Top 5 Hybrid Cars that go easy on the wallet – Part 2

Monday, September 24th, 2012 5:03:00 by

2012 Lexus CT 200h

Lexus, Toyota’s luxury brand, has been offering its own hybrid vehicles for years, giving buyers who want a car with nicer appointments than the Prius an option. The CT 200h is one of the more recent hybrid entrants to the Lexus model line. This hatchback has no gasoline-only equivalent and cuts a stylish figure. It uses the same hybrid power train as the Prius’, which makes it big on fuel economy, although a little short on power.

2012 Buick LaCrosse

GM’s hybrid efforts over the last decade have not been all that successful, but with the Buick LaCrosse it looks like the company has found the right formula. The new LaCrosse is a premium sedan with cabin appointments close to that of a Lexus, and it comes standard with GM’s mild hybrid system. This system consists of a modern, direct injection engine aided by an electric motor. The motor does not drive the wheels of its own accord, but adds to acceleration and enables the engine to shut down at traffic stops.

2013 Acura ILX Hybrid

Acura’s newest model, the ILX, comes in both gasoline-only and hybrid models. Based on the Civic, the ILX Hybrid gets its own body style and the premium elements in the cabin you would expect from Acura. As it uses the same hybrid system as found in the Civic Hybrid, the car uses a lithium ion battery pack for electricity storage. However, this system does not allow the electric motor to drive the car by itself, instead assisting the gas engine with acceleration.

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1 Comment for “Top 5 Hybrid Cars that go easy on the wallet – Part 2”

  1. manstand


    i like hybrid cars. bye.


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