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Toyota Tundra Hybrid to Debut in 2020

Toyota is set to launch an updated version of its Tundra pick-up truck in 2020, this time with a hybrid powertrain. According to a new report from Car Buzz, the Tundra hybrid will feature a 3.5L turbo V6 engine in combination with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery. The system is rumored to be capable of 450 horsepower and 500lb-ft…

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The Top Ten: Hybrid All-Wheel Drive Edition

Auto Guide has released a list of the top ten hybrids with all-wheel drive (AWD). In the top spot is the Toyota Prius AWD-e, which is also the cheapest model in the top ten. The vehicle was updated in 2019 and the AWD version carries an electric motor on the rear axle to give the AWD version “extra grip.” The…

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Best Hybrid, PHEV, EV deals for May 2019

Green Car Reports has published its monthly round-up of best deals on hybrid and electrified vehicles. For the month of May, the best deal on a hybrid vehicle is from Ford. The automaker is offering its Fusion Hybrid for $209/month to lease for thirty-six months with a little over $3000 due at signing. For the plug-in hybrid market, the Kira…

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Toyota debuts 2020 Highlander Hybrid in New York

This week at the New York Auto Show, Toyota unveiled its 2020 Highlander Hybrid. The vehicle for the first time will have an all-wheel-drive option (requiring an extra electric motor to be added), and will be a little over two inches longer than its predecessor. The hybrid will carry a 2.5L inline engine in combination with two or three electric…

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Toyota to replace Prius C with Corolla Hybrid

Toyota has confirmed that its new hybrid Corolla will replace its Prius C in its eco-friendly product line-up. The Prius C is a smaller version of Toyota’s standard Prius, and is rated at 48/43/46 mpg. In comparison, the 2020 Corolla hybrid carries a 53/52/52 mpg rating, a noticeable improvement. Autoblog commented, “While it makes sense in theory that one Toyota…

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Corolla Hybrid ties Prius with 52 mpg combined EPA rating

Toyota’s 2020 Corolla Sedan Hybrid has been awarded a “very impressive 53/52/52” EPA rating, according to Car Scoops. The rating compares favorably with Toyota’s top-selling Prius, rated at 54/50/52 mpg. The Corolla Hybrid and the Prius share the same powertrain. For the Corolla, this means a 1.8L 4-cylinder Atkinson cycle engine in combination with dual electric motors and a nickel-metal-hydride…

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January 2019 Plug-In Hybrid Sales Report

A little over 17,000 plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles were sold in January 2019. For plug-in hybrids, Honda sold the highest number of cars for the month, selling 1192 of its Clarity PHEV. Toyota had the second highest selling plug-in hybrid nameplate for the month—the automaker sold 1123 units of its Prius Prime. For full electric vehicles, Tesla continued to…

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Top Hybrid Hatchbacks for 2019

AutoCar has released a new ranking of the top ten hybrid hatchbacks available. Taking the top spot is the Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid which received high marks for its combination of “usability, real-world economy and value.” In the number two spot is the Toyota Prius, a long-time leader amongst hybrid hatchbacks. The Mini Countryman Cooper S E All4 took the…

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Plug-in hybrids lead the market

Though electric vehicles have received significantly more press in recent years, plug-in hybrids still lead their full electric competitors when affordability is taken into account, according to a new report from John Goreham at Torque News. As Goreham points out, Tesla’s full electric vehicles have the highest share of the market, but the vehicles are beyond the reach of the…

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Toyota’s 2019 RAV4 upgraded to 39mpg

Toyota has upgraded its RAV4 Hybrid for the 2019 model year. The vehicle carries a combined 39mpg, with a 41mpg rating for city driving. The RAV4 hybrid also offers 219hp, which is more horsepower than on offer in the non-hybrid RAV4. Eric Schaal at Autos Cheat Sheet took the vehicle for a ride, noting, “the RAV4 Hybrid was no slouch…

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