The Best Hybrid Trucks of 2024: What you should know

Are you shopping for a new truck? If it’s been a while since you explored your options, then you might be surprised to see there’s a new addition to the market – hybrid trucks. These alternative fuel options are becoming a cornerstone among truck drivers, but it may not be for the reason you think. Our Orlando Toyota experts are here to explain and walk you through the best hybrid trucks for 2024.

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Why are hybrid trucks becoming popular?

Before recently, hybrids were seen as one thing: fuel efficient. Frontrunners like the 2024 Toyota Prius get up to 57 mpg combined, saving you a ton of money when it comes to gas (especially now with gas prices what they are). However, an area that isn’t as well-known when it comes to hybrids is their horsepower and torque.

The Prius uses a particular type of hybrid system that focuses on getting the best fuel efficiency/lowest emissions for drivers. Hybrid trucks, on the other hand, use a hybrid system that focuses on amplifying power. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Hybrid trucks are still a bit more fuel-efficient than a gasoline-powered truck. You won’t see a vast improvement when it comes to MPGs, but it’s there. Where the real concentration is with the best hybrid trucks is in their horsepower and torque.
  • Let’s talk power.
    • For example, the 2024 Toyota Tundra (gas-powered) can get up to 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft torque.
    • The 2024 Toyota Tundra Hybrid (with an i-FORCE MAX hybrid system under the hood) gets up to 437 horsepower and 583 lb-ft torque. As you can see, it’s quite a jump.
  • Further, let’s talk about towing.
    • The gas-powered 2024 Tundra can tow up to 8,300 lbs.
    • The i-FORCE MAX hybrid-powered 2024 Tundra can tow up to 11,175 lbs.

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As you can see, you get quite the performance when it comes to the best hybrid trucks like the 2024 Toyota Tundra. While your MPGs may not climb up to Prius heights, you’ll be able to tow and haul with ease (and have quite a bit of get-up-and-go).

What are the best hybrid trucks on the market right now?

We might be biased, but hey – we have quality to back us up. In our opinion, the best hybrid trucks on the market right now are the 2024 Toyota Tundra and the 2024 Toyota Tacoma. Here’s why.

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2024 Toyota Tundra: This workhorse of a truck has always been a powerhouse, but the new hybrid i-FORCE MAX system under the hood only amplifies that. It also has a roomy cabin that seats up to five and offers plush features like leather-trimmed seats, a panoramic moonroof, and Qi wireless charging for devices. Performance highlights include a 10-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel drive with an electronically controlled locking rear differential, and optional TRD Off-Road Pro suspension.

2024 Toyota Tacoma: The Tacoma has been around for decades and has long been a fan favorite due to its versatility. The 2024 model was redesigned from bumper to bumper and that includes under the hood – it received a new i-FORCE MAX turbocharged engine to boost horsepower, torque, AND fuel efficiency. This much-loved truck also showcases a stabilizer disconnect mechanism and electronically controlled locking rear differential, as well as multi-terrain select and CRAWL control. Further, the interior is comfortable and ergonomic with features like heated and ventilated SofTex seats, a power rear sliding window, a digital rearview mirror, and dual-zone climate control.

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Is there a plug in hybrid truck?

We all know that plug in hybrids have even more fuel efficiency and electric power on deck. So is there a plug in hybrid truck? Not in the Toyota lineup – right now, you can drive home a Prius Prime or RAV4 Prime, the only two plug in hybrid options in our lineup. However, we’re interested to see what the future brings as Toyota continues to evolve its lineup of alternative fuel options.

Drive home the best hybrid truck for your lifestyle today

Interested in looking into these efficient and powerful options? Find the best hybrid truck for you – shop Toyota of Orlando’s inventory today. We’re located just off I-4 near the Mall at Millenia at 3575 Vineland Road. You can also call us to schedule your test drive at (407) 298-4500!

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