The Honda Civic Hybrid
, Escape Hybrid
and Highlander Hybrid
all made the IntelliChoice "Best Deal of the Month
" for September. IntelliChoice officials say hybrid
technology is proving its value over the life of a vehicle.
The Civic Hybrid was tops in the Compact Over $16,000 segment while Prius was first in the Midsize Under $21,000 class. Leading the Compact Utility Over $21,000 was Escape Hybrid 2WD and Highlander Hybrid 2WD was crowned in Intermediate Utility Over $29,000.
Officials say that even with higher up-front cost and insurance premiums, the total cost of ownership over five years is lower than each of the hybrid's closest competitors.