A hybrid vehicle can be simply defined as the car that has two or more power sources to make it move. Hybrid vehicles are gaining great popularities due to their low running costs and lesser carbon emissions as compared to conventional gasoline vehicles. Another factor that is making them popular among the masses might be the fact that gas is not only becoming expensive by each day but natural sources are also somewhat banishing from beneath the Earth.
In a hybrid car, there can be any two or more combinations but the most popular, efficient combination is that of a gasoline primary engine and a secondary electric motor; the car changes its preferred fuel according to different conditions.
If you are also thinking of buying a hybrid vehicle, we have compiled a list of Top 10 hybrid vehicles present in the market.
10. Saturn Vue Hybrid
This SUV-hybrid is probably one of the best from Saturn (currently run by General Motors). This car resembles hybrid vehicles only when it is started as it helps in the initial movement of the car. It also has the capability to automatically turn the engine off when the vehicle stops but it can quickly restart when it the driver wants to move the vehicle.
9. Toyota Highlander Hybrid
The mid-sized SUV called as the Toyota Highlander Hybrid or Kluger started producing in 2005. It can be categorized as a crossover SUV; one that has the features of both a passenger vehicle as well as a station wagon. Toyota’s Kluger became so popular that it introduced a newer and better version of it in 2007. The second gen is still in production and more than 100,000 Klugers have been sold till date.
8. Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid
The Chevrolet Mallibu Hybrid was the first ever hybrid from General Motor’s Chevrolet subsidiary. It is a mid-sized sedan named after the city Malibu of the Golden State. The Hybrid Version was given go for production in 2009 but it was discontinued just after a year in 2010.
7. Ford Escape Hybrid
This was the first ever SUV vehicle containing the hybrid technology. The Ford Escape was a simple gasoline SUV until its hybrid model was introduced in 2004. In the beginning only the Escape Hybrid was produced in America and Japan but afterwards its production was shifted to Taiwan and China.
6. Nissan Altima Hybrid
Nissan introduced their Hybrid technology through the Altima Hybrid. This car is a 4-door sedan. It was introduced in 2007 as a possible replacement for the Nissan Bluebird. This model is available in only 10 states of the US. This vehicle has also been preferred as the cop car by the New York City police and in some states it is also used as a Taxi.