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Hybrids are NOT cost effective, maybe people should do some math:

**Toyota Prius** (Base) - $22,000, 44 MPG

**Toyota Yaris** (Base) - $12,205 (Prius + $9795), 34 MPG

**Honda Fit** (Base) - $14,750 (Prius + $7250), 32 MPG

Average Price of Gas: $4 Gallon Regular (AAA)

10,000 Miles Per Year:

**Toyota Prius** - 227 Gallons, $908

**Toyota Yaris** - 294 Gallons, $1176 (Prius - $268) = **37 Years** to break even

**Honda Fit** - 313 Gallons, $1252 (Prius - $344) = **21 Years** to break even

15,000 Miles Per Year:

**Toyota Prius** - 341 Gallons, $1364

**Toyota Yaris** - 441 Gallons, $1764 (Prius - $400) = **25 Years** to break even

**Honda Fit** - 469 Gallons, $1876 (Prius - $512) = **14 Years** to break even

20,000 Miles Per Year:

**Toyota Prius** - 455 Gallons, $1820

**Toyota Yaris** - 588 Gallons, $2352 (Prius - $532) = **18 Years** to break even

**Honda Fit** - 625 Gallons, $2500 (Prius - $680) = **11 Years** to break even

And that is not including any battery replacement costs!

Average Price of Gas: $4 Gallon Regular (AAA)

10,000 Miles Per Year:

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20,000 Miles Per Year:

And that is not including any battery replacement costs!

Hybrids SUVs are NOT cost effective, maybe people should do some math:

**Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid** - $52,405, 19 MPG *

**Chevrolet Tahoe LT** - $40,625 (Tahoe Hybrid + $11,780), 14 MPG

**Toyota RAV4 Limited** - $24,490 (Tahoe Hybrid + $27,915), 22 MPG

**Toyota RAV4 Base** - $21.500 (Tahoe Hybrid + $30,905), 23 MPG

Average Price of Gas: $4 Gallon Regular (AAA)

10,000 Miles Per Year:

**Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid** - 526 Gallons, $2104 *

**Chevrolet Tahoe LT** - 714 Gallons, $2856 (Tahoe Hybrid - $752) = **16 Years** to break even

**Toyota RAV4 Limited** - 455 Gallons, $1820 (Tahoe Hybrid + $284) = **Save $27,915 vehicle cost and $284 a year in gas**

**Toyota RAV4 Base** - 435 Gallons, $1740 (Tahoe Hybrid + $364) = **Save $30,905 vehicle cost and $364 a year in gas**

15,000 Miles Per Year:

**Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid** - 789 Gallons, $3156 *

**Chevrolet Tahoe LT** - 1071 Gallons, $4284 (Tahoe Hybrid - $1128) = **10 Years** to break even

**Toyota RAV4 Limited** - 682 Gallons, $2728 (Tahoe Hybrid + $428) = **Save $27,915 vehicle cost and $428 a year in gas**

**Toyota RAV4 Base** - 652 Gallons, $2608 (Tahoe Hybrid + $548) = **Save $30,905 vehicle cost and $548 a year in gas**

20,000 Miles Per Year:

**Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid** - 1053 Gallons, $4212 *

**Chevrolet Tahoe LT** - 1429 Gallons, $5716 (Tahoe Hybrid - $1504) = **8 Years** to break even

**Toyota RAV4 Limited** - 909 Gallons, $3636 (Tahoe Hybrid + $576) = **Save $27,915 vehicle cost and $576 a year in gas**

**Toyota RAV4 Base** - 870 Gallons, $3480 (Tahoe Hybrid + $732) = **Save $30,905 vehicle cost and $732 a year in gas**

And that is not including any battery replacement costs!

**The Tahoe Hybrid's maximum towing capacity is 2,200 pounds less than the regular Tahoe. There is also a Tahoe LS for only $37,915.*

Average Price of Gas: $4 Gallon Regular (AAA)

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And that is not including any battery replacement costs!

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