This is a current list of model years 2009 and 2010 of the Best Hybrid Cars on the market. These hybrid vehicles deliver great mileage and warranty. Some of the hybrids still have a government auto tax credit.
For starters, the Ford Fusion Hybrid has delivered everything that a consumer wants in a hybrid car. The 2010 Fusion is the most fuel-efficient mid-size vehicle today with an MPG rating of 41 City / 36 Highway. It has a starting price of $27,270 and is still illegible for a hybrid tax credit of $1,700 before October 1, 2009.
The Ford hybrid can operate up to 47 mph in the pure electric mode and can deliver more than 700 miles on a single tank of gas. Ford recently drove its hybrid more than 1,440 miles on one tank of gas while using driving techniques to conserve fuel. This is another reason why this car is our favorite and deserves the number one spot.
The 2010 Honda Insight EX is still a favorite among Honda fans. The 2010 Insight offers an MPG rating of 40 City and 43 Highway. The car has a sleek design and a great safety rating.
The Honda Hybrid is priced at $19,800, which is one of the most affordable cars on the market. The Honda car is equipped with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and includes the Drive-by-Wire throttle system which can deliver the most efficient drive ratio possible. The CVT technology provides the Insight with better fuel economy and acceleration in comparison to conventional transmissions.
The 2010 Toyota Prius includes several innovative technologies. The hybrid car offers the best mileage with a 50 MPG combined rating. The current automobile is a third-generation that comes with a long track record of proven reliability. The first Prius was launched in 1997.
Toyota Prius makes use of its electric water pump and its new exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system, which contributes to the engine’s efficiency. The vehicle also requires no belts under the hood which can result in less potential maintenance. The driver can also receive feedback, from the multi-information display panel, which can provide help to acquire economical driving habits. It also has a new revolutionary solar panel roof that powers an interior fan to keep the cabin cool under direct sunlight conditions.
The 2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid has one of the best midsize MPG ratings. The Milan hybrid offers a fair price and can drive up to 47 miles per hour in hybrid electric modes. The base MSRP is $27,500.
The Mercury hybrid features an innovative dual-LCD SmartGauge cluster with EcoGuide which provides a four-level display to help you improve fuel efficiency. One of the nice things about this Mercury car is that it is capable of driving more than 700 miles on one tank of fuel. The propulsion system is also equipped with a combination with a permanent magnet electric motor powered by a nickel-metal hydride (NiMN) battery.
The 2009 Toyota Camry hybrid delivers an MPG rating of 33 City / 34 Highway. Camry is the best selling car in North America with a proven track record for reliability. It is one of the most reliable cars on the market.
The Toyota Camry hybrid is a comfortable ride and has a base MSRP of $25,500. The price also includes Toyota’s green technology, which delivers better fuel economy. The automaker equipped the hybrid with luxury features found in its top-line Camry XLE model.
If you’re looking for a hybrid SUV, check out the 2009 Ford Escape SUV. The Ford Escape Hybrid comes with a 4WD system to enhance traction on roads covered with gravel, ice, or water from rain. The Ford SUV seats up to five passengers and offers a versatile cargo area. The MPG rating is 34 City / 31 Highway.
The Ford Hybrid SUV has a starting price of $29,645. The SUV vehicle actually uses no fuel when you’re stopped in traffic or driving at lower speeds. The electric mode will activate, at speeds up to 40 mph, which will turn off the gasoline engine automatically.
Nissan has been building great cars for a long time, but now the Altima is available as a hybrid. The 2009 Nissan Altima was built to extend mileage while maintaining high performance. The Nissan hybrid can drive up to 600 miles without refueling. The MPG rating is 35 City / 33 Highway.
The Altima Hybrid has a base MSRP of $26,650. The automobile uses the gas engine on highways since it’s more efficient at higher speeds. The electric motor will assist at slower speeds, braking, and when the car stops. Highway travel at faster speeds will automatically recharge the battery in the Altima.
The 2009 Mercury Mariner SUV is also a great option. The Mercury Hybrid is powered by a gasoline engine and electric motor. The SUV will run entirely on its Mariner battery at speeds up to 40 mph. The MPG rating is 34 City / 31 Highway.
The Mariner Hybrid provides a very comfortable ride and despite the Ford Escape, is our favorite SUV. It has a base MSRP of $30,090 and features a Mercury Vehicle System Controller. This system shuts down the gas engine during coasting or while at stops.
Another great Hybrid SUV is the Toyota Highlander. The 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid SUV offers a dashboard indicator which can help drivers achieve greater fuel-efficiency. The SUV includes an EV Mode switch that controls the throttle response for better mileage. It offers an MPG rating of 27 City / 25 Highway.
The Highlander Hybrid has a starting price of $34,700. The SUV comes standard with Toyota’s Star Safety System, which now includes enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control (TRAC), an anti-lock brake system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), and Brake Assist (BA). Enhanced VSC helps the driver maintain control by automatically adjusting engine output and braking force at each wheel under certain conditions while providing steering assistance in the appropriate direction through Electric Power Steering (EPS).
Shop and Compare
It is important to shop and Compare Hybrid Cars if you’re in the market to purchase one. These cars, and SUVs, can save you gas money. While this was a short list of the best cars available, all of the hybrids offer a great warranty on all parts.