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Toyota Camry Hybrid vs Honda Accord Hybrid vs Toyota Corolla?

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Toyota Camry Hybrid vs Honda Accord Hybrid vs Toyota Corolla?

I’m in the market of buying a new car, I’d prefer a hybrid to save on gas as I’m not that rich for a fully electric car yet.

I’ve so far driven a Toyota Camry Hybrid 2018 and live it. The only problem I have heard so far is that the navigation/Entune multimedia is garbage which has ruined a lot of people’s opinion on this car. I’m not sure if the 2019 model has fixed these issues?

I also just saw that Honda has their own version of a Accord Hybrid and I don’t know much about it, anyone have one or know about it?

I have also taken a peak at the Corolla SE 2019 and it was a nicely loaded car, but I don’t know how good the mpg is and what people think of the car so far.

I’d love people’s input of the cars I mentioned and I’m not sure what route to go yet.
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Buy a Corolla, you may save more in the long run.
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simon416 wrote: Buy a Corolla, you may save more in the long run.
How so?

Getting a hybrid will save me on gas alone.

Edit: typo
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With hybrid you pay more upfront, also battery replacement, mechanical repair and maintenance costs are higher.
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Sejad wrote: How so?

Getting a hybrid will same me on gas alone.
How many KM a year do you drive? You're unlikely to save enough to cover the price difference between a Corolla and any hybrid/electric.
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I doubt that you will save enough with hybrids to justify the price difference.
new Corolla hatchback with larger 2.0 engine can get better mpg
Fuel Consumption - City/Highway/Combined mpg manual 34/45/38 automatic 38/49/42
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The price of a hybrid is much higher than the Corolla. You only see significant fuel economy savings in a hybrid in city driving. On highway, not as much.
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ukrainiandude wrote: I doubt that you will save enough with hybrids to justify the price difference.
new Corolla hatchback with larger 2.0 engine can get better mpg
Fuel Consumption - City/Highway/Combined mpg manual 34/45/38 automatic 38/49/42
Are those figures for real!? 49 mpg highway!?
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I would go with a Toyota hybrid. Easiest starts and London (where I lived for two year and spun our Civic on all seasons 180 twice) is consider a snow belt. I think the Honda Accord hybrid looks nice too but the exterior hasn't really grown on me.
https://www.markjacobsontoyota.com/toyo ... d-faqs.htm

2019 Camry has CarPlay now but still no heated steering wheel (less of an issue on a hybrid or ICEV since heat is just a by-product of the combustion process).

2020 Corolla coming out, probably going to much more fun to drive relative to pre-TNGA Toyota vehicles.
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CloudReader wrote: Are those figures for real!? 49 mpg highway!?
Maybe on Canadian testing, which is a bit overstated.

https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/noframes/40334.shtml

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Highway :42

but it's going to be cramp in the backseat. I just sat in one while having our Toyota serviced Saturday. I definitely wouldn't consider the hatchback unless my kids are still kinda young and I put a backrest cover so as their kicking will not wear the fabric down.
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alanbrenton wrote: Maybe on Canadian testing, which is a bit overstated.

https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/noframes/40334.shtml

32city
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but it's going to be cramp in the backseat. I just sat in one while having our Toyota serviced Saturday. I definitely wouldn't consider the hatchback unless my kids are still kinda young and I put a backrest cover so as their kicking will not wear the fabric down.
His figures fit quite well to your linked numbers if he posted in Imperial MPGs as opposed to US MPGs. I'm guessing he got his figures from a non-USA website.
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Camry hybrid is $31,550
Corolla SE (automatic) $22,000

Saving on gas would have to make up the difference in price before you begin to see any savings. Then there are the financing costs, and long term costs of the battery/hybrid system.
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CloudReader wrote: His figures fit quite well to your linked numbers if he posted in Imperial MPGs as opposed to US MPGs. I'm guessing he got his figures from a non-USA website.
Makes sense. I thought he got it from Canadian testing. :)

No way will the current hatchback do 49 MPG highway driving with the ottoman cycle engine. I think even the 2019 Honda Insight doesn't get that good a mileage on the highway.
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I really don't get people paying like $5000+ extra for having hybrid (for the same trim). If you drive like 50,000km a year, then yes, I can see you will recover the initial higher cost from gas savings in the 4th year down the road

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