There was a time, in the not-to-distant past, when seeing a hybrid vehicle on the road was a bit of a curiosity. Today, hybrids, cars that operate with a combined gas engine and electric motor, like the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid, are quite common. Drop by a dealership like Bob Bannerman and you can choose from a wide variety of similar fuel-efficient vehicles.
While hybrids are becoming more and more prevalent on the road, there are still plenty of motorists wavering on whether to invest in one. If you are one of those drivers, here are four reasons you might want to choose a hybrid as your next new car.
- Fuel Efficiency Equals Money Savings
Perhaps the most obvious advantage is the effect a hybrid will have on your budget. Many hybrids can manage an easy 500 miles or more between trips to the gas station. In many instances, this is nearly twice the average distance a gasoline-fueled car can drive.
- Help Save the Planet
Beyond a reduction in gas bills, hybrid vehicles also reduce average vehicle emissions by 10 to 20 percent. This translates into less air pollution and cleaner air for all of us to breathe.
- Cruise in Comfort
As hybrid technology advances and more consumers demand hybrid vehicles, manufacturers are delivering models with all the creature comforts of any conventional car. This includes minivans, sedans and sports cars. These days, it is easy to find the hybrid version of almost any car model.
- Make the Hybrid Vehicle Adjustment Slowly
In the future, it is likely most vehicles will run on electric power. The shift to an electric car can be a bit of a leap for drivers used to conventional driving. A hybrid vehicle bridges that gap. While the ultra-quiet engine can take some getting used to, drivers need not worry about finding places to plug in the electric battery.