StudentFirstName StudentLastName Professor FirstName LastName English 1 9 April 2010 A Battle of Vigorous Hybrids Introduction Hybrid vehicles are a window to the future of automobiles and the Honda Civic and Toyota Prius are leading the way. There are increasing types of alternative fuel and hybrid vehicle son the market. Hybrid automobiles employ a gasoline engine which is supplemented by an electric motor which switches on during times when the vehicle can rely on lower horsepower. This system allows for excellent fuel economy. The Honda Civic and Toyota Prius both utilize these types of systems. The Honda Civic touts the typical advantage of hybrid vehicles: “Infrequent Fill-Ups.” While the Honda Civic is an automobile with a body...The end:
.....ndicate dissatisfaction. However, the Toyota Prius is simply a more sophisticated automobile and the head start the Prius has is unlikely to be easily diminished unless Honda makes some serious efforts. However, Toyota seems poised to continue its dominance with the Prius. Works Cited “2010 Honda Civic Hybrid.” automobiles.honda.com/civic-hybrid/. Honda.com, n.d., Web. 9 Apr. 2010. Naughton, Keith, and Mary Chapmazn. "A Case of Prius Envy." Newsweek 150.10 (2007): 40-41. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 9 Apr. 2010. “The 3rd Generation Toyota Prius Hybrid.” toyota.com/prius- hybrid/. Toyota.com, n.d., Web. 9 Apr. 2010. Woodsen, Mary M. "GOING FOR GREEN." Popular Science 276.1 (2010): 50. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 9 Apr. 2010.