Intellichoice Finds Hybrid Cars Save Money in Long Run
The hybrids with the biggest five-year savings after the Prius were the new Honda Civic sedan hybrid, the Toyota Highlander sport utility vehicle hybrid and the Ford Escape SUV hybrid.
Hybrid vehicles are proof of the old saw that you've got to spend money to
save it, a new study shows.
In recent years, studies by Consumer Reports and others have shown that most
hybrids won't save owners enough money on fuel alone to make up for their higher
But a new study by Los Angeles-based Intellichoice.com, which specializes in
automotive cost-of-ownership data, says that hybrid buyers are still the winners
when you factor in costs of financing, fuel, insurance, state taxes and license
fees, repairs, maintenance and depreciation.
Reflex features an advanced diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system that harnesses diesel, electric and solar power. This combination of power can deliver maximum fuel economy - up to 65 mpg - without compromising performance.
The Concept-CT is revealed to the world by Mitsubishi Motors North America on Monday, Jan. 9, 2006 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Concept-CT utilizes the Mitsubishi In-wheel Electric Vehicle (MIEV) hybrid powertrain, which employs an electric motor in each of the vehicle's four wheels. The ultra-compact four-door hatchback maximizes interior space and combines practicality, fun-to-drive performance and low fuel consumption.