuel efficient drive, midsize design, sports and luxury combined looks, aero-optimized rounded corners, dual cock pit design, sport sculpted seats and eAssist technology for intelligent fuel consumption. It has ECOTEC 2.4L direct injection 4 cylinder engine with 15KW motor generator unit which conserves fuel when it is not needed. The motor generator unit brings the engine to a smooth stop. It is an excellent example of smarter engineering for smarter driving.
6. Toyota Prius 24,200 USD
With price of $24,200 (US dollars) Toyota Prius is at number six of our top ten least expensive hybrid cars. Its features include fuel efficiency, environment friendliness, hybrid synergy drive, three drive modes, touch tracer display and smart key system. EV, ECO and Power are three drive modes. With EV mode you can drive on battery up to one mile, with ECO mode you can improve fuel efficiency and with Power mode you can create a spirited driving mode. As an Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (AT-PZEV) Prius is a low emission hybrid car.
7. Honda Civic Hybrid 24,360 USD
With price of $24,360 (US dollars) Honda Civic Hybrid is at number seven of our top ten least expensive hybrid cars. It is a good option for safe travelling. Its safety features include Forward Collision Warning (FCW). It was the first small car to be considered safe by Insurance institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). With all its features it is a value for money. Civic’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure enhances protection. Its enhanced management system distributes the crash energy throughout the front which reduces the forces transferred to driver and accompanying persons. Its anti-braking system helps to maintain the steering control.
8. Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid 24,995 USD
With price of $24,995 (US dollars) Volkswagon Jetta Hybrid is at number eight of our top ten least expensive hybrid cars. Its features include turbo charger, luxurious interior, spacious, fuel efficiency, 170 hp with 184 lbs/ft of torque, improved aerodynamics, regenerative braking and environment friendly electric power. It is a perfect balance between fuel and electric to make it fuel efficient. On applying brakes the energy is triggered which re-charges the batteries. When it is shifted completely to electric motor it becomes emissions-free.
9. Ford C-Max Hybrid 25,200 USD
With price of $25,200 (US dollars) Ford C-Max Hybrid is at number nine of our top ten least expensive hybrid cars. Its features include 2.0L hybrid electric power train, electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (eCVT), electric power assisted steering (EPAS), sporty style, innovative instrument gauge duster, built-in LCD tutorials on braking and driving efficiency, five way steering controls and accessible through MyFord touch controls.
10. Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 25,650 USD
With price of $25,650 (US dollars) Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is at number ten of our top ten least expensive hybrid cars. Its features include 2.4L MPI Theta II Atkinson Cycle 4-cylinder engine, parallel hybrid system, 199hp (net), next generation lithium polymer battery technology, highway fuel economy, NHTSA 5 star overall safety rating, refreshing new look and fluidic sculpture design.
Fuel efficiency and low-emissions are primary benefits of hybrid cars which result into cost effective experience. Prices of innovated and advanced models increase with the added features. We have chosen the above ten on the bases of affordability and value for money.