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Unread 02-16-2014, 09:59 PM   #1
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Default Hybrid same mpg as normal car? Why?

How come the Subaru crossover hybrid gets the same gas mileage as the Mazda cx-5? I thought hybrids were supposed to get better gas mileage.

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Unread 02-16-2014, 10:36 PM   #2
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Depends on the hybrid system and other characteristics of the vehicle (aerodynamics, weight, etc). Would you expect a hybrid semi truck to get 40 mpg?
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Some quick math says that the Hybrid model gets 16% better fuel economy than the standard 2.0/CVT model, and in the automotive world that's a huge difference for the same model car. On top of that, for an all-wheel drive midsize SUV 29mpg city is unheard of!
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