Tag Archives: Toyota Prius

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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Top 10 Priced Hybrids for 2020

Auto Guide has released its list of the top ten most cost-effective hybrids for sale in 2020. At the top of the list are the Honda Insight, Hyundai Ioniq, and Toyota Corolla Hybrid, which take the top 1, 2 and 3 spots, respectively. The Insight starts at $23,885, with the Ioniq coming in at $24,175, and the Corolla for sale…

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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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Prius durability explained

A new piece from Torque News argues that the reason the Toyota Prius is so popular is its durability. Peter Neilson writes, “The question is, what makes the Toyota Prius such an attractive vehicle? This one word describes it: durability.” The Prius employs a specially forged engine, transmission and traction battery alongside Toyota’s hybrid system, which all contribute to the…

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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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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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Toyota ethanol hybrid vehicle in development

Toyota has announced it will introduce for sale an ethanol hybrid in Brazil within three years. The vehicle will utilize Brazil’s high blend ethanol, and will employ a modified system to use that fuel. Though Toyota has not announced the model type for the flex fuel vehicle, the automaker will likely put the engine/electric motor system into a current model.…

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An all-wheel drive Prius for the holidays?

With the release of a new set of marketing materials for the Prius in advance of the Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota is perhaps hinting at an all-wheel drive version. Bengt Halvorson at Green Car Reports, writes, “with a Prius churning through the snow, it’s hard to come to another conclusion. The automaker says in a greeting-card-like teaser: ‘Fall is…

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Hyundai Ioniq, Toyota Prius top fuel economy charts

Edmunds has released a new ranking of its top hybrids, and when considering fuel economy as the primary factor, the Hyundai Ioniq came in first at 58 mpg combined. As Edmunds notes, “The Ioniq tops the hybrid field with impressive mpg, but you’ll need the spartan Blue trim level to see those numbers. We’d sacrifice 3 mpg and opt for…

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