Over the years, hybrids have become less of a niche vehicle. In fact, Toyota has many hybrid variants of its most popular nameplates available. A recent study from iSeeCars.com also confirmed that many Toyota nameplates are the most reliable hybrid vehicles on the road. They last longer than most of the competition.
The iSeeCars.com study looked at more like
15.8 million used cars on the road. Their verdict? The longest-lasting hybrid
of all time is actually the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. 4.2 percent of them are
still running even at the 200,000-mile mark. The Highlander Hybrid was also in
the top five four longest-lasting vehicles overall, not just hybrids.
The next two most reliable hybrid vehicles
after the Highlander were the Toyota Prius and Toyota Camry Hybrid. Toyota has
a monopoly on the top three longest-lasting hybrids on the market.
Having a reliable hybrid vehicle that lasts a long time means the amount of fuel emissions saved by your vehicle greatly outweighs the increased energy it takes to manufacture them. And with options on the road like the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, families have better access to a more sustainable, fuel-efficient hybrid model that won’t break down in a few years.
The fourth generation of the Toyota Highlander is coming to dealership lots as soon as February. This next-generation midsize SUV is completely redesigned from the ground up. In order to kick off the new ad campaign, Toyota is debuting a 60-second commercial spot for the all-new Toyota Highlander during the Big Game. Football fans all over the U.S. will get the first glimpse of a new ad campaign set to run until July.
The new Toyota Highlander features practical
family solutions such as the option of seven- or eight-passenger seating and a
standard Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 suite of features. There’s also high-tech and
performance-oriented features such as the new addition of an efficient hybrid
powertrain and the inclusion of Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and Waze and
Amazon Alexa compatibility. Plus, with a bold new design set on the 2020 Toyota
Highlander’s new TNGA-K platform, drivers will ride in style.
Toyota has a habit of debuting new ad
campaigns for vehicles during the Big Game. In 2019 both the 2019 RAV4 and
Supra made their TV debut at the same time, and Toyota also had spots during
the 2012, 2015, and 2018 games. Keep your eyes peeled for the all-new Toyota
Highlander while you tailgate.
Experience the latest iteration of the Highlander for yourself when you stop by Ken Nelson Toyota for a test drive.
The two new trims for the Tundra full-size pickup are the
TRD Sport Premium and the TRD Off Road premium. The new TRD Off Road Premium elaborates
on the regular Off Road model by adding Connected Services by Toyota and other
features like premium audio and navigation. Other upgrades include leather seating,
dual-zone automatic climate control, blind spot monitoring and a spray-in bed
Of course, the TRD Off Road Premium also comes with all of
the features of the base Off Road trim, like the Bilstein shock absorbers,
all-terrain tires and fuel tank protector plates.
The new TRD Sport Premium embellishes the TRD Sport trim. It
adds many of the same features that the TRD Off Road Premium adds to the TRD
Off Road, such as navigation and premium audio.
These two new trims are perfect if you want high-end luxury,
but still need to have a TRD-level of off-road capability. However, if you
prefer a trim with the most functionality, tech, and comfort on the inside, go
with the range-topping 4×4 CrewMax Platinum trim.
The Toyota Prius PHV, a Japan-exclusive model of the hybrid,
first came into the spotlight because of its mounted solar power cells built to
increase power for the engine. Recently, Toyota unveiled a new design of its
solar power cells, which not only enhances the car’s power supply but also
extends its range.
The batteries are positioned over a broader area of the body
including the hood, top, and rear hatch door. The new technology includes a
redesigned solar battery cell film that measures only 0.03 millimeters, or less
than 0.0012 inches. The new version is capable of generating 860 W, about 4.8
times more than the current model on the market.
The technology is a result of the partnership between NEDO,
a Japanese national research organization, and Sharp, the manufacturer of the
cells. Together they were able to produce an updated prototype that converts solar
energy at 34 percent efficiency, up from 22.5 percent for the current model.
The increased power generation allows the vehicle to power its own battery,
whereas the current commercial model was only able to power the onboard
auxiliary battery, which runs the radio, air conditioning systems, and
Altogether, Toyota expects the new design to be able to add 27.7
miles of extra range for each day the Prius sits in the sun. The driving system
and auxiliary battery can also receive an added 35 miles of power in the same
Celebrate this expanded range of the Prius PHV when you stop by Ken Nelson Toyota to test-drive a shiny new Prius.