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October 13, 2021

Top 10 Hybrid Cars In Australia 2021

Hybrid vehicles have been the market standard in the year 2021. Hybrid vehicles consist of both electrical and fuel based mechanical components that make up the engines of the car. It runs on both electrical power through a battery and also fuel. This is done in a way that decreases fuel consumption while increasing performance. It also performs better than both an electric vehicle and a fuel based (petrol or diesel) vehicle because it has components and features of both the variants, fused to create something better. If you want to buy the most suitable hybrid vehicle in Australia, then you have come to the right place as we have listed 10 of the best hybrid vehicles that you can afford right now.

Toyota Corolla SX Hybrid

Toyota Corolla SX Hybrid

Price: Starting from $29,000

    • When it comes to hybrid vehicles, Toyota has some of the best hybrid cars in the market right now. The Corolla is one of the cheaper and budget friendly hybrid cars available in the market right now.
    • As a four door sedan, It offers a sleek stylistic design that looks great on road, along with two electric motors that operate together to provide 53 kw/163 nm of power alongside a 1.8l petrol unit.
    • This car provides seamless transition between driving full electric and on fuel, with the vehicle being able to complete short journeys even at speeds of 80 km/hr. The car uses 4.2l of fuel every 100 km.

Toyota RAV4 GXL Hybrid

Toyota RAV4 GXL Hybrid

Price: Starting from $39000

    • Another Toyota hybrid electric car making this list, this car has become quite popular in Australia as the standard, go to hybrid SUV in the market right now.
    • The car makes great use of the Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive System, that makes two different electric engines operate independently to provide a maximum power output of 163kw.
    • The engine also runs on 4 fuel based cylinders that require 2.5l of fuel to operate. The car operates using 4.8l of fuel for a distance of 100 km.

Toyota Camry Ascent Sport Hybrid

Toyota Camry Ascent Sport Hybrid

Price: Starting from $32000

    • This hybrid car is large enough to be very spacious and comfortable for a family ride.
    • This hybrid vehicle makes use of a 88 kw/ 202 nm electric engine, which is able to drive at low speeds (less than 40 kmph) on electricity.
    • This hybrid vehicle is also future proof since it comes with two different warranty plans – a five year/unlimited km warranty and an eight year/160,000 km warranty on the battery – which saves a lot of trips to the car service station.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Price: Starting from $46,000

    • The Mitsubishi Outlander is one of the oldest and one of the most popular hybrid vehicles available in the Australian market right now. This electric vehicle has become way cheaper since it first launched, making PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) more affordable and accessible in the market.
    • This car sports two different engines, with a power production capacity of 60kw/137 Nm and 60kw/ 186 Nm respectively in the front and the rear.
    • This vehicle has a 12Kwph Lithium ion battery that can drive the car at low speeds below 70kmph speed. This can be fully charged in approximately 6 hours.

Hyundai Ioniq

Hyundai Ioniq

Price: Starting from $41,000

    • The Hyundai Ioniq is named such since it comes in three variants – a pure hybrid vehicle, as a plug-in hybrid vehicle, or as a pure electric car.
    • It has an electric only drive limit of 63 km on cruise mode, which is setup using a 77kw/147 Nm engine that runs on an engine requiring 1.6 l of petrol alongside another 44.5kw/170 Nm engine.
    • This car has been lauded for its comfortable driving controls, as it has Australian road based specifically tuned suspension and a multimedia screen with a camera for better parking controls. The PHEV variant offers the same specifications with a dual clutch transmission system to allow the driver to feel more comfortable while driving.
    • The PHEV can be fully charged at home in under 6 hours, while it can be publicly fully charged at charging stations in under 30 minutes.

BMW X5 xDrive45e

BMW X5 xDrive45e

Price: Starting from $130,000

    • Coming into the premium car segment is the BMW X5 – which sports a three litre inline six engine that delivers power of 210Kw/ 450 Nm. When paired with the electric motor, it now delivers 290 kw/ 600 Nm of energy.
    • This PHEV is supported by a large lithium ion battery that can provide fully electric only drive of upto 80 km.
    • It also has three inbuilt modes of driving – Mx, Auto, and Save – that depicts how much of the battery is to be consumed while driving.

Lexus ES300H Luxury Sports Hybrid

Lexus ES300H Luxury Sports Hybrid

Price: Starting from $75,000

    • This car is powered by a 2.5l four cylinder engine paired with an electric motor that delivers 88kw/ 202 Nm of power.
    • The main attraction of this vehicle is its quiet driving speed when it fully runs on electricity, which makes the driving experience very smooth.
    • The inside of the car is spacious with a great atmospheric style inside, perfect for family drives.

Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Hybrid

Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Hybrid

Price: Starting from $125,000

    • If you want more space and seats in your car, then this car is the best option for you. This car is a seven seater, which boasts Volvo’s signature active and passive safe drive technology that provides high levels of luxurious comfort.
    • The motors switch from electric to fuel quietly with no sound, along with its lithium ion battery being fully chargeable in under 3.5 hours, requiring the least electric vehicle services.

Mercedes Benz C 300e PHEV

Mercedes Benz C 300e PHEV

Price: Starting from $76,000

    • This hybrid sedan sports a 13.5KwH battery that can provide driving power for distances of up to 52km on electricity alone.
    • This turbocharged engine battery takes approximately 7 hours for a full charge, along with combining its 2l petrol engine for providing combined output of 235Kw/700 Nm of power.

Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

Price: Starting from $420,000

    • Considered as one of the best hybrid vehicles in the Australian market (and one of the most expensive), this luxurious car sports a 4 litre biturbo petrol engine/electric motor that can allow a fully electric drive of upto 49km.
    • It also features other luxurious systems like the three chamber air suspension system that makes sure that this car provides the most comfortable ride possible.

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