Top Ten Reasons to Choose a Hybrid Vehicle: Car or SUV

Thursday, October 23, 2008 16:26

With the rising costs of gas there is an abundance of reasons that we are choosing to go green – for one, it releases the strain on your wallet when you see the gas gauge dwindle towards the empty line. Now with the option of a hybrid vehicle customers aren’t forced to look upon that empty gas tank with dread – in fact, with a hybrid vehicle you will see this happen a lot less often!

1. The best reason to buy a hybrid vehicle is to save money! No matter how much some of us may deny it, we all like to save money wherever we can. Now we can save money at the pumps by increasing fuel economy and filling up less with a hybrid vehicle.

2. Not only can we save money but we can also save the environment. Everyone wants to decrease their emissions while protecting the planet for the future generations. Many hybrid vehicle owners are thinking about their children’s future generations and the state of the earth that they are going to be faced with in fifty years. Go green for the younger generations!

3. Hybrid vehicles may cost more to begin with, but upkeep is not as expensive as it once was.  Mechanics are becoming more familiar with the different types of hybrid cars and SUVs as they grow in popularity.

4. Hybrid vehicles are all the rage! Celebrities and Stylish people are going green – you are in luck, never before has it been so trendy to go green!

5. Many of our favorite vehicles are available in Hybrid format now with increased gas mileage and specialized engines. This is one reason that a Hybrid can be for everyone! It is available in styles that range from the Toyota Prius, to the traditional Honda Civic, or Ford Escape – there literally is a hybrid for every vehicle owner.

6. Now, you don’t have to worry about losing power within the vehicle. Many of the hybrid vehicles that are being manufactured as just as powerful as those gas guzzling SUVs that we have all come to know and love.

7. Hybrids are the latest technology and are not going to become obsolete the way that some older vehicle models (like electric) did. Soon they are also going to stop making vehicle parts for those gas-powered vehicles that are bad for our health, our wallets, and the environment.

8. Some day soon Hybrid may be the only way to go! Think about the legislations occurring on a daily basis, warranting companies to reduce their CO2 emissions — it is only a matter of time before this legislation is introduced to vehicle owners. Why not get ahead of the game and start reducing today?

9. Hybrids are forming the path to future technologies. Once consumers have decided to care about the environment, their finances and contributing to the transition – auto companies will jump on this trend, too!

10. Doesn’t everyone want to contribute to pressing world issues? When consumers purchase hybrid vehicles, they are assisting the local communities and the nation as a whole to stop relying on foreign oil production. The truth is that the more we learn to become an independent nation, while learning to rely on other methods of energy rather than oil, the better off the relationships between developed countries can be.

With all of these reasons to go green, how can you resist? Not only will you be saving the crunch on your wallet, but also the crunch on the earth – Are you ready to start making a difference and consider trading in that gas guzzling SUV for a hybrid?

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23 Responses to “Top Ten Reasons to Choose a Hybrid Vehicle: Car or SUV”

  1. hydrogen car says:

    November 12th, 2008 at 9:52 am

    i don’t know why car manufacturers aren’t interested in releasing these hybrid cars in the markets also hydrogen cars, they may have connections between fuel companies, because releasing this kinds of cars will lead to oil companies downfall.

  2. pat says:

    February 10th, 2009 at 8:07 am

    Hybrids are great aren’t they? NO! They are proably alot worse for the enviroment. You are not considering the most pollutant aspect of a car, the making of it. Building of the technologies involved in hybrids causes alot more pollutants then a standard car because of their electric motors and particulary their batteries. They are also heavier. Much greater efficenticy can be achived with small diesel cars. Hybrids are a gimic

  3. chilton manuals says:

    March 25th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Great article! Those top ten reasons really convinced me to consider a hybrid car over a regular car.

  4. alex says:

    March 28th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Ford Escape is awesome.

    alex’s last blog post..2009 Mercedes-Benz GL-?????

  5. Thomas@Used Toyota Prius says:

    April 7th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    I think in the very near future all cars will be either hybrid or electric. I am just waiting for the day when commercial vehicle and trucks take on hybrid power!

    Thomas’s last blog post..Kick Ass and Saving Gas – The 2010 Toyota Prius

  6. DelCid says:

    April 22nd, 2009 at 11:56 am

    As far as maintenance is concerned, most hybrid components need no regular maintenance. Of course, you’ll have to change the oil in the gas engine every 5,000 to 10,000 miles, just as you would in a conventional car.

  7. Max@Mobile Car Valeting says:

    May 25th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    I personally think that hybrid cars are just a political weapon at the moment because big oil companies are fighting against pure electrical cars. With electric cars comes the whole new problem; how the governments are going to benefit from that and how they will make money on electricity which at the moment is available to anyone and a few years down the line every Jo/Jack/Jim will be able to put a small wind turbine on top of their house/shed, charge their cars and drive for free.

  8. Beat depression says:

    July 19th, 2009 at 8:39 am

    I had looked everywhere for this article – something that I would do exactly what it said, without all the fuss and hassle. I had already wasted hours of time and who knows how much time on other blogs, so I have to thank you for this article. Thanks!

  9. yorba linda transmission repair says:

    September 14th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    And, plug-in hybrids will have even more advantages when they start rolling off the production lines in the near future. Being able to travel the first 30 to 50 miles on all electric power alone is going to save millions of gallons of gasoline.

  10. Fourby4 says:

    October 3rd, 2009 at 2:46 am

    I agree with some of the people here. Hybrid cars or SUVs are better choice and in the right timing. I believe this will be eventually mass produced as more and more people are becoming more conscious of their environment
    .-= Fourby4´s last blog ..Organize your SUV in Three Easy Steps =-.

