Menu
Trending: Super Bowl 2015 Ads for Geeks More Topics: Apple | Cars | TV Shows | Politics
Watch all Super Bowl 2015 Ads Online Sexiest Super Bowl 2015 Ad: Carl's Jr. Superbowl Ad with Charlotte McKinney Bud Light Super Bowl 2015 Ad Life-Sized PacMan Mercedes-Benz Super Bowl 2015 Ad Fable T-Mobile Super Bowl 2015 Ad with Kim Kardashian Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad Lost Dog Victoria's Secret Super Bowl 2015 Ad All Super Bowl 2015 Advertisers All Celebrities that appear in Super Bowl 2015 Commercials
Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad Lost Dog is Online

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad Lost Dog is Online

Snickers Super Bowl 2015 Ad The Brady Bunch is Hysterical

Snickers Super Bowl 2015 Ad The Brady Bunch is Hysterical

Carl's Jr. Super Bowl 2015 Ad stars Charlotte McKinney

Carl's Jr. Super Bowl 2015 Ad stars Charlotte McKinney

Minions Super Bowl 2015 Ad

Minions Super Bowl 2015 Ad

Game of War Super Bowl 2015 Ad stars Kate Upton

Game of War Super Bowl 2015 Ad stars Kate Upton

Gas prices Go Up, Is a Hybrid the Solution for You?

Mar 7 2011, 9:15am CST | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

Gas prices Go Up, Is a Hybrid the Solution for You?
/* Story Top Left 2010 300x250, created 7/15/10 */ google_ad_slot = "8340327155";
 
 

Hybrid may not be the right thing

Gas prices are soaring again and will likely continue to go up thanks to unrest in the Middle East and summer driving around the corner when more people tend to drive. Gas prices rising each summer is something that we are used to here in America, but this year prices are already nearing $4 per gallon in many areas.

When gas prices start to soar the way Americans buy vehicles and drives tends to change. Some folks start looking at their large trucks and SUVs and thinking that it would be better to trade that older vehicle in on a new hybrid that is more fuel efficient.

Cars.com asks the question is trading your existing vehicle on hybrid to save a the pumps a good thing? Unsurprisingly the answer is often no. When gas prices are up the trade in price for larger and less efficient vehicles tends to be less. The lower your trade in the more likely you are to have to roll some money over to your new vehicle from the old one you trade. That makes for higher car payments and savings at the pump probably won't offset the extra payments.

"When gasoline goes north of $4.00 a gallon, it changes the types of cars people shop for," said David Thomas, Cars.com Senior Editor. "We saw this in 2008 where the bottom fell out of the SUV market, and people gravitated toward smaller – and often hybrid – vehicles. While we certainly support fuel efficient vehicles as a principle, the mistake we see many people make is automatically thinking an electric or hybrid vehicle will inevitably save them more money than the car they currently own." Cars.com goes so far as to say that the new breed of fuel efficient compact cars with mileage often rivaling that of hybrids may be a better choice for some drivers. The non-hybrid cars are cheaper to purchase upfront and you don’t have to worry about the battery packs inside the hybrid cars.

Cars.com also notes that pure EVs like the Leaf are a nice option for some users. The cars have very low maintenance costs since the drive doesn't have to change oil or buy fuel. The downside to a pure EV is that they driving range is very limited making them less than ideal for any long travel. The typical driver will see 100 miles per charge or less on an EV like the Leaf.

Watch the Best Super Bowl 2015 Ads Online

You Might Also Like

Read the Latest

Esurance Super Bowl 2015 Ad Sorta Mom Released

Esurance Super Bowl 2015 Ad Sorta Mom Released The Esurance Super Bowl 2015 Ad Sorta Mom with Lindsay Lohan has been released. Lindsay Lohan is known as terrible...

1 minute ago

The Technology Super Bowl 2015 Ads Dominate

The Technology Super Bowl 2015 Ads Dominate Tech is back in Super Bowl like in the internet bubble days. See Technology Super Bowl commercials running in the Super...

1 hour ago

The Best Super Bowl 2015 Ads
Rachael Taylor and David Tennant Cast in Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones Netflix series

Rachael Taylor and David Tennant Cast in Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones Netflix series Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones is shaping with casting Rachael Taylor as Hellcat and David Tennant as the dastard...

