*Disclosure: Tickets to the 2020 Fort Lauderdale Auto show and lunch were provided to me for editorial consideration by Toyota. All opinions are 100% my own*
Hey Sassy Peeps,
Twenty plus years ago Toyota made history by introducing the first mass produced Prius Hybrid to the public.
There was a lot of excitement surrounding the vehicle equipped with a system that combines a conventional internal combustion engine (traditional) system with an electric propulsion system (hybrid vehicle drivetrain), so of course there was a waiting list.
I mean who wouldn’t be amped about…
- saving money. Note: When the electric powertrain is presence you get better fuel economy than with a conventional vehicle.
- going Green! The Prius produces less CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions.
- anddd it’s always cool to be one of the first with a fab new toy, no matter how old you are!
Now let’s fast forward this thing a bit. It’s 2020 and hybrids are becoming more and more popular. Toyota now has seven 2020 hybrid models available for purchase, including one hybrid plug-in. Wow, how time flies when you are being innovative!!!
2020 Toyota Hybrid Lineup: Prices and MPG
- Corolla Hybrid
- Starting price – $23,100.00
- MPG – 53/52 est.
- Prius Hybrid
- Starting price – $24,200.00
- MPG – 54/50 est.
- Prius Prime (Hybrid Plug in)
- Starting price – $27,750.00
- MPG/MPGe – 54/133 est.
- RAV4 Hybrid
- Starting price – $28,100.00
- MPG – 41/38 est.
- Camry Hybrid
- Starting price – $28,430.00
- MPG – 51/53 est.
- Avalon Hybrid
- Starting price – $37,000.00
- MPG – 43/44 est.
- Highlander Hybrid
- Starting price – $37,520.00
- MPG – 30/28 est.
Enhanced Hybrid Warranty:
The 2020 Toyota Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric lineup comes equipped with an enhanced Hybrid Battery Warranty. The duration of the warranty is for 10 years or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first.
There are tons of undeniable benefits when it comes to driving a hybrid vehicle. However, since they are still fairly new to the public there are ALSO, a lot of myths..
Check out a few of both below…
- Surprising Performance – The instant torque of an electric motor allows a smoother and more refined acceleration.
- Fewer Service Visits – The THSD (Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive) helps to reduce how often other areas of the car needs servicing. Example: To help recharge the batteries, hybrids use a process called regenerative braking, cutting down the brake wear.
- Better Reliability – Traditional engines have a lot of moving parts and are very complex. Electric motors have only one part, the motor itself. Example: The air conditioning compressor is driven by an electric motor in hybrids, making the traditional engine work less, improving long-term reliability.
- Prove Safety – Hybrid systems are designed to be just as safe as traditional systems thanks to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Note: Cables are insulated, batteries are sealed and failsafes deactive the system in the event of collision or short circuit.
- Sustainable Future – Hybrids produce less CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions. #GoGreen
- Extra Credit: There are government incentive programs that use credits and special discounts to support the purchase and use of hybrid vehicles.
- Expensive (False) – As you see from the price information I provided above that is not true. Example: The non-hybrid 2019 Avalon was only $1,000.00 more the they hybrid.
- Underpowered (False) – The Toyota Hybrid models have just as much or more power then the non-hybrid models. That’s because the electric motor components produce their portion of power immediately. They don’t have to build up RPMs like the gas version.
- Need to be plugged in (False) – Every Toyota Hybrid model has a regular gas tank. So whenever needed simply head to gas station and fill up.
- Have less room (False) – Advances in technology has made this a thing of the past. Example: There is no difference in the cargo space of the Camry and the Camry Hybrid.
- They are dangerous (False) – According to the U.S. Department of Safety there is no difference between the hybrid and the non-hybrid.
- They are unproven (false) – Toyota has proven to be a leader in the auto industry. They manufactured their first hybrid in 1977 giving them to test, re-test and test again.
For more information about the 2020 Toyota Hybrid Lineup visit their Website!
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