Hybrid Car Shopper's Guide | Columbia, SC

Join The Green Revolution With A Hybrid Car!

With the rise of and popularity of "Going Green", many are choosing to do whatever they can to save and sustain the environment. Whether it be recycling, adopting solar energy to their homes, composting and urban farming, or just buying non-GMO foods, everyone is doing their part. This also extends to how you drive. In the Jim Hudson family of vehicles, you're able to drive as efficiently as possible with Hybrid vehicles from Ford, Hyundai, Lexus, and Toyota . Jim Hudson is here to help you learn a bit more with our Hybrid Car Shopper's Guide in Columbia, SC.


The 2015 Ford Focus Electric is a compact electric vehicle that features a 107 kW electric motor with a single-speed transmission that's made to handle the high RPM range and give you a quiet drive, and is paired with a 23 kWh liquid-cooled, lithium-ion battery.

Ford also offers the 2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid, which pairs an electric motor with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, and the 2016 Ford Fusion Energi SE pairs a 2.0L Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder engine and electric motor with a lithium-ion battery for 95/81 city/highway MPGe1. The 2015 C-Max Energi can be charged overnight via a 120V outlet, or you can add the 240V charging station to your equipment list and recharge it in just three hours. You'll be able to get back on the road and get 95/81 city/highway MPGe1.


The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid comes out this year, and perhaps the biggest addition is that of a 2.0L, GDI 4-cylinder engine that has an output of 154 horsepower, paired with an Interior-Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor with 51 horsepower and a 270V lithium polymer battery system for a total of 193 horsepower all together. And you'll be able to control it all with the 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®.

This year also sees the introduction of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid, which features a high-capacity battery system that is able to store the power you get when you plug it in. By relying more on electric-only operating, the Sonata Plug-In Hybrid offers an extended driving range, but is also able to easily switch over to hybrid mode when it needs to.



Lexus has 6 Hybrid models to choose from, the CT200h, ES300h, GS450h, LS600h, NX300h and RX450h.

Lexus is high on the list when looking through Jim Hudson's Hybrid Car Shopper's Guide in Columbia, SC. With a fleet of six models to choose from, you're guaranteed to get a luxurious and comfortable ride when you're looking at Lexus Hybrids. The 2017 Lexus CT Hybrid offers enhanced handling and dynamic driving while still offering a sporty exterior and incredible tech options, all while taking regular octane fuel and getting you a combined fuel economy of 42 MPG.

The 2017 Lexus ES Hybrid in Columbia, SC, and the RX Hybrid up the ante with improved interior and exterior style and nearly unmatched performance. The 2017 ES300h Hybrid offers indulgent comfort and amenities, captivating styling and an impressive 40-MPG combined rating, while the RX offers an Atkinson-cycle V6 paired with Lexus Hybrid Drive to deliver 308 total system horsepower and an impressive 30 MPG combined rating.


Once things you'll notice for sure when browsing this Car Shopper's Guide in Columbia, SC, is that Toyota has perhaps the largest Hybrid lineup, with seven different Toyota Hybrids in Columbia, SC! You can check out the 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid for an affordable and bold ride, or choose the 2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid if you seek a more luxurious drive. Toyota is often city as the originator of the Hybrid, with the Toyota Prius. Thanks to inventive thinking and design, the Prius Hybrid is offered on in four different models, including the original Prius, the compact Prius c, the expanded Prius v, and the new 2015 Prius Plug-In Hybrid. And if you want to deviate from cars, they also offer the Highlander Hybrid with Hybrid Synergy Drive® for 27/28 city/highway MPG2.

With Jim Hudson's Hybrid Car Shopper's Guide in Columbia, SC, you can clearly see how popular Hybrid cars have become, and what our selection of Ford, Hyundai, Lexus, and Toyota Hybrids has to offer. Visit Jim Hudson today to learn even more about our selection of Hybrid cars.

1EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.

22015 EPA-estimated city/highway mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

32015 EPA-rated MPG, Luxury nameplates.

4Ratings achieved using the required premium unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 or higher. If premium fuel is not used, performance will decrease.

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