Types of Hybrids Available at the Toyota Dealerships in Los Angeles

Posted Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 by nhtwpprod

For most people, their knowledge of hybrids only goes as far as knowing that they save energy. Another fact that you may be aware of is that the original attempts at creating energy-efficient hybrids were not successful on a grand scale. However, improvements in the technology used in these vehicles, and a variety of options, has led to a wide selection of energy-efficient new and used cars for sale at the Los Angeles Toyota Dealers that you will actually love to drive!

The Toyota Camry hybrid is one of the most fuel-efficient sedans in its class. Toyota hybrids also include the aerodynamic Prius, the Highlander and the Avalon. The Prius and Camry offer midsize capability, while the Avalon is a larger car to give you more passenger room. For families, and those with the need for capabilities that can only come from an SUV, the Highlander has all the great features that drivers expect from a gas model vehicle.

The Toyota Prius family now offers a variety of 4 models to give drivers more options to suit their individual needs. When you shop for Prius at your Los Angeles Toyota dealers, you can choose from the original Prius, the Prius C, Prius V or the Prius plug-in. It all started with the Prius original, which offers mileage of 51/48. The Prius operates with the Hybrid Synergy Drive® system that combines the benefits of an efficient gasoline engine with those of a clean, quiet electric motor. The vehicle is powered by either the engine or the electric motor, or a combination of both, to get the best mileage.

The Prius C is the smallest member of the family, making it ideal for driving in the city. It gets an estimated 53 mpg in the city, the highest fuel-efficiency of any hybrid that doesn’t have a plug. The Prius V is the more versatile of the Prius cars, featuring a compact station wagon style. The Prius Plug-in lets you switch to EV Mode, to run entirely on electric, to get an estimated 95 mpg, or, in hybrid mode, 50mpg efficiency. If you run out of charge while in EV Mode, the Prius will easily shift back into hybrid mode. Hybrids have never been more efficient, stylish or luxurious as they are today, with options that are right for all types of drivers.