Re: Hybrid Vue Too Much Trouble?
To rain on the parade a bit, most of our driving is suburban and we get a rather pathetic 22.4 - this is the same as my 3L I6 BMW which weighs more and does much the same circuit.
In my case, I really don't see much of the hoped for value proposition; that said we needed a car this size and the GL does the job nicely and the powertrain/hybrid drive does feel so much nicer than a regular 4 cylinder. As a performance booster for an I4 , the BAS works very well and justifies having it; as an economical hybrid I don't see it.
General consensus is if you do a lot of highway and drive gently, you'll see some decent numbers (but, the BAS doesn't really apply on the highway so little advantage over a conventional); if you mostly drive short distances and drive fairly 'normally' you'll see some rather less decent MPG's.