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Old 05-29-2008, 10:57 AM   #8 (permalink)
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While hybrids do get better mileage in the city usually, they also blow away the competition on the highway. Just try to find a conventional gasoline car that gets as good of highway mileage (EPA rated) as the Prius does. Sorry, you just can't. The highest EPA rated vehicle for sale currently in the US without going with a hybrid is the Smart ForTwo rated at 33 city 41 highway. The Prius beats that very nicely with 48 city and 45 highway and is massive compared to the ForTwo. The same goes for the Civic Hybrid at 40 city 45 highway. Nothing can touch these cars (when talking brand new vehicles). Just for kicks I'll mention the Yaris EPA ratings of 29 city 36 highway. The point here is, even if the hybrid isn't getting its best mileage on the highway, it still kicks everything elses butt. Now, if you really want a high mileage highway car you'll get yourself a used Honda Insight (stopped making them in 06) rated at 48 city 58 highway.
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