I am looking to replace my car with a sedan hybrid car, around 2010-2015. Electric vehicles are not an option with my current situation. Anything newer is likely to be outside of my budget.
1. How susceptible are batteries to extreme cold? It can dip down to -20 F where I live.
2. Are there any notable hybrids I should consider other than a prius? I am looking for something that gets good fuel economy and is reliable mainly. I like the lift back of the prius for transportation.
3. How do lighter, less powerful hybrids handle snow? I am experienced driving in snow on normal all season tires and I have not had an issue, but my car is heavier with average power.
Thank for any input and advice.