Toyota hybrid house owners, on common, maintain their vehicles for much longer than house owners of different automobiles.
That is in response to a brand new evaluation from iSeeCars, which analyzed 900,000 used vehicles from mannequin years 2012 and 2013 bought in 2020. Analysts selected these mannequin years as a result of they had been the purpose the place hybrid powertrains turned extensively obtainable throughout a number of market segments, and when a considerable variety of all-electric vehicles had been bought, making a statistically-significant pool of used automobiles.
2013 Lexus ES 300h
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Avalon Hybrid, and Camry Hybrid took the highest three spots, primarily based on original-owner retention. Of the vehicles surveyed, 38% of Highlander Hybrids had been stored by their unique house owners, as had been 36.5% of Avalon Hybrids (which weren’t obtainable till the 2013 mannequin 12 months), and 34.6% of Camry Hybrids. Figures for all three Toyota fashions had been greater than two instances the typical.
Two different Toyota hybrids additionally made it into the highest 10 of original-owner retention. The Lexus ES 300h sedan—from Toyota’s luxurious model—was ranked eighth, whereas the Prius was ranked tenth.
Analysts equated these outcomes to proprietor satisfaction, however it may additionally merely be a hyper-focus on possession prices. Toyota and Lexus have a sterling repute for reliability, in any case, and hybrids can decrease possession prices by gasoline financial savings.
2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid
As Client Reviews lately discovered, the ownership-cost benefits of hybrids (and EVs) broaden as automobiles get bigger, and as people keep them longer.
Earlier this 12 months the identical publication crunched the info to seek out that Toyota has the longest-lasting hybrids, when trying on the % of unique gross sales nonetheless on the street.
However whereas maintaining an older automobile longer could assist lower your expenses, it will not be greatest for lowering total carbon emissions.
Typically talking, shopping for a extra environment friendly new automobile is greener than holding on to a much less environment friendly car for a very long time.
That calculation will get extra sophisticated whenever you change fuels. However by and huge—particularly contemplating that the grid will keep getting cleaner—EVs have grow to be a greater guess to drive (and maintain on to) versus hybrids.