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Best Selling Hybrids: April 2010
April 2010 Sales: 71
MSRP: $30,105 - $31,855
MPG: 34 City / 31 HwyThe Mariner Hybrid is available in one trim with either front or four-wheel drive. The Mariner Hybrid is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine linked to an electric motor. The net result is acceleration similar to that of a V6. As a full hybrid, the Mariner Hybrid can provide truly guilt-free operation by running solely on electric power in low-load conditions. The Hybrid uses a continuously variable transmission, also known as a CVT, that optimally matches the power and gearing. Standard safety features include front airbags, front seat mounted side airbags and side-curtain airbags for front and rear passengers. AdvanceTrac stability control with anti-rollover technology, four-wheel ABS and tire pressure monitoring round-out the impressive list. The Hybrid also offers a convenient AC outlet for powering small devices such as a laptop.
April 2010 Sales: 107
MSRP: $38,340 - $47,820
MPG: 21 City / 22 HwyThe Silverado Hybrid is offered in a Crew Cab bodystyle, in either 2WD or 4WD, and is powered by a 6.0-liter V8 engine that includes Active Fuel Management giving it the ability to run as an economical V4 when full power isn't needed. The Electrically Variable Transmission works with a 300-volt nickel-metal hydride battery system to allow the vehicle to launch and drive up to 30 mph on electric power alone. Other features such as electric-assist power steering and low rolling resistance tires help to provide a 25-percent improvement in overall fuel economy. Safety features include four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes, front and side curtain airbags, electronic stability control and tire pressure monitoring.
April 2010 Sales: 108
MPG: 19 City / 16 HwyThe S-Class stable includes the S550 (available with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive), S600, S63, S65 and new for 2010, the S400 Hybrid. Virtually every comfort and convenience item comes standard, with a huge option list that allows the owner to personalize their vehicle. Safety features include multiple airbags, stability control, tire pressure monitoring and Pre-Safe accident-readiness. The top-of-the-line S600 is powered by a twin-turbo V12 engine mated to a heavy-duty five-speed automatic. Equipped with exceedingly high levels of standard equipment, the S600 has advanced features such as front and rear automatic climate control, Parktronic front and rear parking radar system, and Distronic radar-controlled cruise control. For the performance oriented driver, Mercedes offers two models; the S63 AMG and the S65 AMG. The S63 AMG features a 6.2-liter V-8 engine. For the ultimate performance S-Class, the S65 AMG provides twin-turbo 6.0-liter V-12 engine. Both enhance their sporting aspirations with features such as 20" performance tires and AMG-specific bucket seats. Specially tuned computer-controlled ABC active suspension system with AMG shock absorbers delivers decidedly sharper handling characteristics.
April 2010 Sales: 141
MSRP: $50,720 - $53,525
MPG: 21 City / 22 Hwy
The Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid was introduced in 2008 and it combines a purpose-built, full-size four-door, family-oriented SUV with the substantial increase in fuel economy typical of a hybrid vehicle.GM's advanced 2-mode hybrid system conserves energy by using an electrically variable transmission, a 300-volt storage system and a 332-hp 6.0L Vortec V8 engine with Active Fuel Management. The Tahoe Hybrid is able to accelerate using only the electric motor. The nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) battery includes an 8 year/100,000 mile warranty. Efficiency is also aided by a liftgate and hood made of aluminum, improved aerodynamics, low-rolling resistance tires, and a 0.4-inch lower ride height.
April 2010 Sales: 144
MSRP: $51,185 - $61,345
MPG: 21 City / 22 Hwy
The GMC Yukon Hybrid was introduced in 2008 and it combines a purpose-built, full-size four-door, family-oriented SUV with the substantial increase in fuel economy typical of a hybrid vehicle.GM's advanced 2-mode hybrid system conserves energy by using an electrically variable transmission, a 300-volt storage system and a 332-hp 6.0L Vortec V8 engine with Active Fuel Management. The Hybrid is able to accelerate using only the electric motor. The nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) battery includes an 8 year/100,000 mile warranty. Efficiency is also aided by a liftgate and hood made of aluminum, improved aerodynamics, low-rolling resistance tires, and a 0.4-inch lower ride height.
