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Jun 13

5 Must Have Hybrid Cars in 2013

Hybrid cars are becoming increasingly popular, with over six million sold to date. But hybrid cars aren’t what they once were; they’re better. Check out the following must-have hybrid cars that come with latest advancements and the best technology.

1. Ford Fusion Hybrid

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Ford Fusion Hybrid

 

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Redesigned in 2013, the Ford Fusion Hybrid look great, and it gets 47 mpg in the city and the highway. The vehicle can reach up to 62 miles per hour on electric power alone. What’s even better is that when the gas engine and electric motor work together, you can reach up to 188 horsepower. It also includes a regenerative braking system and a SmartGuage panel with an EcoGuide to help you get the most out of the hybrid technology. If you’re interested in getting one of the best hybrids out today, check out this spectacular vehicle at your local Ford dealer, like Hoffman Ford, today.

2. Toyota Camry Hybrid

Ranked number two in affordable midsized cars and hybrid cars by USNews, the Toyota Camry Hybrid features 43 mpg city and 39 mpg highway. Drivers rave about the spacious, comfortable cabin and large cargo space. You can also choose to add advanced features including:

  • Rearview camera
  • Bluetooth
  • Blind spot monitoring system
  • Satellite radio
  • And more!

3. Toyota Prius

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Toyota Prius

 

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The Toyota Prius is one of the most widely sold hybrid vehicles in the world. In fact, Time reports that the Prius made the top three best-selling cars in the first quarter of 2012, totaling nearly a quarter of a million sales in that period of time. The Prius family currently has four members:

  • The original Prius, with estimated 48 mpg highway.
  • The Prius C, ideal for city driving with an estimated 53 mpg highway.
  • The Prius V, offering the most space with 40 mpg highway.
  • The Prius Plug-in, featuring the latest technology and delivering a whopping 95 mpge in EV mode and 50 mpg in hybrid mode.

4. Ford C-Max Hybrid

CNet.com puts the Ford C-Max Hybrid at the top of the list of best hybrid cars and for good reason. This vehicle’s gas-engine powertrain delivers 47 mpg, but go with the plug-in model and get up to 108 mpge in the city. It features electric power-assisted steering to help you drive in a smooth manner, and the car comes with the customizable SmartGuage panel with EcoGuide to give you real-time tips on how to improve your fuel efficiency. Plus, with safety features such as the personal safety system or the MyKey system, you can ensure safety while driving.

5. Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

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Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

 

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Not only will you get mpg in the mid-40s with this vehicle, but the Volkswagen Jetta delivers excellent stereo sound quality for the music-lover and up to 170 horsepower with a quiet engine. It features regenerative braking technology, which transfers energy back to the battery every time you apply the brakes. What’s more, it also includes the following incredible features:

  • 15.5 cubic feet of cargo space
  • Keyless access and push-button start
  • Heated seats
  • Touchscreen navigation
  • A 6-speed automatic Tiptronic transmission
  • A 2.5 liter engine

No matter if you’re interested in a more eco-friendly vehicle or you just want to save money on gas, consider purchasing one of these cars when shopping around for the perfect vehicle.