One of the big questions that we often hear from customers here at our N Charlotte Toyota dealership is whether or not they should buy a new Toyota hybrid. It’s not an easy question to answer – there are quite a few factors to consider when making the choice between hybrid and gasoline-powered cars, and your decision has a major impact on your drive time.
How do you know if a new Toyota hybrid near Charlotte is a good fit?
That’s why our sales specialists sat down and came up with this handy list of questions that you should ask yourself before you come in for a test drive! The answers help you narrow down your options and decide whether or not a new Toyota hybrid near Charlotte is the right ride for you.
What’s your daily drive time look like?
Do you find yourself on the highway a lot, or does your daily commute entail more city streets and heavy traffic? If you find yourself stuck in the latter more often than not, then a new Toyota hybrid near Charlotte is a great bet for you. However, if you find yourself hitting cruise control on long highway commutes, you may choose to stick with a gasoline-powered vehicle!
What requirements do you have in terms of cargo?
Is towing or hauling heavy loads in your daily duties? If so, then a new Toyota hybrid near Charlotte may not be the right fit for you. There’s no hybrid truck available just yet (we’ll keep you posted on that concept), and hybrid cars often sacrifice towing power in order to cut down on emissions and up fuel efficiency.
However, if you just need a vehicle that has extra cargo or passenger space, you definitely want to explore our hybrid selection! The new Toyota Prius v has almost as much cargo space as a small SUV, and the 2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers seating for seven and still gets 28 mpg combined!
How important is a powerful performance to you?
It’s pretty common knowledge that new Toyota hybrids near Charlotte don’t take the cake when it comes to putting the pedal to the metal. These eco-friendly cars are designed to cut down on emissions and also save you a ton of money on gas, so they don’t boast a ton of horsepower (yet). If this aspect of driving is important to you, then you may want to stick with a gasoline-powered option!
How much are you willing to spend?
Because of the innovative technology both under the hood and inside the interior, new Toyota hybrids are often a bit pricier than their traditional gasoline counterparts. However, this disparity is soon resolved in all of the fuel savings you accrue as you drive. Is it worth it to you to shell out a bit extra now and save big later?
Test drive ALL of our hybrid cars today!
If you have more questions, concerns, or just want to take one of our hybrid cars for a spin to see if it suits, you come on down to our NC Toyota dealership today! We’re just off I-77 at exit 23, at 13429 Statesville Road. Our knowledgeable sales specialists are here to ensure you drive home happy!