I was told that the torque seems to be better when pressing on the gasI have no information on the supply situation, but why do you want the hybrid? I have one (2014), so curious. It gets nowhere near the mpg advertised in normal driving so if that's the reason you want it, you may want to reconsider.
I'm happy with my hybrid, however bsnguy is correct, you will only see the window stick city mpg rating driving with the climate system off. That said, the does get 10 to 15% better miles per gallon than the V6. I do mostly city driving and average about 21.5 mpg, and I run the AC in auto. On the interstate at a constant 75 mph I get about 25 mpg. The other advantage over the V-6 is the hybrid runs fine on regular 87 octane fuel. The V-6 requires premium fuel, which costs about $.50 more a gallon here in Fredericksburg Virginia.I was told that the torque seems to be better when pressing on the gas
also, I do a lot of city driving. 70% city 30% hwy
sometimes, its 80/20 city/hwy
the extra 3-5 mpg in the city will help tremendously.
Plus, isnt the residual better? for lease purpose?
I drive in normal also. However, when I use the adaptive cruise control, I put in it ECO. It is not as aggressive getting back up to speed when you get behind a slower vehicle in ECO mode. I find in normal, the cruise will run the engine at about 4000 RPM to quickly get back up to speed. In ECO, when that happens with won't rev the engine as high, and will get back to speed more gradually.I see about 23 mpg at 70 mpg with the climate control on. Often windy here, though, and that makes a huge difference. Eco really shouldn't matter as all that did is adjust throttle response, and I used to use eco and find normal is adult better for me in terms of performance and mpg. But that's just me, of course.