Stage II: Ford Escape
Hybrid- Those other survivors did slow you down after all, and you've only made it as far as the suburbs. You've holed up in a shopping mall, or some similar structure, but your supplies are running low. You'll need a vehicle for supply runs, something with decent cargo space and good ground clearance for driving over the bodies of those who didn't make it. Fuel economy is also very important in this situation, as you may be out searching for a long time away from a gas pump, and the Escape's 32mpg is sure to help with that.