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2016 Prius Cheaper to Fuel Than Tesla

One of the biggest reasons to invest in an electric car is the monumental fuel savings they offer. Buy a Tesla and your spending on transportation drops to near $0. Or so we thought.

Toyota, however, is proving that there is still a financial case for hybrid cars. According to Tesla’s own calculations, a Model S will require 33.0kWh of electricity to travel 100 miles. At $0.13/kWh (the true average for the Cleveland area is more like $0.138, but Tesla only allows two decimals), that means it costs $4.29 to go 100 miles in…

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Our Rental Fleet is Going Green

by Duncan Shaw

This past April, 32,378 hybrid vehicles were sold in America. Over half of those sales came from Toyota, while the Toyota Prius led the fleet. Prius models are available to our customers as rental vehicles when they have services that exceed 2 hours. If you’d like to take one out, let us know the next time you schedule a service appointment.

Here are a few reasons why we love the…
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Get Happy with the 2015 Prius c

At Motorcars Toyota, the 2015 Prius c is a favorite among our team for being ultra-efficient and extremely affordable. As the smallest of the Prius family, this fun hatchback provides superior gas mileage so you can avoid daily trips to the pump. In the video below, check out what makes the Prius c such a favorite for our team:


Few hybrids can match the 53 mpg that comes with owning a 2015 Toyota Prius c…

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Much to Love About the 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

The iconic Toyota Prius has long been synonymous with the green car movement, but it's not the only hybrid on our lot that delivers excellent fuel economy. As noted above, the 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is a through and through family sedan that also offers class-leading fuel economy. Now, that's combination we can get behind at Motorcars Toyota.

Offered in three trim levels, the Avalon Hybrid employs its standard CVT to display gas…

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Toyota Hybrid Owners are Most Brand Loyal

The Motorcars Toyota lot, conveniently located at 2950 Mayfield Rd., features a wide range of new Toyota models, both hybrid and non-hybrid. See, Toyota takes fuel economy seriously. It's why the Japanese automaker has created the Prius family of cars, which is comprised of the original Toyota Prius, the larger Toyota Prius v, the smaller Toyota Prius c, and the eco-friendly Toyota Prius Plug-In.

It's also why Toyota leads all other automakers in…

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Toyota Hybrid Vehicles: Past, Present and Future

Times are certainly changing. When the original Toyota Prius appeared in 1997 (albeit a bit later in the U.S.), it was the first mass-produced hybrid vehicle in the world. Today, the Prius family is made up of several members: the third-generation Toyota Prius, the Toyota Prius v extended hatchback, the thrifty, subcompact Toyota Prius c, which will launch soon, and the newest Prius plug-in, which also premieres (at select dealerships) this spring. In a…

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2011 Toyota Prius Gains PLUS Performance Package - Now Available

The Toyota Prius may be the best-selling hybrid in America. But, it isn't exactly known for its aggressive performance. However, that's about to change.

While they'll continue to offer Prius drivers the peace of mind that comes with superb mileage and low emissions, Toyota is adding an available PLUS Performance package (featuring components from the  new PLUS hybrid performance line) to the 2011 model. Toyota explains, "PLUS is an evolution of hybrid…

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Toyota Prius v Details

Toyota Prius, as you've likely heard, is expanding their Prius lineup. Among the up and comers is the 2012 Prius v designed to accommodate active families on the go.

Let's start with the name, shall we? Befittingly, the new 2012 Toyota Prius v comfortably seats five passengers. Unofficially, the "v" might stand for versatility, offering four distinctive seat configurations.

And, no matter what adventure you and the fam are embarking on, it promises…

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Toyota Sells 1 Millionth Prius

April 5, 2011 marks a momentous day for the Toyota Prius, on two important accounts. Not only does it mark the date when U.S. sales of the Prius hit one million. It also represents the hybrids' third significant sales milestone in six months.

The Toyota Prius hit its first major sales milestone back in October 2010, when worldwide sales topped two-million. It hit its second just last month, when global sales hit three million…

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Toyota Developing Magnesium Batteries

A better way to power electric cars… a quest for automakers and seemingly elusive wish of consumers. However, Toyota Motor Co., the world's largest seller of hybrid autos is on it. Their most current initiative is developing a magnesium battery that holds twice the energy of lithium-ion cells. And according to the engineer managing the U.S. project, Jeffrey Makarewiez, the work in Ann Arbor complements other future electric-power chemistries at Toyota labs in…

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