April 2010 Sales: 330
MSRP: $26,780 - $26,780
MPG: 35 City / 33 Hwy
The Nissan Altima Hybrid offers performance, comfort, safety, economy, and good looks in this environmentally friendly family sedan.The front-wheel drive Altima Hybrid sedan comes with a standard 158 horsepower 2.5-liter engine coupled to an electric motor with a rechargeable battery pack and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) to produce excellent fuel economy. The Altima Hybrid is well equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic air conditioning, AM/FM stereo with CD, cruise control, power mirrors, windows and door locks with Intelligent Key. Safety features include traction and stability control, active front head restraints, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with panic assist, front and side airbags, with a side curtain airbag for both front and rear passengers.
April 2010 Sales: 621
MSRP: $23,800 - $23,800
MPG: 40 City / 45 Hwy
The Civic Hybrid is the flagship example of Honda's hybrid technology in an efficient practical package. It is based off the regular gas-powered Civic that has been a best seller in the compact car market for years.The Civic Hybrid is only available in a sedan model. It is powered by a 1.3-liter four-cylinder gas engine and a light-weight, brushless electric motor that is sandwiched between the engine and the CVT transmission. Combined, the gas engine and electric motor produce 110 horsepower and close to 45 mpg on the highway. Standard safety features include anti-lock brakes, six airbags, tire pressure monitoring system and active front head restraints.
April 2010 Sales: 692
MSRP: $34,900 - $41,220
MPG: 27 City / 25 HwyThe Highlander Hybrid is available in an all-wheel drive configuration only, with two trim levels: Base and Limited. It employs an advanced Hybrid Synergy Drive system, a 3.3-liter V6 gasoline engine with a high-torque electric drive motor-generator, producing 270 net horsepower and mated to an electronically-controlled continuously variable transmission. The five-passenger Base trim is equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning and a rearview camera monitor. The Limited trim adds 19-inch alloy wheels, a power rear liftgate, leather upholstery and heated front seats; it also includes a third row bench seat that brings total seating capacity to seven (available on the Base trim). Standard safety features include anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, electronic vehicle stability and traction control systems, active anti-whiplash front head restraints, front side-impact airbags and overhead curtain airbags for all rows. Hybrid-related components are backed by an 8-year/100,000 mile warranty.
April 2010 Sales: 1,048
MSRP: $29,860 - $34,120
MPG: 34 City / 31 HwyThe Escape Hybrid is available in Base or Limited trims with either front or four-wheel drive. The Escape Hybrid is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine linked to an electric motor. The net result is acceleration similar to that of a V6. As a full hybrid, the Escape Hybrid can provide truly guilt-free operation by running solely on electric power in low-load conditions. The Hybrid uses a continuously variable transmission, also known as a CVT, that optimally matches the power and gearing. Standard safety features include front airbags, front seat mounted side airbags and side-curtain airbags for front and rear passengers. AdvanceTrac stability control with anti-rollover technology, four-wheel ABS and tire pressure monitoring round-out the impressive list. The Hybrid also offers a convenient AC outlet for powering small devices such as a laptop.
April 2010 Sales: 1,076
MSRP: $34,650 - $37,420
MPG: 35 City / 34 Hwy
Lexus has introduced a new luxury hybrid model for 2010, the HS 250h.The HS 250h is a luxury hybrid sedan with seating for five. It is available in two trims; Base and Premium. As a hybrid, the powertrain features a four-cylinder engine and electric motor which combined generate 187-hp. The power is sent through an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (ECVT) to the front wheels. The powertrain can operate in four drive modes: Normal, Power, Eco and EV (electric only). Interior amenities include leather trim, power seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 137-watt ten speaker six-disc in-dash CD with steering wheel controls, Bluetooth and Homelink. Standard exterior features include a power moonroof, power mirrors with built-in turn signals, LED brake lights and 17" alloy wheels.
