Toyota

Toyota has been ranked as one of the most environmentally friendly car companies, mostly due to its leading position in the development and production of hybrid gas-electric vehicles. It has however shied away from a more robust push into battery electric cars, at least until superior energy storage it and others are developing come on line, and Toyota is touting hyogen fuel cell vehicles “for the next 100 years.”

The green hue surrounding the Toyota brand began in earnest with the Prius. As the quintessential gas-electric hybrid, it can be traced all the way back to 1992 when the company committed to a corporate “Earth Charter.” The Toyota Prius was introduced in Japan in 1997 and brought to the United States in 2000. Since that time, Toyota has sold more hybrids than all other car companies combined. While Toyota remains committed to hybrids, the company is motivated as much by profitability as by protecting the planet. Environmental groups have criticized Toyota for introducing large pickup trucks and SUVs in recent years, as well as dragging its heels on plug-in cars. Nonetheless, company executives openly talk about diminishing global oil supplies

They see greener cars comprised of a portfolio of hybrids, and progressively more fuel cell and plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles over the decades to come into the 21st century.

Name Combined MPG Technology MSRP Available
2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid Review – Video

2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid Review – Video

Toyota's mid-cycle refresh for the 2015 Camry Hybrid is comprehensive – 2000 parts changed but drivetrain stays the same as 2014.
41 MPG Hybrid $27615 Now
2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review – Video

2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review – Video

Toyota's third-generation Highlander Hybrid is the most fuel-efficient vehicle in this seven-passenger SUV class. It's a premium vehicle, loaded to near Lexus level.
28 MPG Hybrid $48325 Now
2014 Toyota Prius v Review

2014 Toyota Prius v Review

Toyota’s Prius v relies on the regular Prius’ powertrain, but offers much more space.
42 MPG Hybrid $27560 Now
2014 Toyota Prius c Overview

2014 Toyota Prius c Overview

50 MPG Hybrid $19890
2014 Toyota Prius  Prius Plug-in Hybrid Overview

2014 Toyota Prius Prius Plug-in Hybrid Overview

50 MPG $29995 Now
2014 Toyota Prius Liftback Overview

2014 Toyota Prius Liftback Overview

The Prius Liftback is the North American sales leader among alternative energy cars.
50 MPG Hybrid $24200 Now
2013 Toyota Prius c Review – Video

2013 Toyota Prius c Review – Video

50 MPG Hybrid $19890
2013 Toyota RAV4 EV Review

2013 Toyota RAV4 EV Review

Based on the 2012 RAV4, Toyota says only 2,600 RAV4 EV units will be made, with production halting at the end of 2014.
76 MPG Electric $49800 Now
2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Review – Video

2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Review – Video

The 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is the first hybrid model for the Avalon line and its introduction comes along with substantial styling changes to the model range inside and out.
40 MPG Hybrid $35555 Now
2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid Review – Video

2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid Review – Video

The Toyota Camry Hybrid continues forward for 2013 with nary a change to speak of.
41 MPG Hybrid $26140 Now
2013 Toyota Prius Lilftback Review – Video

2013 Toyota Prius Lilftback Review – Video

The Prius Liftback is the North American sales leader among alternative energy cars.
50 MPG Hybrid $24200 Now
2013 Toyota Plug-in Hybrid Overview

2013 Toyota Plug-in Hybrid Overview

50 MPG $32000 Now
2013 Toyota Prius c Overview

2013 Toyota Prius c Overview

The Toyota Prius c is carried over with no major changes for 2013.
50 MPG Hybrid $19080 Now
2013 Toyota Prius v Overview

2013 Toyota Prius v Overview

Toyota’s Prius v relies on the regular Prius’ powertrain, but offers much more space.
42 MPG Hybrid $26650 Now
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Review

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Review

Toyota will begin delivery of the Prius Plug-in Hybrid in March of 2012.
95 MPG Plug-in Hybrid $32000 Now
2012 Toyota Prius c Review

2012 Toyota Prius c Review

The diminutive c is the fourth hybrid to be tagged a Prius and joins the conventional midsize Prius, the more spacious V and the Plug-in model.
50 MPG Hybrid $18950 Now
2012 Toyota Prius v Review

2012 Toyota Prius v Review

The same DNA has the best-selling Prius, but with almost 60 percent more room.
42 MPG Hybrid $26400 Now
2012 Toyota Prius Liftback

2012 Toyota Prius Liftback

The number-one selling hybrid car. The Prius is nearly synonymous with "hybrid."
50 MPG Hybrid $24000 Now
2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

The Toyota Highlander Hybrid is the most fuel efficient seven-passenger SUV available.
28 MPG Hybrid $38100 Now
2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid

The 2012 Camry Hybrid offers more power and better fuel economy than its predecessor.
41 MPG Hybrid $25900 Now
2011 Toyota Corolla

2011 Toyota Corolla

Popular and practical model with fuel efficiency approaching the hybrid realm.
31 MPG Small Car $15600 Now
2011 Toyota Yaris

2011 Toyota Yaris

The Yaris is the leader of the subcompact triumvirate, which includes the Honda Fit and the Nissan Versa.
32 MPG Small Car $13000 Now
Toyota FT-EV

Toyota FT-EV

Toyota FT-EV concept, an all-electric car based on the Toyota IQ, offers a driving range of 50 miles.
MPG Electric $ Concept
2009 Toyota Matrix

2009 Toyota Matrix

A segment buster: part compact car, part sport wagon, and part small crossover utility.
29 MPG Small Car $16700 Now
Toyota Hybrid X

Toyota Hybrid X

The Hybrid X is a design exercise indicating the general visual direction of Toyota's hybrids.
MPG Hybrid $ Concept
Toyota Volta

Toyota Volta

Before the Chevy Volt, there was the Toyota Volta—a super-hip and speedy concept hybrid from Toyota.
MPG Hybrid $ Concept