Pros & Cons of Hybrid Cars

2021 Lexus RX Hybrid

While fewer trips to the gas pump are one of the benefits of hybrid cars, these vehicles tend to have a higher sticker price than their conventional counterparts. So, are hybrid cars worth it for the typical Champlin consumer? What about the other reasons to own a hybrid car? Are hybrid cars good for the environment? There are plenty of reasons to own an electrified vehicle, but there are a couple of disadvantages as well. So, let’s talk about the pros and cons of hybrid cars while we answer your questions.

Pros and Cons of Hybrid Cars – The Pros

So, are hybrid cars worth it? Are hybrid cars good for your finances? In fact, there are financial benefits to owning hybrid cars that may make buying one worth it to you. Here are some of the reasons that many Blaine drivers have made the switch:

Benefits of Hybrid Cars:

  • Government tax breaks and incentives – Both the federal government and the Minnesota state government offer incentives for buying plug-in hybrid vehicles.
  • Saving at the gas pump – Hybrid cars use less gas than conventional automobiles.
  • Generous warranty on battery – The federal government requires an 8-year/100,000-mile warranty on the battery at a minimum.
  • Environmentally friendly – Are hybrid cars good for the environment? Using less gas means fewer emissions.

Pros and Cons of Hybrid Cars – The Cons

While there are many benefits of hybrid cars, there are a few disadvantages as well. For instance, are hybrid cars good when it comes to maintenance costs or sticker prices? Here are some of the disadvantages:

Cons of Owning Hybrid Cars:

  • Sticker price – The average sticker price of a hybrid car is a little higher than a similar conventional gas-driven vehicle.
  • Cost of maintenance – You’ll still need to get oil changes and tune-ups, though this is often required less often than conventional gas-driven cars. Also, if the battery dies after the warranty ends, you could be out upwards of $2,000 to replace it.
  • Fewer emissions, but not zero – Unlike fully electric cars like the Chevy Bolt EUV, hybrid cars still use gas, which means they do create some emissions.

Test Drive the EVs at Mauer Main Chevrolet of Anoka

If you really want to save on gas, you might think about going fully electric with a vehicle like the Chevy Bolt EV, especially since charging is becoming easier all the time. So, come down and take it for a test drive. We’ll be happy to walk you through its benefits. Our dealership is conveniently located near Brooklyn Park. We’re here to help, so contact us today!

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