Hybrid cars have come a long way since the patent for the first hybrid car was filed by William H. Patton in 1889. The first major landmark was defined by the launch of the Toyota Prius in the late 90s, which captivated the hearts of auto buffs from the world over. More than a decade has passed since hybrid cars became mainstream and now they are giving traditional alternatives a run for their money, and are now even available in online auctions featuring salvage cars for sale. Continuing on the subject, in this blog post, we look at some of the top hybrid cars from 2019, that are worthy of your consideration. Take a look.
Toyota Prius 2019
Toyota Prius, starting at under $28,000, is still one of the most admired hybrids of all time. Powered by a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine capable of delivering 95 hp @ 5200 rpm, and a 600V Permanent magnet AC synchronous electric motor, the Prius has a net power output of about 121 hp. As far as fuel efficiency is concerned, the front-wheel-drive sedan delivers 55/53/54 mpg (highway/city/combined).
Honda Civic Hybrid 2019
The Civic Hybrid is a powerful sedan that not only gets the job done, but does it in style. Elegant and luxurious, this Honda beauty is powered by a 2.0L 4-cylinder, 8-valve engine, and a fully electric bracket that promises 158 horsepower with both power sources engaged. The car delivers 40 miles per gallon in the city and 45 miles per gallon on the highway. Though the stats may not be as impressive as that of the Prius, for what it lacks in fuel economy, the Civic makes up with style and features.
Toyota Camry 2019
The Camry, another gem of a car from Toyota, is comparable to any luxury four-door vehicle. The Camry comes with a 2.5-Liter Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder DOHC 16-Valve engine that can pump out up to 203 hp @ 6600 rpm. The electric motor is also quite powerful and delivers about 70 hp. For a hybrid, the overall performance of the Camry is much smoother than many of the conventional vehicles available at similar price points. As far as fuel efficiency is concerned, the Camry delivers an impressive 44/47/46 (city/highway/combined).
Nissan Altima 2019
Nissan Altima, with an impressive power output of 248 hp, comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric starter motor. The new 2019 Nissan Altima is equipped with various standard and available features that are not available in the 2019 Camry. Though the car is exceptionally feature rich, the only downside seems to be its fuel economy that is somewhat less compared to other hybrid models available today. The car delivers 25 miles per gallon in the city and 34 miles per gallon on the highway.
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