Most people turn to hybrid vehicles in an attempt to save money. Superb fuel efficiency and aerodynamic designs do offer a great way for consumers to cut down on their fuel budget, but hybrid technology itself still hasn’t trickled its way down to the thriftiest of vehicles. Over the past decade, hybrids and electric vehicles have picked up a lot of momentum in popularity, although its growth into the mainstream has had several hiccups along the way.
When it first hit the market, hybrid technology was met with a lot of skepticism regarding vehicle range, power, and staying power. There was a lot of questions surrounding battery packs, including proper maintenance procedure and average lifespan. The hybrid industry has been dominated by companies like Honda (NYSE:HMC) and Toyota (NYSE:TM), both of which have put considerable resources into advancing the hybrid platform. As the technology has developed, drastic improvements have been made on all fronts, and more and more, consumers have turned toward hybrids as their main source of transportation.
As far as dependability goes, iSeeCars has recently determined a list of seven hybrids that tend to be the longest lasting. To come up with their results, analysts from the site looked at 20 million vehicles that were on the market last year and narrowed the results down to used hybrid vehicles that had accrued more than 150,000 miles. For each vehicle, the number of 150,000 mile cars as a percentage of the total number of vehicles listed for the model was derived, then that number was used to compile the rankings.
From iSeeCars’ calculations, read on to see the seven longest lasting hybrid vehicles on the market.