With all of the new hybrids on the market, it might be difficult to discern between them. But since Toyota introduced the first mass-produced hybrid to the North American market, it’s safe to assume that the automaker is the leader in hybrid technology. Here is a brief description of the lineup of Toyota hybrids currently available in the United States today.
Toyota Camry Hybrid
This popular bestseller recently received its hybrid counterpart. The latest model has an MSRP of about $26,000 and gets up to 34 miles to the gallon. It also has new features like a Smart Key system and a state-of-the-art voice-activated DVD navigation system.
This hybrid SUV starts at about $40,000 and gets up to 27 miles to the gallon on the highways. It offers the convenience that we’ve come to love about SUVs without the gas-guzzling annoyance.
The Toyota Prius really needs no explanation. It’s currently the best-selling hybrid on the market and there was even a waiting list for this brand when gas prices skyrocketed last summer. Toyota is currently releasing the third generation of this popular model that will arrive at dealer lots later this summer.
Visit your Philadelphia area Toyota dealer today and see what you’ve been missing in the hybrid lineup!
Cities all over the United States have been replacing their big yellow taxis with more fuel-efficient Toyota hybrids.
The Denver Metro Taxi company now has 40 Toyota hybrid vehicles in its fleet of 400 cabs. In Phoenix, the Discount Cab service has 75 Toyota Prius hybrids. Other cities are switching to greener cars to help reduce costs and be a good steward of the environment at the same time.
One of the only things holding some cab companies back from making the switch is the room in many hybrids. When compared with the current larger cars, the hybrids tend to be more compact and offer less legroom for passengers. But that seems to be a small price to pay for reducing a company’s carbon footprint by 65 percent, which is what Metro Taxi in Denver has done since making the switch.
Some cab companies are taking their eco-consciousness even further than just the cars they drive. Metro Taxi uses used motor oil from its vehicles to power its furnaces. It also uses energy-efficient light bulbs. That’s probably why it has been referred to as “one of the greenest cab companies” in the United States.
Why not follow the trend of the cab companies and get a Toyota hybrid near Royersford for your daily use? You’ll be surprised what a difference they can make.