Toyota is well known for its hybrid vehicles that offer excellent fuel efficiency while still upholding the company’s reputation for sound reliability and dependability. Here, we’ll take a look at the eight Toyota hybrids on sale new in 2019. Each one gets considerably better fuel economy than its solely combustion-driven counterpart, in most cases making for a great value proposition.
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Toyota Prius C
The Prius C is an alternative to a subcompact car like Toyota’s Yaris. Introduced back in 2012, it’s now one of the older vehicles in the Toyota passenger car lineup, and the oldest among all of the Toyota hybrids. Given its age, it’s no longer as competitive as it was when it debuted, but with the right dealer incentives, it could still be considered a good value to someone wanting fuel-efficient — not to mention quirky — city transportation. The Prius C comes in just two trim levels, L and LE, both of which come with black plastic body-cladding in an apparent attempt to give the vehicle a more rugged demeanor, despite it offering no off-road capability whatsoever. Factoring in destination, the 2019 Prius C carries an MSRP of $22,460 for an L model and $23,885 for the LE trim.
In terms of fuel economy, Prius C buyers should see 48 miles per gallon in the city, 43 mpg on the highway and 46 mpg in combined driving. As we mentioned, fuel economy of the Prius C has been surpassed over the past few years by other, larger, nicer vehicles in the Toyota hybrid lineup, like the regular Prius and the all-new 2020 Corolla Hybrid, so we recommend taking a look at either of those before settling for a Prius C. Find a Toyota Corolla Prius C for sale
Toyota’s original hybrid, the Prius has been around since the late 1990s and acts as the torchbearer for the brand’s hybrid lineup today. Considered a compact car, the Prius offers a practical hatchback design, which allows for a large rear cargo opening. In addition, available all-wheel drive was added to the lineup for 2019, which should be a welcome addition for many potential Prius buyers living in snowy climates. A base-model Prius L Eco comes in at $24,700, while a fully loaded Limited model is just over $33,000. AWD is available on just the LE and XLE trims and requires a $1,400 premium. The most fuel-efficient trim, the L Eco model, returns 58 mpg city/53 mpg hwy/56 mpg combined. Non-AWD LE, XLE, and Limited models return 54 mpg city/50 mpg hwy/52 mpg combined. An AWD LE or XLE trim nets you 52 mpg city/48 mpg hwy/50 mpg combined. Find a Toyota Prius for sale
Toyota Prius Prime
The Prius Prime is the plug-in version of the Prius. In addition to offering a small rechargeable battery allowing for up to 25 miles of electric-only travel, the Prius Prime adds unique styling and an available 11.6-in infotainment screen, although the infotainment system itself offers no real benefit over what you’ll find in other Toyota products.
The Prius Prime is offered in two trim levels. Pricing of the lesser "Plus" model starts at $28,230, while the "Advanced" model comes in at $34,230. Worth noting is that buyers of either trim become eligible for a $4,500 federal tax credit. While it offers unique design elements, the main reason to buy a Prius Prime is for its EV mode, which allows you to complete short trips without using any gas whatsoever, provided you aren’t traveling over 25 miles. In terms of traditional fuel economy — which is difficult to gauge relative to the other vehicles on this list due to the plug-in component — the Prius Prime comes in at 54 mpg in combined driving, or 133 MPGe equivalent when factoring in the battery-powered component, according to the EPA. Find a Toyota Prius Prime for sale
The Corolla sedan is all new for 2020 and for the first time, a hybrid model will join the lineup. With an attractive all-new design and a load of great active safety features (like most other Toyotas on this list), plus Android Auto and Amazon Alexa capability along with available Wi-Fi, the Corolla is a great alternative to the Prius, and should appeal to buyers who want the fuel efficiency of a hybrid without the image.
The new 2020 Corolla Hybrid returns an impressive 53 mpg city/52 mpg hwy/52 mpg combined. One trim level is offered for the hybrid – LE — which costs $23,880. Find a Toyota Corolla for sale
The Toyota Camry has long been the best-selling midsize sedan in the United States, and the hybrid adds great fuel efficiency to the equation. In LE trim, the 2019 Camry Hybrid gets 51 mpg city/53 mpg hwy/52 mpg combined. In SE and XLE trim, the Camry Hybrid returns 44 mpg city/47 mpg hwy/46 mpg combined. Additionally, at 208 hp, the Camry Hybrid is more powerful than its basic 4-cylinder counterpart, while offering the same amount of trunk space, which is something that can’t be said for other hybrid vehicles as the hybrid battery often intrudes on the rear cargo area. The Camry Hybrid is offered in LE, SE, and XLE trims. The LE starts at right around $29,000, while a loaded XLE comes in at just over $38,000 .Find a Toyota Camry for sale
Based on a stretched version of the Camry platform, the Toyota Avalon is a more spacious, more refined alternative to the standard family sedan and competes with the likes of the Kia Cadenza, the Nissan Maxima and the Buick LaCrosse. In hybrid form, the Avalon returns 43 mpg in both city and highway driving. Pricing starts at $38,480 for an Avalon Hybrid XLE, while a top-of-the-line Limited model reaches about $45,000. Find a Toyota Avalon for sale
The Toyota RAV4 was the best-selling non-pickup truck in America in 2018 and for 2019, it’s all-new. The 2019 RAV4 Hybrid will offer standard AWD, with both of the rear wheels receiving power from electric motors. Additionally, Toyota has opted to make the RAV4’s sporty XSE trim exclusive to the hybrid model going forward. The XSE comes with a sport-tuned suspension and a sport mode, which changes the vehicle’s throttle and steering response. LE, XLE and Limited Hybrid trims are also available. While the EPA has yet to release official ratings for the new 2019 RAV4, Toyota expects it to achieve 41 mpg city/38 mpg hwy/40 mpg combined. Pricing for the new RAV4 Hybrid has yet to be announced and the vehicle is expected to officially go on sale in the coming months. Find a Toyota RAV4 for sale
The Highlander is Toyota’s 3-row family crossover and competes with vehicles like the Honda Pilot, the Chevrolet Equinox, the Nissan Pathfinder and the Subaru Ascent, although unlike the Highlander, none of those vehicles offer a hybrid option. The Highlander Hybrid comes standard with AWD, just like in the RAV4. Four trims are offered: LE, XLE, Limited and Limited Platinum. The entry-level LE model returns 30 mpg city/28 mpg hwy/29 mpg combined, while all other trims earn 29 mpg city/27 mpg hwy/28 mpg combined. A base LE model starts at just over $38,000, while a fully-loaded Limited Platinum comes in just shy of $50,000. Find a Toyota Highlander for sale