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Top 10 Most Expensive Hybrid Cars

#10 2016 Cadillac ELR


The standard features of the Cadillac ELR Base include 233hp engine 1-speed automatic transmission, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), integrated navigation system, side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, driver and passenger knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 20" aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control.

For a long time, most hybrid vehicles were small. They fit neatly into the compact and subcompact classes, with an occasional midsize here or there. But that didn’t fool anyone into thinking hybrid car prices were intended to compete with other small cars. It was no secret that hybrids were not cheap. But as the hybrid technology improved and the batteries could be made more efficiently, prices started to come down. Then, the technology got even more efficient, and auto manufacturers started introducing other hybrid models, including SUVs, sports cars, and luxury cars. The bad news is that these new entries to the market were priced at a premium, but the good news is that such new cars were possible because hybrid technology became more versatile and reliable. So now we have a list of the top 10 most expensive hybrid cars on the market, and they’ve come a long way from the early hybrid compacts. Check out these high priced hybrid cars to see what’s newly available in the upscale hybrid market, and to think about whether one of them might become your next new car.

Many of the most expensive hybrids for sale weren’t designed to appeal to the regular hybrid customer. As the list of high priced hybrids shows, they might be a little too glamorous to appeal to an environmentally friendly, budget conscious consumer. But that also goes to show how much the hybrid market has evolved recently. The stereotypical hybrid driver is no longer the norm, and a hybrid vehicle no longer has to fit a specific mold in order to be marketable and sellable. Hybrid SUVs can sit alongside hybrid high priced coupes, and although these more powerful vehicles aren’t as efficient as compacts, the most expensive hybrids have still come a long way toward making hybrids mainstream.