Yes, the hybrids( Prius) have been the joke of many shows such as Family Guy and the movie The Other Guys. But hybrids are actually looking good nowadays. And if your scraping change to put gas in the car, I guess the jokes on you Jack! Nah, I'm not going there, but you may want to look into getting a hybrid.
All these cars that we mentioned are very pestigious cars in our opinion. We test drove these and looked them over to present this article in hopes that it will help in your car buying decisions in 2013. (We apologize to all the salesmen who thought they were making sales, maybe another day.) We are in no way putting these cars down (like Hollywood and their hate for a car.) We just wanted to point out some things you may have not known or have not considered. With that being said, these are our top five suggestions.
The top hybrid on The Daily Brew Connections recommendations list is the Ford Fusion. The Fusion was voted unanimously by the Brew's contributors(all 3 of us,) as our number one pick. It was best in our research in style(looks), milage, and comfort ability.
As we compared our hybrids, we wanted something that looked classy. By far we all thought that this one looked the best( Andrea also liked the Civic and Camry for best.)
With it's MPG at 47 for city and hwy, easily fits five (we put six in it okay), and execptional trunk space. Price puts this car right at about 32K
The Honda Civic was an awesome choice only falling to the Fusion by looks and by something more tangible like MPG at 44 for city and hwy.
In comparison to the Fusion, this car seemed some what smaller (cars were not campared side by side nor on the same days.) However, the price was a lot better at 25K.
This car certainly had the look and was just as spacious as the Fusion. However, it came at a cost and that cost was enough to push the Camry to third on our list.
It came with a better price at around 27K, but the MPG just wasn't there. To us, that's the main thing about a hybrid, save me at the pump. Its MPG came in at 43 city and 39 hwy (we think this is backwards, but that's how the info was passed to us.)
This car had a decent look to it, but certain things just wasn't there for us to raise it above fourth. What we like most in a hybrid is its MPG, and this one was lower than those in the top. MPG 34 city 39 hwy.
Also It seemed a bit smaller in comparison in spaciousness with the Fusion. It's priced decent at around 26K
This is not much of a spacious car compared to the Fusion. To us, this one seemed more to have been designed for those who like power in a car. Our test drive showed us that this had a little more "get up and go," than the others, while also saving some cash at the pump. MPG at 35 city 40 hwy, but they kill you on price at around 38K.