2 hours ago

The Super Bowl 2015 Ads With the Most Buzz before the Big Game

The Super Bowl 2015 Ads With the Most Buzz before the Big Game The race between Super Bowl ads to catch the most eyeballs ahead of the Big Game on Sunday has reached the first goal....

2 hours ago

Lexus Super Bowl 2015 Ad Lexus RC Illusion

Lexus Super Bowl 2015 Ad Lexus RC Illusion Lexus surprises with a second Super Bowl 2015 Ad. This commercial is actually very edgy compared to the Lexus NX ad

3 hours ago

Atlanta Falcons Under Investigation For Piping Noise In At Georgia Dome

Atlanta Falcons Under Investigation For Piping Noise In At Georgia Dome News broke that the Atlanta Falcons have been under investigation this season for piping in noise, creating an...

3 hours ago

Microsoft Super Bowl 2015 Ad Braylon O'Neill

Microsoft Super Bowl 2015 Ad Braylon O'Neill Microsoft runs two Super Bow 2015 Ads. Here is the Microsoft Super Bowl 2015 Ad about Braylon O'Neill. The ad...

3 hours ago

Microsoft Super Bowl 2015 Ad Estella's Brilliant Bus

Microsoft Super Bowl 2015 Ad Estella's Brilliant Bus Microsoft runs two Super Bow 2015 Ads. Here is the Microsoft Super Bowl 2015 Ad Estella's Brilliant Bus telling a...

4 hours ago

Melissa Benoist soars as Supergirl,  Mehcad Brooks clicks James Olsen into life, and villainous Lumberjack appears

Melissa Benoist soars as Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks clicks James Olsen into life, and villainous Lumberjack appears CBS and Warner Bros TV unveiled the latest news on Kara Danvers life. Glee's Melissa Benoist will be showing off...

5 hours ago

Super Bowl 2015 Halftime Show is Shoppable

Super Bowl 2015 Halftime Show is Shoppable You can buy stuff during the Super Bowl 2015 Halftime Show powered by Delivery Agent.

6 hours ago

Meet the Seahawks Cheerleader and the Patriots Cheerleader

Meet the Seahawks Cheerleader and the Patriots Cheerleader While everybody talks about the Seahawks and the Patriots players, the Super Bowl 2015 teams also brought their...

6 hours ago

Super Bowl 2015 Giveaways, Contests and Sweepstakes

Super Bowl 2015 Giveaways, Contests and Sweepstakes You can win big with the Super Bowl 2015 this year. Volvo gives away 5 cars for instance. Snickers sends you to the...

7 hours ago

Northrop Grumman Super Bowl 2015 Ad

Northrop Grumman Super Bowl 2015 Ad Defense company Northrop Grumman released a cool looking commercial that is reportedly going to air during the Super...

8 hours ago

T-Mobile Super Bowl 2015 Ad with Sarah Silverman and Chelsea Handler is Hilarious

T-Mobile Super Bowl 2015 Ad with Sarah Silverman and Chelsea Handler is Hilarious The hilarious second T-Mobile Super Bowl 2015 Ad has just been released online. Watch comedians Sarah Silverman and...

9 hours ago

Wix Super Bowl 2015 Commercial Released

Wix Super Bowl 2015 Commercial Released The final Wix Super Bowl 2015 commercial that will air during the Super Bowl 2015 broadcast has been released online....

9 hours ago

Super Bowl 2015 Ad Chart

Super Bowl 2015 Ad Chart The I4U News Super Bowl 2015 Ad Chart listing all Super Bowl 2015 Advertisers is complete, unless there are secret...

9 hours ago

Zombie Bowl 2015, Kitten Bowl 2015 and Puppy Bowl 2015 Schedules ahead of Super Bowl Kick-Off

Zombie Bowl 2015, Kitten Bowl 2015 and Puppy Bowl 2015 Schedules ahead of Super Bowl Kick-Off Super Bowl Sunday is here and there are many more Bowls to watch than the NFL Super Bowl 2015.

