Pros and Cons of Hybrid Cars

Woman charging 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid
 

Have you noticed a higher demand for Ford hybrid and EV models among Racine drivers? That’s a direct result of more and more automotive manufacturers catering to environmentally conscious shoppers. Every day, more and more eco-friendly trucks and SUVs become available. 

But the questions remain: Are hybrid cars good? What exactly are the benefits of hybrid cars? Explore the benefits and drawbacks of hybrid cars with the experts at Porcaro Ford. Then decide for yourself if a hybrid car will suit the needs of your Mount Pleasant commute.

Pros of Hybrid Cars

So, are hybrid cars good? Some of the biggest perks that come with financing or leasing a hybrid car include:

  • Diverse Variety: Hybrid cars in the past were traditionally more compact and lower powered when compared to traditional options, but technology has opened up the market in a huge way. Now you can find high-performance hybrids, versatile hybrid SUVs, and capable hybrid truck models on Kenosha roads.
  • Ownership Costs: Not only can you find hybrid cars in a wide range of price points and configurations, but many states offer tax incentives to sweeten the deal even more. Plus, every hybrid vehicle includes a generous battery warranty to protect your investment in the long run.
  • Energy Efficiency: Hybrid vehicles utilize both electric-drive technologies and traditional combustion engines to maximize fuel economy, and systems like regenerative braking to recapture energy that is typically lost during braking. This results in less fuel consumption, fewer emissions, and less money spent at your Sturtevant gas station.

Cons of Hybrid Cars

Here at Porcaro Ford, we believe that hybrid cars are worth it! However, there are still a few disadvantages that come with a hybrid car investment. Take a look at the following points, so you can make an informed purchasing decision: 

  • Hybrid Emissions: Hybrid vehicles are more eco-friendly than gas-powered cars, but less so than EVs. If zero-emissions performance is your main goal, consider an all-electric alternative. 
  • Maintenance Costs: Although hybrid cars often require less maintenance than gas-powered cars, hybrid car maintenance costs can be higher, especially if the battery needs to be replaced. Hybrid car batteries can cost around $2,000+, depending on the model. 
  • Price: Hybrid cars typically cost more upfront than gas-powered vehicles. Of course, you can make up for the cost in fuel savings and federal incentives, but initially, you can expect a higher purchase or lease price. 

Purchase a Ford Hybrid at Porcaro Ford!

There are advantages and disadvantages associated with hybrid vehicles, but we still believe that one of these fuel-efficient vehicles would be a great purchase! Get in touch with us at Porcaro Ford to schedule a test drive of your preferred model today. If you can’t make it to our Racine dealership today, you can always shop online instead!

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