With the beginning of a new year, and 2015 is no exception, many of us make resolutions that are kept for a varied degree of time during the year.
And if you are in the market of getting a new car, either to replace an old one or one that is more economical and environmentally friendly, this resolution is one you might want to keep in the midst of the winter doldrums anticipating the coming of spring.
With the current substantial reduction in gas prices you could be tempted in purchasing a less sustainable vehicle, but this gas price euphoria that we are in might not last for a long time. In the economical cycle of consumer pricing what goes down will eventually go up again.
So when considering a new vehicle, the 2015 automobile industry has many new models to choose from with a wide range of pricing and size. Models that are not necessarily the standard models that evoke green and a sustainable reputation like the Toyota Prius. Here are 6 hybrid cars you might want to consider.
Ford as of late has producing very good products and 2015 is no exception. A little know hybrid model is their C-Max. For economy the C-Max produces 42mpg in the city and 37mpg on the highway with a 188 horsepower engine that is more powerful than the Prius, almost twice as much. With a starting price of $25,000 you can save a substantial amount on fuel and customize it with a varied array of options including automatic parallel parking.
A venerable car manufacturer with a great reputation for dependability is Honda. If you are in the market for a sporty 2 seater the Honda hybrid CR-Z is just what you have been looking for. You can have economy and a sporty driving experience with a starting price of $21,000. And to further get that sports car feel, opt for the manual transmission that will yield 30 mpg in combined city and highway driving.
If you want to keep the sports image but are in the market for a more substantial car with plenty of room for the in-laws the luxury sports sedan Infiniti Q55 Hybrid will fit the bill. For its luxury sports sedan class, it yields 29 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. You can get all the amenities that the word “luxury” in its classification can define, leather seats, dual-zone automatic climate control and information touch screens just to name a few. Of course you are now going into a higher price range setting you back $45,000 to start.
Infinity Q55 Hybrid
If you are still on the luxury sports car mindset, you might also want to consider the Lexus CT200h. With a 43mpg in the city and 40mpg on the highway, you can also get a lot of comfort features like automatic climate control, alloy wheels, power sunroof to name a few that are standard equipment with a base price of $33,000.
Now if you are really considering a car that makes a statement but at the same time “sustainable”, the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid SUV is the mother of all hybrid SUV’s and should be in your driveway. At $78,000 this Porsche is the most expensive hybrid car on the market. This electric Porsche carries a 416hp engine that can take that soccer mom in no time flat to any of her kid’s events. Porsche, need I say more as far as luxury equipment.
Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid SUV
Coming back to earth from the stratosphere consider the Toyota Avalon Hybrid. This full size sedan, starting at $37,000 has great fuel economy with its 4-cylinder engine putting out 40mpg in the city and 39mpg on the highway. It has a lot of standard equipment to make this ride a comfortable family car.
Toyota Avalon Hybrid
So there you have it. If you’re New Year’s resolution is to be more sustainable in your driving, these are 2015 new models that you might want to can consider.