A lot has changed since 1997, but some things still hold true. Twenty years have passed since the Toyota Prius began a revolution in hybrid cars and today Toyota remains at the forefront of the technology.
Toyota has sold 10 million hybrid vehicles in over 80 countries and still offers more hybrids than any other car maker.
Meanwhile, the evolution of hybrid vehicles has given rise to a powerful combination of performance, efficiency and low emissions from Toyota hybrids.
The Toyota lineup includes both hybrid cars and SUVs. Models available here in Canada are:
The most advanced Prius yet is now available across Canada. The Prius Prime is a plug-in hybrid that combines the benefits of electric vehicles with the reliability of a Toyota hybrid.
Compared to other plug-in hybrid options the Prius Prime offers impressive charging time of five hours and 30 minutes on a standards household outlet and less than half that time on a dedicated 240 volt outlet**. The total combined driving range of up to 1,035 kilometres * is enough to take you from Toronto to Quebec City without ever pulling over to refuel or recharge. When not in EV mode, the Prius Prime can deliver an impressive city/highway fuel efficiency rating of 4.3 l/100 km
Transformed inside and out, the sophisticated, sleek Camry design meets the efficiency of Toyota hybrid technology in the 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid.
The low centre of gravity and driving position makes this new Camry an engaging drive that also achieves a combined fuel efficiency rating of 4.9 l/100 km on the Camry Hybrid LE.
As well as the sharp, sporty lines, the interior has the perfect balance of comfort and technology. The Camry Hybrid features Toyota's Entune™ system for music streaming, voice-activated controls, and integrated navigation and also Safety Connect, App Suite Connect; Destination Assist Connect, and Scout GPS Link.
The 2018 Camry Hybrid also comes with available technologies like a 10-inch Head-Up Display, Bird's Eye View camerawith perimeter scan, Intelligent Clearance Sonar and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
Playful and adventurous, just like you. The RAV4 Hybrid is the same get-out-there SUV, but with the efficiency of a hybrid.
The RAV4 Hybrid boasts an impressive 7.8 l/100 km fuel consumption rating and 194 net horsepower.
With better-than-gas acceleration, all-wheel-drive and exceptional handling the RAV4 makes for a great drive wherever your adventure takes you.
With available features like Smart Key system, Hands-Free Liftgate, and Bird's Eye View camera, the RAV4 Hybrid also has the features to bring convenience and inspire confidence at every stage of your journey.
If you're looking for an efficient 7-seater SUV or a hybrid with room for eight then look no further than the Toyota Highlander .
As well as a combined city/highway fuel efficiency rating of 8.3 l/100 km, the all-wheel-drive Highlander Hybrid has the power to get you where you are going. The Hybrid powertrain generates 306 net horsepower and offers 1,587 kilograms of towing capacity.
As well as power, you can rely on the Highlander for comfort and convenience for the driver and the rest of the family. With eight-inch display, Driver EasySpeak, Siri® Eyes Free, Backup Camera, available Bird's Eye View camera, are all there to help make the drive a little easier. Meanwhile, available three zone independent climate control, and six speaker system will keep passengers comfortable and entertained wherever you go.
The key reason behind the impressive fuel consumption numbers is Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive system. Hybrid vehicles are powered by both an electric motor and conventional gas system. Hybrid Synergy Drive finds the perfect balance between the two, constantly monitoring driving conditions and seamlessly manage power flows between the two systems.
The result is fantastic fuel efficiency without sacrificing performance - a powertrain that's up to 70 per cent cleaner than conventional gas engines and diesel.
Fuel efficiency with safety as standard
As well as getting impressive fuel efficiency all Toyota Hybrids come equipped with Toyota Safety Sense™ - an advanced suite of safety features.
The Prius, Prius v, Prius Prime, Camry Hybrid, RAV4 Hybrid and Highlander Hybrid come with Toyota Safety Sense P which comprises Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
Fuel efficiency estimates were determined using approved Government of Canada/Transport Canada Test Methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors. Learn more about Fuel Consumption Ratings. Drivers should always be responsible for their own safe driving. Please always pay attention to your surroundings and drive safely. Depending on the conditions of roads, vehicles, weather, etc., the TSS systems may not work as intended. Please see toyota.ca, your local Toyota Dealer or Owner's Manual for details.
* Based on Natural Resources Canada 2017 Fuel Consumption Guide published ratings for both plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and battery-electric vehicles. Estimated combined range rating when fully charged and with a full tank of gas. Actual results will vary based on driving habits and other factors.
** Always plug-in in accordance with Owner's Manual.