The Most Cost-Effective Hybrids
Taking into account total ownership cost factors including depreciation, fuel costs, financing, insurance, maintenance, repairs, fees and taxes, the research showed that some hybrids such as the Lincoln MKZ can produce savings of as much as $7,000 over its gas equivalent.
Check out the full list below and make sure to use the free RydeShopper to get the best deals on any of these vehicles.
|Hybrid Vehicle||Gas Alternative||Cost Savings Over 5-Years|
|Lincoln MKZ Hybrid||Lincoln MKZ||$7,001|
|Mercedes Benz S400||Mercedes Benz S550||$4,242|
|Lexus HS 250h||Lexus IS 250||$3,747|
|Toyota Prius V||Toyota Matrix||$1,804|
|Toyota Prius c||Toyota Yaris||$1,469|
|Ford Fusion Hybrid||Ford Fusion||$1,202|
|Kia Optima Hybrid||Kia Optima||$779|
|Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid||Porsche Cayenne||$672|
|Honda Insight||Honda Civic||$656|
|Hyundai Sonata Hybrid||Hyundai Sonata||$319|
|Lexus RX 450h||Lexus RX 350||$17|
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- Gregg Fidan
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