Part of our Hybrid Car Q&A with Hillside Auto Repair in Torrance
Q: Toyota, Honda, or something else: Which system is right for me?
A: Broadly speaking, vehicles that use Toyota's hybrid system are likely to be better for Los Angeles urban drivers. The one big exception to this rule is Ford's Fusion hybrid, which racks up some remarkable MPG ratings in the city -- 41 MPG compared to 33 MPG for the Camry. Ford's C-MAX Hybrid does even better -- 47 MPG both in the city and on the highway. Generally speaking, the system found in the Honda and Lexus models favor highway driving, and offers increased performance plus a marginal improvement in mileage.
Read these Green Car Buying Guides to help you decide which one is best for you.