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With Low Gas Prices, the Math on Hybrids has Changed

2015 toyota prius family It’s not easy being green when you want to save some green. With the national average price of gas at just $2.80 per gallon, according to AAA, a lot of consumers are turning away from fuel-efficient cars in favor of crossovers and SUVs. In fact, Edmunds.com reports that less than half of people who have traded in a hybrid car in 2015 replaced it with another hybrid. Hybrid cars and hybrid SUVs typically cost more than their ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Gas Prices, Hybrid Cars

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Expected to Get 47 Combined MPG

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Honda released initial fuel economy estimates for its all-new 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Wednesday. The EPA hasn’t announced official ratings yet, but Honda says it expects the Accord Hybrid to get 49/45/47 mpg city/highway/combined. The Accord Hybrid’s fuel economy is better than the 2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid’s ratings (43/39/41 mpg city/highway/combined), as well as the fuel economy of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid, which ... continue reading»

Tags: Hybrid Cars, Model News, Fuel Economy, 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

Could Ford Overtake Toyota in Total Hybrid Sales?

Ford C-Max Hybrid Since the early 2000s, Toyota has dominated the hybrid vehicle market, with a 71 percent market share last year, according to The Detroit News. However in the last year, Ford has introduced the all-new C-Max along with an electric version of the redesigned Ford Fusion, the Fusion Energi. The Detroit News says Ford Fusion hybrid sales (not including the Fusion Energi) beat out sales of the Toyota Camry hybrid in April. In particular, Fusion sales are high in the Los ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Ford C MAX, Ford, Toyota, Hybrid Cars

Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid Earns Higher MPGe Rating than Fusion Energi, Prius Plug-in and Volt

Honda has announced pricing on the 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid, which is on sale now in California and New York. Starting at $40,570 (including a $790 destination charge), the Accord Plug-in Hybrid is more expensive than competitors like the 2013 Chevrolet Volt and Ford Fusion Energi, which start at $39,995 and $39,495, respectively, after destination fees. The Accord Plug-in Hybrid is also more expensive than the Toyota Prius Plug-in, which starts at $32,760. Despite a higher ... continue reading»

Tags: Prices, Hybrid Cars, Model News, Fuel Economy, Honda Accord Plug in Hybrid

Ford Fusion Energi Earns Higher MPGe Rating than Prius Plug-in, Volt

Ford has announced that the 2013 Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid is officially rated at 108/92 MPGe city/highway by the EPA. The new plug-in hybrid sedan also delivers a combined rating of 100 MPGe, beating out the Chevrolet Volt and Toyota Prius Plug-in, which earn 98 and 95 MPGe, respectively.   The Fusion Energi is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motor, which generate 188 horsepower combined. Left Lane News reports that the Fusion Energi can travel ... continue reading»

Tags: Hybrid Cars, Model News, Fuel Economy, Ford Fusion Energi

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