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RAV4 Hybrid tops Motor Trend rankings

Motor Trend has released rankings of the best compact hybrid SUVs for sale in 2020. At the top of the list is the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. The compact SUV carries a 41/38/40 mpg rating, and features 219 horsepower combined, powered by a 2.5L I-4 engine and dual electric motors. In second and third place came the Honda CR-V Hybrid and…

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Toyota launches hybrid-only Venza for 2021

Toyota is relaunching the Venza brand with a hybrid-only model for the 2021 model year. The crossover model employs a similar powertrain set-up to Toyota’s RAV4, employing a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and three electric motors, according to a new report from Auto Blog. The Venza hybrid will carry manufacturer-estimated 40/37/39 mpg and 219 hp ratings. Auto Blog has the story.…

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Round-up: Well-priced Hybrid SUVs

Motor Biscuit has released a list of the five most affordable hybrid SUVs for 2020. At the low-end of the prices listed are Honda’s CR-V and Toyota’s RAV4, both coming in below $29,000 for a basic model. The Subaru Crosstrek and Toyota Highlander are at the high-end range of the list with prices over $35,000. Ford’s Escape hybrid also makes…

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Crossover PHEV market heats up

AutoBlog has published a new comparison of three of the top plug-in hybrid crossovers on the market: the Ford Escape plug-in, Toyota RAV4 Prime and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. For fuel economy, Joel Stocksdale at AutoBlog notes the Escape PHEV is the best bet with 100mpg-e, followed by the RAV4 Prime and then the Outlander. The rankings shift when considering horsepower:…

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Toyota RAV4 Prime PHEV pricing released

Toyota’s RAV4 Prime Plug-in Hybrid SUV will launch stateside this summer, carrying 42-miles of all-electric range. Electrek reports the RAV4 Prime PHEV will launch with up to 302hp and a projected 5.7 seconds 0-60mph. The model comes in multiple grades, with a base price of $38,100, before local incentives. Read more.

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2021 Toyota Venza hybrid to launch in August

The Toyota Venza will relaunch exclusively as a hybrid model, according to Auto Blog. The crossover has upgraded to a “much more SUV-like” build than previous iterations of the model. Auto Blog noted the Venza hybrid will feature an “intriguing” powertrain set-up, featuring “a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder… in concert with three electric motors for a total system output of…

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Toyota celebrates 20 years of Prius

Toyota is celebrating the twentieth year of its landmark Prius hybrid this year. The automaker will launch a special edition of its 2021 Toyota Prius this year “with black inserts on the wheels, headlights, body sides, and side mirrors… [and] only 2,020 of the special edition models will be sold,” according to The Car Connection. The Prius made its debut…

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Toyota: Global hybrid sales exceed 15 million

Toyota has sold more than 15 million hybrids since releasing its first hybrid in 1997, according to a new report from Green Car Reports. The automaker has 44 hybrid models for sale globally across its Toyota and Lexus brands. Though the Prius was the automaker’s top-selling hybrid for years, the RAV4 Hybrid has now taken the top-spot. Green Car Reports…

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2020 Highlander hybrid model rated at 36 MPG

“The Highlander Hybrid earns EPA ratings of 36 mpg combined (36 mpg city, 35 highway) for the front-wheel-drive version or 35 mpg combined (35 mpg city, 35 highway) with all-wheel drive.” Read more: https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1127113_2020-toyota-highlander-hybrid-36-mpg-tops-any-other-three-row-suv-without-a-charge-port

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