Which Toyota Hybrid model is right for my family?

March 31st, 2021 by

With the world increasingly turning away from vehicles that run solely on gasoline and diesel, Toyota is leading the way with the best lineup of hybrid vehicles of any manufacturer, including hybrid versions of popular models like the Sienna, Camry, Highlander, RAV4 and Avalon, along with the tried-and-true Toyota Prius. But which Toyota Hybrid is right for you? Seen below, check out some brief facts about each Toyota Hybrid model, which we hope will help you narrow down your choices and find the Hybrid that fits your family’s needs, budget and lifestyle. And when you’re ready for a test drive, come see us today at Landers Toyota of Northwest Arkansas, or check out our full selection at our website right now.

2021 Prius

Starting price: $24,525
Fuel Economy: 54 city, 50 highway
Seats: 4
ENGINE: 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve engine producing 71 horsepower and 120 lb.-ft. of torque.

Why it might be right for you: While Toyota makes more spacious hybrid vehicles, the name Prius is pretty much shorthand now for reliable, real-world hybrid Toyotas. If you’re looking for performance, look elsewhere. But if you’re looking for one of the most reliable and fuel efficient sedans on the road, the Prius is still showing other makers how it’s done.

2021 Camry Hybrid
Starting price: $24,970
Fuel Economy: 51 city, 53 highway
Seats: 5
Engine: 2.5-liter Dynamic Force four-cylinder producing 208 horsepower and 149 lb.-ft. of torque

Why it might be right for you: If you want a good blend of comfort and crazy good fuel economy in a mid-size sedan and only need to haul 4 or occasionally five passengers at a time, the 2021 Camry Hybrid might be right for you.

2021 RAV4 Hybrid

Starting Price: $28,500

Fuel Economy: 41 city, 38 highway
Seats: 5
ENGINE: 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve four cylinder producing 194 horsepower.
Why it might be right for you: Toyota RAV4 has been a family favorite for over a decade now thanks to its high seating position, great proportions and fun, funky design. Now with hybrid power, the 2021 RAV4 Hybrid might be the perfect mix of practicality and efficiency in one great looking package

2021 Avalon Hybrid

Starting price: $37,000

Fuel Economy: 43 city, 44 highway
Seats: 5
ENGINE: 2.5-liter Dynamic Force four-cylinder, with electronically controlled CVT transmission with Sequential Shiftmatic.

Why it might be right for you: If luxury is at the top of your list, the Toyota Avalon is Toyota’s flagship North American sedan and has the elegant ride and interior spaciousness to match. The tradeoff from the Camry is ten fewer miles to the gallon, but for many the increased interior room, appointments and technology are worth it to drive one of the world’s snazziest hybrids.

2021 Highlander Hybrid

Starting price: $38,410
Fuel Economy: 36 city, 35 highway.
Seats: up to 8
ENGINE: V6 Double Overhead Cam (DOHC) 24-valve with VVT-iW engine producing 306 horsepower.

Why it might be right for you: Toyota’s midsize SUV, the Toyota Highlander loses none of its luxury by going hybrid, and actually picks up a few horsepower over the equivalent gasoline model of the Highlander. Seating for up to eight passengers in three-row comfort also makes the Highlander hybrid a fuel-sipping winner for families.

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