Twenty years ago when word of hybrid vehicles was just starting to get around, few people could have imagined where hybrid technology would be in twenty years. On one hand, some might have thought all our cars would be hybrids by now, while at the same time, many believed hybrid cars were a strange little fad that would die away and be forgotten about in a year or two. Neither of these two extremes is accurate, because after years of struggling for respect and relevance, the last couple years has seen a sudden surge in interest for hybrid vehicles. Read more below about the hybrid options Toyota has available.
What Hybrid Vehicles Does Toyota Make?
Would you believe that the emerging 2021 model year would welcome as many as eight hybrid models to the Toyota lineup? The list below shows each model with some kind of hybrid technology.
- 2020 Camry Hybrid
- 2021 Corolla Hybrid
- 2021 Prius
- 2021 Prius Prime
- 2021 Avalon Hybrid
- 2020 RAV4 Hybrid
- 2021 Venza
- 2020 Highlander Hybrid
Is the 2021 Venza a Hybrid?
Take note that the models with “Hybrid” at the end of their name get that qualifier because non-hybrid versions of those cars are still available. In the case of the 2021 Toyota Venza, the model has returned after a few years on the drawing board without a regular gasoline model. That’s right, the Venza is exclusively a hybrid.
What’s the Difference Between the 2021 Prius and the 2021 Prius Prime?
The 2021 Prius Prime is a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV). These types of vehicles are hybrids that should be plugged in at night. They run on their electric battery as their primary source of power, but they have a small gas tank and an internal combustion engine for long-distance travel. PHEVs like the Prius Prime are great if you only drive a dozen or so miles at a time and can save a lot more on gasoline than a regular hybrid can. Both the Prius and the Prius Prime are being offered as part of the 2021 model year.