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Buying a 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid or a Toyota Prius in Miami

The battle between Hybrids in Miami has begun. The move towards environmentally friendly cars has been taken to another level in these recent months. From the passing of the Cash for Clunkers Bill to the effect of Global Warming, more Americans are looking to help the cause. Although taking the first step of deciding to buy a hybrid, no matter which car brand, is the most important, we will take you one step ahead by comparing the two top hybrid vehicle in the market.
The 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid has a futuristic interior styling that makes the vehicle appear bigger and roomier. The Honda Civic continues to be one of the best small cars in terms of room, interior storage and refinement. A new six-sided grille and front bumper give this hybrid an updated appearance. The long windshield angles dramatically into the hood, lending a modern, futuristic vibe to this sporty sedan. The Honda Civic Hybrid is also known for its high safety crash scores. Some cons for the hybrid include Controversial gauge cluster design, Bluetooth and stability control only available on upper trims, slow acceleration times of Hybrid and GX models. The MSRP for the 2009 Honda Civic hybrid is $23,650.
The 2009 Toyota Prius stands out against such sedans by offering a funky but uniquely space-efficient body design. Climbing inside, you tend to feel as if you’re about to take a trip in Epcot’s “Car of the Future.” Some pro’s of the Toyota Prius include outstanding fuel economy, generous amount of interior space, easy to maneuver in tight spaces, high-tech and luxury goodies available. Some cons associated with the Toyota Prius include less powerful and agile than other midsize sedans, uncomfortable for 6-foot-plus drivers, a few disappointing interior plastics. The MSRP for the 2009 Toyota Prius is $23, 375.
Now which of two is the better buy? According to Edmunds.com, the true cost of owning a Civic Hybrid is $35,235 compared to the Toyota Prius of $37,222. The true cost to own figure calculates how much the vehicle will cost you after depreciation, taxes, maintenance, repairs and financing. If you are looking for a reliable and affordable hybrid, the Civic is the way to go. For more information on the Civic Hybrid in your Miami area contact Brickell Honda at (888)407-9334 or visit them online to get the latest deals on the Civic Hybrid

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