jpiech Posted March 31 Share Posted March 31 Hello everyone, I'm currently in the market for a 2012+ Toyota Alphard or Vellfire and I'm trying to understand the differences between the 2.4 Hybrid and 3.5-litre engine options. In my opinion: Hybrid will give me better fuel consumption but higher maintenance cost. 3.5 more reliable and cheaper maintenance but low mpg. Considering the price difference and mileage I do it will take around 5 years for the Hybrid to break even. Also, any idea why there are so many 2.4 available but only a handful of 3.5? I'm ignoring 2.4 non-hybrid because I heard it's not powerful enough in certain circumstances. I live in rural Wales with hills all around so don't want to discover it lacks the power to go up the hill. I'm hoping that some of you who have experience with these vehicles could shed some light on the differences between the two engines. What are the pros and cons of each option? Any insights or advice you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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