The Benefits of Driving a Hybrid Vehicle

2017 Ford CMAX Hybrid - benefits of driving a hybrid in Chicago, ILHybrid vehicles have been on the market since the end of the 1990s, and they are becoming more and more popular as drivers learn about the benefits of going green. Hybrids can not only reduce emissions, but they also help you save gas, earn tax credits, improve performance, and more. Switch to a hybrid vehicle today to see the benefits.

A hybrid vehicle is a car that combines a traditional gasoline engine with an electric motor. According to AutoBytel, one of the major benefits of driving a hybrid is that you reduce fuel consumption. This is the most obvious perk of going green, but it can also lead to fewer harmful emissions—helping you to worry a little less when you drive.

Another advantage is tax credits. The government often offers federal tax incentives in order to get more people to drive hybrid vehicles. These incentives are based on the vehicle’s range, and frequently rise as high as $7,500, sometimes making hybrids among the most affordable vehicles on the market.

Next, hybrids also improve performance. Thanks to the combination of electric and gasoline power, hybrid vehicles have incredible torque and acceleration. In fact, many race cars rely on hybrid powertrain designs in order to boost overall performance.

These are the basic benefits of buying a hybrid. You get better fuel economy, produce lower emissions, improve performance, and earn tax credits. Stop by Packey Webb Ford to learn more about hybrids.

2017 Ford Fusion Sport Preview!

The 2017 Ford Fusion Sport has been the talk of the town ever since Ford announced it would be happening back in January.

2017 Ford Fusion at Packey Webb FordFord announced the new all-wheel-drive Fusion V6 Sport as a performance sedan unlike anything in the segment. The Fusion Sport will have a twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that is projected to deliver 325 horsepower and 350 lb-ft. of torque. The Ford Fusion V6 Sport is said to add 100 lb-ft of torque and almost 50 more horsepower than its competition.

Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president and chief technical officer Global Product Development, said “Fusion offers people a lot more car – including helpful technology, beautiful design and a more rewarding driving experience than other midsize sedans”.

The 2017 Ford Fusion Sport will have a Driver Assist package and upgrade package available. It will come with a plethora of standard features that you can learn more about here.

Here at Packey Webb Ford, we can’t wait for the 2017 Ford Fusion Sport to hit our dealership lot. If you have questions about the Fusion Sport or any other Ford model, please contact us!

Best Starter Cars

If you’re looking for an ideal starter car, there are many boxes you’ll want to check. Thankfully, Ford has your back with some of the best starter cars for recent grads.

2017 Ford Fusion

Best Starter Cars - 2017 Ford Fusion

The Ford Fusion isn’t only affordable, it’s stylish. LED lighting creates a sleek look and increases your visibility.

Luxurious elements on the interior make you feel convenient and comfortable. A rotary gear shift dial is subtle and easy to use.

With a starting MSRP of $22,260, you’re getting bang for your buck.

2017 Ford Focus

Best Starter Cars - Ford Focus

A starting MSRP of $17,225 gives you a whole lot with the Ford Focus. The available EcoBoost engine increases your efficiency. Auto Start-Stop technology reduces your fuel consumption in the city.

Technology keeps you connected at all times. SYNC 3 gives you access to entertainment and your phone, so you’ll be able to communicate on the go.

2017 Ford Edge

Best Starter Cars - Ford Edge

The Ford Edge gives you the storage you need, all for the affordable MSRP of $28,700.

On the interior, you’ll have an impressive 73.4 cubic feet of space, so you’ll be able to transport just about anything. And with ample standard safety features, you’ll be safe for your busy life.