Hybrid vehicles have come a long way since the 2000’s. Many hybrid cars, trucks and suvs swarm the streets every day. These vehicles save lots of money in fuel costs as well as keep a low budget maintenance cost. Hybrid vehicles come in many sizes keeping them versatile as compared to regular vehicles. Owning a hybrid may cost a bit more at first but will save lots of money to more and pay for the upfront additional costs.
Hybrid vehicles are made by many manufacturers.
Below is a list of common hybrids used today:
- BMW: X6 Hybrid, ActiveHybrid 7
- Buick: Lacrosse eAssist
- Cadillac: Escalade
- Chevrolet: Tahoe
- Ford: Escape, C-Max, Fusion
- GMC: Yukon
- Honda: Accord, Civic, Insight, CR-Z, Fit
- Hyundai: Sonata
- Infiniti: M35h
- Kia: Optima Hybrid
- Lexus: LS 600h L, GS 450h, HS 250h, CT200h, RX 450h
- Lincoln: MKZ
- Mercedes: S400 BlueHybrid, ML400
- Nissan: Altima
- Porsche: Cayenne S
- Toyota: Prius, Camry, Highlander, Prius V, Sienna
- Volkswagon: Jetta, Touareg
Hybrid maintenance costs are typically low. With the starter and alternator eliminated, there are less repairs with these items. Electrical systems are a bit tricky, but most hybrids electrical are well built keeping them in the shop less. Typical things like oil changes, tune-ups, brakes, water pumps, tires and fuel pumps may still pose scenarios to get you into an auto mechanic shop but this is no different than any other car.
In conclusion, having a hybrid can be quite beneficial in the long run. Less time in the repair shop, more money in your pocket goes a long way. More hybrids will be on the roads each year, should you own one?