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Old 11-09-2012, 09:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'd look into a Prius if I were you. If the Matrix is working good for you, you don't need to go to a Camry/Escape. The Prius is just about identical to the Matrix size wise. That, and you can get them for way less than a Camry/Escape hybrid.

Keep in mind that EV mode with any of the hybrids you've mentioned (with a PHEV kit) will be pretty limited as their top speed in EV mode is fairly low. The 2nd gen Prius has a top speed of 34 mph in EV mode. I'm not sure about the Camry or Escape.
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