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Toyota hybrid cars: What’s new for 2018

Jan 22, 2018

Toyota Prius Hybrid Exterior Shot

Toyota has sold 10 million hybrid vehicles in over 80 countries and still offers more hybrids than any other car maker.

Meanwhile, the evolution of hybrid vehicles has given rise to a powerful combination of performance, efficiency and low emissions from Toyota hybrids.

Toyota Hybrids

The Toyota lineup includes both hybrid cars and SUVs. Models available here in Canada are:

Toyota Prius
Toyota Prius c
Toyota Prius v
Toyota Prius Prime
Toyota Camry Hybrid
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Toyota Prius

The hybrid that started it all. Blending hybrid efficiency with style, comfort, and technology the 2018 Prius is a win-win option.

Refined again and again in the 20 years since it first emerged, today’s Prius is even more fuel efficient, achieving a combined city/highway fuel consumption rating of 4.5 litres per 100 kilometres.

With available features such as Head-Up Display, Rain-Sensing Wipers, and Intelligent Clearance Sonar, the Prius has the advanced technology that befits the hybrid leader.

Learn More: Build Your Toyota Prius Here

Toyota Prius c

The smallest hybrid car in the Toyota lineup, the Prius c is the nimble vehicle to get you around the city efficiently with combined fuel efficiency at 5.1 l/100 km.

Toyota Prius c Hybrid in Emerald Pearl

The subcompact is still roomy enough for five people, and its sleek design has the smart tech and eye-catching details to give you a stylish look that is all your own.

The 2018 Prius c comes with 6.1-inch Display Audio with Bluetooth Capability and Backup Camera with available heated front seats, smart key and push-button start.

Learn More: Build Your Toyota Prius c Here

Toyota Prius v

The member of the Prius familywith the space and versatility of an SUV, the Prius v offers a roomy 1,906 litres, compared to 697 litres in the Prius.

Toyota Prius v In Salsa Red Pearl

As well as all that extra capacity, the Prius v also offers hybrid innovation and technology, a family-friendly interior and a wide array of standard features, including smart key and push-button start.

With technology, the Prius v can achieve terrific acceleration, low emissions, and fuel economy all at the same time – delivering a combined fuel efficiency rating of 5.6 l/100 km.

Its unique pitch and bounce control senses road harshness then alters the torque of the hybrid motor to make things run smoother.

Learn More: Build Your Toyota Prius v Here 

Toyota Prius Prime

The most advanced Prius yet is now available across Canada. The Prius Prime is a plug-in hybrid that combines the benefits of electric vehicles with the reliability of a Toyota hybrid.

Toyota Prius Prime Plug In

Compared to other plug-in hybrid options the Prius Prime offers impressive charging time of five hours and 30 minutes on a standards household outlet and less than half that time on a dedicated 240 volt outlet**. The total combined driving range of up to 1,035 kilometres * is enough to take you from Toronto to Quebec City without ever pulling over to refuel or recharge. When not in EV mode, the Prius Prime can deliver an impressive city/highway fuel efficiency rating of 4.3 l/100 km

Learn More: Build Your Toyota Prius Prime Here

Toyota Camry Hybrid

Transformed inside and out, the sophisticated, sleek Camry design meets the efficiency of Toyota hybrid technology in the 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid. 

Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE

The low centre of gravity and driving position makes this new Camry an engaging drive that also achieves a combined fuel efficiency rating of 4.9 l/100 km on the Camry Hybrid LE.

As well as the sharp, sporty lines, the interior has the perfect balance of comfort and technology. The Camry Hybrid features Toyota’s Entune™ system for music streaming, voice-activated controls, and integrated navigation and also Safety Connect, App Suite Connect; Destination Assist Connect, and Scout GPS Link.

The 2018 Camry Hybrid also comes with available technologies like a 10-inch Head-Up Display, Bird’s Eye View camera with perimeter scan, Intelligent Clearance Sonar and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

Learn More: Build Your Toyota Camry Hybrid Here

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Playful and adventurous, just like you. The RAV4 Hybrid is the same get-out-there SUV, but with the efficiency of a hybrid.


The RAV4 Hybrid boasts an impressive 7.8 l/100 km fuel consumption rating and 194 net horsepower.

With better-than-gas acceleration, all-wheel-drive and exceptional handling the RAV4 makes for a great drive wherever your adventure takes you.

With available features like Smart Key system, Hands-Free Liftgate, and Bird's Eye View camera, the RAV4 Hybrid also has the features to bring convenience and inspire confidence at every stage of your journey.

Learn More: Build Your Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Here

2018 Highlander Hybrid

If you’re looking for an efficient 7-seater SUV or a hybrid with room for eight then look no further than the Toyota Highlander .

Toyota Highlander Hybrid in Blizzard Pearl

As well as a combined city/highway fuel efficiency rating of 8.3 l/100 km, the all-wheel-drive Highlander Hybrid has the power to get you where you are going. The Hybrid powertrain generates 306 net horsepower and offers 1,587 kilograms of towing capacity.

As well as power, you can rely on the Highlander for comfort and convenience for the driver and the rest of the family. With eight-inch display, Driver EasySpeak, Siri® Eyes Free, Backup Camera, available Bird’s Eye View camera, are all there to help make the drive a little easier. Meanwhile, available three zone independent climate control, and six speaker system will keep passengers comfortable and entertained wherever you go.

Build Your Toyota Highlander Hybrid Here

Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive

The key reason behind the impressive fuel consumption numbers is Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive system. Hybrid vehicles are powered by both an electric motor and conventional gas system. Hybrid Synergy Drive finds the perfect balance between the two, constantly monitoring driving conditions and seamlessly manage power flows between the two systems.

Toyota Prius c Eco Savings Display

The result is fantastic fuel efficiency without sacrificing performance — a powertrain that’s up to 70 per cent cleaner than conventional gas engines and diesel.

Fuel efficiency with safety as standard

As well as getting impressive fuel efficiency all Toyota Hybrids come equipped with Toyota Safety Sense™ – an advanced suite of safety features.

Toyota Prius v Hybrid

The Toyota Prius c comes with Toyota Safety Sense C, which comprises Lane Departure Alert, Pre-Collision System, and Automatic High Beams.

The Prius, Prius v, Prius Prime, Camry Hybrid, RAV4 Hybrid and Highlander Hybrid come with Toyota Safety Sense P which comprises Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

Fuel efficiency estimates were determined using approved Government of Canada/Transport Canada Test Methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors. Learn more about Fuel Consumption Ratings.
Drivers should always be responsible for their own safe driving. Please always pay attention to your surroundings and drive safely. Depending on the conditions of roads, vehicles, weather, etc., the TSS systems may not work as intended. Please see, your local Toyota Dealer or Owner’s Manual for details.

* Based on Natural Resources Canada 2017 Fuel Consumption Guide published ratings for both plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and battery-electric vehicles. Estimated combined range rating when fully charged and with a full tank of gas. Actual results will vary based on driving habits and other factors.

** Always plug-in in accordance with Owner's Manual.