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Old 02-24-2017, 05:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Used hybrid market- Largest HOV sedan?

Up to this point I've been unwilling to go hybrid because of my wants of a manual transmission and large passenger compartment. Have been sticking with standard sedans, but maybe HOV access would get me to finally give up the manual. On the used market is there any HOV access hybrids cars that offer enough room for a family of five? What is my best bet? From what I've researched so far something like a $20k 2008 Lexus LS600h does not qualify due to mediocre economy.

I have been looking the new hybrid Pacifica also, but I prefer a car to a minivan or SUV/crossover. Also would prefer to keep it under 20k rather than the 40k of the Pacifica. So I have been looking at any used candidates. But with no luck there. The 2nd gen Volt with 5 seats is smaller than ideal for family use.

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Old 02-24-2017, 05:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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From what I'm seeing Camry and Accord looks like the extent of my options. Anybody thinks of options I'm overlooking, please post.
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Camry and Accord are also 5 passenger sedans.
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There's the Ford Fusion, not sure if it has HOV access. There's also the Chevy Malibu, but I didn't see many for under $20k in a quick search. The Prius V (and maybe the regular Prius) might be big enough, depending on where you need the room.
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Right, I'll check those out. If the volt doesn't have the space, the fusion energi or accord plugin should do great. I've basically been running sedans how most families run their minivans, for carting 3 kids around with their stuff. Its worked out well so far sticking with big "midsize" sedans. At the volt, civic, jetta size, I'm worried I'd regret that afterwards. Kids are not getting any smaller..

I'll have to check out the Cmax too. Looks like the used options start getting interesting around 2013 model year. Not much before that.
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Don't forget the Sonata Hybrid, easy to find one at less than $20k. Looks for 2013+ as they have better/lighter batteries.

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