Best Hybrid Cars for 2014
When hybrid vehicles were first introduced onto the car market, many motorists were reluctant to purchase them because the cars were deemed to be underpowered and bland-looking. Many car enthusiasts also questioned the long-term reliability of hybrid cars. Today, hybrid vehicles have definitely secured their niche in the car market. Thousands of people from across the globe can be seen roaming the streets in their new hybrid vehicle. Here are the best hybrid cars for 2014.
2014 Subaru XV Crosstek Hybrid
Are you seeking a capable crossover vehicle that is engineered to handle any type of road condition? If so, you should look no further than the 2014 Subaru Crosstek Hybrid. This hybrid vehicle is not only extremely efficient, but it is also equipped with an innovative AWD system. With a highway fuel efficiency of 34 mpg, there will not be many all-weather crossover vehicles that can compete with the Crosstek Hybrid. Although official horsepower numbers have not been released yet, it is likely to be even more powerful than the gas-only version.
2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid
The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid is one of the most attractive hybrids on the market. Aside from a few different styling cues, it looks just as stunning as the normal Accord. The big news is its fuel economy rating of 47 mpg in the city and 46 mpg on the highway. Due to the fact that it is a plug-in hybrid, this Accord can also run without the assistance of the gas engine. As a testament to the performance potential of a hybrid engine, the Accord Plug-In Hybrid can scoot to 60 mph in around 7.7 seconds.
2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
If you hold the belief that hybrids are unexciting and impractical, then you must experience the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid. This hybrid sedan is engineered to be powerful, roomy, and fuel efficient. It also uses the rare combination of a turbocharged engine and electric motor to power the car. The Jetta Hybrid is able to unleash 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, which is enough potency to allow for some fun behind the wheel. The sedan uses a cutting-edge, 7-speed dual-clutch transmission that delivers amazingly smooth gear shifts. Its 42-mpg fuel economy rating in the city is just icing on the cake.
2014 Lexus ES 300h
Once known as gas guzzlers, luxury sedans have now gotten on board with the trend of using hybrid engines. The 2014 Lexus ES 300h delivers a frugal 40 miles-per-gallon fuel efficiency rating, yet is still equipped with all of the high-tech goodies that luxury car owners demand. Even the base model comes standard with nice features such as a power moon-roof, LED turn signals, and an 8-speaker sound system. With a combined power output of 200 horsepower, the ES 300h has enough pep to keep the drive entertaining.
2014 Toyota Prius
For years, the Toyota Prius has stood atop the mountain as the best-selling hybrid vehicle in the world. The 2014 model promises to be better than ever. Not only will it have a sleeker exterior design, but it will also be a tad bit more powerful under the hood. To sweeten the deal, engineers also designed the 2014 Prius to be both lighter and more aerodynamic. The sportier design should attract new customers that are craving practicality and world-class fuel efficiency.
2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid
Just a few years ago, the Pathfinder was no longer even being produced. The 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid makes sure that everyone knows that it is back with a vengeance. With a seating capacity of seven passengers, the Pathfinder will be one of the roomiest hybrids on the market. It makes use of a supercharged four-cylinder engine that is mated with a small electric motor. The hybrid engine pumps out about 230 horsepower and 243 pound-feet of torque, which is on par with the performance of the gas-only Pathfinder. All the high-end amenities are still available such as an 8-inch infotainment screen, dual panoramic sunroof, Bose sound system, and a unique camera system that gives a 360-degree view of the outside area.