Pros and Cons of Hybrid Cars

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV charging while parked

You have probably noticed the significant surge of hybrid and electric cars on the Springfield highways. Are you wondering about the benefits of hybrid cars, and are hybrid cars worth it? We at Springfield Mitsubishi believe they are! Nearly every auto brand has eco-friendly options these days, from compact cars to spacious SUVs, so learn the pros and cons of hybrid cars here with Springfield Mitsubishi, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or to set up a test drive in a new Highlander PHEV around Philadelphia.



Are Hybrid Cars Good?: Pros of Hybrid Cars

So, are hybrids good cars? Absolutely! Learn more about the benefits of hybrid cars below: 

  • Energy Efficiency: Hybrid vehicles use electric-drive technologies and traditional gasoline engines together to maximize fuel economy and internal systems like regenerative braking. This causes less fuel consumption, fewer emissions, and more money saved at the gas pump!
  • Ownership Costs: Many states currently offer tax incentives to purchase a hybrid vehicle. Plus, hybrid cars include an excellent battery warranty to protect your investment for years to come.
  • Many Style Options: In the past, hybrids were typically more compact and had less power than traditional cars, but technology has improved significantly so that you can now choose from high-performance hybrids, spacious SUVs, and more for your Delaware County drives. 

Are Hybrid Cars Good?: Possible Cons of Hybrid Cars

Are there any reasons not to purchase a hybrid car? There are a few things to consider, such as:

  • Higher Price: Hybrid vehicles can cost more upfront than gas-powered vehicles. Of course, you’ll certainly make up for the higher MSRP with fuel savings and purchasing incentives.
  • Hybrid Emissions: Hybrid cars are more eco-friendly than gas-powered cars but still produce some emissions. If you want a zero-emissions vehicle, opt for an electric car.
  • Battery Costs: Although hybrids usually require less maintenance than a traditional gas-powered car, new hybrid batteries can cost more than $2,000, depending on the model, but they typically last for a decade or longer.

Shop For a Hybrid Vehicle at Springfield Mitsubishi

Now that we’ve answered the common question, “Are hybrid cars worth it?” are you ready to get behind the wheel of one? We invite you to take a test drive around Morton, PA and apply for financing. See what the buzz is about, and contact us today!


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