Over the past few years, hybrid cars have become increasingly popular. From the go-to school drop-off car to family SUVs and supercars, the hybrid game has come a very long way.
It all depends on what you are looking for and what you are prepared to pay for. Upgrades here, there, and everywhere are available, but the real question is, why are YOU buying a hybrid car? Is it to save on fuel and help the environment or is it to look good? Read more to find out how to measure up!
10 2019 BMW 7 Series
BMW has come to play with their new 2019 7 Series model. Boasting leather trim in nearly every nook and cranny, it does not lack power like it’s petrol powered siblings and yet is better for the environment.
The 7 Series comprises of all the latest technology and gadgets and even has a more feel-good vibe about some of the controls. For example, the air-conditioning knob is coated with a cool metal finish, heated seats for driver and passengers, in-chair massagers, and much more. This is all good and well, but starting at $150,000 USD, they are definitely not priced to sell fast.
9 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
A smooth operator, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is all that we dream of in a car, with minimal impact on the environment. Sexy at every curve and swish with each change of the gears, it really is a car for those who want to seem somewhat sophisticated. While you will only travel up to 40 miles on the electric charge, you will be in a world of silence where there would otherwise be a huge roar. With a variety of models to choose from, there is bound to be one that suits you.
8 Acura NSX
10/10 for looks. The Acura is one gorgeous looking machine. It is also one of the most powerful hybrids on the market, but with very poor–actually, sub-par—fuel performance, the Acura best be kept for that Sunday drive.
For those who are lucky enough to travel on the autobahns, this is where the Acura really comes into its own. Sub-3 second naught to 100, and premium high-speed grip means you are in for one thrilling ride, whilst also knowing you’re in safe hands.
7 Lexus LS 500h
Featuring a sleek, slippery body, the Lexus LS 500h is one of Lexus’ premier hybrids and it has to be said, they have done an excellent job. Being one of the most comfortable luxury hybrids on the market, the Lexus can be fitted with almost any custom feature you like, so long as you got the cash. The interior consists of either an aluminum, wood, or crystal trim so you know that you’re getting sophisticated quality.
What is under the hood, you ask? Well, they have managed to pack 416 horses into the front of this beast and it is just waiting for you to use every single one.
6 BMW i8
Considered an efficient alternative to the Audi R8 and Porsche 911, the BMW i8 offers drivers top of the range technologies, both visibly and under the hood, to create an unforgettable experience every time you start the engine. By simply looking at the car, you wouldn’t know that it is a hybrid, and if you are looking for more power but still want low emissions and a lower fuel bill, then this may be the car for you.
5 Audi A7
The best Audi to date, the A7 takes everything seen in the A6 and just taken to a whole new level. A more ‘rounded’ version of the car, this new hybrid by Audi is perfect for the savvy businessman; it is a beautiful car that is just sexy from the inside to out and is one of the more practical hybrids on the market today.
Late for an important meeting? Not to worry, the A7 will get you there in time, in style and with next to zero emissions or bills. It’s a win-win!
4 Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid
Let’s start by saying that the Porsche Panamera is on the expensive side of the hybrid scale. Luckily, it leaves no stone unturned, as the German manufacturer has addressed almost every single detail in order to produce a car as refined and stylish as the Panamera.
The base model is packed with 330 horsepower, racing interior, and is perhaps the only car—indeed the only hybrid fitted with the New Sports Turismo—this car is not mucking around.
3 Volvo S90
Volvo seems very out of place on this current list but just wait one second. In their defense, Volvo has created some pretty awesome looking cars, and now they have created a hybrid masterpiece. The S90 is for the buyer who wants a refined looking car without the, let’s just say expensive, price tag. A modern, unassuming look on the outside and premium leather on the inside, it really is a car to consider, even if you do have the cash for a Panamera or Acura NSX.
2 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
Starting at only $69,000 USD, the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is really one of a kind…in a category of its own. With new inline-6 engines and a simply stunning interior, the CLS is perfect for every day and track use… if that’s something you are in to.
Unnoticeably being a tad longer and wider than the previous model, the 2019 version is nothing but a step-up in every possible aspect. Words cannot do this car justice, so head to your local dealer and check it out!
1 Honda Clarity
Just like the Volvo, it’s probably a fair assumption that you weren’t expecting the Honda Clarity to pop up on the list! Well, here it is. For what it lacks in the looks department compared to the BMW i8 or Mercedes CLS-Class, it makes up for in fuel efficiency. And hey, isn’t this the reason why we buy hybrid cars anyway?
Nonetheless, Honda is a great looking car, sleek and unsophisticated on the outside and spacious while still maintaining that cozy feeling on the inside.