Best Hybrids for Your Buck


There are now almost as many hybrids on the market as there non-electric vehicles to choose from. For consumers the choices can be daunting.

Hybrids definitely get better gas mileage than their gasoline powered cousins, but they also cost more. Sometimes they cost much more. For consumers, trying to weigh the benefits of improved miles per gallon over the increased cost is tricky.

Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius

At a little over $21,000 the Toyota Prius has proven itself a reliable hybrid. It gets an eye popping 51 miles per gallon in the city and 48 miles per gallon on the highway. The latest Prius models have improved greatly on the design of the original. It remains the most popular hybrid model on the market and that means it might be slightly easier to have it serviced and find other drivers who can assist you if you have questions.

The Prius is also a mid-sized car, which means it offers a little extra space inside, and a lot more comfort for the people who will ultimately be riding inside. When it comes to hybrid automobiles the Prius is really in a class by itself.

Honda Insight and Civic

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