Let’s find out which are the 10 best hybrid cars of 2021 currently on the market and which of these are the most suitable to meet our needs and specific requests! Every time you buy a new car, you should consider numerous and different needs, such as the quick response to driving, the comfort, the capacity of the boot and without a doubt the type of fuel.
Consequently, meeting all these specifications leads in most cases to a rather high price range, which is why it is increasingly difficult to choose the car model that best suits us. Furthermore, nowadays, if on the one hand internal combustion engines are real workhorses and guarantee high reliability and high performance, on the other hand hybrid cars are becoming more and more optimized, allowing at the same time both to considerably reduce polluting emissions to respect the environment and to reduce fuel consumption by using an electric motor. So let’s find out what are the 10 best hybrid cars so as to carefully and correctly choose the most convenient model for a purchase in the near future!
Best hybrid cars to buy
Also for this month, our selection of cars is reconfirmed as a valid guide, which will direct you to the best choice for your needs, allowing you to take home a good quality car without spending too much money.
Before proceeding, we remind you that, following the final approval of the 2020 Budget Law, the so-called 2021 Auto Incentives have been activated , intended to offer an Ecobonus to all those who intend to buy a car characterized by low polluting emissions. . To be more precise, two categories of vehicles have been defined according to CO2 emissions:
- From 0 to 20 g / km of CO2, the bonus will vary between 6,000 and 4,000 euros, depending on whether the purchase is made with or without scrapping;
- From 21 to 70 g / km of CO2, the Ecobonus will range between 2,500 euros in case of scrapping, and 1,500 euros without scrapping.
Toyota Yaris Hybrid
At the top of our ranking of the 10 best hybrid cars there is undoubtedly the Toyota Yaris Hybrid , which is the best-selling hybrid model in Italy and abroad. Characterized by a positive ignition engine powered by petrol and with a power of 101 hp , it also boasts an electric powertrain and their combined use allows you to travel 100 km with only 3.3 liters of fuel . The basic version is available at 19,500 euros , but a total of 23,300 euros can be reached for the “Red Edition”, “Bronze Edition”, “Blue Edition” and “White Edition” versions, that is the super-equipped ones.
With a displacement of 1,497 cubic dm, 4 cylinders in line and available with both 3 and 5 doors, the Yaris Hybrid is a sedan that offers high reliability and at the same time is very convenient for those who use the car every day in the city , since it is possible to recharge the battery through braking , obviously gradual, thanks to which the energy is recycled and converted into electricity.
Toyota Prius Plug-in
Continuing in our ranking of the 10 best hybrid cars of 2021, at this point we specify that a plug-in hybrid car, unlike traditional hybrids (Full Hybrid and Mild Hybrid), allows you to recharge the batteries directly from the domestic electricity network or from the columns just like a classic electric car, but it can still use the internal combustion engine as a hybrid car with excellent efficiency , thus eliminating the problem of running out of charge in the case of long journeys.
With a displacement of 1.8 liters , maximum torque and power of 142 Nm and 122 hp (90 kW) respectively, the Toyota Prius Plug-in is undoubtedly an excellent model of a 4-seater hybrid sedan , which guarantees remarkable comfort for families are not too numerous and at the same time allows you to enjoy the pleasure of driving thanks to the low center of gravity and quality suspension. The beauty does not end there, because the car has an intelligent 4-wheel drive system , which contributes to better road holding.even in the most hostile situations due to rain, snow or rough terrain.
The Toyota Prius Plug-in is available from 35,750 euros even if, for a moderately equipped version, the price certainly rises to 40,000 euros.
Compared to the model analyzed previously, the Toyota Prius Hybrid is available in both 5 and 7-seater versions. The engine is always a 1.8-liter displacement , with a maximum torque of 142 Nm in both cases, except for the power which varies from 122 hp (90 kW) for the 5-seater to 134 hp (100 kW) for the 7 places.
