Hybrid or diesel

The car sales statistics around the world show the redistribution of the market between diesel and hybrid vehicles. While sales of the first have dropped significantly, the latter continue to grow rapidly. Understanding the general features, advantages and disadvantages of each type of plant allows you to understand the reasons for this situation and draw conclusions about the expediency of purchasing a hybrid or diesel car.


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Take a rental car at LeoDrive in Lviv before making a decision to buy a gasoline or diesel vehicle. So you can appreciate all the benefits of a modern hybrid and maybe think about purchasing something similar.

General features

European manufacturers have gained special expertise in the design and manufacture of diesel power units. As a result, they operate quietly and smoothly, consume little fuel and provide the vehicle with excellent dynamic performance. And if it were not for a critical environmental situation, the heavy fuel engine could remain in the favorites, at least in Europe.

Instead, hybrid power plants provide similar (some models are better, some - worse) dynamic and cost-effective. In terms of work and reliability, they are even considered to be more practical and advantageous compared to high-tech modern diesel engines that are extremely sensitive to fuel quality and service.

Prevalence and repair

According to this parameter, any mono-fuel models are in a more advantageous position. Despite the general simplicity of design of typical hybrids, most masters are still attentive to them. The reason is simple: cars with an internal combustion engine are more common. Enough to visit the car shop in Lviv to make sure of it. This means that experience in repair and maintenance is just as great.

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Loss in resale price

In this regard hybrid cars are much more attractive than diesel. In the European Union, the war has started with the last and in the near future they will be completely forbidden for sale. So far, the powerful flow of used cars with this type of engine in Ukraine looks attractive, because it allows you to buy a car in good condition at an affordable price. The problems will start when this process goes to the next stage and the car will have to be sold at a very significant discount. At this time, hybrid vehicles are gaining in popularity and continue to grow in price. In the near future, growing demand in the primary market will not be satisfied due to the limited capacity of producers, and therefore expect a fall in prices is not worth it.

Fuel saving

In order to understand how different fuel costs are for each of the options, it is first and foremost to evaluate the standard operating conditions of the vehicle:


  • In the suburban mode, it's difficult to find competitors for a modern turbodiesel - with uniform movement at medium and high speeds, such power units provide a minimum fuel consumption. In an electric vehicle, every mile runs even cheaper, but imperfect batteries make the electric car not the best option for such operating conditions.
  • In a city the hybrid in comparison with the similar car with a diesel engine is usually more profitable. Frequent accelerations involving an electric motor, as well as braking in front of traffic lights, at crossings or pedestrian crossings where accumulators are recharged (this diesel is completely lost) are ideal conditions for a combined power plant.

For fast, day-to-day city trips at short distances, Plug-in hybrid cars are the perfect option. They can only be driven by an electric train, that is, the cost of each kilometer is the same as in an electric vehicle. At the same time, thanks to relatively small batteries, they are cheaper than electric cars, and thanks to the internal combustion engine - always ready for long journeys.

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With a classic car, everything is clear: its operation is simple as five cents. All that is required of the owner is to fill the tank with fuel and attend a service station with a specified periodicity. But in fact, the hybrid car in this regard is practically no different, because the availability of additional batteries and electric power does not involve any additional actions on the part of the owner.

LeoDrive offers Toyota RAV4 Hybrid crossovers in rents in Lviv. Call us and book your car for the day and time you want.