Within the next few years I’ll be in the market to purchase a new car. I am leaning towards getting a hybrid, simply due to fuel economy, but I feel a bit overwhelmed with the amount of hybrids there are out there. You have your normal, dedicated hybrids such as the Toyota Prius and the Honda Insight, but then there’s what I call the ‘other’ hybrids, or hybrids whose initial car isn’t actually a hybrid. Toyota Camery, Kia Soul, Ford Escape, Honda Civic, and more all have hybrid versions of their vehicles.
So the general question I have is are these ‘other’ hybrids any better than actual hybrids? I’ve heard the terms ‘mild hybrid’ and ‘full hybrid’ being thrown around a lot.