Benefits of Choosing the Hybrid VariantBlog Aug 31th, 2021
As Hybrid vehicles are getting increasingly popular in Lloydminster, the greater Alberta and Saskatchewan areas and even throughout Canada, you might be given the difficult decision of choosing between the traditional internal combustion engine or a hybrid engine. While there are benefits between choosing either, Hybrid vehicles are getting increasingly popular and most of Toyota’s lineup is now offered with a hybrid option, giving YOU a myriad of options! With hybrid options spanning the Sienna, RAV4, Corolla, Prius, Venza, Camry, and Highlander, as well as plug in hybrids in the Prius Prime and RAV4 Prime, there is a hybrid Toyota that is perfect for your lifestyle in the Edmonton area!
What is a hybrid vehicle?
A hybrid vehicle is typically, a vehicle that is powered by a traditional internal combustion engine in tandem with an electric motor, which uses energy stored in batteries. Hybrids don’t usually need to be plugged in (unless you purchase a plug-in hybrid!), as the batteries are charged using regenerative braking while you drive! By having 2 sources of power the vehicle burns less fuel, resulting in phenomenal fuel economy!
Are Hybrids just as reliable?
In general, YES! Some people think that since there are more electrical components that they are more likely to fail, resulting in costly repairs. This is not the case if you keep your Toyota Hybrid properly serviced with regular maintenance. Toyota has decades of experience building hybrid vehicles, continuously improving to provide our customers with the leading edge of hybrid technology and engineering.
I heard that Hybrids are less powerful than a internal combustion engine, is that true?
While some Hybrids prioritize fuel efficiency over performance, the idea that a gas burning engine is more powerful than a Hybrid engine is untrue! With the Toyota RAV4 Prime, our plug in hybrid variant of the RAV4, the SUV sprints to 60mph in 5.5 sec. Making the RAV4 Prime the second fastest Toyota in the lineup, only being beat out by the GR Supra 3.0 sports car!
So if you are deciding between the hybrid and the ICE options of a vehicle – consider the hybrids as am efficient way to save at the pump while also getting the same features and durability as other Toyotas in the lineup!