Hybrid Family Passenger Vehicles The SUV market makes up a large percentage of global vehicle sales. They’re practical, easy to drive and economical, making them the most popular choice among buyers of family passenger vehicles. With growing awareness of environmental issues and rising fuel prices, there’s an increasing demand for fuel efficient vehicles with lower carbon emission levels. To meet these needs motor manufacturers are producing an ever increasing amount of electric powered and hybrid vehicles.
Hybrids have been on the market since the late nineties, the most famous being the Toyota Prius which has been on the market for the longest. For those who are not yet familiar with the concept of a hybrid vehicle, I’ll give a brief explanation. A hybrid vehicle is powered by both a conventional gas or diesel motor and an electric motor that runs off batteries. The batteries are charged while the vehicle is running on the fuel powered motor. This ability to charge their own batteries, give the hybrid vehicle a distinct advantage over vehicles running purely on electric power. An electric car has a short traveling range, limited to the power stored in the batteries. An electric vehicle is only suitable for short distances, generally around a hundred miles. Whereas a hybrid vehicle can be used in the same way as any other vehicle, because it uses conventional fuel and you can fill up at any gas station. The main advantages of choosing a hybrid vehicle over their solely gas powered counterparts, is their fuel efficiency and the fact that when they’re running on electric power they are virtually silent. Though for most people who own these vehicles, it’s about an environmental conscience, knowing you’re doing your bit toward combating climate change.
If you’re looking at getting a hybrid family car, you’ll be going about it in the same way as choosing any of the other family passenger vehicles on the market (Using this car rating). You’re goin to want to consider the price, a hybrid vehicle is going to be more expensive than a similar non-hybrid one With ever increasing fuel prices, people are looking for fuel efficiency, and this is where hybrid has an obvious advantage over standard vehicles. You’re going to want a good level of comfort and safety. People have become accustomed to the technical gadgets that have become commonplace in modern vehicles: navigation systems, touch screens and the like, so technical and trim levels may affect your decision. While you want a vehicle that is large enough for your family and has good luggage space, you also want something that is easy to drive and park. Most buyers of family passenger vehicles don’t want to sacrifice fuel economy for power. You want to able to haul your family and belongings around with enough power to overtake slower vehicles in traffic, whist being able to maintain a comfortable cruising speed on the open road.
Price : $25,550
Average Gas Mileage (Combined) : 26.5 mpg
Safety : 8/10
Price : $31,120
Average Gas Mileage (Combined) : 43 mpg
Safety : 9/10
Price : $25,995
Average Gas Mileage (Combined) : 38 mpg
Safety : 8/10
Price : $26,000
Average Gas Mileage (Combined) : 42 mpg
Safety : 8/10
Price : $26,790.
Average Gas Mileage (Combined) : 41 mpg
Safety : 10/10