For a lot of people, the most difficult aspect of living a sustainable lifestyle is solving the dilemma of how to get from place to place in an eco-friendly way. If you’re like the many Americans who shuffle their children and gear around in large SUVs, investing in an eco-friendly vehicle might seem like a lofty goal. Luckily, recent advances and demand for more fuel-efficient cars has resulted in a wide variety of SUVs that are gas-pump friendly hybrids—and they are fast becoming the most popular vehicles on the road.
Not sure where to start? Check out our article on Hybrid Car Facts. Or visit Hybridsuv.com to get an idea of what type of vehicle might be right for you based on your need, family size, and price range. The website has an option that allows you to compare your current vehicle to a corresponding hybrid—and you might be shocked at the fuel savings.
The Ford Escape is listed as having the Best Small SUV MPG; this would be a good vehicle for an eco-conscious parent with one or two young children in respect to convenience and efficiency.
Toyota Highlander Hybrid
If your family is larger and has more to move around (think baseball equipment and gymnastics bags), the 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a larger fuel-efficient SUV. This hybrid not only saves on fuel, it also releases 80% fewer pollutants than other SUVs on the road.
The cost of most hybrid SUVs is comparable to their non-hybrid counterparts; they also feel just as powerful and drive just as well. Misconceptions about hybrids can easily be laid to rest by a simple test drive. Do your homework before making your next vehicle purchase—you might be surprised!
EcoMAX Hybrid Auto Loan Discount
Did you know that MAX offers a discount on financing all hybrid automobiles? To get 25 basis points (1/4 of 1%) off your MAX financing for any hybrid vehicle, simply apply online at myMAX.com as you would for any regular vehicle. When a MAX associate contacts you to complete your loan, mention that you want the discount applied for your hybrid. Click here for more information.