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Toyota and Honda’s Hybrid Cars Battle: Which One Is Better?

Following the idea of developing hybrid cars consistently by Toyota and Honda, it is good to begin comparing both two manufacturers with their own hybrid cars. Toyota has Toyota Yaris Hybrid and Toyota Avalon Hybrid for 2014 meanwhile Honda has 2014 Honda Fit Mugen Hybrid and 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid. At this moment, we are going to compare the hybrid sedan version. They are 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid and 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid.

 

First of all, we will review both performance and the appearance of 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid. According to the latest information, the all-new Toyota Avalon Hybrid appears in stylish body design. The mid-size sedan body is equipped with sophisticated exterior features. The new Avalon Hybrid for 2014 features new LED headlights, new taillights, and face-lifted body. It seems that Toyota changes the aerodynamic system of Avalon’s body perfectly. Toyota also cuts some weight, width and length which make the new Avalon look very stunning. If we look at this interior, we can directly found that this hybrid sedan comes in very luxurious interior. The interior is developed well with some improvements here and there. New concept is applied in the front seats which are completed with heating and cooling system. The all-black interior makes this car look very expensive. New leather covers are employed for the whole cabin combined with hard plastic materials. Some features such as LCD screen, audio speaker, DVD player, Bluetooth connectivity, and MP3 player are included. Talking about the engine, 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid runs in 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. It can develop 200 horsepower and 153 lb-ft of torque. Combining with 244.8-volt battery power, this sedan can cut more fuel consumption. It spends 1 gallon for 40 miles with the hybrid technology. As the comparison, Honda Accord Hybrid seems become the toughest enemy. This hybrid sedan appears in typical Honda luxurious body design. New LED headlights and window grilles are some of lot improvements given to this car. In the interior, we can find gorgeous cabin with spacious leg room and head room. This car basically can accommodate 5 people at once, just like the Avalon. Black interior is picked by Honda to show that the new Accord is exclusive and sophisticated. Some features such as touch-screen display and other entertainment features are embedded perfectly to spoil the users. For the engine, 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid runs in 2.4-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine. It can develop up to 166 horsepower. As a plug-in hybrid car, Accord employs 6.7-kWh battery packs. As a result it spends 1 gallon for 50 miles, which is better than Avalon.

Both of those sedans are employing hybrid technology. Each of them has its own strength and weakness. Avalon seems having gorgeous exterior and interior meanwhile Accord has better fuel economy. You can decide which hybrid sedan is better and suitable for you.

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The Failure of 2015 Chevrolet Malibu

2015 Chevrolet MalibuWhen it comes to the great cars, the cars from Chevrolet seem to always become the part of it. Well, it is because Chevrolet cars are so well known for its awesomeness. Just by taking a look at the exterior design, you will never doubt that the cars are so stunning. And yes, it does not stop that way. You should also notice that the engine roaring under the hoods of Chevrolet cars are always satisfying. That is why when you hear about the release of 2015 Chevrolet Malibu, you surely have great and high expectation about it. Alright, let’s check it out.

Judging from the appearance of the car, well, there is nothing wrong with it. Even though it seems that there is barely anything new and special from the car but 2015 Chevrolet Malibu is still stunning. You can see how the sleek design and the curves of the body kit can always make you feel astonished. Not to mention, the wheels are also jaw dropping. And it is not only that, the headlights are really sturdy and sporty. When you are riding this car, without any doubt, you will become the center of attention for sure. So, is there anything wrong with it? Well, to be honest, the problem actually comes from the interior design and it is a shame, indeed. What is it?

Despite the fact that there are so many awesome features offered whenever you are inside the car like how you are able to stay connected to the internet with the 4G wifi setup inside the car, you need to know that the cabin especially the back seat area of 2015 Chevrolet Malibu is too small. Yes, it is quite noticeable that Chevrolet has tried its best to improve the size but it is still not enough. Therefore, it might be quite narrow and quite inconvenient for you to be there. That’s the only thing lacking from this car but this one thing only is more than enough to make this car become, well, a failure for a huge automaker like Chevrolet. Unless you are willing to have such small cabin, you might want to reconsider getting this car.

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Sophisticated Hybrid Cars

Sophisticated Hybrid Cars

Are you intending to purchase new car next year? Of course, there are so many choices you can make out there and they are offered by various car manufacturers. Have you determined which one you will buy? Well, hybrid cars can be a perfect option for you to choose. According to the latest news, there are quite many cars with hybrid technology which will be released right away in 2014. Considering that, we have some good recommendations for you.

Mercedes C-Class is the first recommendation. Well, we all know that this car brand never lets its customer disappointed in both the design of the car and also the performance. This car is actually available in three engine types. They are gasoline, diesel, and hybrid. This coupe is available in convertible mode as well. Basically, for the hybrid model, Mercedes C-Class employs 2.1-liter 4-cylinder engine which can produce 190 horsepower directly. This engine is combined with 4-cylinder electric motor as the hybrid component. The second recommendation will be Volkswagen Golf. It is not a new story if Volkswagen employs hybrid engine for their car. Currently, Volkswagen is known for being a green manufacturer which is consistent in producing hybrid cars. The Golf Plug-In Hybrid runs in the combination of 1.4-liter engine, which produces 148 horsepower, and 100 horsepower-electric motor. Equivalently, the engine combination can reach 188 miles for 1 gallon fuel. It is kind of amazing green car to have. The next recommendation should be Nissan Altima Hybrid. This elegant sedan comes with 2.5 liter 4-cylinder supercharged engine combined with Li-Ion battery packs. A motor is employed to turn the energy produced by the battery packs, for about 1.3 kW, into power. Definitely, the combination of 2.5-liter engine with Li-Ion battery packs can develop around 270 horsepower at once.

Those three hybrid cars are only part of plenty cars running in hybrid technology which will be launched in 2014. Basically, we recommend those three cars since they have good performance and elegant body design. Both three cars come in sedan hatchback design which is very suitable for both city and highway riding. Besides, Mercedes, Volkswagen, and Nissan are known for their fuel economical engines.

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