Hybrid Hoo-Hah

Ok, kids…whip out your calculators….it’s time for some math.

Toyota Camry – Regular Car – $18470 MSRP –

Toyota Camry – Regular car – Price After TTL – $20271

Finance at 5.9% – $23475

Toyota Camry – Hybrid – $26200

Toyota Camry – Hybrid – Price After TTL – $28755

Finance at 5.9% – $32674

Price Difference –  $9029

Price per gallon of gas – $3.00

That means you have to save at least  3010 gallons of gas to pay the price difference.

The regular Camry is supposed to get about 35 MPG and the Hybrid is supposed to get about 40 MPG.  SInce the average American only drives 8000 miles per year, let’s do some more math.

Standard Car –  229 gallons per year

Hybrid Car – 200 gallons per year

At a difference of 29 gallons per year, you’d have to drive your Hybrid for 110 years to recoup the difference in the cost. 

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