HYBRID TOYOTA CARS & SUVS
Seamlessly combining performance, design and reliability, there has never been a better time to opt for a hybrid vehicle among Toyota's vast selection of subcompacts, sedans and SUVs.
WHY CHOOSE A HYBRID TOYOTA VEHICLE?
Power, performance and reliability are there to stay in Toyota hybrids, and we never compromise. Hybrid vehicles do not need to be plugged in; their battery charges by itself while you drive. The hybrid engine doesn't require any additional routine maintenance.
With its hybrid lineup, Toyota has prevented, since 1997, 94 million tons of CO2 emissions globally. Toyota hybrid vehicles allow you to reduce your carbon footprint without changing any of your driving or fuelling habits. With all these benefits and a vast selection of models, why not choose hybrid?
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Toyota hybrids use an electric system as well as a gas-fuelled system. The optimal combination of both is made automatically, without the driver's intervention. These vehicles can therefore operate in electric-only mode, gas mode or a combination of both. The hybridity of the engine produces up to 70% less CO2 emissions than conventional gas-powered vehicles, without compromising performance.
HOW TOYOTA HYBRIDS WORK
AVAILABLE PLUG-IN HYBRID MODELS
Toyota's plug-in hybrid vehicles, such as the Prius Prime, can be plugged in to extend the electric autonomy of the vehicle. The Prius Prime can travel further and faster in EV mode than regular hybrid models that do not plug in.
The Prius Prime has many benefits, such as its charging time. This model has the fastest charging time of its category and does not require any additional equipment.
Starting Up:: In most conditions, when the vehicle starts up, only the electric motor is engaged, which saves fuel and delivers instant torque.
Accelerating and Cruising: : While driving, the electric and gas motors are used in symbiosis, providing the perfect mix of power without compromising performance. The excess energy is used towards recharging the electric battery.
Decelerating and Braking: During deceleration and braking, the electric motor takes over completely. The regenerative braking system converts kinetic energy into electric energy to recharge the battery.Resting and Reversing: When the vehicle is stopped, the gas engine shuts down, making room for the electric motor, unless the battery's autonomy is low. This allows to save on fuel. When reversing at low speed, the hybrid vehicle only uses the electric motor.
WHY CHOOSE TOYOTA HYBRID?
Never compromise on performance. With Toyota hybrid vehicles, get the same - or greater - level of performance that you loved with their conventional gas counterparts!
YOUR SAME DRIVING HABITS
With Toyota hybrids, you don't need to change your driving habits nor how you fuel your vehicle. Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive works in the background so you can hit the road just like you're used to!
NO NEED TO PLUG-IN
Toyota hybrids do not need to be plugged in. Their Hybrid Synergy Drive system takes care of charging the battery by itself for you.
NO ADDITIONAL MAINTENANCE
There is no need to pay additional fees for the maintenance of Toyota hybrids as they follow the same maintenance schedule as regular gas-powered vehicles.
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) can be plugged in to extend the electric autonomy of the vehicle. The Prius Prime model, for example, has a total range of up to 1,035 km* with a full tank of gas and fully charge
REDUCE CARBON FOOTPRINT
Toyota launched its first hybrid vehicle, the Prius, in 1997. Since then, with its hybrid lineup, it has saved over 94 million tons of CO2 emissions globally.
THE SUSTAINABLE MOVEMENT
Join the movement for sustainable transport by choosing a hybrid Toyota vehicle. Toyota is committed to promoting the environment and sustainability through the reduction of emissions by new Toyota vehicles by 90%.
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
Once the time comes, hybrid batteries can be recycled or repurposed for a different use, just like any other battery.
READY FOR WINTER
Toyota hybrids have been designed with Canadian winters in mind. They have also been rigorously tested in the cold to ensure they're ready to hit the road in every weather.
EXPLORE TOYOTA'S HYBRID LINEUP
The vast hybrid lineup offered by Toyota has vehicles for every need. From subcompacts to sedans and SUVs, Toyota has something for every lifestyle.
How long do hybrid batteries last?
The original hybrid battery of more than 98% of hybrid Toyota vehicles sold in Canada since 2001 has not yet been changed. All hybrid components, such as the battery, are covered by a warranty of 8 years or 160,000 km*.
What are the benefits of a Toyota hybrid in the city and on the highway?
