Toyota Hybrids Have Evolved From the Prius, But Which is Right for You?

January 8th, 2016 by

Toyota Hybrid Options Manassas

The hybrid vehicle may have started with one or two models, including the Toyota Prius, but it has evolved far beyond the stereotypes engendered by an eco-friendly, fuel-efficient car from a decade or more ago. Manassas drivers who want a hybrid vehicle come from different backgrounds, have different lifestyles, and want something that fits with these things. Toyota’s evolved Prius, Camry hybrid, and Highlander hybrid are three models with very different styles.

Toyota Prius

When people think about hybrid vehicles, the one that probably springs to most minds is the Toyota Prius. The Prius was one of the first hybrids for sale and it became very popular, very fast. It is small, which helps make it fuel efficient already, but there are several models of the Prius, some bigger, that will appeal to Manassas car owners.

The Prius v is larger and has more space for cargo and gets 42 mpg*. The Prius c, a vehicle made for those who spend most of their time in the city, gets an estimated 53 city/46 highway mpg*. The Prius Plug-in Hybrid offers a hybrid/electric option.

Other features the Prius has include smart key system, Entune App Suite, JBL Audio, and a high safety rating.

Toyota Camry Hybrid

The Camry’s popular versatility becomes even more so with the hybrid model. From commuters to college students have fallen in love with the Camry sedan. Its gas mileage was nothing to scoff at before as a mid-level sedan, but the Camry hybrid increases this. The Hybrid LE offers up 43 mpg and the SE offers 40 mpg*. Add features like voice activation for navigation, Entune App Suite, and, with the Special Edition, Qi wireless charging for your smartphone, plus trunk space and a nice interior, and the Camry hybrid is hard to beat.

Toyota Hybrid Highlander

As a hybrid SUV, the Highlander takes away the gas guzzling aspect of a vehicle this size. It can still tow an estimated 3500 lbs, thanks to its 3.5 liter V6 280 horsepower engine. However, when you add the Hybrid Synergy Drive electric motor, the Highlander hybrid gets 27 mpg city/28 mpg highway*. Not bad for an SUV and people who want to continue their work and adventures outdoors.

The Highlander hybrid’s other features include seating for up to eight, Entune Audio system, turn-by-turn navigation, as well as a top safety pick from the IIHS in 2015.

If you are looking for a hybrid vehicle to match your lifestyle, visit Miller Toyota today to set up a test drive. We proudly serve the Manassas, Virginia area.

*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.