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2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid

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It is no easy thing going from a 500 horsepower Challenger R/T to a no-horsepower Toyota Camry hybrid. Well, ok, that’s not fair. The Camry hybrid does have horsepower. But only about a third as much as the Challenger R/T I reviewed last week. Then again, the Challenger only gives you about a third of the…

2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid

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Not all hybrids are slow. One of the few that goes is Ford’s C-Max hybrid, which is a kind of Jack & Coke to Toyota’s Diet Coke. You know, the Prius. The Toyota gives you really good gas mileage. But it also takes a really long time to get going. Ten seconds to 60, on a downhill. The…

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

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No matter how hard I tried – and I tried really hard – I never succeeded in reducing the Hyundai Sonata hybrid to less than 34.6 MPG. Average. Running 80 MPH. Full throttle jackrabbit starts. Doing my best to make it use as much fuel as possible. The car serving as Rocky Balboa to my…

2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid

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It’s smart that Toyota has undercut Honda on the price of the new Camry hybrid. You can pick one up for about $2,500 less than you’d pay for the a new Accord hybrid. This makes up for the Mileage Deficit between the two. The EPA says the hybrid Camry LE is capable of 43 city…

A Good Time to Buy a Hybrid?

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Cheap gas is making hybrids seem like less of a deal. Which in turn is making them harder to sell. Which is tough nuts for those trying to sell them – but could be really good news for you, if you’re thinking seriously about trying to buy one. Consider the Toyota Prius – the best-known (and best-selling)…

How Come Hybrids Don’t Get Great Gas Mileage?

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Hybrids get pretty good – but far from great – gas mileage. The best of them – that would be Toyota’s Prius – manage low-mid 50s. Most average low-mid 40s. Which is good, but far from spectacular. After all, 40-something MPG is only about 8-10 MPG better than many current-era non-hybrid economy cars manage. It’s not…

2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid

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The first mass-production car – Ford’s Model T – had many virtues, but variety wasn’t one of them. Not even when it came to color (Henry Ford decreed buyers could have any color they liked, so long as it was black). Henry Sr. got away with that for awhile, because there weren’t many alternatives to…

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

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What do a Porsche 911 and the hybrid Honda Accord have in common? Image. Oh, sure – there’s more to it than just that. But you know and I know that there are people who buy 911s not because a 911 can do a 12 second quarter mile and run up to 180 MPH on…

2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid

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Does the Camry hybrid – vs. the regular Camry – make economic sense? Or is it an emotional (and political) thing primarily – as in: Hey, look how much I care about the environment? Hmmmm . . . On the one hand, the Camry hybrid will cost you $3,460 more to buy than an otherwise…

Now That Hybrids Have Become Popular…

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They’re going to tax them, too. You knew this was coming – right? That they were not going to let you get away with evading paying your “fair share” of motor vehicle fuels taxes by driving a vehicle that uses less (or even no) gas. Yup. That Prius you’re maybe looking at because you’re thinking…