  11. mechanic says:

    February 1st, 2010 at 7:06 am

    I agree, there are a huge number of great reasons to go green! Unfortunately the problem for many people is simply the price – and that won’t come down substantially for several years. The cost of servicing has come down, but people just don’t have the cash to buy a ‘new’ car most of the time. When secondhand hybrids start appearing, then the concept will really take off.

  12. Simon@Limousine Rental New York says:

    February 12th, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Great article and a pretty substantial list of reasons to go green. At the end of the day I think that in 5-10 years we will all be using these hybrid cars so this is possibly the greatest reason to do it as stated in number 8.
    I also agree with point 5 in that most of the popular manufacturers are making their new models hybrid so there is no longer the excuse that hybrid vehicles  are not as cool as other cars, nowadays when you purchase a car you have the choice of a hybrid or not. 
    Some people will argue about performance issues but if a hybrid can save you money then its far better than being able to go a few miles per hour faster.

  13. Car Review says:

    March 4th, 2010 at 5:08 am

    Hybrid vehicles are by far the most promising for fuel efficient and environmentally clean driving on the market today. Second vehicles are reasonably priced and as the market grows the price will reduce, however the purchase price is where the costs end. The weekly running is minimal, even when you consider driving 100 miles per day the cost is more than 70% down on the average fuel driven car. Some governments have in fact initiated their department staff to purchase Hybrids and their employees who elect to lease a vehicle, are encouraged to lease Hybrid sedans and wagons. I am saddened to read today that Ford are building the Mustang GT for release into the market in 2011. It is a 5.0l V8. This just does not compute as being environmentally conscious nor does Ford appear to consider the real needs of the consumer. It is another guzzler with capabilities of excessive speed .

  14. Guy@ Auto Transport says:

    May 6th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    One thing I’ve found is that in some areas hybrids are overpriced, but in areas with less demand, the costs are lower. One way to buy a lower-priced hybrid is online, and then have the car shipped. This is one way to make them more affordable to more people while still helping the environment.

  15. mike@michigan car insurance says:

    May 20th, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Another 10:
    1. Made of lightweight materials, hybrids are small in size. The engine is designed to be fuel efficient. When the car halts at a signal, the engine will automatically shut down and restart when the car shifts into gear.

    2. These cars have the advantage of being powered by a gasoline engine and an electric motor that takes care of acceleration.

    3. The batteries of the electric motor recharge automatically by harnessing the kinetic energy produced during braking.

    4. Hybrid car engines produce less emission, give better mileage, idle less, and are fuel efficient.

    5. The aerodynamic design reduces drag and the tires are made of a special rubber that reduces friction.

    6. The battery has high capacity and is made of nickel-metal-hydride. The battery can run the hybrid when called for.

    7. The power-train technology enables using two power sources and enhances fuel efficacy.

    8. There are many choices. You can have a hybrid from Honda, Ford, Toyota, GMC, and Chevrolet.

    9. If your transportation of choice is a hybrid then the US Government will applaud your choice by giving you significant tax breaks.

    10. Using a hybrid means you are active in ensuring the air is clean and that you are a concerned citizen who wishes to save fuel which is precious.

  16. Daniel says:

    July 25th, 2010 at 2:01 pm


    in my opinion most of the discussions leave out an important aspect about hybrid cars… that the premium carmakers do not want to switch to full EVs (sure, there is also a battery topic, but 100 years ago the technology was nearly as far as it is today … an industry insider told me that about 30-50% of the added value to a car are in the drivetrain…engine and gears…

    on the other hand, an electric vehicle is pretty easily built…some motors from a DIY store, buying batteries from a supplier, some metal…basically thats it

    No, premium carmakers just cannot switch to EVs, they need the hybrid cars to keep it complex or 230-50% of their knowledge-advantage and ability to charge premium prices are gone

    for me that’s why we see complicated Hybrids…and not directly EVS…
    100 years ago we were already where we are now

    dejá vu

  17. Mobile Car Repair says:

    August 1st, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    I still think it will be a long time before petrol and diesel cars are phased out.It will take much convincing to make people change from what they have known for so long.

  18. Phoenix transmission repair says:

    September 12th, 2010 at 11:02 am

    With the crisis in the automakers sector the prices of hybrid cars keeps coming down. Gas prices keep going up. It only makes sense that in a few years you’ll get a return on your investment. After that is becomes much cheaper to own a hybrid.

  19. frizzy@Cylinder Head Gasket Set says:

    September 13th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    I agree with this article. I believe hybrid cars can definitely bring change to our world. I mean look at the pollution many traditional cars are creating. I think electric cars will be a great leap for this. I also hope that hydro cars will be next.

  20. Car id says:

    November 10th, 2010 at 5:40 am

    At last, personally tested hybrid.. I’m tired of the official parameters and was looking for real life testings. By the way, I’ve met this growing leaves and trees feature in Honda hybrids. Is it going to be a popular trend of growing green plants? )

  21. Joel@hgh says:

    June 30th, 2011 at 7:05 am

    The environmental advantages of the hybrid car should be quite obvious to everybody, increased health for both people and nature. It is long since proved that the use of oil products releases more pollution into the air than the nature can take care of, increasing risks of both cancer and lung diseases. The pollution produced by cars might also get carried into the atmosphere where it transforms into acidic rain, one of the worst problems for nature and even planted crops. So by using hybrid cars humanity not only does the nature a favor but also does our selves a favor.

  22. sarah says:

    March 7th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    This car awesome. Nice opinion and resources. Didn’t test drive it yet.

  23. Mobile Mechanics says:

    April 23rd, 2012 at 8:42 am

    I do believe that the hybrid will soon be the way to go.   With gas prices going the way they are I don’t see any choice for many consumers.