The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid continues to win raves as a comfy family sedan. But check out the mileage, and you may find your wallet’s more content too.
Cars that are fun to drive typically come with a catch. There is, it seems, always a but…
The Jaguar XK is fun to drive but the starting MSRP is $84,500.
The Chevrolet Corvette is a blast to drive but there is only room for two.
You can’t really say the Toyota Camry is exciting, but this may get your pulse racing – 38.8 miles per gallon.
You reach a certain age when it seems the only surprises are bad surprises. The 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid is a rare happy surprise. The rise of Korean automobile makers is an oft-told tale – cheap lemons to top-notch serious competition for the likes of Toyota and Honda. The 2012 Kia Optima isn’t your father’s Kia. Heck, it isn’t even your big brother’s Kia.
The high-mileage Toyota Prius is the best-selling hybrid on the road, but it’s not a car for everybody. It can fit four in reasonable comfort, as long as they travel light. While that makes it a great second car for long commutes or the principal ride of eco-conscious empty-nesters, it’s not really a family car – unless your family consists of a couple of dogs smaller than a football.
The 2012 Prius v, however, offers a mash-up of hybrid technology and station wagon roominess to serve as the family’s primary vehicle. Unless you’re Kate Gosselin.