The top 3 hybrids in 2012 are the Ford Fusion, Toyota Prius and the Chevrolet Volt. All 3 cars are above average when it comes to value, reliability, and durability. With all of the other hybrid cars out there, ford, Toyota and Chevrolet can certainly be proud since all 3 cars are neck and neck as the hybrid cars made in the year 2012. What can you expect owning one of these extravagant hybrids? Read on to see for yourself what makes these hybrids shine above the rest.
Toyota Prius : The 2012 Toyota Prius comes with a standard 51 mpg city / 48 mpg highway rating. It has a large trunk area for traveling and has an advanced electronic dashboard. There are 2 types of Toyota Prius’s, the standard and the plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV). Basically the same, however the plug-in type has a different battery to accommodate a wall charge station to compete with the electric cars.
Ford Fusion : The 2012 Ford Fusion operating with a 4 cylinder 2.5 engine comes standard with 41 mpg city / 36 mpg highway ratings. These Fords come with a 6-speed transmission manual or automatic. Lcd guages, lots of cool electonics, steering wheel controls and a nice stereo system makes these Fords very nice to drive. These Ford Fusions can go up to 47 mph on electric power! That’s fascinating when you think about how much technology has gone into these advanced vehicles and marks the beginning of where the technology is going into the future.
Chevrolet Volt : The 2012 Chevrolet Volt comes with a standard 35 mpg city and 40 mpg highway rating. These cars can be plugged in for even more of a fuel savings. Considered a extended-range electric vehicle, the Chevrolet Volt is very versatile when it comes to saving money on gasoline. You can run on electric power until it needs the gasoline engine to kick in. The Volt comes with a cool stereo system that has Bluetooth, On-Star, I-pod and USB to name a few features. The 1.4 engine is all it needs to run on gasoline paired with a 149 hp electric motor.
Each of these amazing hybrids can save you lots of money per year on fuel costs. The interior and off the line power on these models may not me the best, but who cares when you are able to save the money on fuel. The standard hybrid battery warranty is 8 years/ 100,000 miles unless you have California emissions with a 10 year / 150,000 mile warranty. All of these hybrids are exceptionally safe with advanced air bag systems and other safety features to ensure safety after a collision. When considering a new hybrid, these top 3 picks will surely not let you down and will definitely save you money on fuel in the future.
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