Hybrid vehicles offer the engine-shut-off feature as well as an extended electric range in the city. The latest generation Toyota hybrids also offer a highly efficient gas engine. On the highway, the hybrid system can also enter EV mode by itself. Toyota's hybrid system can analyze and determine the optimal combination of gas and electric based on your driving conditions.
As hybrid vehicles are driven just live conventional gas vehicles, your driving and fuelling habits will remain unchanged. The hybrid system works seamlessly in the background and determines the optimal gas/electric combination by itself. You can fuel your hybrid vehicle just like you would with a gas-powered vehicle.
Plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) offer all the benefits of a hybrid vehicle, but can also be plugged in to extend the electric autonomy of the vehicle.
Is the performance of a hybrid vehicle comparable to that of a gas-fuelled Toyota vehicle?
The performances offered by hybrid vehicles are similar - or sometimes even greater - to those of their gas counterparts. The instant torque of the electric motor allows the hybrid vehicle to accelerate off the line as well as a refined and direct acceleration.
"Electric motors can also improve the total horsepower. The RAV4 Hybrid, for example, has more horsepower and faster acceleration than the gas-fueled RAV4. This extra power allows for the conception of smaller and lighter engines, which improves handling.
Do Toyota hybrids require additional maintenance?
No additional maintenance is required for hybrid vehicles versus conventional gas-powered models. The same maintenance schedule is followed, with appointments every 6 months or 8,000 km.
The hybrid system can even reduce the frequency of maintenance for other components such as the gas engine, which is off at times. The brake pads and rotor also have a longer lifespan as the brakes are regenerative. Hybrid vehicles also do not have transmission fluid, starters, alternators or belts to replace.
Are Toyota hybrids as safe as a conventionally powered vehicle?
No need to be concerned with safety in hybrid vehicles as these follow the rigorous Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Toyota hybrids are as safe as gas-powered vehicles.
The hybrid batteries, for example, are sealed in a protective metal case and insulated from the rest of the vehicle body. As for the battery cables, they are shrouded in bright orange cladding to be more visible to emergency workers. Toyota also collaborates with first responders to provide all necessary information concerning hybrid vehicles.
Toyota hybrids are always equipped with our suite of active safety technologies, Toyota Safety Sense. Hit the road with complete peace of mind!
How do hybrid vehicles promote a more sustainable future?
Hybrid systems offer a range of benefits in terms of performance, safety and reliability, but also in terms of CO2 emissions reduction. This positive environmental impact is even greater considering that gas engines are more energy-efficient today.
Since the launch of the Prius in 1997, Toyota's hybrid vehicles have saved over 94 million tons of CO2 emissions globally*.
*In lieu of conventional gasoline vehicles of similar class and engine performance.
How long have Toyota hybrids been available?
Toyota launched its first hybrid vehicle, the Prius, in 1997. Since then, the hybrid lineup has considerably improved with innovations and improvements in hybrid technology. Today, 12 million hybrid vehicle sales later, Toyota offers the vastest selection of hybrid vehicles among full-line passenger vehicle manufacturers.
What warranties cover a Toyota hybrid vehicle?
Toyota hybrid vehicles are covered a 3-year or 60,000 km Basic Complete Vehicle Warranty. Moreover, all the hybrid components, such as the hybrid battery, are covered by an 8-year or 160,000 km warranty.
*Whichever comes first.
Are Toyota hybrid batteries recyclable?
Up to this day, around 98% of hybrid Toyota vehicles sold since 2001 still have their original battery. But, once the time comes, hybrid batteries can be recycled or repurposed, just like any other battery. Toyota Canada has a recycling program for hybrid batteries, as well as initiatives, like the Lamar Buffalo Ranch Project in Yellowstone National Park, to repurpose these batteries for a more sustainable future.
Do Toyota hybrids need to be plugged in?
The hybrid system in Toyota hybrids can recharge itself. Hybrid vehicles therefore do not need to be plugged in. Driving and fuelling is the same for hybrid and gas-powered vehicles!
As for plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs), they can be plugged in to extend the electric-only range. Pure electric vehicles (EVs) need to be plugged in to recharge their battery as they do not have a gas-powered engine.
How do Toyota hybrids perform in different weather conditions including winter?
All Toyota vehicles, including Toyota hybrids, are rigorously tested to ensure their performance in different types of weather such as the harsh Canadian winters.
Hybrid Toyota vehicles are designed and optimized for winter. The RAV4 Hybrid is also built in Canada, by Canadians and for Canadians*.
* From 19MY onwards.