Try to Compare Each and Every Hybrid Car with One Another Before Choosing
For the past five to four years, there have been much ado about Hybrid
Cars and the many benefits they could offer. Their popularity has been
compounded by the ever surging gas prices and the concern for the
environment. It seems that Hybrid Cars are the solution to both. When you
use a Hybrid car, you contribute less to the thickening air pollution,
plus you save a lot of money since they require less fuel, plus there are
numerous tax credits being given by many states.
For these reasons, hybrid cars have experienced a sharp increase in sales
and more car manufacturers are joining the hybrid vehicle arena with
their own versions. For those who are planning to buy a hybrid car, the
choices are numerous, that’s why you have to compare hybrid cars with one
another to see which one would go perfectly well with your needs.
Two of the top hybrid car manufacturers are the Japanese giant's Toyota
and Honda. They are credited with producing many innovations in the
hybrid technology and their hybrid cars are the most acclaimed, most
sought after and most awarded hybrid vehicles today.
Here we will compare the hybrid cars they are offering for 2007, these
will include the Honda Accord Hybrid, Honda Civic Hybrid, Lexus GS 450H,
Toyota Camry Hybrid and the Toyota Prius.
Their fuel efficiency can be compared through their average consumption
per mile in different situations, like; City Driving – where the traffic
is constantly stopping, Highway Driving – where the engine can freely
operate at maximum level and their combined average usage.
Miles Per Gallon – Average Miles Used Per gasoline of Fuel
· Honda Accord Hybrid – 28 MPG (city), 35 MPG (Highway) and 31 MPG
· Honda Civic - 49 MPG (city), 51 MPG (Highway) and 50 MPG (Combined
· Lexus GS 450H - 25 MPG (city), 28 MPG (Highway) and 26 MPG
· Toyota Camry Hybrid - 40 MPG (city), 38 MPG (Highway) and 39 MPG
· Toyota Prius - 60 MPG (city), 51 MPG (Highway) and 55 MPG (Combined
But before you just pick out the one with the highest MPG average, you
still have to consider and compare a couple of aspects as well. This
includes the fuel type. All of these vehicles use regular gasoline except
for the Lexus which uses Premium Gasoline that is pricier.
Then you also have to compare the size class of each hybrid car and their
engine size and liters. The Accord Hybrid is a midsize car with a 3 liter
- 6 cylinder engine. The Civic Hybrid is a compact car with a 1.3 liter –
4 cylinder engine. The Lexus is another compact car with a 3.5 liter – 6
cylinder engine. The Camry Hybrid is a midsize sedan equipped with a 2.4
liter – 4 cylinder engine and the Toyota Prius is a compact car with a
1.5 liter – 4 cylinder engine. The more powerful the engine is, the more
fuel will be consumed.
Considering this aspects and others is needed when comparing hybrid cars.
You have to put considerations to see why there are differences. So
before purchasing a hybrid car, compare first and do your research. Find
one that would suit your needs and your personality best to get the
perfect hybrid car for you.