Posted June 8th, 2012 by Tracy
The Toyota Prius v, Camry and Sienna have made the 5th annual Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com list for the Best Family cars of 2012.
Parents magazine and Edmunds.com rate the cars based on a number of criteria that is essential for families everywhere, with safety and reliability at the top of their list. With that said, there’s no way they could choose another brand over Toyota!
The Toyota Prius v was chosen for the high- mileage category, the editors chose vehicles with more than 40 mpg on the highway. The Prius v was chosen for the smooth ride and ample cargo space. The review of the Prius v also recognized the Entune Multimedia system as well as the hands-free smart key feature.
America’s best selling car, the Toyota Camry was picked for the sedan category. The 2012 Camry was chosen for its updated looks, Entune technology and of course, a great fuel economy.
In the large vehicle category, The Sienna minivan was a top pick. The 2012 Sienna was chosen for it’s flexible configurations to every type of trip, family and cargo combination. When redesigned in 2010, Toyota altered the traditional family van by meeting growing demands for more responsive driving characteristics, contemporary styling and onboard entertainment technology.
Posted June 5th, 2012 by Nicole
If there was any doubt that the Toyota hybrid vehicle line-up would become a popular – think again. According to Toyota, hybrids this year accounted for 15% of their global vehicle sales. That’s 4 Million Units Sold, as of April, since their introduction to the world in 1997.
The first Toyota hybrid vehicle, the Toyota Prius, was the first to take hold in the United States in 2000. According to Toyota this single vehicle accounts for half of all hybrids on the road in the U.S. with sales totaling $1.2 million through April 2012.
Toyota and retailers credit the rise in sales to multiple aspects including the rise in gas prices and the expansion of the Prius family to include the smaller Prius C and larger Prius V. The plug-in Prius is soon to follow.
In addition to the Prius family, Toyota has other hybrid vehicles including the Camry and the Highlander which feature larger displacement applications of Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive.
The most interesting piece of environmental information is that the total sales of Toyota hybrid vehicles, globally since 1997, has contributed to a 26 million ton reduction in Co2 emissions than would have been emitted by gasoline-powered vehicles of similar size and driving performance.
Posted May 31st, 2012 by Tracy
In an article out of Automotive News, the Toyota Prius was highlighted as being named the world’s third best-selling car in the U.S. this first quarter of 2012. Going by the name Aqua, in other areas of the world, the sales of the Prius has more than doubled as Toyota extended the name to a four-model “family, including the original Prius, the Prius C, the Prius V and the Plug-In Prius.
Since the introduction of the line in 1997, a whopping 4 million car have been sold worldwide – 1.5 million of that number, alone, have been sold in the U.S. That’s not too bad when you factor in all those other competitors out there.
The Toyota Prius clearly has many things to offer, especially the lowest gas mileage you can get – 53/46! Regardless of whether or not the U.S. average gas prices are going down, why wouldn’t you want to join this awesome “going green” lifestyle? There’s nothing to lose! Especially money!
Posted April 9th, 2011 by Nicole
Toyota has announced that it has passed the one million sales milestone with the #1 selling Hybrid vehicle in the US, the Toyota Prius. Once viewed as an environmental experiment, the Prius has become a household name, especially as gas prices rise to almost $4 per gallon in the spring of 2011.
The Prius, which is powered by both a gasoline engine and an electric motor, gets an estimated 51 miles per gallon in the city and 48 on the highway. Aside from electric vehicles, it is the most fuel-efficient car in the U.S., according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Toyota Prius hit the roads 11 years ago and was originally considered by drivers who wanted to be more environmentally conscious. However, throughout the years’ gas prices have risen considerably, causing many drivers to consider the vehicle to cut budgets. In the first quarter of this year, Toyota already has sold nearly 43,000, which is 52 percent more than at the same time last year, according to Autodata Corp. In 2010, the company sold more than 140,000 Priuses.
Prius vehicles are now available at David Maus Toyota.
Posted February 11th, 2010 by James
Mother Earth News named the 2010 Toyota Prius as one of the 2010 Best Green Cars in this month’s edition. For the list, the publication highlighted size reliable vehicles capable of 40 mpg or better. The list was compiled from information on price, EPA city/highway, annual fuel cost, air pollution score, greenhouse gas, UCS Hybrid value, and the ACEEE Green score.
According to this study, it assumes the annual fuel cost is $2.85/ gallon for regular and $3.00 for diesel. The ACEEE Green Score is a score derived from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy – the higher the score, the more eco-friendly the car.
The data lists the following for the 2010 Toyota Prius:
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