The version characterized by 5 seats is undoubtedly an excellent purchase, as it guarantees excellent aerodynamic , thanks to the arched roof and the short and sloping front, consequently managing to contain consumption. Comfort and road holding are also extremely at the height of the price, which oscillates between 29,700 euros for the Active version and 31,200 euros for the Style. For lovers of all-wheel drive (AWD), the Lounge model is also available at a cost of 34,900 euros.
The 7-seater model, available in the Active, Lounge and Style versions exclusively with front- wheel drive, certainly boasts greater comfort for larger families and costs around 4,000 euros more.
Toyota ‘s C-HR model, based on the Prius system, falls with flying colors in the ranking of the 10 best hybrid cars of 2021, as it represents one of the best hybrid SUVs currently available on the market. It is a vehicle with numerous Hi-Tech feature , low fuel consumption and very fluid handling on the road, mainly due to the chassis and suspension. In addition, it is characterized by a truly innovative and attractive design. The spark ignition engine, fueled by petrol, has a displacement of 1.8 liters with 4 cylinders in line, a maximum power of 122 hp (90 kW) and amaximum torque of 142 Nm.
It is available in different versions such as Active, Lounge, Style, Trend and Dynamic with a maximum price of 36,100 euros and all with front- wheel drive. The Japanese company has declared that it also intends to make the fully electric version.
The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid is the Korean alternative to the Toyota hybrid. It is a pleasure to drive, as it is very fluid in handling , and offers good comfort , which is why it is recommended for long journeys, but not for too large families. The trunk has a capacity of about 350 liters , therefore able to meet the common needs of a family. Also available in plug-in and electric versions with a 28 kWh battery, the Ioniq is equipped with numerous technological features , such as the multimedia system with an 8 ″ screen, wireless charging and connection to the Web via smartphone.
As for the engine, the Ioniq offers a 1.6 displacement , capable of delivering a maximum power of 141 hp (104 kW) and a maximum torque of 147 Nm, while also containing fuel consumption. The price ranges between 26,400 euros and 30,650 euros , but for the Plug-in versions you have to consider at least 5,000 euros more.
If you are looking for a hybrid car with excellent value for money, the Suzuki Ignis is the one for you. It is in fact a not very large, compact vehicle, a sort of mini crossover and at the same time a city car, with a length of 3.7 meters that is very reminiscent of the Panda Cross. The interior is not bad at all, as is the luggage compartment capacity, which starts from a minimum volume of 260 dm3. It is also equipped with the automatic braking system and the lane departure warning . It is not suitable for very large families, as the set-up includes only 4 seats, but on the other hand the two rear seats can slide independently of each other.
The combustion engine is a 1.2 with 4 cylinders in line and a power of 90 HP (66 kW) , which provides for a maximum torque of 120 Nm . As for traction, the “Cool” and “Top” versions are available with the front one, while the “All Grip Top” model features AWD all-wheel drive.
The only negative note concerns the suspensions, in particular the rear ones, since they do not absorb the irregularities of the road at their best. Finally, the stopping spaces are not the best, but it is always a vehicle that was created mainly for use in the city and not for the Formula 1 tracks.
The prices are the lowest compared to other hybrid cars in circulation: they start from 15,700 euros for the basic “Cool” version, up to 16,950 euros for the more equipped “Top” version. The “All Grip Top” model instead costs more, exactly 18,450 euros. We also point out the Suzuki Swift Hybrid, which represents a very interesting 3/5-door sedan model to take into consideration with a starting price of 17,990 euros.
If you are looking for a hybrid car with sporty, agile and fast drivin , the new Mazda 3 is the one for you. In fact, this vehicle offers good stability , truly of a high level, as does the Esp , which intervenes quickly when it detects that the grip limit has been exceeded . With an overall length of 4.46 meters, the comfort is also not bad , as there is space on board, but not a lot as regards the rear seats, which is why it is better to seat the tallest in the front. As for the trunk, it is slightly smaller than the previous series, with a capacity of 319 liters against 363, but still quite roomy.
Wanting to find a flaw , it could be said that the stopping distances are very long in the wet test and consequently the control is not the best. Despite this, the Mazda 3 remains a very safe car.
