Hybrid Vehicle Myths

Discover how Toyota hybrid vehicles have evolved to fit every lifestyle and provide choices when it comes to buying a fuel-efficient car.
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What myth is stopping you from going hybrid? As automakers continue to electrify their vehicles over the next decade, they’re continuing to make improvements in efficiency and power. Discover how Toyota hybrid vehicles have evolved to fit every lifestyle and provide choices when it comes to buying a fuel-efficient car. 


Myth #1 Hybrid vehicles are small

Toyota hybrids come in all shapes and sizes. With ten models ranging from sedans like the Camry Hybrid, SUVs like the RAV4 Hybrids, vans like the Sienna, and trucks like the newly released Tundra i-FORCE Max, there are different options for every lifestyle. 


Myth #2 Hybrid vehicles don’t have power

Hybrid vehicles have the power and efficiency you need; the RAV4 Prime has an impressive 302 combined net horsepower, a 5.7 second 0-60 time2, and an EPA-estimated 42 miles of EV-only driving3. 


Myth #3: Hybrid vehicles are expensive

Hybrid vehicles get higher miles per gallon, which translates directly to cost savings at the pump without sacrificing performance and power. The RAV4 Hybrid has an EPA-estimated 40 mpg combined1 and 219 horsepower.  


Myth #4: Hybrid vehicles are expensive to maintain and have costly batteries that need to be replaced

Hybrid technology has existed for over two decades and has lower annual maintenance costs than traditional internal combustion engine vehicles. All Toyota hybrid vehicles come with a 10-year or 150,000 miles battery warranty4, whichever comes first. 


Myth #5: Hybrid vehicles mean changing the way you drive

Hybrid vehicles run on both gas and electric power, which is generated through regenerative braking, so there’s no need to change your lifestyle. Fill up the gas tank as you regularly would.  


1. 2022 EPA-estimated mileage. Use for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage will vary. See www.fueleconomy.gov.

2. Performance figures are for comparison only and were obtained with prototype vehicles by professional drivers using special safety equipment and procedures. Do not attempt.

3. EPA-estimated 42-mile all-electric driving range when fully charged for 2022 RAV4 Prime. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.

4. For Toyota hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell and battery electric vehicles beginning with model year 2020, the hybrid (HV) battery is covered for 10 years from original date of first use or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first. Coverage is subject to the terms and conditions of your New Vehicle Limited Warranty. See Owner’s Warranty and Maintenance Guide for details.



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