April 2010 Sales: 1,232
MSRP: $57,450 - $57,450
MPG: 22 City / 25 HwyThe GS 450h's hybrid powertrain includes a 3.5-liter V6 capable of yielding 292 horsepower. This engine, combined with two electric motors, brings the GS 450h's total horsepower to 340. Standard features include automatic climate control, power moonroof, parking assist with rear camera, adaptive variable suspension, adaptive front lighting system, SmartAccess keyless entry, Bluetooth wireless connnectivity, genuine wood trim and a premium six-disc audio system. The GS 450h features Lexus' Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management system, which combines various coordinated electronic safety features such as an electronic stability system, electronic steering and electronic brakes. Other standard safety features include anti-lock brakes, and front knee, side-impact and side curtain airbags. Options include a Mark Levinson sound system with navigation, power active stabilizer and a pre-collision system with dynamic radar cruise control.
April 2010 Sales: 1,516
MSRP: $27,950 - $27,950
MPG: 41 City / 36 Hwy
The 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid offers buyers an earth-friendly alternative to regular mid-size sedans. Its hybrid system shines with reduced emissions and increased fuel economy, while still providing all the normal useful mid-size sedan features.The Fusion Hybrid uses a 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine in combination with an electric motor powered by a nickel-metal hydride battery. To link the gas engine and electric motor together, a continuously variable transmission, also known as a CVT, is used to optimally match the power and gearing. Safety features include electronic stability and traction control, security system, dual front and side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags, a driver's knee airbag, and a tire pressure monitoring system.
April 2010 Sales: 1,655
MSRP: $26,400 - $26,400
MPG: 31 City / 35 HwyCamry Hybrid is a front-wheel drive four-door sedan that seats five passengers. Available in one well appointed trim it comes standard with Hybrid Synergy Drive, a combination electric motor/gasoline engine fitted with an efficient, continuously variable transmission. The standard warranty for hybrid-related components is 8 years/100,000 miles. A moonroof, navigation system, leather seats and heated front seats are optional. Standard safety features include stability and traction control, seven-airbags, and a tire pressure monitor.
April 2010 Sales: 1,880
MSRP: $19,800 - $21,300
MPG: 40 City / 43 HwyThe Insight is powered by Honda's Integrated Motor Assist system, which is a combination of a 1.3-liter gas engine and a 13-hp electric motor, all attached to a continuously variable transmission. The engine and motor combined generate 98-hp and 123-lb.ft of torque, and provide 40-plus mpg fuel economy. The LX trim offers six airbags, anti-lock brakes, automatic climate control, power windows, locks and mirrors, keyless entry and a four-speaker CD audio system with an auxiliary input. The EX trim adds electronic stability control, alloy wheels, cruise control, six-speaker audio system with USB interface, heated exterior mirrors and steering wheel mounted paddle shifters. A voice activated navigation system is available on the EX trim, and includes Bluetooth for hands-free cell phone use.
April 2010 Sales: 12,555
MSRP: $21,400 - $28,070
MPG: 51 City / 48 HwyThe Prius is available in four trim levels - Prius II, Prius III, Prius IV and Prius V - with a base Prius I trim scheduled to arrive later in the model year. All trim levels employ Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive, a hybrid powertrain technology that unites a 1.8-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder gasoline engine with a powerful electric drive motor to generate 134 combined horsepower, mated to a continuously variable transmission. Every Prius is equipped with a high level of standard equipment: Prius II trims feature 15-inch alloy wheels, power heated mirrors, remote keyless entry with driver door Smart Key passive entry, automatic air conditioning, cruise control, MP3 capability and driver's seat height adjustment; Prius III trims add Bluetooth wireless connectivity, satellite radio and upgraded audio with a 6-disc CD changer; Prius IV trims are further outfitted with heated front seats and leather upholstery, while the Prius V boasts 17-inch alloy wheels and auto-leveling LED low-beam headlights. Standard safety technologies include anti-lock brakes with brake assist, vehicle stability control, traction control and a tire pressure monitor, as well as dual front, front side-impact and front and rear overhead curtain airbags. An optional Advanced Technology Package offers progressive features such as a pre-collision system, radar cruise control, lane keep assist and intelligent parking assist. Hybrid-related components are backed by an 8 year/100,000 mile warranty.
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