A Short Guide to New Cars That Go Green and Save Money

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This article will serve as a short guide to new cars that go green and save money. It compares four 2008 model cars, all of them hybrids. Each description includes the fuel efficiency rating (city, highway, and overall) as well as the model’s price tag.

Toyota Prius

The first of the new hybrid cars is the 2008 Toyota Prius. According to Consumer Reports, the Prius is a family sedan with excellent fuel economy, reliability, owner costs, and owner satisfaction. It gets 35 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city and 50 mpg on the highway, for an average of 44 mpg overall. This makes the Prius the most fuel efficient of the new hybrid cars. It has a base Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) range of $21,500 to $23,770.

Honda Civic Hybrid

The second of the new hybrid cars is the 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid. According to Consumer Reports, the Civic Hybrid is a small sedan with “responsive handling and a steady, compliant ride.” It gets 26 mpg in the city and 47 mpg on the highway, for an average of 37 mpg overall. This makes the Civic the second most fuel-efficient of the new hybrid cars. It has a base MSRP range of $14,810 to $29,500.

Toyota Camry Hybrid

The third of the new hybrid cars is the 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid. According to Consumer Reports, the Camry Hybrid is another family sedan that is “capable, quiet, and well rounded… but is not exciting to drive.” It gets 28 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway, for an average of 34 mpg overall. This ranks the Camry Hybrid third on the list of new hybrid cars. It has a base MSRP range of $18,920 to $28,470.

Toyota Highlander Hybrid

The fourth and final of the new hybrid cars is the 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. According to Consumer Reports, the Highlander Hybrid is a mid-sized sport utility that “offers the same refinement, quiet interior, ride comfort, power, and flexible, roomy second-row seat as the regular Highlander.” It gets 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, for an average of 24 mpg overall. This ranks the Highlander Hybrid last on the list of new hybrid cars. It has a base MSRP range of $27,500 to $40,450.

In Conclusion

This article just looked at four of this year’s new hybrid cars. Hopefully, the brief description provided here can help potential car buyers make the decision for their next purchase. If readers have any ideas for improving this short guide to new cars that go green and save money, please contact the author.

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