Top Hybrid Vehicles in Australia
While hybrid vehicles feature quiet engines, they are certainly making plenty of noise in the market. In the conversation of environment-friendly automobiles, electric vehicles are definitely at the forefront, however, the price of this emerging technology is its greatest market hurdle. The second option is the hybrid vehicle, which is very much trending in the market.
While the higher prices of electric vehicles can prevent customers from opting for them, the hybrid vehicle offers low emission drive more economically. Almost every car manufacturing company has now introduced hybrid models to compete in the market. This high competition guarantees you can find the latest hybrid vehicle models on the market every year. Hybrid technology is becoming more reliable, economical and safe and there are many options available in the market for every type of customer. You have a wide selection, everything from the Hybrid SUV to a range of Hybrid sports cars.
Let’s find out which hybrid models are the best on the market.
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid – from $39,390 (drive away pricing)
The latest hybrid in this list is the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid which was recently launched in Australia. The price tag gives this model its competitive edge and it comes with all the latest standard and safety equipment.
It is also the first Australian Toyota car with the phone-mirroring software Apple Carplay and Android Auto.
Toyota Prius - from $40,920 (drive away pricing)
The term ‘Prius’ is associated with Hybrid due to its popularity but this model is also highly economical and has been the leader of hybrid technology from the start. Prius has many variants availableon the market. Toyota is also offering the most economical price range for the Hybrid, the Prius C.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV - from $49,990 (drive away pricing)
The Mitsubishi Outlander is a mid-sized SUV and plug-in hybrid vehicle that can be charged from household power with a fast-charging function. It can travel up to 54 kms on electric power alone. Even beyond that 54 kms you don’t have to worry about charging it because it also has a petrol engine which powers the vehicle further. For a mid-sized SUV, the Outlander PHEV is relatively affordable.
Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid - from $37,700 (drive away pricing)
The Ioniq Hybrid is one of two hybrid vehicles offered by Hyundai. The othe is a plug-in hybrid offering the same functions as other plugin vehicles. The Ioniq Hybrid is one of the cheapest in the hybrid vehicle range while still featuring the latest functions such as autonomous emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert, and an eight-speaker sound system.
Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid - from $51,930 (drive away pricing)
Most hybrid SUVs are luxury vehicles and expensive. Usually a SUV hybrid will cost you around $100,000 or more, but the Pathfinder Hybrid is just over half that price. It has all the standard features of an SUV and it performs well while using much less fuel than the V6 non-hybrid version.
Lexus ES300h - from $68,760 (drive away pricing)
The Lexus ES300h has the competitive edge in fuel consumption over the other vehicles. Its large sedan shape is a bit old school, but people prefer this vehicle because of its greater size, comfortability, and luxury.
Volvo XC60 T8 R-DESIGN Hybrid - from $104,000 (drive away pricing)
The XC60 R-Design hybrid is more than just an advanced plug-in hybrid drive system. The price range is not for everyone, but the dollars are well spent on a luxurious SUV with an exquisitely sculpted interior, including a crystal glass gear lever. It has some of the world’s most advanced safety features, including the ability to automatically stop drivers from turning into oncoming traffic.
Honda NSX - from $460,000 (drive away pricing)
Sports-hybrid cross is not a popular combination, but due to tightening exhaust emission regulations, it is one of few options for those who love sports cars and also want to take care of the environment. The Honda NSX and the BMW i8 have hybrid drivetrains. They will soon be joined by hybrid supercars from Lamborghini and Ferrari.