- January 18, 2012
5 Best Hybrid Cars of 2011
Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming are two major threats, the world is facing today. The result is extreme weather changes and natural disasters. Auto manufacturers are making green cars that are not only safe for environment but will save resources for our future generations. Hybrid cars are in demand by customers also. They are a bit expensive though but they are fuel economic and great to drive in urban areas. Their lesser emissions make them ideal for environment. Here are 5 best hybrid cars that according to us were the superstars of 2011.
- 2011 Honda CR-Z
- 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid
- 2011 Toyota Prius
- 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7
- 2011 Chevrolet Volt
Save the fuel and enjoy a sports drive with the 2011 Honda CR-Z Hybrid, as this car is the most fuel economic. It is a two-door and two- seater gasoline electric hybrid vehicle. The performance of a 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine is enhanced with an electric motor that is powered with a nickel-metal hydride battery pack. An output power of 112 hp is boosted with 13 hp. The three-mode drive system of Sport, Normal or Econ along with a six-speed manual transmission gives efficient handling and thrilling driving experience. The interior is comfortable with a generous cargo capacity of 25.1 cubic feet. Safety is at its best.
Ford’s green car, 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid is sure a masterpiece created by the auto company. The fuel economic and affordably priced mid-sized sedan is powered with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine coupled with electric motor that gives a mileage of 41 mpg in city and 36 mpg on highway. The exterior is eye- catching and the interior is roomy with a space to accommodate 5 passengers easily. The advanced safety system including the MyKey system and a keyless-entry security code pad makes this vehicle reliable and secure. Handling this car is easy and it is fun to drive this car.
With its spectacular exterior and fuel efficient powertrain, 2011 Toyota Prius is sure to please Toyota fans. This environmental friendly vehicle gives lesser carbon emissions. It gives the best fuel economy of 50mpg. The 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine shared with a pair of electric motor can generate a total output power of 134 hp. The high-tech four driving modes including Normal, Eco, Power and EV let you drive this car according to your driving style. The interior is comfortable with leather upholstery and heated front seats. Innovative infotainment and entertainment systems add to the interior. Safety of the passengers is ensured with front, side and knee air bags.
4. 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7
2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 is pricier but exhibits a stunning exterior and give a fuel efficient drive that overshadows its expensive price. The twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine along with battery powered motor can give powerful performance with output power of 440 hp and the added 20 hp. The unique feature is Driving Dynamics Control system that gives four driver-selectable settings for shift and throttle response, shock absorber control, power-steering assist and stability control. The interior is fashioned with leather and rich wood accents. The cargo capacity is also great. Safety is enhanced with state of the art safety features that include rear- and sideview cameras, a lane departure warning system, a blind-spot warning system and infrared night vision.
2011 Chevrolet Volt is sure to catchy your eyes with its superb outlook and blazing performance. This eco-friendly car gives 84-hp with 1.4-liter inline-4 cylinder engine and electric motor. Also, this green car features environment- friendly tires that enhance its efficiency and performance. This sleek vehicle boosts a roomy interior and your family of four can easily accommodate in it. The stereo, climate control and touch systems are high- tech. Safety of the passengers and driver is made sure by advanced and standard safety systems.
So, save your nature and environment and enjoy driving these hybrid vehicles.