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RAV4 Hybrid Was Toyota’s Best-Selling Hybrid for First 3 Quarters of 2022. You Will Not Believe Second Place

A deep dive of 2022 Toyota total hybrid sales shows surprising results. What were the top five best sellers?

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Toyota Motor North America released sales figures for both September and for the first three quarters of 2022. The results were quite eye-opening.

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Toyota RAV4 Hybrid remained at the top of the sales leader board, and it was not even by a close margin. For all of 2022 (first three quarters), RAV4 Hybrid sold 124,153 total units.

Most people will not be surprised by this. RAV4 Hybrid is incredibly dependable, has 219 total horsepower, achieves 40 miles per gallon combined, and has nice versatility and ride comfort. Plus, look for 2023 RAV4 Hybrid Woodland Edition coming this year as well.

2022 Toyota Sienna
Toyota hybrid sales first 3 quarters 2022

When Toyota launched the 2021 Toyota Sienna as an all-hybrid minivan, it was considered a bit of a risk. To not offer a fully gasoline-powered choice could have turned many customers away.

Fortunately, this gamble paid off. The 2022 Sienna is very popular, and customers are buying them as fast (or even wanting them faster) than they are being built. A total of 49,630 total Sienna minivans have found their way to driveways so far this year.

This is good enough for second place behind Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

And with the ongoing (and frustrating) worldwide vehicle shortage, there is a pretty long wait list to get a Toyota Sienna Hybrid in most locations around the country. I have no doubt Toyota would have sold many more Sienna vehicles if they were readily available.

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The top five best-selling Toyota hybrid vehicles for the first three quarters of 2022 are as follows: RAV4 Hybrid 124,153, Sienna hybrid 49,630, Camry Hybrid 33,104, Highlander Hybrid 31,787, and Venza hybrid 23,131.

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In spite of the continuing shortage, there is a lot to look forward to on the horizon for both Toyota and Lexus electrified vehicles. I think Toyota Motor North America executive Jack Hollis sums things up nicely.

“While our teams and dealers continue to face on-going challenges, taking care of our customers and their needs remains a top priority,” said Jack Hollis, executive vice president, Sales, TMNA. “Through the end of 2022, customers can expect even more electrified options in showrooms from both brands including four new Corolla hybrid grades, the all-new Toyota Crown with two hybrid options, and the all-new Lexus RX with available hybrid.”

For me, I cannot wait to see how Toyota Crown drives, and I am excited to see an expanding Corolla Hybrid lineup.

What Toyota hybrid or electrified models are your favorites? Are you in the market for one, and if so, what are your plans for getting one?

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Dan (not verified)    October 6, 2022 - 8:10PM

I'm surprised that the RAV4 Prime has done so poorly in comparison, especially considering the base Prime SE with federal (and state) rebates costs close to the non-plugin "Hybrid", but is certainly more valuable even if you can't plug in all the time. And I'm curious as to how many RAV4 non-hybrids Toyota has sold over the same period.

Paul (not verified)    October 7, 2022 - 6:18PM

In reply to by Dan (not verified)

The RAV4 Prime is on a 1-2 year back order world wide. Even the RAV4 hybrid is a 3-8 month wait, we ordered a 22 XSE fully loaded and after 6 months of waiting we canceled the order when I found a new 22 fully loaded Limited at a dealer that wasn’t spoken for, the dealer said it took 7 months for that to come in after it was ordered.

Warrenjep (not verified)    October 8, 2022 - 4:46AM

In reply to by Dan (not verified)

The Rav4 prime is not a poor seller . There are just not as many built as the hybrid Rav4 . At this time the rav4 prime would not qualify for any federal rebates as the batteries must be manufactured in the US to qualify and they are built in Japan. Just try to find one and you will pay over sticker price and have to wait 3-6 months. Even acquiring a hybrid Rav4 is a challenge and you will pay over sticker for those as well.

barrie green (not verified)    October 10, 2022 - 4:55PM

Spent 40k on rav4 hybrid and it will not run on E10fuel, why can't Toyota sort it
Burrows in Barnsley haven't got a clue