Consumer Reports Green Car Top Pick: The Toyota Prius

Consumer Reports Green Car Top Pick

Everyone knows that the Toyota Prius single-handedly created the hybrid vehicle market. Or as Consumer Reports puts it, the Prius “transformed an early-adopter technology into a mainstream player.”

As far as Consumer Reports is concerned, the Prius is a bit of a teacher’s pet. But you can’t hold it against the compact EV for possessing “affordability, stellar fuel economy, smart packaging, and blue-chip reliability.”

This year, CR awarded the Toyota Prius with its Top Pick honors for the Green Car category. It should be noted that this is only the twelfth year in a row that the Prius has received such an honor.

But ultimately, being a green car, the name of the game is economy. People interested in the Toyota Prius are interested in an economical package (not to mention, an environmentally-conscious one). That’s why the Prius is the Consumer Reports Green Car Top Pick.  It’s “the perfect economical transportation solution.”

Toyota Green Car Sales Exceed 7 Million

Toyota Green Car Sales

If you have been seeing many more hybrids out on the road lately, it wasn’t just your mind playing tricks on you. Toyota has officially announced that, since the Toyota Prius release in Japan 1997, sales for this hybrid model have exceeded 7 million.

What’s more, Toyota green car sales outrank other automakers in the industry. According to Toyota Product Chief Karl Schlicht stated that “Toyota’s hybrid drivetrain technology is far from reaching its peak…Toyota is moving into a new wave of hybrid technology that’s more efficient [than] ever, sportier than ever and more appealing to mainstream buyers.”

This is great to hear that although Toyota will be releasing the first mass-produced hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle soon, their focus remains strong with the Prius and hybrid technology. We are sure that the trend towards this technology will continue to grow and increase Toyota sales.

Are you interested in driving Toyota green car sales just a little bit higher? Stop by Dick Dyer Toyota today and check out our lineup of Toyota Prius vehicles.

Toyota Prius Boasts Title of “2012 Best Green Car to Buy”

It’s safe to say that nearly everyone has heard of the Toyota Prius. This hybrid vehicle has become synonymous with fuel efficiency and saving money at the pump. But now, you may have more of a reason than ever to buy this hybrid.

The Toyota Prius was just named the 2012 Best Green Car to Buy by GreenCarReports.com. And the best part? The Prius alone did not win, but rather the whole Prius family, set to be released in 2012. GreenCarReports sought out several components when making their decision, including price range, availability, and of course environmental-friendliness.

The Toyota Prius family will include four vehicles. Here is a breakdown of each model’s highlights:

  • Prius Liftback: 50 mpg combined
  • Prius V: 58% more cargo space than the Liftback, 44 mpg city
  • Prius Plug-in Hybrid: seating for five, 87 mpg combined in electric mode, 49 mpg combined in hybrid mode
  • Prius c: spirited driving dynamics, estimated to deliver more than 50 mpg city

Since the Prius was named the Best Green Car to Buy, stop by Dick Dyer Toyota today and get your efficient and green Toyota Prius!