Why Should I Buy a Hybrid Car?

December 23rd, 2013 by

buying a hybrid carGreen has become one of the biggest buzzwords lately, coaxing innovation from every end of the market. One of the biggest players in the green movement has been the auto-industry, largely with the development of hybrid cars. Honda in particular has been helping to lead the way with hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles like the Insight, a pair of new 2014 Accord Hybrids, and the all-electric Fit EV.

Fuel savings and reducing the environmental impact are all things to get excited about, but like any hype storm, it makes some people hesitant. After all, the faster the bandwagon, err, car, is riding, the less likely many people want to jump on. What you crave is facts. So, here are just a few reasons from Middletown while going greener with a hybrid actually isn’t that bad of an idea.

The Savings

Honda has several hybrid and alternative fuel options to choose from. This includes gasoline powered models, electrically powered plug-in options, and even limited-release models that run on natural gas. In general, hybrid cars get better efficiency ratings than similar cars that run only on gasoline. As an example, the 2014 Accord Hybrid has an estimated fuel rating of 50 mpg in the city and 45mpg on the highway.* Now what does your car get again?

They Help the Environment

It’s true, any kind of driving requires energy spent, and often that means putting carbon dioxide into the air, a green house gas, and other gases. What a hybrid vehicle allows you to do, though, is to go farther on less fuel. The EPA averages that 4.8 metric tons of carbon dioxide is produced by each vehicle each year with an estimated 21.5 mpg fuel economy, the national average of both passenger cars and trucks. A hybrid model can help to greatly reduce this amount.

Explore Honda’s Hybrid line at Middletown Honda

Honda has a long history of providing fuel efficient vehicles for affordable prices, both in and outside of their hybrid line. We encourage you to stop by Middletown Honda to check out and test drive some of the models available. We’re located in Middletown at 520 Route 211, next to the Gander Mountain. If you have any questions, please feel free contact us.

* 50 city/45 highway/47 combined mpg rating. Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors. 

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