Demand for hybrid cars has acutely grown over the past three years, as gas prices keep to surge and occupying a considerable part of the family budget.
Hybrid cars may not be the complete solvent to rising oil prices only they are really cost-efficient, as they rely to a greater extent on electrical energy rather of gas for power. For 2006, business conditions have remained turbulent. The ongoing crisis in Israel and Lebanon will likely induce an unfavorable consequence on oil markets given that they are very near the worlds top oil producers.
Some Other matters that will keep petrol prices high up include Chinas demand, terrorist attempts on refineries and unpredictability in stock exchanges. Is 2006 finally the right time to get on the bandwagon for hybrid cars? For 2006, the top Japanese car manufacturers Honda and Toyota have discharged an impressive line of hybrid cars that have been updated to adapt with the requires of the everyday driver.
The hybrid cars for 2006 foretells more power behind the steering wheel but petrol consumption will be corresponding to a baby guzzling a bad-tasting cough syrup.
Honda 2006 Accord Hybrid
The brand-new Accord Hybrid from Honda is 4-door sedan ideal for families with 2-3 kids. This car occurs in two trims and 5-speed automatic transmission. Overdrive option is standardised equipment. For those that enjoy long and leisurely rides, Honda is putting up a Accord Hybrid equipped with a Navigation system.
Both trims are powered by a standard V6, 3.0-liter, 253-horsepower engine. The Accord Hybrid is capable of 25-mpg in city driving and 34-mpg in highway driving.
The Honda Accord Hybrid is swell fit for the highways and boasts of outstanding responsiveness and splendid acceleration.
The 2006 Honda Accord Hybrid has been criticized for its disappointing fuel economy but glorified for its superb performance especially in fast-driving. The car battery applied in the car is relatively low in power and supposed does not effectively maximize the hybrid technology unlike rival models.
Some users have also been judicial over the problematical automatic drive switching between gears and poor flawed synchronicity between engine and battery.
Honda 2006 Civic Hybrid
The new Honda Civic Hybrid is a 4-door sedan ideal for small families. The vehicle comes in two trims namely the the CVT AT-PZEV w/ Navigation System and the CVT AT-PZEV
A regular I4 1.3-liter 110-horsepower hybrid engine powers the 2006 Civic Hybrid car. This model has the potentiality to run 49-mpg in city driving and 51-mpg in highway drives.
The 2006 Civic Hybrid car is a top-notch performer particularly for who are searching the pure driving experience. The inner has been glorified for its catchy lay-out and figure. Petrol consumption is fantastic, as presents near or slightly above its specifications.
Still, the 2006 Civic Hybrid has been picked apart more on its ambitious despite. The digital speed indicator is a nice new touch only can be distracting especially during nighttime drives. The Civic Hybrid only comes with rear drum brakes, which is disappointing regarding that the Civic has been named car of the year.
The emergency brake is too placed on strange position and will be discomforting for those with bigger thighs. The 2006 Civic Hybrid is a drivers car and will do most effective when practiced in the highways.
2006 Toyota Prius
Updated for 2006, the new Toyota Prius is a 4-door sedan, perfect for smaller families. This hybrid car exclusively comes in one trim has a 4-Door Liftback.
The 2006 Toyota Prius is powered with by a standard I4, 1.5-liter, hybrid engine running 110-horsepower. In city driving, the Prius can achieve 60-mpg and 51-mpg in highway driving.
The Prius features a big interior that can well fit smaller families. Ideal for slow drivers but those alert with performance should keep one’s distance, as acceleration is slow. In plus, consumers have too been let down over the inability of the car to achieve its promoted consumption and high price. For those that require to save the world the Prius is great only look the other way if you wish to spare money.