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5 Hybrids Choices for 2013 to Catch Your Eye

Updated on April 21, 2013


By now most people know the specifics of what a hybrid automobile is all about. The basic science is that the electric power handles, the ignition and accessories of the car, and then when into cruising speed the gasoline aspect is at play. Now the hybrid choices have grown and are in a competitive state. Let’s focus on some of them.

Honda Civic Hybrid 2013

Honda Civic Hybrid 2013
Honda Civic Hybrid 2013 | Source

Honda Civic Hybrid 2013

One of the top choices for the 2013 hybrids is the Honda Civic Hybrid. In its sedan class it is promoted as doing an average 44/44 in mileage rating with its lithium battery. On a test course completed last spring, the Civic rated approximately 67 miles per gallon (on a 10 mile run). This averaging out to its 44 miles on both highway and city beats out many of its closer competitors. The price tag on this car starts out at around 24,000 MSRP for simple basic models. One of the attractions to this new car is its bigger engine. Honda Civic Hybrid moves from its traditional 1.3 liter position to a 1.5 growth. A larger displacement means more electric power in use and a less noisy time on the road.

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2013

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2013
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2013

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2013

Another in the mid-size range of sedans is the Hyundai Sonata. This 25,000 priced model comes with an improved interior for style and varies little in comfort from its traditional cousin. Although it is a little less in mileage performance (36/40) then other hybrids, it is still a top choice for those on automotive budgets. The Sonata lacks nothing in its handling and overall road performance. It still keeps up with many of the other sedan choices that are traveling today. The traditional Hyundai Sonata also made its way in our Top 5 Fuel-Efficient Family Sedan - list.

Toyota Prius V 2013

Toyota Prius V 2013
Toyota Prius V 2013 | Source

Toyota Prius V 2013

If it is a car with more room and carrying capacity, the favorite seems to be the Toyota Prius V. Whereas its cousin the Hybrid Toyota Prius sedan ranks at 50/50 in performance, this wagon of the series drops a bit to 44 average in gasoline use. However, this trade-off comes back in its value to the family and to pocketbook. To the green use driver, this vehicle can carry many things the SUV does, without environmental impact statement to follow it. The price tag on the Toyota Prius V starts at 26,000 and that is with basics.

Ford Fusion 2013

Ford Fusion 2013
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Ford Fusion 2013

For the shopper where price is not a factor, the Ford Fusion Hybrid is considered a top choice in many factors. This midsize sedan begins around 28,000 and moves up the line depending on the features the buyer wants to add. The 36/40 performance rating and the high-style interior are a couple of the perks that draws the eye of auto consumers. Road performance does not seem to be lost in its handling. This is one to keep an eye on.

Chevrolet Volt

Chevrolet Volt
Chevrolet Volt | Source

Chevrolet Volt

Another of the upscale models catching the consumer’s attention is the Chevrolet Volt. The 37,000 beginning price tag drops some jaws, but in its class it is hard to match. The Chevrolet family likes to place this a step above the hybrid definition as an all-electric car, but it still uses traditional fossil fuel. It matches the mainstream hybrid 35/40 in gas performance, but steps it up with its high profile interior and overall performance. It seats 4 comfortably and gives a value-priced ride with its power train arrangement.


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