A co-worker of mine bought a new Lexus RX400h hybrid. It cost her $4000 more, and its not paying off for her. She, like me, does lots of freeway and very little city. She's averaging about 2mpg combined more than her last vehicle, which was the Lexus RX400. Couple the worse-than-expected gas mileage with higher maintenance costs, and she wishes she just got the standard gasoline.AWDfreak said:ICE-electric hybrids tend to benefit most in urban areas *cough* LA and SF Bay Area *cough*
If one does a lot of freeway driving, an ICE-electric hybrid isn't of much benefit. Stop-and-go traffic is where these ICE-electric hybrids shine.
These days, "normal" California road conditions involve crumbling pavement, puzzle-pieced roadways, and deteriorated tarmac.ClubCrosstrek said:
I am surprised that Subaru hasn't sold their diesel engines here in the US. That's where the true gas mileage comes from.ClubCrosstrek said:Yeah, I'm actually quite surprised it's taken Subaru this long to get on the hybrid train, being such a green company and all.
Guess we'll have to add a hybrid section to the forum!
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my guess is the 2014 non-hybrid won't be any different.bdrex28 said:I wouldn't mind seeing if there are any parts we could transfer over to our models on the exterior.
I haven't seen anything yet on the 2014 non-hybrid.