A nice shopping guide of currently available
can be found at
. While a few of the cars listed do promise (and deliver) fuel savings, the majority either promise and don’t deliver, or don’t even promise significantly improved
. The fuel economy of the
RX400h barely exceeds the RX330’s, but the
performs better. Does a performance-minded consumer really want a Lexus RX, and does he feel like paying an extra $7,500 for it? The majority of
buyers are probably well-informed, Internet savvy individuals, and after reading reviews based on real-world usage of some of these hybrids, sales might slow down even more than they already have. Maybe a fuel saving, modern clean
engine in one of these SUV’s might be the answer.