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Big Winners and Losers from Toyota June Sales Report (Hint: 2022 RAV4 Hybrid Made the List)

See what Toyota models won and which ones lost bigtime.


June of 2022 was a successful sales month for Toyota, all things considered. Toyota recently released both its June 2022 and first-half 2022 sales results.

I recently reported on the first-half electrified vehicle numbers, which saw RAV4 Hybrid place first and Sienna hybrid place second in overall electrified sales.

June sales results for Toyota electrified vehicles, though, may look a little bit mixed when looking for successes and losses.

2022 RAV4 Hybrid a Winner
2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XSE Cavalry Blue profile view

The clear winner in the Toyota world for June is 2022 RAV4 Hybrid. Sales increased from 7,054 (June 2021) to 13,913 (June 2022), a spike of 97.2% on a volume basis.

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The demand for RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid has never been higher. RAV4 Hybrid even enjoyed a record first half for 2022 as well.

No surprise here – 40mpg combined and 219 net hybrid horsepower. With fuel prices the way they are, who wouldn’t want to average 40mpg in their SUV?

2022 Sienna Hybrid Decreased
2021 Toyota Sienna XLE Wind Chill Pearl profile view front end

Unfortunately, not all Toyota hybrid models fared as well in June.

The 2022 Sienna, for example, dropped in sales by 44.6% compared to a year ago. Customers bought 4,805 Sienna minivans in June 2022 versus 8,674 in June 2021.

There is typically a silver lining everywhere if you look for it and if you know where to look. My feeling about Toyota Sienna is that buyer demand is incredibly strong. If Toyota was able to produce more (meaning if there was no worldwide vehicle shortage), people would purchase every last one that was built.

This 2022 Toyota Sienna averages either 35mpg (yes, it is available in all-wheel drive) or 36mpg. It is the ideal family road trip vehicle for most families.

Camry Hybrid and Highlander Hybrid

I have included a chart listing Toyota electrified vehicle sales for both June 2022 and first-half 2022. I hope you find it interesting.
Toyota Hybrid Sales June 2022

Again, more than likely due to the automotive vehicle shortage, other models like Camry Hybrid and Highlander Hybrid saw decreased sales figures last month.

Camry Hybrid sales went down from 4,227 (June of 2021) to 3,650 (June of 2022). This was a drop of 13.7% in volume.

Another popular SUV, 2022 Highlander Hybrid, sold 2,915 units in June of 2022. This was down 40.2% from 4,877 units in June of 2021.

Time for Your Toyota RAV4 Comments

The clear winner and Toyota champion is Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Well, and Toyota RAV4 gasoline-only and RAV4 Prime. This is the best-selling SUV in the country after all.


What Toyota electrified vehicle is your favorite? How do you fare with your fuel economy these days?

Also, are climbing gas prices impacting your decision to buy a hybrid or electric car?

Thanks for watching everyone. See you next story.

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JCSOLAR (not verified)    July 7, 2022 - 9:16AM

RAV4 is very universal, off-road capable, lots of cargo space and cheap - only $29k where everything important is already included in base version like traffic aware cruise control, climate control, AWD.

There only thing that is close to RAV4 practicality is $25k Prius and Sienna hybrid ($35k). These 3 offer the best combination of cargo space/mpg/MSRP in Toyota lineup and RAV4 is the most universal of those having high ground clearance and AWD

The only notable competition is Honda CR-V hybrid, but it's more expensive and has less space. Everything else like Ford Escape is just.. can't compete with Toyota. It doesn't have Toyota's reliability reputation.

Ford Maverick hybrid is interesting for only $20k base version, but even it's top trim for $31k has less features than base $29k LE RAV4.

Steve Walker (not verified)    July 7, 2022 - 3:11PM

Love my 2022 Toyota RAV4 hybrid! 46 miles per gallon average! Software problem with the traction control but soon to get it fixed due to a recall. I can't wait for a 2023 RAV4 hybrid if they're available I will buy it

Kate Scarpero (not verified)    July 7, 2022 - 10:01PM

Placed an order for a new Rav4 back in March 2022. Still waiting due to the chip shortage. I was told it could take 6 months.

Ronald Godfrey (not verified)    July 13, 2022 - 8:33AM

I've been in touch with about 20 dealerships looking to purchase a RAV 4 Prime XSE. Nothing! Some will apply a market adjustment of $7500.00. If they ever get one

Christine (not verified)    July 21, 2022 - 10:07AM

I have a 4Runner that is built up for off road adventures so my MPGs took a hit. The closest gas station is ethanol-free only (I've paid $6.30/gal for unleaded) so alternative fuel would be ideal. However, I live in Idaho where the Prime is not sold - bummer - and all the dealerships here have all their RAV4 hybrid allocations sold and are about 6-10 months out on "orders". I searched neighboring states for a Prime, but they're a year out and some dealerships won't sell out-of-state, and a hybrid XSE. Then I stumbled upon my dream XSE (cavalry blue, panoramic sunroof, weather package, tech package, etc.) in Las Vegas. Surprisingly it wasn't sold yet, and even though they marked it up 7k, I took it.