Hybrids are a popular car segment among car enthusiasts due to their eco-friendly and fuel economy appeal. Besides fuel economy, the hybrid is an extremely capable vehicle with innovative technologies that contribute to the performance of the vehicle as well.
Here are the 9 best hybrid cars for 2021 that car enthusiasts can look forward to in the UAE.
Top hybrid Vehicles-Toyota Corolla
Toyota Corolla is one of the best options when it comes to hybrid cars as it is an efficient car with low running costs. The design of the vehicle has been given great attention to detail with leather trimmings even on the steering wheel and gear knob. The vehicle offers convenience features like adaptive cruise control, LED headlights, and front and rear seat heating. The vehicle has parking sensors in the front and rear, satellite navigation, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system placed on top of the center console, and a six-speaker stereo. The Toyota Corolla has 16-inch alloy wheels, a reversing camera, DAB radio, 2.0-inch color TFT multi-information display, and dual-zone air conditioning (1.8 Hybrid models only).
The vehicle has two engine options both are paired with front-wheel drive automatic transmission. The 1.8L Hybrid can produce 122hp and has the capability of accelerating from 0-60mph in 10.9 seconds. The 2L Hybrid can produce 184hp and has a capability of accelerating 0-60mph in 7.9 seconds, making this engine faster and better for highways.
The Volkswagen Passat has a strong presence in terms of design and material with redesigned doors, premium trim finishes, and ambient lighting. The other redesigned elements include the grille, the LED headlights, and front and rear bumpers. The alloy wheels have a new design, and the sporty R-Line trim has black wheels and exterior trim. The Passat badge is now mounted in the center of the boot lid.
The vehicle comes equipped with 5 engine variants of 1.5L and 2L in petrol and diesel, for the SE Nav trims, and they have been paired with manual and automatic front-wheel drive. To facilitate drivers the Volkswagen Passat has an 8-inch color touchscreen with navigation, voice activation, and feature to control infotainment using your tablet or phone.
BMW 3 series
The BMW 3 series is a plug-in hybrid version that is a stylish saloon car with the capability of managing an average of 150mpg. There are 7 engines available with the SE trim the engine options including manual rear-wheel-drive, automatic rear-wheel drive, and automatic four-wheel drive.
The hybrid has 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic LED headlights, and intuitive technologies including front and rear parking sensors, three-zone climate control, heated front cloth seats, automatic cruise control, and a reversing camera. The infotainment features include BMW’s 8.8-inch screen infotainment system with DAB radio, for better connectivity the hybrid is also has a USB connection, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto is all included.
The Toyota RAV4 hybrid is a comfortable hybrid with a well-equipped and practical interior that can manage an average of 50mpg. This is an impressive average for an SUV that is equipped with a 2.5-liter petrol engine. The engine can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 8.4 seconds and runs on 17-inch alloy wheels.
The entry-level Toyota RAV4s in the Icon guise has intuitive technologies like rain-sensing wipers, a reversing camera, tinted rear windows, rear parking sensors, and progressive lighting with LED headlights. The interior has dual-zone air conditioning and fabric upholstery along with several infotainment features. The 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system includes a DAB digital radio and Bluetooth connectivity. For the convenience of the driver, the vehicle has safety and driver-assistance features like lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection.
The Volvo XC90 is a plug-in hybrid that can run on electricity for nearly 20 miles and according to official reports it can manage over 100 mpg. The hybrid comes equipped with 2 engine options with the Momentum trim that have been paired with four-wheel drive automatic transmission. The engine can help the vehicle accelerate 0-60mph in under 6 seconds. The interior has three rows, but the third row has less space in contrast to the other two. As for the infotainment features the interior has a 9.0-inch infotainment display that includes a DAB digital radio, and Bluetooth. To regulate the temperature inside the cabin there is a climate control feature and heated leather seats with lumbar support. The Volvo XC90 also features an adaptive cruise control as standard feature across all trims.
The Mercedes C-Class is a plug-in hybrid that has a very comfortable interior for driving but the infotainment features are not the latest. The upholstery is leather-trimmed with heated electric seats and a 10.25-inch infotainment screen that offers a DAB and built-in satellite navigation. The vehicle has 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic wipers, and a reversing camera. The hybrid has convenience features like a variety of driving modes, adaptive cruise control, emergency braking, and autonomous parking. The Mercedes C-Class comes equipped with two engines that are paired with an automatic rear-wheel drive.
This eco-friendly hybrid is a family car that can manage a high mpg and has low emissions. The 1.8L Hybrid can produce 122 horsepower and is paired with an Automatic Front-wheel drive. The Toyota Prius can accelerate from 0-60mph in 13.1 seconds. The 2021 Toyota Prius has 15-inch alloy wheels and LED headlights. The infotainment features include a DAB radio and dual-zone air-conditioning. The vehicle includes safety and driver-assistance features including road sign recognition, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning systems.
Audi Q5 TFSI e
The Audi Q5 TFSI e is a family-friendly plug-in hybrid SUV that is comfortable to drive and has a magnificent interior with decent space. the vehicle comes equipped with a 2L diesel or petrol engine variants that are paired with Automatic Four-wheel-drive transmission.
The Icon model of the Toyota Yaris is a massive improvement from the Active version with alloy wheels and leather trimmings. The infotainment features include a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a DAB digital radio. Among the convenience features are the reversing camera, and cruise control. The Icon trim comes equipped with a 1.5L Hybrid engine that can produce 116 horsepower, and it is paired with a front-wheel-drive automatic transmission.
The above mention 9 hybrid cars are some of the hybrid vehicles to look forward to in UAE owing to the fuel economy and performance features.