Will More Efficient Gas Engines Doom Hybrids?

According to AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson, approximately 75% of customers ask about hybrids, but only 2.5% end up buying one.

Published: 31-Jan-2012

People who are shopping for green and efficient cars have a number of choices on the market today.

Then again, it wasn’t so long ago that the fuel economy of a hybrid like the Prius was considered significantly better compared to vehicles with conventional gasoline engines.

However, with all the advances in engine technology, that gap is rapidly closing.


Dodge Durango Hybrid program was cancelled in late 2008.

After taking $48 million in taxpayer funds, Chrysler says it has no plans to build a hybrid truck... but a plug-in isn't out of the question

Camry Hybrid costs $889 more than non-hybrid model.

Michael Sanibel from Investopedia provides analysis based on Toyota Camry showing 1.7 year pay back.

MKZ Hybrid priced at $34,605.

One in five MKZ buyers are opting to go with the 41 mpg (city) Hybrid, which is priced the same as the non-hybrid version.


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