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These Toyotas Achieve 40 MPGs or More

There are many reasons a person will replace a vehicle. For example, their current vehicle may be facing the end of a lease, or the vehicle may have become a mechanical nightmare, or the car is so old that the vehicle has had its wheels driven off of it. Regardless of the motivation to get rid of a vehicle, even more interesting are the reasons a person might select a replacement vehicle, such as a better fit for a growing family or downsizing. For those looking at the fuel efficiency data of new vehicles as their sole source for making a buying decision, what follows will be a collection of Toyota vehicles that achieve forty miles per gallon or more.

The Data

The list below includes multiple classes of vehicles and price ranges. Starting prices and mileage figures are as stated on Toyota.com. Only one vehicle is a crossover. The rest of the vehicles on the list are sedans, coupes, or hatchbacks. Also worth noting is that some of the vehicles are traditional gasoline engine cars, while others are hybrids, plug-in hybrids, or even hydrogen fuel cell equipped. Those vehicles that do not use gasoline at all have their fuel mileage rated ad “MPGe”. According to US News and World Report,

“MPGe is the abbreviation for “miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent.” It’s an energy efficiency metric that was introduced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2010 to compare the amount of energy consumed by alternative fuel vehicles to that of traditional gas-powered cars. If a vehicle uses non-liquid fuels that aren’t burned and gets its power from electricity or compressed natural gas, it’s rated in MPGe. This is the calculation you will see on an electric car’s window sticker.”

The List

2019 Toyota Yaris
2019 Toyota Yaris | Toyota

2020 Yaris and Yaris Hatchback

Both models achieve 32 city / 40 highway miles per gallon

The starting price for the Yaris is $15,650

The starting price for the Yaris Hatchback is $17,750

2020 Toyota Corolla XSE
2020 Toyota Corolla XSE | Toyota

2020 Corolla and Corolla Hybrid

The Corolla achieves 31 city / 40 highway miles per gallon

The starting price for the Corolla is $19,600

The Corolla Hybrid achieves 53 city /52 highway miles per gallon

The starting price for the Corolla Hybrid is $23,100

2020 Toyota Camry XSE AWD front
2020 Toyota Camry XSE AWD front | Toyota

2020 Camry and Camry Hybrid

The Camry achieves 29 city / 41 highway miles per gallon

The starting price for the Camry is $24,425

The Camry Hybrid achieves 51 city /53 highway miles per gallon

The starting price for the Camry Hybrid is $28,430

Automobility LA - Toyota Prius
The Toyota Prius All-Wheel Drive (AWD) hybrid vehicle | Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

2020 Prius and Prius Prime

The Prius achieves 54 city / 50 highway miles per gallon

The Prius starting price is $24,325

The Prius Prime achieves 54 city /133 MPGe  (Plug-In Hybrid)

The starting price for the Prius Prime is $27,900

2020 Toyota Avalon TRD
2020 Toyota Avalon TRD | Toyota

2020 Avalon Hybrid

The Avalon Hybrid achieves 43 city / 44 highway miles per gallon

The starting price for the Avalon Hybrid is $37,000

Blue Toyota Mirai
2019 Toyota Mirai in Nautical Blue | Toyota

2019 Mirai

The Mirai achieves 67 city / 67 MPGe (Hydrogen fuel)

The starting price for the Mirai is $58,500

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid compact SUV on display at Brussels Expo
The 2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid | Sjoerd van der Wal/Getty Images

2020 Rav4 Hybrid

The Rav4 Hybrid achieves 41 city / 38 highway miles per gallon

The starting price for the Rav4 Hybrid is $28,350

Twenty years ago, it was an oddity to see a new vehicle achieve over 40 miles per gallon. Since then, it is obvious that manufacturers have been hard at work continuing to engineer vehicles toward more fuel efficiency, and away from the dependency we once had to fossil fuels. Vehicles that achieve forty or more miles per gallon can be found in multiple manufacturer line-ups. As can be seen by the list above, Toyota has done a good job across its own model line of representing the miserly fuel sippers.