I have driven big Detroit V-8s that get mileage on the highway as good as the latest hybrids. The other day, I drove the 300-hp V-8 Mustang GT convertible 90 miles (145 km) down a New York parkway. The cruise control was set at 60 mph (97 km/h), and I got 26 mpg (9L/100 km). I drove a Toyota Highlander hybrid electric vehicle over the same stretch at 62 mph (100 km/h) and got 25 mpg (9.4L/100 km). Earlier I drove a Dodge Magnum with the Hemi V-8 - which features a cylinder cutoff system ...

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