Hybrids are not only gaining popularity nowadays but also gaining traction. Gone are those days when there were only SUVs integrated with AWD. Today, there is a huge option to choose from hybrid cars with AWD. Based upon the quality, affordability and popularity, here is a list of the best ones among many. Read on to know about the multiple facilities of these vehicles.
BMW 530e xDrive iPerformance
It is a plug-in hybrid that has AWD as an optional feature. Hence, it lets the users set the mode according to their convenience. The fuel efficiency is brilliant as it uses 28 mpg on the all-wheel mode and 29 mpg without. The BMW 530e xDrive iPerformance delivers 248 hp / 310 lb-ft of torque. This one makes a perfect choice as an affordable luxury.
Porsche Panamera 4/Turbo S
Porsche offers two astounding models of plug-in all hybrid cars. The Panamera 4 is integrated to deliver 457 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. The Turbo S produces 677 hp and 626 lb-ft of torque. The Panamera 4 features 2.9-liter twin-turbo V8 with an electric-assist whereas the Turbo S features 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. Both provide a huge array of choices when it comes to body-styles and features.
Mercedes-AMG E53/CLS53/GT53 4Matic+
The new 53 models of Mercedes are one step ahead when it comes to technology. These three are mild hybrid integrated with standard AWD. The nine-speed automatic and AMG tuning are some latest features offered by Mercedes. The best part is that one can choose among various bodies in E-Class sedan, coupe, or convertibles. The GT53 produces 450 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque.
Lexus LS500h AWD
As an exception of all the Lexus models powered by V8, this one uses an exclusive V6 engine. It provides hybrid assist with all-wheel drive. As compared to the Toyota models, this one delivers superior performance. On the combined cycle, the gasoline delivered is 26 miles per gallon. The Lexus LS500h AWD comes with a top-notch design as well, making every car enthusiast go crazy.
No doubt Audi scores the highest when it comes to all-wheel drive. Hence, these three passenger cars are extremely popular and highly sold as well. All of these are equipped with a standard mild-hybrid assist. Moreover, all of these three models have the 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 in common. The other salient features are 3.0-liter turbocharged V6, 48-volt electrical system, 335 horsepower, 369 lb-ft of torque and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Toyota Prius AWD-e
It is not only affordable but also integrated with loads of features. As the most fuel-efficient from the list, the Toyota Prius has the most advanced four-wheel traction with hybrid propulsion. The fuel efficiency of this car ensures as low as 50 miles per gallon on the combined cycle. The all-wheel system of this one has some unique performance, which is rare to be found in any other vehicles of its stature. The Toyota Prius provides few options in body-style. Within the budget, it is the most feature-rich option to choose.