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Overview Of Hybrid Cars From 2009 - 2011. Plus, Preview of the 2014 Infiniti Q50

Updated on April 28, 2014

Hybrid Vehicles 2009 - 2011

Remember when Hybrid cars first started coming out and how their looks were lacking. Some of these early cars were almost comical in their looks. Now with a new breed of hybrid cars coming out the face of theses automobiles has improved greatly. Earlier I had written about the Karma Fisker which is a high end luxury car but does not fit everyone’s budget.  A few of the cars and SUV’s that will be cover are the 2011 Honda CR-Z and the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. These and other’s are affordable beauties with the ever growing popular hybrid cars.

I am going back to 2009 and up to the new hybrids of 2011 to give an over view of their MPG, MSRP and other information that will be pertinent to that particular auto. I was going to do short reviews of the new 2011 autos that are coming out but not everyone is in the market for a new vehicle, but this is a good time to make a deal on a 2010 with the release of the 2011 hybrids vehicles.  


2009 Toyota Prius
2009 Toyota Prius
2009 Cadillac Escalade
2009 Cadillac Escalade
2009 Chevy Silverado
2009 Chevy Silverado | Source
2009 Lexus GS 450h
2009 Lexus GS 450h | Source

2009 Lineup of Hybrids

Chevorlet Malibu:

  • 26 city, 34 hwy mpg.
  • 2.4 liter Ecotec four-cylinder engine.
  • 36-volt electric starter-motor-generator tied to a nickel metal hydride battery pack.
  • 164 horsepower.
  • MSRP: $24,645

Honda Civic

  • 40 city, 45 hwy mpg.
  • 1.3 liter iVTEC 4-cylinder engine
  • 20-hp electric motor to deliver a total of 110 hp.
  • 110 horsepower.
  • Storage in the rear trunk is limited.
  • MSRP: $23,800

Ford Escape

  • 30 city, 27 hwy mpg, AWD version.
  • 2.5-liter engine
  • 177 horsepower.
  • Not considered ideal for harsh weather or off road conditions.
  • MSRP:$29,900

Cadillac Escalade

  • 20 city, 21 hwy mpg.

  • 6 Liter V 8 with two mode hybrid transmission.

  • MSRP 70,685

Chrysler Aspen

  • 20 city, 22 hwy mpg

  • 5.7 liter V 8 with two mode hybrid transmission

  • MSRP $44,770

Chevrolet Silverado

  • 21 city, 22 hwy mpg.

  • 6 liter V 8 with two mode hybrid transmission

  • MSRP $38,020

Lexus GS 450h

  • 22 city, 25 hwy mpg

  • 3.5 liter V 6 electric motor

  • MSRP $56,400

Mazda Tribute

  • 33 city, 29 hwy

  • 2.3 liter 4 cylinder

  • 133 horsepower

  • This car was only available in California upon it’s release.

Toyota Camry

  • 33 city, 34 hwy mpg.

  • 2.4 liter 4 cylinder with electric motor.

  • MSRP $25,150

Toyota Prius

  • 48 city, 45 hwy mpg.

  • 1.5 liter.

  • 110 horsepower.

2010 Hybrid Vehicles

2010 Ford Fusion Interior
2010 Ford Fusion Interior
2010 Porsche Cayenne
2010 Porsche Cayenne | Source
Fisker Karma
Fisker Karma

2010 Lineup of Hybrid Vehicles

Ford Escape

  • 34 city, 31 hwy mpg, front wheel drive.
  • 2.5 liter.
  • 153 horsepower.
  • Two electric motors.
  • Third electric motor if you buy the four wheel drive option.

Ford Fusion

  • 18 city, 22 hwy mpg.
  • 2.5 liter in-line 4.
  • Can achieve 1400 miles on one tank.
  • MSRP $19,270

Mazda Tribute

  • 34 city, 31 hwy mpg.
  • 2.5 liter 4 cylinder.
  • 177 horsepower

Porsche Cayenne

  • 3 liter twin-supercharged V6.
  • 333 horsepower.
  • 288 volt nickel battery.
  • MSRP $70,000 plus.

GMC Yukon

  • 21 city, 22 hwy mpg.
  • 6 liter V8 two mode transmission.
  • 379 horsepower.
  • MSRP $51,000

BMW Active X6

  • 17 city, 19 hwy mpg.
  • 4.4 liter V8
  • 480 horsepower
  • Turbo compressor
  • This car has a lot of bells and whistles.
  • MSRP $88,900

Karma Fisker

2011 Hybrid Vehicles

2011 Honda CR-Z
2011 Honda CR-Z
2011 Mercedes-Benz M Class
2011 Mercedes-Benz M Class | Source

2011 Lineup of Hybrid Vehicles

Honda CR Z

  • 35 city, 39 hwy mpg.
  • 1.5 liter in-line 4.
  • 122 horsepower
  • Multi-point fuel injection.
  • MSRP $19,850

Honda Insight

  • 40 city, 43 hwy mpg.
  • 1.3 in-line 4
  • 98 horsepower
  • Some call this the poor man's Prius.
  • MSRP $19,800

Chevrolet Malibu

  • 22 city, 30 hwy mpg.
  • 2.4 liter in-line 4 with double overhead cam.
  • 169 horsepower.
  • MSRP $21,975

Chevrolet Volt

  • 1.4 liter in-line 4.
  • 150 horsepower.
  • MSRP $40,000

Lincoln MKZ

  • 41 city, 36 hwy mpg.
  • 2.5 liter in-line 4.
  • 191 horsepower.
  • MSRP $33,400

Toyota Camry

  • 22 city, 32 hwy mpg
  • 2.5 liter in-line 4.
  • 169 horsepower
  • MSRP $ 20,700
Mercedes-Benz M  Class
  • 15 city, 20 hwy mpg.
  • 3.5 liter V6.
  • 268 horsepower.
  • 25.1 gallon fuel tank.
  • MSRP $46,490.

Hybrids, Not Your Prius Anymore!

For various reason I mixed it up a bit for each year and of course I did not put down every hybrid car that was made. As for 2009 prices that was the price that the manufacturer suggested when released new. To find current prices on older hybrids visit Kelly Blue Book. It is a good idea to go through KBB before purchasing any vehicle whether new or used. Do your research. Rule of thumb is never pay what the dealer is asking, negotiate. Now that hybrids are becoming more prevalent we are now able to go back and look how the earlier models fared after be driven for a few years. Those that bought the early years when this technology was new took a chance on buying a vehicle that had no history. It is nice to what a bit before buying so the manufacturer gets all the kinks out and most of all the prices start to dip once it is no longer considered "new" technology.

2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid

Starting MSRP $43,950–$48,150 Est. MPG 28–29 city / 35–36 hwy
Starting MSRP $43,950–$48,150 Est. MPG 28–29 city / 35–36 hwy


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      This is a very interesting and informative site. Is great that I discover it... and I pass your site to my buddy who is interested in New Hybrid Cars.

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      The Hybrids are coming... They are evolving... and getting better. They have much more Utility than the previous models... Thanks for sharing.


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