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Top Features and Benefits of Hybrid Vehicle Ownership

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There are many benefits to owning a hybrid vehicle. Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicles (MHEV), Full Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) all offer their own unique advantages, but there are some features that they have in common. 

Better fuel economy and mpg

A hybrid vehicle uses both electric and gas engines to generate power. When the electric engine is engaged, no gas is being consumed by the vehicle. During slow-and-go driving, cruising, regenerative breaking and in other driving situations, the electric engine takes over which extends the life of every tank, increasing mpg. This means that you’ll get better fuel economy and spend less at the pump. 

Lower emissions

Speaking of needing less fuel, lower fuel consumption means lower emissions. When a hybrid vehicle is using the electric engine or when the vehicle is idle, the gas engine is disengaged. This enables the vehicle to produce lower emissions therefore is better for the environment. 

Responsive power

A hybrid vehicle begins movement with the electric engine. This gives drivers immediate power to be quick off the line. This instant torque and horsepower gives hybrids an edge over conventional vehicles when it comes to acceleration and responsiveness.  

Shorten commute

A hybrid vehicle can help take time off your commute. Hybrids that qualify as a Clean Air Vehicle (CAV) gives drivers access to HOV lanes during high-traffic hours even with a single driver and prime parking spots at the front of the lot in some places.  

Tax benefits

There are several tax incentives for electric vehicles and some hybrids qualify! The state of California and the federal government offer different programs including rebates and a discount on vehicle registration.  

Resale value

The extreme popularity of hybrids means they continue to be in demand. A hybrid vehicle that’s been well maintained can have a higher resale value than its gas-powered counterpart.  


There used to only be a handful of hybrid options available. That isn’t the case anymore and most makers have at least one hybrid option, if not several. This means that no matter if you want a car, truck or SUV, there’s a hybrid option that will fit your needs. 

Hybrid Vehicles Offer Many Benefits

These are just a handful of the advantages of owning a hybrid vehicle. From better fuel economy that reduces emissions and protects the environment, to responsive performance to tax incentives, these are some of the many benefits that hybrid vehicles share. Each hybrid and maker will offer its own features that will help you narrow down the right car for you.  

Find your hybrid!

Contact the dealerships at Ontario Auto Center to learn more about available hybrids, offers and to schedule your test drive.  


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