Toyota on Tuesday introduced preliminary prices and fuel economy estimates for the 2022 Expanse. The base crossbreed model– a 4×2 Minimal CrewMax model with the 5 1/2-foot bed– begins at $53,995 (consisting of $1,695 for location). That exercises to a $3,400 hybrid costs backwards and forwards the lineup, culminating with the $73,530 Capstone model.
That $3,400 obtains you a 479-horsepower powerplant that returns as much as 24 mpg on the highway. Yes, 24 mpg– the magic number for half-ton gas economy. That’s additionally the exact same fuel economy you get in a non-hybrid Expanse, albeit with considerably much less power. The 2WD Expanse Limited i-Force Max takes care of 20 mpg in the city (2 mpg far better than the non-hybrid) as well as is ranked at 24 mpg highway as well as 22 incorporated in that configuration. Update to 4WD and you’re taking a look at 19 mpg city, 22 mpg highway and also 21 mpg combined. Pro models are rated at 19/21/20.
Ford’s F-150 PowerBoost hybrid was at first rated at 24 mpg too (in the city, on the highway, as well as integrated, for that issue) yet other trims have actually because been rated higher. We bet the F-150’s 500-pound weight benefit goes to least partially to thank for its better around-town numbers. A few mpg might not seem like much, and when you’re speaking about the freeway numbers on something like a Toyota Prius, it truly isn’t. However 4 mpg city in a truck can be a difference of hundreds or perhaps hundreds of bucks a year depending on just how much you drive.
By that action, the new i-Force Max crossbreed will certainly be a substantial upgrade over the outbound 5.7-liter V8, which returned 13 mpg city, 17 mpg highway and also 15 mpg integrated with 2WD as well as 13/17/14 with 4WD. Not just do you get a lot much more power and torque, but you’ll make use of a lot less gas doing it. Win-win.