Top 10 Hybrid Compact Cars

2) Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

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Audi’s e-tron is a sensible compact hybrid, even though it’s not the most cost effective option in its class. Being a plug-in, the car can be driven in pure electric mode, which is recommended for short hops. One can come back and recharge, or if the trip gets longer, it’s easy to switch to gas power.

The car’s ‘hold battery’ mode combines the best of both systems. In this mode the car runs on pure gasoline power, preserving the battery charge for later use. The e-tron’s customizable 12.3 inch digital display cluster integrates external devices and makes it a truly driver’s car. An additional 7 inch LCD display is retractable and is perfect for applications such as multimedia or navigation.

Owners can also get the optional ‘Audi connect’ system and integrate functionalities such as Google Earth with 3D satellite imagery for maps, a Wi-Fi hotspot with 4G LTE connectivity for up to eight devices, Twitter, local traffic updates, instant news and many more.

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