(TORONTO) – Canadian drivers looking to spend more time on the road and less time at the gas pump have been turning to Toyota in record numbers for fuel-efficient vehicles at incredible prices.
 
Recognizing Toyota’s long standing commitment to creating environmental benefits for all consumers, regardless of which fuel-efficient Toyota vehicle they choose, some well-respected observers have endorsed that decision as follows:
  • For five consecutive years, Toyota has led the Canadian auto industry with the most fuel-efficient passenger car fleet, based on Transport Canada’s Company Average Fuel Consumption (CAFC) data1.
  • The Canadian-built Toyota Corolla recently travelled 1017 kilometres on a single tank of fuel, beating a dozen compact cars from other manufacturers to take the top spot in the 2008 CanadianDriver 50-Litre Challenge™2.
  • Toyota has four models that achieve a combined city/highway fuel efficiency below 7.0L/100km – more than any other Canadian auto retailer. These are as follows: Prius (4.1L/100km); Toyota Camry Hybrid (5.7L/100km); Corolla (6.6L/100km3); Yaris (6.3L/100km).
  • The 2008 Automotive Environmental Index from JD Power and Associates ranked Toyota as having the most environmentally-friendly vehicles in the Top 30: the Camry Hybrid, Highlander Hybrid, Prius, Yaris, Matrix and Corolla4.
“Toyota is committed to providing Canadians with the right vehicle, at the right time, for the right price – which is why we offer an extensive selection of fuel-friendly vehicles that give drivers more options than ever when it comes to keeping their money in their wallets and out of the gas tank,” noted Stephen Beatty, Managing Director of Toyota Canada Inc. “Toyota firmly established its fuel-friendly reputation in North America during the oil crisis of the early 1970s and we’ve been focusing on improving fuel efficiency ever since. We’ll continue to make things better for Canadian drivers by delivering a full range of models that minimize fuel consumption and emissions while maximizing safety and driving pleasure.”
 
For more information on TCI’s fuel-efficient Canadian line up, or to book a test drive, visit www.toyota.ca or contact your local Toyota dealer.
 
1 More information on CAFC can be found on Transport Canada’s web site:
 
2 More information on the CanadianDriver 50-Litre Challenge™ can be found online at:
 
3 Combined City/Highway figure for 2009 Corolla, 1.8L Automatic Transmission models
 
4 More information on the JD Power and Associates Automotive Environmental Index can be found online at:
http://www.jdpower.com/autos/articles/2008-Automotive-Environmental-Index