by natalie spence
Eco-friendly vehicles aren’t necessarily only loved by those that are environmentalists anymore. With gas prices on the rise, many people have fuel efficiency at the top of their list when it comes to purchasing a new car. We’ve complied a list of the top hybrid lineups for 2014.
2014 Toyota Prius
The Prius is one of the first vehicles that come to mind when you think of hybrid. With its impressive fuel economy, low emissions and innovative technology, it is well deserving of its ranking. The 2014 model has a solar roof that is embedded with solar panels that can power a fan to circulate air through the cabin with the car is parked in direct sunlight. It also features a smart key system and remote air conditioning, among many other eco-friendly amenities.
2014 Honda Accord Hybrid
This 2014 hybrid from Honda is all about innovative design and performance. With its blue-accented front grill and headlights, a decklid spoiler and alloy wheels, it’s stylish but has all the economical benefits of a hybrid. It features an ECON button that automatically configures its fuel-consuming systems to optimize efficiency when pushed. Also, it contains coaching bars on the speedometer that changes from blue to green, based on how efficiently you are using your fuel supply.
2014 Acura ILX
Acura’s ILX hybrid car is perfect for those who want a luxury compact sedan with the benefits of a hybrid vehicle. It is sophistication, style and class in a high performance, fuel-efficient package. Like the Honda Accord hybrid, it also has an ECON mode button to help maximize fuel consumption.
2014 Ford C-MAX Hybrid
Ford describes this as a vehicle that has efficient operation combined with dynamic style and performance. It contains a lithium-ion battery that provides enough power to operate in electric mode for those days when you have a shorter commute. The car also has EcoGuide, which coaches you on how to drive more efficiently.