HybridCars.com Launches Green Car Comparison Tool

HybridCars.com Car Comparisons

Vehicles can be added and removed from the car comparisons using a drop-down menu.

HybridCars.com is pleased to announce the launch of its green car comparison tool. Visitors to the site now have the ability to easily review the pros and cons of up to three different green cars, including expected annual fuel use, fuel cost, and greenhouse gas emissions. Fuel cost and usage rates are adjusted according to the current national average for gasoline. You’ll also be able to see a long list of detailed side-by-side photos of the three cars. For example, you can compare the three hottest new hybrids on the market—the Toyota Prius, Ford Fusion Hybrid and Insight:


Or three popular hybrid SUVS—the Ford Escape Hybrid, Toyota Highlander Hybrid and Saturn Vue Hybrid:


Any shopping consideration obviously requires a set of decisions and compromises. That’s certainly true for choosing the most fuel-efficient least polluting vehicle that still meets your requirements for performance, space and comfort. HybridCars.com car comparisons are built into the core of the site, and compliment other shopping tools on the site, such as the Gas Mileage Impact Calculator that lets users compare energy and emissions for hybrids and all other vehicles on the market. The drop-down menus for green car comparisons are located in the right column of car overview pages.

The comparisons currently focus on vehicles that are available for purchase—rather than future or concept cars. The full range of available technologies—including gas-electric cars, small gas-powered cars, and clean diesel vehicles—are all available to compare. As the next generation of technologies, such as plug-in hybrids and electric cars, begin to roll out in the coming months and years, cars using those technologies will become available for comparison, providing a robust tool for consumers interested in auto alternatives best suited for the environmental and energy challenges for the 21st century.

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  • Charles

    There are at least two mistakes in the Prius/Fusion/Insight comparison. Boot the Prius and Insight are listed as sedans, when both are hatchbacks.

  • Anonymous

    The definitions for sedan and hatchback are not universal. Merriam-Webster, for example, defines sedan as a two- or four-door vehicles that seats four; and a coupe as a two-door vehicle that seats two. Many sources consider a hatchback as a kind of sedan.

  • Samie

    Instead of the endless debate on this, sedan vs. hatchback the editors of this site should simply put under Body Type: Sedan/Hatchback for the Prius and Insight, simple solution… I’m w/ Charles, I usually don’t agree that a hatchback is a Sedan, under that type of reasoning you could over simplify other styles of cars or say different types of SUV’s.

    As said a couple of days ago by several comments, the functionality and consumer preferences for a Hybrid Focus is different from the Insight and Pruis, it has conventional styling, closed trunk, more power, ect…

    I have to say outstanding work on the comparison page! I wonder under the Estimated Annual Fuel Cost if there could be a hypothetical category of how many times it takes to fill up a tank for a whole year. I think in the future consumers may look at hybrids by seeing if they can reduce the number of times they need to fill-up each week or month. If a hybrid could save them say 10-30 fill-ups each year they may decide to choice a hybrid for the convince factor of not fighting the crowds at the gasoline station after work and maybe the ability to spend a extra few minutes with their families at night (per month). Sorry to bash on those who love fueling up their cars, so they can get a cold brew, cigs, 2liter fountain drink, beef jerky, and a lotto ticket…

  • usbseawolf2000

    For the Insight, it listed the base price yet it shows the pictures for the EX model with Navi! That’s the fully loaded model with alloy wheels, GPS, etc… that costs $23,100!

  • sean t

    Just my 2 cent re “Trunk Open” / “Trunk Props” photos.
    I think the photographer tried to put as much as possible inside the boundaries of the photo frames, hence it’s hard to compare the roominess of each vehicle. What if we take the above “Trunk” photos for the biggest car first, trying to capture as much as poosible into the fram, then take other trunk photos for other cars at the SAME DISTANCE as the 1st one? Then we can put them all into perspective.
    Other photos are OK if we don’t take from the same distance.

  • Warren Woodruff

    Why does your site continue to compare cars that are designed for different markets? Case in point would be your new comparison tool that has the Insight, Prius, and Milan Hybrid lumped together. Your selection criterion is geared for the hatchbacks. I know that you can add or remove vehicles but it appears that your site wants to make the Milan look to be a less desirable car by the categories that were selected. To equal out the review information to highlight the Hybrid that is designed to look like a more conventional car should be given. A better solution would be to compare the Camry Hybrid and the Milan Hybrid. Since Honda does not have a car that is a comparable vehicle for the category none should be selected.
    If people choose to select vehicles that are not from different categories then let them do so but please be fair to the vehicles that you select. Most people would not compare a VW Beetle with a Lincoln
    The information give below is how conventional vehicles are compared.
    Interior Insight Prius Milan Hybrid
    Front Headroom 38.4 in. 39.1 in. 38.7 in.
    Rear Headroom 35.9 in. 37.3 in. 37.8 in.
    Front Shoulder Room 52.7 in. 55 in. 57.4 in.
    Rear Shoulder Room 50.4 in. 52.9 in. 56.5 in.
    Front Hip Room 51.6 in. 51 in. 54 in.
    Rear Hip Room 48.7 in. 51.6 in. 53.3 in.
    Front Leg Room 42.3 in. 41.9 in. 42.3 in.
    Rear Leg Room 33.5 in. 38.6 in. 36.7 in.
    Trunk Capacity None None 11.8 cu. ft.

    Thanks for your time.

  • DennisM

    Are all hybrid electric engines the same????????? I can,t find any information regarding the efficiency and durability of one electric engine over another company,s electric engine.