Hybrid cars are soon becoming popular for the kind of performance that it delivers and for the low carbon footprint that it has on the environment. Although, hybrid cars are still behind conventional cars in terms of overall sales the numbers are increasing all over the world. Some of the buyers that have passion for hybrid cars go for it because they would like to save more money on fuel because hybrid cars deliver better fuel economy than regular conventional cars. Let’s take a quick look at some of the top hybrid cars for the year 2013.
2013 Toyota Prius
Toyota has always remained one of the most popular brands in the North American market and it still continues to deliver the best vehicles in almost all segments including hybrid cars. The all new 2013 Toyota Prius remains one of the most popular hybrids for the current year and it delivers better performance like always. The exterior of the vehicle is very much similar to the previous versions but Toyota definitely offers better interior options when buyers look out for high end options available separately. The vehicle is powered by 1.8 liter four cylinder engine that is combined with pair of electric motors. The total output of the engine and electric motors together is 134 horsepower and the vehicle can accelerate zero to 60 mph in 10.1 seconds which is not the fastest in the market. However, 2013 Toyota Prius delivers a better fuel economy of 51 mpg in the city, 48 mpg on the highway and 50 mpg combined. The vehicle is available in the market for $24,200 and above.
2013 Chevrolet Volt
If you are not keen about the money you are spending then you can look out for 2013 Chevrolet Volt that also delivers the best performance that can impress you. The new Hold upgrade feature is something that makes the car feel new in every sense. Chevrolet has come up with various new features in the exteriors as well that makes the car more aerodynamic than before. This plug-in hybrid vehicle offers better performance than any of the pure electric cars and often misunderstood as pure electric car. However, under the hood the vehicle is powered by an electric motor that produces 149 horsepower and 273 lb feet of torque. The 111 kW electric motor is combined with Volt’s 1.4 liter four cylinder internal combustion engine that delivers better performance. The vehicle offers better acceleration of 9.2 seconds to cover 60 mph in electric mode and 9 seconds in engine mode. The car offers fuel economy of 95 mpg in the city, 93 mpg on the highway and 98 mpg combined. The vehicle is available in the market for $39,145.
2013 Lexus CT 200h
While the 2012 Lexus CT 200h was a huge success in the North American market the companyhas decided to roll out the latest model that works almost identical to the previous version. The 2013 Lexus CT 200h is very much similar to the 2012 model which offers compact car which is sporty, offers better handling and better fuel economy. It is a compact luxury car and therefore Lexus has decided to make the car look great from outside. However, under the hood the vehicle gets 1.8 liter four cylinder engine that is paired with electric motors and combine together they offer 134 horsepower. The car can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 10.4 seconds which is not that great but offers superior fuel economy of 43 mpg in the city, 40 mpg on the highway and 42 combined. The vehicle is available in the market for $32,050.