The Power of Hybrid
Only hybrid technology can offer cleaner emissions, increased fuel efficiency, and surprising power. Meet the Toyota hybrid powertrain: the most proven and advanced on the planet.
The Hybrid Leader
Toyota has always been the world leader in hybrid power.
Toyota’s patented Hybrid Technology gives an unmatched combination of performance, efficiency and low emissions. Did you know that Toyota offers more hybrids than any other carmaker? We’ve won the most ecoENERGY Awards, recognizing the most fuel-efficient vehicles in Canada. And since we launched the world's first widely available production hybrid in 1997, we've sold more than 10,000,000 in 80 countries around the world
How do Hybrids Work?
Toyota hybrids give you both power and powerfully efficient performance.
That's because Toyota's revolutionary Hybrid Synergy Drive can operate in electric-mode only, gas-mode only, or a seamless combination of the two. A power-split device and sophisticated energy management system constantly monitor driving conditions and seamlessly manage power flows. Regenerative braking helps the battery regain charge every time you decelerate, effectively recycling energy for later use. The result is fantastic fuel efficiency without sacrificing performance — a powertrain that’s up to 70% cleaner than conventional gas engines and diesel.**
Know the Hybrid Facts!
Stop the Higher Maintenance Myth
Like so many hybrid myths, the idea that maintaining a Toyota hybrid is more expensive than a conventional gas vehicle simply isn’t true. In a Toyota hybrid, the engines are off some of the time, reducing wear and tear; the brakes are regenerative, saving pad and rotor life; there is no transmission fluid under load; and there are no starters, alternators or belts to be replaced. All of which can reduce the need for maintenance.
Running Costs for a Hybrid are VERY LOW.
Like all Toyotas, our hybrids have great reliability records. Taxi fleets in Vancouver and Winnipeg have been using hybrids for over a decade, benefitting from superb fuel savings and low operating costs while logging millions of km's, some with over 1,000,000 km's on the odometer.
A Battery that lasts for Life
Did you know that over 99 percent of the hybrid vehicles we've sold since 2000 have never had their original battery replaced? That's because Toyota hybrid batteries are designed to last the life of the vehicle. They're also backed by an 8-year, 160,000km warranty.
Toyota Hybrids Versus Diesel Powertrains
The latest diesel vehicles emit nearly triple the amount of smog-forming emissions than Toyota hybrids. In contrast, Toyota hybrids are among the cleanest vehicles on the road and are well ahead of the curve when it comes to reducing smog-forming emissions.