As consumers, we are faced with many choices in which vehicle to purchase. Regardless of which vehicle you are in the market for, understanding the pros and cons of all your options is key to a smart decision.
In this article, you will find pertinent information about popular hybrid SUVs and their standard combustion counterparts.
Benefits of SUVs
The benefits of owning a sports utility vehicle are abundant. Extra space for busy families, enhanced safety, and towing capacity to name a few.
Let’s look further into the individual benefits of owning any type of SUV:
Most sedans seat 5 individuals comfortably, while a typical SUV offers seating for up to 8 and cargo space to boot. This is especially attractive for families with children who carry around sports equipment or enjoy traveling by road.
Due to the extra height of all SUVs, drivers are able to see road conditions and traffic from a higher vantage point. SUVs also offer increased handling, making this vehicle suitable for drivers with precious cargo.
If you’re the proud owner of an SUV, you don’t need to own a pickup truck to tote items around. The enhanced towing capacity of SUVS, which you won’t find from a sedan, offers flexibility.
Looking to have a weekend away at the lake and want to travel with a boat, jet ski, or just extra cargo in a small UHAUL? An SUV can accommodate all of that; and you can even tie your kayak atop the vehicle.
Hybrid SUV Benefits
Although they have extensive benefits, drivers are wary of purchasing SUVs in an age where gas prices are high. Additionally, the negative impact of carbon emissions on our environment is at the forefront of many drivers’ minds.
With a hybrid SUV, you can reap the benefits of an SUV and a hybrid in one. If you’ve never had the pleasure of owning a hybrid vehicle, you can read the answers to many common questions about their benefits here.
The benefits outlined above regarding SUVs in general also apply to hybrid SUVs. However, here are a few added benefits of owning a hybrid SUV:
Many consumers refer to SUVs as “gas hogs” due to their lack of fuel economy. Because of an SUV’s additional weight and larger tires, they burn through more gas than smaller vehicles.
One of the most attractive benefits of owning a hybrid is the enhanced fuel economy. In the case of owning a hybrid SUV, “you can have your cake and eat it, too.
According to the EPA estimates, standard SUVs offer (on average) 22 city MPG and 26 highway MPG. Hybrid SUVs can average up to 33 city MPG and 28 highway MPG without sacrificing towing capacity or 4WD.
Due to hybrids running on a combination of gas and electric, they emit less than standard combustion engines. For the environmentally conscious consumers, which is on a steady rise, owning a hybrid SUV is often a no-brainer.
Additionally, hybrid vehicles help reduce the nation’s fuel dependence. In turn, this decreases the need for fossil fuels and increases studies and the pursuit for alternative energy sources.
All things considered, if you’ve held off on purchasing that family vehicle due to the lack of fuel efficiency or other cons of owning a standard combustion SUV, this information may be timely for you.
With the hybrid technology integrated into a sports utility vehicle, you don’t need to sacrifice space or fuel economy. That’s what we call a win/win!
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