With $2 Gas, the Toyota Prius Is for Drivers Who Stink at Math

It now takes years of fuel savings to cover the price premium on hybrid cars such as the Toyota Prius

There’s a big discount on driving these days, thanks to the drill-baby-drill refrain at OPEC that's echoed in Texas and North Dakota. The savings are most concentrated for those driving cars with old-fashioned combustion engines. A road trip in a Ford F-150 pickup from New York to Los Angeles costs about $292 at the moment, roughly $84 less than it did just two years ago. A stop for gas in the middle of the country will cost less than $2 per gallon.

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