Are you in the market for a hybrid vehicle? For those who are looking for a hybrid to purchase, one of the dilemmas that they encounter is how to exactly choose which of the tons of hybrids in the market are they going to single out. It would take you months to go through the tons of reviews and specifications on the vehicles.
Good thing, there is the 2008 Hybrid Buying Guide which has been recently released by Cars.com. In the 2008 Hybrid Buying Guide, one would be able to find the top ten hybrids available in the market today. The site disclosed that they have created the guide to help consumers find the right hybrid for them. The guide offers an organized list of hybrids according to body style. There are also comparisons between hybrids and non-hybrids. Other pieces of information you would find in the 2008 Hybrid Buying Guide include fuel efficiency of the vehicles, price differences, and specifications.
Joe Wiesenfelder is the senior editor for Cars.com and he mentioned, “Hybrid rankings have often been simplistic. Most are little more than lists of the highest-mileage models on the market. Here, we ranked hybrids based on how much fuel savings they get when compared to their non-hybrid version, as well as how much all that saved gas is going to cost you, since hybrid models always command a premium price.”
Included in the top ten hybrids for 2008 is the Toyota Prius which has an MSRP of $21,100. It has a roomy interior and cargo area. The Prius clocks in 48 miles per gallon for city driving and 45 for highway.
Second on the list is the Saturn Vue Green Line which you can own for $24,170. The vehicle has 25 miles per gallon as its city mileage and 32 for highway drives. This vehicle is not offered though with an all wheel drive.
Making it to the third place is the Honda Civic Hybrid with 40 and 45 mpg as mileage for city and highway respectively. For $22,600, you can own one of these vehicles. This vehicle is quite fuel efficient and performs well too especially when equipped with a quality AC condenser.
Fourth on the list is the Toyota Camry Hybrid which you can take home for $25,200. The base model comes with a four cylinder engine. The vehicle has a mileage of 33 and 34 for city and highway travails respectively.
Other vehicles that complete the list are the Lexus RX 400h, Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Ford Escape Hybrid, Chevrolet Tahoe 2 Mode Hybrid, Saturn Aura Green Line, and the Lexus GS 450h.