23 Aug '16, 7pm

Gap Between Hybrids and Gas-Engine Counterparts Tightening in Vincentric Study

Gap Between Hybrids and Gas-Engine Counterparts Tightening in Vincentric Study

Low gasoline prices and improved fuel efficiency in gas-engine cars tightened the lead hybrids have over comparable non-hybrid cars, according to Vincentric’s ratings. Seven out of 29 hybrids evaluated had lower total cost of ownership in Vincentric’s U.S. Hybrid Ownership compared to their closest all-gasoline counterparts, with five of them classified as luxury brand cars in the study. That makes up 24 percent of the total hybrids analyzed, a steep drop from 44 percent in 2012 and 32 percent in 2014, according to Vincentric. The seven hybrids passing the mark in this year’ study were the Audi Q5 Hybrid, Ford Fusion Hybrid, Lexus CT 200h, Lexus ES 300h, Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, Toyota Avalon Hybrid, and Toyota Prius C. The Lexus CT 200h (as seen in the photo above) had the best savings in total cost of ownership at $8,728; the Audi Q5 Hybrid had the best numbers compared to it...

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