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Top 3 Hybrid Cars
Taylor Bamber

I believe there are three main hybrid cars out there that are the best of the best. The Honda Civic hybrid, Honda Insight, and Toyota Prius are the three main hybrids leading the market to date. Out of those three competing cars I think I have found the best one for the price. Itís a pretty simple decision when you compare price with features.

#3 Honda Insight

Hondaís Insight retails for $20,380 which is the cheapest price of all three hybrid cars but not by much. Now the reason I am rating this one in last place is because of it only being a two-seater and not having the top mpg score. However it does take a 2nd place in that category producing 57 city and 56 highway mpg. Also the Insight averaged a score of only four for the front crash tests. Now the engine only produces 71hp and can do 0-60 in 10.7 seconds. All in all I think the other vehicles were a better deal for the money.

#2 Honda Civic Hybrid

The Honda Civic has been around forever, but the new hybrid is a new trick for an old dog. With an MSRP of $20,900 it is the most expensive of all three cars. Unfortunately for the higher price you donít get better performance. The fuel economy in the Civic hybrid is the worst of all three cars; it gets 47 city Mpg and 48 highway Mpg. What differs from the Insight is that the car can hold 5 people that make it much more functional in my opinion. The engine produces 93 hp pushing it to 0-60 in 12.1 which is the slowest of all three cars. The Civic scored a 5 on its front crash test rating.

#1 Toyota Prius

The Prius by Toyota is one of the nicest of all three cars I evaluated. The cars manufacturer suggested retail price is $20,875 which is only 25 dollars cheaper than the civic but still cheaper. The Prius has 110 horsepower and can do 0-60 in 10.2 which is the fastest of all three cars. Also the Toyota is not only the fastest and most powerful but it gets 60 mpg city and 51 highway mpg. The car scored an average of 4.5 on its front crash test rating. What sets this apart from the Insight is that it is a mid size car that hold five people comfortably with some trunk room to boot.

About The Author: Taylor Bamber is a proud owner of a 300zx turbo and belongs to many 300zx clubs in Northern Colorado. Being waist deep in the import world, he knows where to find all the best online JDM deals for fast cars deals for fast cars. He has scoured the web and has found the best sites for your import car needs. Check out his site at JDM-4U.com





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Hybrid Car Acronyms and Definitions:
  • ECU - ECU Engine Control unit is the computer in the automobile that gets input from a multitude of sensors and adjusts the operation of the engine for optimum performance based on those inputs.
  • Hybrid Vehicle - uses multiple propulsion systems to provide motive power. This most commonly refers to gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles, which use gasoline (petrol) and electric batteries for the energy used to power internal-combustion engines (ICEs) and electric motors.
  • VDIM - Acronym which means Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management available on the upcoming Toyota HH and Lexus RXh.
  • BAS - Belt Alternator Starter. The traditional alternator in the engine accessory drive is replaced by a combination alternator / starter / electric motor.
  • Oil - Oil, a liquid fossil fuel, is formed from layers of buried plants and animals that have been subjected to geologic heat and pressure over a long period of time. The energy that the plants and animals originally obtained from the sun is stored in the oil in the form of carbon. In addition to carbon, oil contains elements such as nitrogen, sulfur, mercury, lead, and arsenic. Oil is a nonrenewable resource because it cannot be replenished on a human time frame.

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