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The truth about hybrid vehicles (most aren't worth it)..
Hybrid
Average
MPG
Price
Premium
for Hybrid
Version
Annual Gas
Savings
Years to
Pay Off
Mercury
Mariner
32.2
$1,770
$801
2.2
Ford Escape
32.2
$2,740
$581
4.7
Lexus RX 400h
25.6
$4,180
$641
6.5
Saturn Vue
28.2
$4,120
$593
6.9
Nissan Altima
34.1
$6,860
$926
7.4
Toyota Highlander
26.1
$6,700
$616
10.8
Toyota Camry
33.5
$6,630
$575
11.5
Honda Civic
42.3
$7,590
$624
12.1
GMC Yukon
21.5
$14,700
$920
15.9
Chevrolet
Tahoe
21.5
$14,960
$920
16.2
Saturn Aura
27.6
$3,495
$175
20
Chevrolet
Malibu
27.6
$3,995
$175
22.8
Most hybrid cars just aren't worth paying the extra
money to get a few extra miles out of the
gas/electric car. Lets take the average person that
puts 15,000 miles a year on their car. And lets
assume an average price of gas will cost $4.15 per
gallon. Now lets take a look at 10 hybrids and see
how long it will take you to pay for the extra cost off
the hybrid version than the regular version based
off the amount of money that you would save in gas.
Assuming that the average person owns their car
for about 4 years means that only one car would
earn you a return on your investment on a hybrid
car, and that's the Mercury Mariner. The only real
deal on hybrids is the Toyota Prius, it's not listed
below because it does not have a non hybrid  
version, but with the high miles per gallon and
relatively lower price its a bargain.
My name is Jamaal Harless and I
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