The heat engine is a 2000 cm3 of displacement , available in versions of 122 hp (90 kW) with a base price of 23,200 euros and 179 hp (132 kW) at a cost of 33,000 euros also considering the super-equipped version.
BMW 3 Series and 5 Series
With the BMW 3 Series hybrid we are talking about a high-profile sedan, characterized by the new infotainment that can be managed in various ways: intelligent voice assistant, touchscreen gesture controls, iDrive knob and physical buttons. It is an agile car with a quick response to driving , but we must not exaggerate otherwise the oversteering behavior comes into play. Comfort is good, there are 5 seats as standard, but the central one at the back is almost unusable due to the bulky tunnel. Here too the engine is a 2.0 liter displacement with 4 cylinders in line and a power of 252 HP (185 kW)., therefore subject to the payment of the Superboll. The maximum torque is 290 Nm. The basic version “330e” starts at € 55.750 and then reaches € 61.400 in the case of the “Luxury” version. There is also the “330e Msport” model at 62,700 euros.
Compared to the version analyzed previously, the BMW 5 Series Hybrid is a larger vehicle, whose dimensions reach almost 5 meters in length against the 4.71 of the 3 Series. In terms of comfort , it is very quiet, fluid and perfect for long journeys. . The engine is identical to the smaller twin , but you can have four-wheel drive. Prices range between 60,500 for the “g30e Business Version” and 72,550 for the super-equipped “530e xDrive Msport” .
In our ranking of the 10 best hybrid cars, the Honda CR-V could certainly not be missing , whose model is that of 2018, but it represents one of the few currently on the market capable of guaranteeing high comfort for three people in the rear seats. as the central tunnel is really flat and allows for plenty of leg room. The trunk is also very large and can accommodate very bulky items. The CR-V is a very comfortable car suitable for families , stable in the dry but not agile for sporty driving.
The spark ignition engine is a 2.0 liter with 184 HP (135 kW) and maximum torque of 175 Nm. Different configurations are available, starting from 33,650 euros for the basic “Comfort” version , but if you want you can go up to 36,750 euros for the “Elegance Navi” and finally reach 39,500 euros for the “Lifestyle Navi” . The same models can also be had all-wheel drive adding about € 3,000.
Jeep Renegade Hybrid
The latest model that we offer you in the ranking of the 10 best hybrid cars of 2021 is the Jeep Renegade : in this case we are dealing with a Plug-in Hybrid SUV that will be released in the coming months and will be capable of delivering power between 190 and the 240 hp . Furthermore, for all those interested in the purchase, Jeep offers the “Road to Hybrid” financing , thanks to which it is possible to buy today the Renegade Limited with a 1.6 120 HP diesel engine and pay the vehicle in installments of € 398 per month, for then replace it after a year with the Hybrid Plug-in and get an additional € 2,000 discount.
10 best hybrid cars – the benefits
If you are still not convinced that buying a hybrid car is the right choice for you, here is the list of benefits and advantages that come from any of the vehicles described in the guide on the 10 best hybrid cars of 2021:
- Everything is simpler: thanks to the automatic gearbox provided, it is sufficient to enter the vehicle, place the gearbox on “Drive” and start driving;
- Two is better than one: having two engines is better than one, this is because the classic spark ignition engine, fueled by petrol, is accompanied by the electric one, in order to optimize its operation and work to reduce consumption to a minimum. In addition, the heat engine allows the battery to be recharged, thus ensuring that even the most distant destinations can be reached;
- Extremely affordable: Buying a hybrid car is also beneficial for your wallet, as these are vehicles designed to be driven a lot in the city. The goal is to operate mainly the electric motor, thus reducing the use of the thermal one, consequently the use of fuel and therefore of money;
- Respect for the environment: the hybrid models are characterized by very low emissions, especially of CO2 and NOx, which are harmful both for the environment and for man himself.
The choice is yours and have a good trip!
Our guide to the 10 best hybrid cars of 2021 ends here. We hope that it has been to your liking and that it has helped you to find the car that meets your needs and that can accompany you for a long time, both in your daily commutes and on leisure trips!
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