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8 Toyotas That Get 30 MPG or Better for 2019

With several hybrids and economical compact cars in its lineup, a trip to the Toyota dealership is a good place to start your search for a fuel-efficient new car. Additionally, as the automaker has been hard at work revamping its lineup over the past few years, Toyota currently offers a variety of highly-competitive new cars and SUVs loaded with standard safety tech and new infotainment features. Here we’ll outline eight new Toyotas that return over 30 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving.

The fuel economy figures outlined below all come from the EPA’s, which lists city, highway and combined fuel economy figures for every version of every new car on sale in the United States today, making it a great resource for new-car shoppers.

2019 Toyota Prius

2019 Toyota Prius

Perhaps the most famous hybrid vehicle of all time, all versions of the Toyota Prius return over 30 mpg in combined city and highway driving. In base-guise, the EPA rates the Prius at 54 mpg city/50 mpg hwy/52 mpg combined. In Eco trim, the Prius returns an impressive 53 mpg city/58 mpg hwy/56 mpg combined. Finally, Toyota made all-wheel drive available on the Prius for the first time ever starting with the 2019 model year, and AWD-equipped Prius models return 52 mpg city/48 mpg hwy/50 mpg combined. You may be surprised to see that the Prius’ city fuel economy ratings are all above its highway figures, given that for most vehicles, the opposite is usually true. This is because hybrid vehicles are able to use battery power when traveling at low speeds, making city driving even more efficient than highway travel, where like other vehicles, hybrids rely primarily on their gas engines. No matter which one you choose, the Prius offers great efficiency, not to mention a convenient hatchback design and great standard active safety features. The Prius starts at about $25,000 and tops out at around $34,000. Find a Toyota Prius for sale

2019 Toyota Prius Prime

2019 Toyota Prius Prime

In addition to the standard hybrid model, Toyota offers a plug-in hybrid version of the Prius known as the Prius Prime. With a small battery rechargeable via a wall outlet, the Prius Prime allows for up to 25 miles of electric-only travel before switching over to a combination of gas and electric propulsion. When a vehicle is capable of traveling on electric power alone, the EPA does its best to convert its energy usage to a miles-per-gallon equivalent, and the Prius Prime comes with a rating of 133 MPGe, or 54 mpg combined without factoring in battery-only travel. The plug-in Prius also comes with unique styling elements that differentiate it from its more-basic hybrid counterpart. Pricing for the base Prius Prime starts at about $28,000 and tops out at around $34k. Remember that Prius Prime buyers are also eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $4,500, effectively lowering the price of the vehicle by that same amount. Find a Toyota Prius Prime for sale

2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Toyota Corolla & Corolla Hybrid & 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Toyota has fully-redesigned the Corolla for the 2020 model year and now all versions — from the basic sedan, to the new Hybrid, to the sporty hatchback — all return over 30 mpg in combined driving. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Hybrid offers the most impressive figures, with a rating of 52 mpg combined. Non-Hybrid sedans return between 32 and 34 mpg combined, while the hatchback earns up to 36. Like the other vehicles on this list, the Corolla increases its value proposition by offering great safety technology as standard, and its all-new design is striking both inside and out. Pricing runs from about $20,000 for a basic L model to about $28,000 for a loaded XSE sedan. Find a Toyota Corolla for sale or Find a Toyota Corolla Hybrid for sale or Find a Toyota Corolla Hatchback for sale

2019 Toyota Camry

2019 Toyota Camry & Camry Hybrid

The best-selling midsize sedan in the U.S., the Camry was fully-redesigned for the 2018 model year and wears dramatic new styling that serves to give the vehicle a more aggressive demeanor than generations past. Both 4-cylinder and Hybrid variants of the Camry return over 30 mpg combined. The EPA rates 4-cylinder Camry models at between 32 and 34 mpg combined, while the Hybrid achieves an impressive 46 or 52 mpg overall, depending on trim level. Pricing for the Camry starts at about $25,000 and tops out at just over $38,000 for a loaded XLE Hybrid. Find a Toyota Camry for sale or Find a Toyota Camry Hybrid for sale

2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

Toyota offers the Avalon as a larger, more upscale alternative to the Camry. Engine options consist of a 301-horsepower V6 and a basic hybrid setup not unlike the one found in the Camry. While the V6 puts an emphasis on power and, to a degree, performance, the Hybrid is all about efficiency, and the 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid achieves an EPA rated 43 mpg in both city and highway driving, making for a great offering of comfort and space in addition to efficiency. Pricing for the Avalon Hybrid runs from about $37,000 up to $44,000 when factoring in delivery and destination fees. Find a Toyota Avalon Hybrid for sale 

2019 Toyota RAV4

2019 Toyota RAV4 & RAV4 Hybrid

Toyota has given the best-selling RAV4 a full-redesign for the 2019 model year and early indicators are that the new version will only serve to build on the success of the outgoing model. One gas powertrain is offered: a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder making 203 hp, while an available Hybrid model makes use of that same 4-cylinder engine, but puts out a total of 219 hp thanks to its hybrid componentry. You read that right, not only is the RAV4 Hybrid more efficient than the basic gas-powered version, but it’s faster and more powerful, as well. The Hybrid also comes with standard AWD. Either way, most versions of the basic 4-cylinder RAV4 return 30 mpg combined, while the Hybrid returns an impressive 40 mpg combined. Given the relatively small price premium required for the Hybrid, we think it’s a great value proposition. The non-hybrid RAV4 starts out at about $27,000 and tops out at a little over $40,000, while the Hybrid starts at about $29,000 and reaches around $40,000 in loaded form, as well. Find a Toyota RAV4 for sale or Find a Toyota RAV4 Hybrid for sale

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Toyota unveiled the all-new 2020 Highlander earlier this year at the 2019 New York Auto Show. While an official launch for the vehicle has yet to take place, the company has released most of the basics with regard to specifications and features. As in years prior, a hybrid model will be part of the lineup, but Toyota is promising even greater efficiency, as it’s switched the Hybrid’s powertrain from a 6-cylinder to a 4-cylinder engine. According to Toyota, the 2020 Highlander Hybrid will return 34 mpg combined, while also offering an array of standard safety tech, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, room for up to eight passengers, and loads of cargo space. While pricing for the new Highlander has yet to be announced, expect the Hybrid to cost between $40,000 and $50,000 when it goes on sale toward the end of 2019. Find a Toyota Highlander Hybrid for sale

2020 Yaris Hatchback

2019 Toyota Yaris & 2020 Yaris Hatchback

Rounding out our list of fuel-efficient Toyotas available new here in 2019 is the Yaris, which isn’t as much a Toyota product as it is a Mazda product wearing a Toyota badge. Sold elsewhere as the Mazda2, the Yaris is built by Mazda for Toyota. We don’t view this as a bad thing, as we love Mazda’s styling and interior designs. Given its subcompact status, the Yaris and new-for-2020 Yaris hatchback both return over 30 mpg. The sedan is rated at between 32 and 35 mpg depending on options. EPA figures for the new hatch have yet to be released, but we expect them to align closely with the sedan. The humble Yaris carries a starting price of around $17,000 and tops out at around $20k. Find a Toyota Yaris for sale or Find a Toyota Yaris Hatchback for sale

Chris O'Neill
Chris O'Neill
Chris O'Neill is an author specializing in competitive analysis, consumer recommendations, and adventure-driven enthusiast content. A lifelong car enthusiast, he worked in the auto industry for a bit, helping Germans design cars for Americans, and now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. He runs an Instagram account, @MountainWestCarSpotter, which in his own words is "actually pretty good", and has a... Read More about Chris O'Neill

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