What are the Hybrid Car Credits Offered for the 2008 Tax Year?

By dancurranjr On March 28th, 2009

Washington Prius PHEVThe IRS offers credits on a number of hybrid nameplates, one alternative-fuel vehicle and four light-duty diesel models.

The credits range from $250 to $4,000 and vary according to make and model year.

Listed below are the available credits on qualifying models; if you purchased any of these models in 2008, these credits can be claimed on your 2008 tax return.
BMW
2009 335d: $900
2009 X5 xDrive35d: $1,800
Cadillac
2009 Escalade Hybrid: $2,200 (2WD) or $1,800 (4WD)
Chevrolet
2009 Malibu Hybrid: $1,550
2009 Tahoe Hybrid 2WD and 4WD: $2,200
2008 Malibu Hybrid: $1,300
2008 Tahoe Hybrid 2WD and 4WD: $2,200
2007 Silverado Hybrid: $250 (2WD) or $650 (4WD)
Chrysler
2009 Aspen Hybrid: $2,200
Dodge
2009 Durango Hybrid: $2,200
Ford
2009 Escape Hybrid: $3,000 (2WD) or $1,950 (4WD)
2008 Escape Hybrid: $3,000 (2WD) or $2,200 (4WD)
2007 Escape Hybrid: $2,600 (2WD) or $1,950 (4WD)
GMC
2009 Yukon Hybrid 2WD and 4WD: $2,200
2008 Yukon Hybrid 2WD and 4WD: $2,200
2007 Sierra Hybrid: $250 (2WD) or $650 (4WD)
Honda
2008 Civic Hybrid: $1,050†, $525‡
2008 Civic GX: $4,000**
2007 Accord Hybrid: $650†, $325‡
2007 Civic Hybrid: $1,050†, $525‡
Mazda
2009 Tribute Hybrid: $3,000 (2WD) or $1,950 (4WD)
2008 Tribute Hybrid: $3,000 (2WD) or $2,200 (4WD)
Mercedes-Benz
2009 GL320 Blutec Diesel: $1,800
2009 ML320 Blutec Diesel: $900
2009 R320 Blutec Diesel: $1,550
Mercury
2009 Mariner Hybrid: $3,000 (2WD) or $1,950 (4WD)
2008 Mariner Hybrid: $3,000 (2WD) or $2,200 (4WD)
2007 Mariner Hybrid 4WD: $1,950
Nissan
2009 Altima Hybrid: $2,350
2008 Altima Hybrid: $2,350
2007 Altima Hybrid: $2,350
Saturn
2009 Aura Hybrid: $1,550
2009 Vue Hybrid: $1,550
2008 Aura Green Line: $1,300
2008 Vue Green Line: $1,550
2007 Aura Green Line: $1,300
2007 Vue Green Line: $650
Volkswagen
2009 Jetta TDI (sedan and wagon): $1,300

**Natural-gas powered Civic GX available in California and New York.
†If purchased from 1/1/08 to 6/30/08.
‡If purchased from 7/1/08 to 12/31/08. There is no credit for models bought on or after 1/1/09.

2008 / 2009 Hybrids Eligible for Tax Credit

By dancurranjr On February 12th, 2009

save-moneyHere is the current list of 2008 and 2009 model year hybrid vehicles eligible for a tax credit, and the amount of the available credit.

The full credit begins phasing out after the manufacturer sells 60,000 hybrid cars or light trucks.

As new models are added to the list MixedPower will post the new tax information.

Model Year 2009:

Ford Escape Hybrid 2WD, $3,000

Ford Escape Hybrid 4WD, $1,950

Mazda Tribute Hybrid 2WD, $3,000

Mazda Tribute Hybrid, 4WD, $1,950

Mercury Mariner Hybrid 2WD, $3,000

Mercury Mariner Hybrid 4WD, $1,950

Model Year 2008:

Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, $1,300

Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid 2WD and 4WD, $2,200

Ford Escape Hybrid 2WD, $3,000

Ford Escape Hybrid 4WD, $2,200

GMC Yukon Hybrid, $2,200

Honda Civic CVT: Purchased between Jan. 1 and June 1, 2008, $1,050; between July 1 and December 31, 2008: $525.

Mazda Tribute Hybrid 2WD, $3,000

Mazda Tribute Hybrid 4WD, $2,200

Mercury Mariner Hybrid 2WD, $3,000

Mercury Mariner Hybrid 4WD. $2,200

Nissan Altima Hybrid, $2,350

Saturn Aura Hybrid, $1,300

Saturn Vue Green Line, $1,550

Source: IRS.gov