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Gas vs. Hybrid Engine: Which One is Right for You?

toyota gas vs. hybrid engines

Are you considering making the switch to a green hybrid vehicle, but aren't sure if it's the right choice for your lifestyle? Do you rely on the power of a gas engine at the jobsite? As the automotive industry continues to expand consumer options and focus on more eco-friendly models, you might be wondering which powertrain meets your needs best. To assist with your research, the product specialists at Toyota of Braintree have put together this comprehensive review of gas vs. hybrid engines.

If you have any questions before continuing, reach out to the Toyota of Braintree team by calling (781) 848-9300.

Advantages of Gas Engines

advantages of gas engines

Are you on the road for 7,500 miles or less a year, or does your business require powerful performance? Then choosing a gas engine in your vehicle may be best for you, since the fuel cost savings aren't likely to surpass the amount you'd spend on a monthly car payment for a new hybrid car or SUV. Hybrid engines are more complex and cost more to design and produce, which can be seen in their higher MSRPs. Another advantage of gas engines is their ability to produce high horsepower. Hybrid engines aren't able to accelerate as quickly as their gas counterparts.

Advantages of Hybrid Engines

advantages of hybrid engines

If you spend a lot of time in stop-and-go traffic, such as city driving or rush hour traffic, selecting a vehicle with a hybrid engine is a fantastic choice. The battery that powers the electric motor is recharged when you brake, so you don't have to worry about it running out of juice despite constant slowing down or stopping. Hybrid engines are also ideal for eco-conscious drivers who want to go green but aren't able to afford a fully electric model. Because of hybrid engines' increased fuel efficiency, you'll produce fewer emissions and pocket plenty of savings. Hybrid models also emit significantly less engine sound than gas engines.

Find the Vehicle You Want at Toyota of Braintree!

Now that you know which drivetrain is best for your daily drive, check out the Toyota models and their engine options below to find the one you need. Then, head over to our model research hub to learn more.

Sedans & Minivans

2018 Yaris

  • 1.5L 4-cyl. gas engine

2018 Corolla

  • 1.8L 4-cyl. gas engine

2018 Camry

  • 2.5L 4-cyl. gas engine
  • 3.5L V6 gas engine
  • 2.5L 4-cyl. ECVT hybrid engine

2018 Avalon

  • 3.5L V6 gas engine
  • 2.5L 4-cyl. ECVT hybrid engine

2018 86

  • 2.0L 4-cyl. gas engine

2018 Prius

  • 1.8L 4-cyl. ECVT hybrid engine (Prius, Prius v, Prius Prime)
  • 1.5L 4-cyl. ECVT hybrid engine (Prius c)

2018 Sienna

  • 3.5L V6 gas engine


2018 Tacoma

  • 2.7L 4-cyl. gas engine
  • 3.5L V6 gas engine

2018 Tundra

  • 4.6L V8 gas engine
  • 5.7L V8 gas engine
  • 5.7L V8 FFV (Flex Fuel Vehicle) gas engine

Crossovers & SUVs

2018 C-HR

  • 2.0L 4-cyl. CVTi-S gas engine

2018 RAV4

  • 2.5L 4-cyl. gas engine
  • 2.5L 4-cyl. ECVT hybrid engine

2018 Highlander

  • 2.7L 4-cyl. gas engine
  • 3.5L V6 gas engine
  • 3.5L V6 ECVT hybrid engine

2018 4Runner

  • 4.0L V6 gas engine

2018 Sequoia

  • 5.7L V8 gas engine
  • 5.7L V8 FFV (Flex Fuel Vehicle) gas engine

toyota gas and hybrid cars and suvs for sale in braintree

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