DETROIT – Hybrid electric vehicles are aging well, winning impressive reliability scores in a Consumer Reports’ annual survey of vehicle owners. HEVs ranging from the Toyota Prius to the hybrid versions of the Honda Civic, Ford Escape, Mercury Mariner and Nissan Altima all scored average or above average in the 2008 reliability survey of 1.4 million vehicle owners. Most of the HEVs scored better than their same-model counterparts with conventional internal-combustion engines, David ...

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