The Benefits of Owning a Hybrid Car

These days, it’s no secret that owning a hybrid car can help you save money due to the fuel economy features they offer. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg. There are a variety of different benefits hybrid cars offer, which is why 1000 Islands Toyota has highlighted some of the leading ones for you here.

If you’re considering buying a hybrid vehicle, here are some reasons that will certainly help you make the right decision.

Fewer Oil Changes

Since hybrid cars use less gasoline to run, they also require fewer oil changes, which means you’ll save more on vehicle maintenance costs. Traditional vehicles often require an oil change every 3,000 miles or so but hybrids only need one around every 5-6,000 miles. So, for those who don’t drive their hybrids all over the place and keep their driving down to around 1,000 miles a month, this means only two oil changes per year.

Fuel Economy

As mentioned above, the fuel economy offered by hybrids is one of the biggest reasons people buy them. Hybrid cars manage to get approximately 30 miles more per gallon than traditional vehicles, meaning you’ll be spending much less on gas each month. With fluctuating gas prices, this can help you save a bundle.

Environmentally Friendly

It’s no secret that hybrids, since they use less gas and create fewer emissions, are environmentally friendly. Hybrid cars are helping reduce the greenhouse gasses that are damaging the ozone, as well as reducing the world’s reliance on oil and other valuable natural resources.

Smart Features

Many of today’s leading hybrid cars are equipped with smart features that make them even more economical and energy-efficient. For example, most hybrids are equipped with features that automatically turn off or reduce your engine power while idling or if you’re driving very slowly. This means even more fuel economy.

Safety Features

Hybrid cars boast some of today’s most advanced safety features on the market. Firstly, the batteries that hybrid cars have are nickel-laid rather than the lead-acid batteries on traditional vehicles. They also require less gasoline, meaning there’s less of a chance of things going awry should you get into an accident.

Immediate Torque

Unlike traditional vehicles, where you have to wait for the engine to power up, hybrid cars offer immediate torque due to their electric motors. The second you press down on the accelerator the hybrid motor’s pounds-per-feet propel the car forward immediately, making it more responsive and pleasant to drive than traditional cars. You’ll have a much easier time sticking with the flow of traffic and have a less jerky driving experience.

Tax Incentives

Another big benefit of purchasing a hybrid vehicle is that there are some attractive tax incentives for drivers. Although when you purchase a hybrid you might spend more initially, you’ll be privy to several different local and federal tax incentives and a discount when you register your vehicle. You might even be able to receive a tax rebate from purchasing your hybrid vehicle.


In addition to the immediate torque you’ll get from a hybrid vehicle, there are also a lot of high-performance hybrid vehicles out there that use electron power to boost acceleration while also conserving fuel.

Access to the Carpool Lane

You might not be aware that in some cases, you might even be able to use the carpool lane while driving solo if you have a hybrid vehicle. This is because of the reduced amount of pollution that hybrid cars emit, so it’s a good tradeoff if you like to have a clear road ahead of you and beat the traffic.

Value Retention

When you purchase a hybrid vehicle, you’ll receive a greater return on your investment. This is because hybrid cars retain their value better than gas-only cars due to the fact that currently, there are fewer hybrid vehicles on the market. This makes them more desirable and also makes buying a hybrid a great long-term investment.


Those who are concerned that hybrid vehicles might not be as dependable as traditional ones can rest easy. Although at first glance, the additional battery and technology might seem like it will make for more maintenance costs, it’s simply not true. Most hybrid batteries will last for up to 10 years and many hybrid vehicles come with guarantees to protect your investment.

Better Driving Habits

Over the years, it’s easy to form driving habits that suit us; unfortunately, these driving habits also often use more gas than is necessary while driving. However, hybrid cars boast features that help you boost fuel economy when you ease up on the gas and use your brakes.

Contact us today for more about Toyota hybrid cars

For those interested in purchasing a hybrid car, 1000 Islands Toyota boasts a wide inventory of new and used vehicles for you to choose from. We carry some of today’s top hybrid models, like the 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid, the 2021 RAV4 Hybrid XLE, the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, and more.

Those interested in purchasing a vehicle will be pleased to learn that 1000 Islands Toyota now offers virtual sales services and has a virtual showroom, in addition to letting customers take a virtual test drive of the vehicles they’re interested in. We make it easy to shop from home, all you have to do is go to our website and book a virtual test drive, apply for credit online, and have your new or used vehicle delivered directly to your residence; it couldn’t be any easier.

If you’re on a tight budget or want to explore your options, our finance department is always ready to help you find a payment plan that meets your needs.

To learn more about our hybrid cars and other Toyota models, contact us online today or call (613) 342-9111.