The term “hybrid” has been kicking around the automotive world for long enough now for all the smoke to have settled. Those who cried “Fad! They’ll be gone in a year!” have mostly quieted down. The world, it seems, is slowly but surely going green(er).
Toyota has been in the game since day one, and today their stable of hybrid options includes a number of tempting options for those looking to reduce their carbon footprint from behind the wheel. Scroll down to learn about the seven current-model-year Toyota hybrids available in Canada.
The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is snappy off the line thanks to its partial-electric power, comes in an all-wheel-drive configuration and is generally ready for the North American landscape. With a combined fuel consumption rating of 7.8 L/100km and an engine output of 194 horsepower, this is very much a ‘have your cake and eat it too’ type situation.
Available features include bird’s eye view camera, hands-free lift gate, smart key system and more.
The 2018 Toyota Camry was recognized as Consumer Reports’ best midsize sedan for “its reputation as a competent, well-rounded family sedan.” The Camry Hybrid retains the award winning qualities while cutting down on fuel consumption (4.9 L/100km combined).
Styling is sharp and sporty inside and out, with a generous dose of tech and comfort components like Toyota’s Entune system, navigation system, birds eye view camera with perimeter scan, blind spot monitor and plenty more.
The Highlander Hybrid is the answer to the question, “can I drive an SUV an still do my part for the environment?” There’s seating for seven or eight, fuel efficiency is 8.3 L/100km, all-wheel-drive is optional, and there’s even enough juice (306 hp) to pull up to 1,587 kg. Plus, Toyota’s Safety Sense-P package is standard, including active lane control, lane departure warning, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and more.
The Toyota Prius has been on the roads since 1997. In fact, it was the very first electric hybrid vehicle in the world to be mass produced. Its hybrid system contains two engines—a battery-powered electric engine and a gas-powered engine—working together or separately to maximize performance and minimize fuel consumption.
Today, the 2018 Toyota Prius carries on the hybrid traditions with a combined city/highway fuel consumption rating of 4.5 litres per 100 km. The 4-door sedan comes with a great set of standard safety gear including head-up display, intelligent clearance sonar, rain-sensing wipers and more.
This is the basic Prius’ slightly smaller, slightly nimbler hatchback cousin. It’s also the most affordable in the Toyota Prius range. And what little it relinquishes in cargo space it more than makes up for in fuel economy; the Prius C’s fuel consumption ratings are 5.1 L/100km combined.
Not all manufacturers would be happy to have their vehicles described as “nifty.” You’ve got to think that Toyota, however, would see the complement in calling the 2018 Prius C a nifty car. Its niftiest attribute? The fact that at $29,102, it’s the most affordable hybrid in the Toyota lineup. Experience the niftiness for yourself at the link in our bio. #NorthwestToyota #PolicaroAutomotiveFamily #Toyota #Prius #ToyotaPrius #PriusC #ToyotaPriusC #2018ToyotaPrius #hybrid #ToyotaHybrid #toyotagram #toyotadaily #toyotanation #toyotalife #toyotalove #priuslife #priuslove #hybridcar #brampton
Toyota Prius V
If your lifestyle demands more space, the Prius V may be the hybrid for you, because this wagon/hybrid has got nearly triple the amount of interior space as the base-level Prius. Fuel economy, meanwhile, stays modest at a rating of 5.6 L/100km combined. Useful features include smart key, push-button start, rear-fold seats and a unique pitch and bounce control system that senses the road ahead and adjusts the torque output to help navigate as smoothly as possible.
The Prius Prime is the most advanced Prius and the only plug-in hybrid from Toyota. The Prius Prime boasts a combined fuel efficiency rating of 4.3 L/100 km when not in EV mode. One of the main benefits of the Prius Prime is its charge time, which, at just five hours and 30 minutes on a typical household outlet, is among the best available. When fully charged and filled, the Prime can drive up to 1,035 km without stopping.
With the arrival of the Prius Prime, Toyota diversified its offerings once more. If you like the idea of an EV, but would prefer to have a gasoline engine for those longer trips, you’ll love this newcomer. Learn more at the link in our bio. #Toyota #PHEV #Hybrid #ToyotaHybrid #2018ToyotaPriusPrime #NorthwestToyota #PolicaroGroup #Brampton #ToyotaPrius
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