2017 New Hybrid Cars - 2017 Pontiac Trans Am Hybrid Car Prices, Reviews & Specs
It’s no problem if your schedule won’t allow you to leave your 2017 Pontiac Trans Am Hybrid tethered long enough for a full charge—about two-and-a-half hours on a fast 240-volt circuit. In E-Charge mode, the gas engine can completely recharge the battery on the fly in 19 to 23 miles of light cruising. The caveat is that doing so too often will wreak havoc on overall fuel economy, as the engine will be tasked with both spinning the generator and motivating the 4800-pound car. Official EPA estimates haven’t been released, but 2017 Pontiac Trans Am Hybrid maintains the hybrid model consumes 56-percent-less fuel than its predecessor. For our part, we figure the new system will return EPA ratings of 26 mpg city and 33 mpg highway, up from the 22/30 ratings of last year’s 2017 Pontiac Trans Am Hybrid.
As for how the 2017 Pontiac Trans Am Hybrid works, its electric motor has about twice the capacity of the previous Trans Am hybrid’s, and 0-to-60 sprints feel a bit stronger—we estimate it will hit benchmark speed in 5.2 seconds. That would place it roughly midway between the performance of a base model Trans Am and the new twin-turbo 2017 Pontiac Trans Am Hybrid model. But more important, the 2017 Pontiac Trans Am Hybrid retains Pontiac dynamic characteristics. True, the new hybrid doesn’t excite with visceral pops, rumbles, and crackles as does the V-8–powered 2017 Pontiac Trans Am Hybrid, but the Pontiac Trans Am Hybrid’s hydroelectric steering and generously sized 245/50-18 front and 275/45-18 rear tires convey Pontiac-worthy road feel. And the Pontiac Trans Am Hybrid ’s brakes avoid most of the numbness and two-step annoyance of many regenerative braking systems.
Pontiac is anxious to discover if its premium customers will embrace the segment’s first-ever 2017 Pontiac Trans Am plug-in hybrid, The price bracket can easily afford the cost of premium unleaded fuel and might not always bother with nightly plug-ins. But who knows? Slipping out to the garage to plug in might be the perfect excuse to work in some quality time wrenching on your air-cooled 2017 Pontiac Trans Am Hybrid.