Lets face it, gas is getting expensive and fuel efficient cars are becoming more sought after by new car buyers. Is a hybrid vehicle the answer? Thanks to a new page at fueleconomy.gov, it will become easier to determine if a hybrid is the right choice for you.
The Hybrid Compare page at fueleconomy.gov shows your choice of hybrid vehicle and compares it to its non-hybrid counterpart. The site shows you the price differences between the two vehicles, as well as the variance in miles-per-gallon.
That’s not all, the page also allows you to input your commute, or annual estimated mileage, and you can even set the percentage of highway or city driving you encounter.
After filling out all the forms, the page will then show you how much money you will save by using a hybrid (if any at all) and how long it will take to recover the price difference between the hybrid and non-hybrid vehicle.
Its a pretty handy tool for budget-minded car buyers who are worried about spending the extra money on a hybrid. However the selection of vehicles seems pretty slim, and might be missing a few cars. It would also be interesting to see other alternative fuel comparisons, like for diesel cars.