10 hours ago

Jurassic World Super Bowl Trailer Teaser shared by Colin Trevorrow

Jurassic World Super Bowl Trailer Teaser shared by Colin Trevorrow Jurassic World Director Colin Trevorrow shared a still of the Jurassic World Super Bowl Trailer. This screen grab is...

11 hours ago

Marshawn Lynch gets Huge Contract Extension from Seahawks

Marshawn Lynch gets Huge Contract Extension from Seahawks Seahawks reportedly want to keep eccentric Marshawn Lynch around for years to come.

12 hours ago

Patriots select Tedy Bruschi and Seahawks select Kenny Easley as Honorary Super Bowl Captains

Patriots select Tedy Bruschi and Seahawks select Kenny Easley as Honorary Super Bowl Captains The coin toss in the Super Bowl 2015 will be done Honorary Captains Tedy Bruschi and Kenny Easley.

13 hours ago

Mindy Kaling kisses Matt Damon in Nationwide Super Bowl Ad

Mindy Kaling kisses Matt Damon in Nationwide Super Bowl Ad Matt Damon is not only an outspoken Patriot fan, but will also appear in a Super Bowl Ad.

14 hours ago

Kate Upton and Charlotte McKinney compete for Sexiest Super Bowl Ad

Kate Upton and Charlotte McKinney compete for Sexiest Super Bowl Ad Charlotte McKinney has been called the next Kate Upton. Now she battles the actual Kate Upton in the Super Bowl.

14 hours ago

Super Bowl 2015 Schedule on NBC

Super Bowl 2015 Schedule on NBC Super Bowl Sunday is here. We got the detailed Super Bowl 2015 TV schedule on NBC, so you can make your plans and do...

16 hours ago

It's A Baby!: Justin Timberlake Confirms Jessica Biel Pregnancy on Instagram

It's A Baby!: Justin Timberlake Confirms Jessica Biel Pregnancy on Instagram Justin Timberlake celebrated his birthday by showing the world a picture of pregnant wife's belly.

20 hours ago

Game of War Super Bowl 2015 Ad stars Kate Upton

Game of War Super Bowl 2015 Ad stars Kate Upton Kate Upton is not leaving the Super Bowl 2015 to "new Kate Upton" Charlotte McKinney. We just found out that...

1 day ago, 3:28pm CST

Republican Representatives Call For Food Stamp Purchase Transparency

Republican Representatives Call For Food Stamp Purchase Transparency Currently, almost 47 million people receive food stamp, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), in the U.S...

1 day ago, 3:24pm CST

Watch the Super Bowl 2015 Ads Online

Watch the Super Bowl 2015 Ads Online About half of the Super Bowl 2015 Ads have been released online ahead of the Super Bowl 2015 broadcast. Watch all...

1 day ago, 2:50pm CST

Fast & Furious-Supercharged Super Bowl 2015 Ad

Fast & Furious-Supercharged Super Bowl 2015 Ad Universal Studios Hollywood will run a Fast & Furious Supercharged Super Bowl 2015 Ad in the Pre-game coverage on...

1 day ago, 2:01pm CST

Cord Cutter can Watch Super Bowl 2015 Online for Free

Cord Cutter can Watch Super Bowl 2015 Online for Free Thanks to NBC's Super Stream Sunday, Cord Cutters can watch the Super Bowl 2015 broadcast for free online.

1 day ago, 12:14pm CST

Doritos Super Bowl 2015 Ad Finalist Voting is Closed

Doritos Super Bowl 2015 Ad Finalist Voting is Closed The voting for the 10 Doritos Super Bowl 2015 ad finalists has closed. You can watch all 10 entries, but we will have...

1 day ago, 11:24am CST

Most Popular Super Bowl 2015 Ads Online ahead of the Big Game

Most Popular Super Bowl 2015 Ads Online ahead of the Big Game The race between Super Bowl ads to catch the most eyeballs ahead of the Big Game on Sunday is going into the final...

1 day ago, 9:42am CST

Charlotte McKinney Burns Up a Super Bowl 2015 Party

Charlotte McKinney Burns Up a Super Bowl 2015 Party Charlotte McKinney is stars in the sexiest Super Bowl 2015 Ad and she is also a stunner in real life. See the hot...

1 day ago, 9:07am CST

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus