Pros and Cons of Hybrid Cars

2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid

Hybrid cars are becoming more popular on Freehold roads due to their strong performance, suites of features, and excellent fuel economy. If you’re looking for a new vehicle, buying a hybrid model may have crossed your mind. While the hybrid market was once very niche, Honda Universe customers can find powerful hybrid sedans and SUVs for their daily commute. Learn more about the pros and cons of hybrid cars with our team, then learn more about leasing vs. financing to see which option is right for you!

Benefits of Hybrid Cars

There are many benefits of hybrid cars aside from their superior fuel economy. Learn more about why hybrid cars are good for your budget and your Toms River commute below:

  • Energy Efficiency: Hybrid cars use a combustion engine and an electric engine to make your commute more efficient. Plus, systems like regenerative braking recapture energy that is used to recharge the hybrid battery. This results in fewer emissions, less fuel consumption, and less money spent at the gas station.
  • Ownership Costs: There are many different hybrid vehicles and models that offer a wide variety of price points, and many states also offer tax incentives to sweeten the deal even more. Additionally, every hybrid vehicle includes a generous battery warranty to protect your investment for the long run.
  • Diverse Variety: Hybrid vehicles used to be a very niche market, but advancements in hybrid technology have expanded their inventory in a huge way. Drivers can now find high-performance hybrids, high-powered SUVs, and many other configurations for your daily drives.

Drawbacks of Hybrid Cars

With all of the benefits of hybrid cars, there are some drawbacks that may mean they’re not the right vehicle for your Jackson drives. Read below to see if hybrid cars are worth the investment for your lifestyle.

  • Price: Hybrid vehicles can sometimes cost a bit more upfront than gas-powered vehicles. Usually you can make up for the cost in fuel savings and federal incentives, but initially you should expect a higher sales or lease price. If you’re looking for savings on your next hybrid purchase, browse our pre-owned Honda inventory!
  • Maintenance Costs: Hybrid cars require less maintenance than a gas-powered car, but their 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.
  • Hybrid Emissions: Hybrid vehicles are more eco-friendly than gas-powered cars, but they still produce some emissions. If you’re aiming to have zero emissions from your vehicle, consider an Electric Vehicle (EV) from our inventory.

Shop for a Hybrid Vehicle at Honda Universe

Now that you’ve read the pros and cons of hybrid cars with our team, explore our online inventory and visit our Lakewood showroom to take a test drive in your favorite model. While you’re here you can also see how much our new vehicle specials will help you save on your purchase. You can even learn more about the difference between hybrid and plug-in hybrid models. Apply for financing today to get behind the wheel of a new hybrid car!


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