Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Return on investment for hybrid cars

Hybrid cars are very popular these days. You turn on the TV and there are a lot of advertisements on them. They are better for the environment but do they really affect your pocketbook as gas increases. Edmunds did a recent report of the return on investment on some popular hybrid cars.

The 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid has the earliest break-even point. However, it still takes 2.9 years to save an Escape Hybrid's owner enough money to break even when compared to the cost of a four-cylinder 2007 Escape XLT

The Toyota Camry Hybrid takes 8.2 years to break even compared to the powerful six-cylinder Camry LE and 5.8 years with the loaded four-cylinder Camry XLE. The Lexus RX 400h takes a whopping 13.6 years to break even with the Lexus RX 350.

Check out Edmunds full list!

1 comment:

The Autumn Dahlia said...

Great info! I'm in the market for a trade, so that's good to know!