Are Hybrid toyota Cars worth the extra money to save money?
the 2017 toyota highlander i am looking at has the hybrid option, but for 5000 dollars more.
i understand hybrids only save you money for city driving, hence the stop and go but really do nothing for highway. which prob explains the 29 city figure on the hybrid vs the 22 city on the non hybrid and the same highway mpg.
the only thing i found with the hybrid is that for the AWD, the electric motors power the rear wheels vs. the engine on the normal model which apparently doesnt have as much "power" as the engine powering the wheels. may also explain why there is not "snow" mode on the hybrid model.
asside from these, are there any other potential pros or more importantly cons to buying a hybrid car? such as, "just another added toy to break down", or battery replacement costs down the road? etc.