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Toyota of Santa Fe

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Sales: (505) 780-4763 Service: (505) 780-4767 Parts: (505) 819-5879 Rental: (505) 819-5884

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Toyota of Santa Fe

Location:
1601 St Michaels Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505

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Location:
1920 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505
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Toyota of Santa Fe

Sales Hours

Holidays 10am-5pm.
Monday – Friday: 8:30AM – 7:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Sunday: Closed
Remote Sales Open 24/7

Service Hours

Monday – Friday: 7:00AM – 5:30PM
Saturday: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday: Special Hours 10am-5pm, on selected dates. See Dealer

Parts Hours

Monday – Friday: 7:00AM – 5:30PM
Saturday: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday: Closed

Rental Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00AM – 5:30PM
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Express Maintenance

Express Hours

Monday – Friday: 7:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday: Closed

Hybrid vs. Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles

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If you’re in the market for a new vehicle around Albuquerque, and want to save money at the pump, it’s worth comparing hybrid vs. plug-in hybrid vehicles. Although Toyota hybrid models have been around for some time now, many Santa Fe drivers are still a bit confused about the difference between hybrid and plug-in hybrid. Although hybrids are powered by both a traditional gas engine and an electric motor, plug-in hybrid are a bit different.

So, what’s the difference between hybrid and plug-in hybrid? In short, the difference is that a traditional hybrid vehicle uses a gas engine that’s augmented by an electric motor to power its way up and down Rio Rancho streets, while a plug-in hybrid has a gas engine and an electric motor, each of which can operate independently. This means that, like fully electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids need to be charged. Take a closer look at the difference between hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles below, and feel free to contact us anytime for more information!

Hybrid vs. Plug-in Hybrid: Benefits of Traditional Hybrid Models

There are many benefits to hybrid models, and fuel savings are right at the top. When traveling around Santa Fe, your vehicle will be powered by a gas engine and an electric motor, operating in tandem to increase fuel economy. The battery is charged as you drive, and you don’t have to charge the vehicle or change anything about the way you’d drive a gas-powered vehicle. For many, this is the ultimate benefit of driving a hybrid vehicle!

Hybrid vs. Plug-in Hybrid: Benefits of Plug-In Hybrid Models

If you don’t mind needing to charge your vehicle, there are many perks of owning a plug-in hybrid. Plug-in hybrids have a separate gasoline engine and electric motor, and they can run on either power source. If the battery runs out of power, then the gas engine will engage on its own.

The main difference between a traditional hybrid and a plug-in hybrid is that for the latter, the gas engine is considered a backup power source. In fact, most plug-in hybrids have an all-electric driving range of between 25 and 45 miles!

Therefore, there are quite a few advantages that come with choosing a plug-in hybrid vehicle, especially if you want to be as efficient as possible. You’ll often have enough power to drive around Santa Fe on electric power alone.

Visit Toyota of Santa Fe to Find Your Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Today

Now that you know more about the difference between hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles, stop by Toyota of Santa Fe and check out our line of fuel-efficient new Toyota vehicles! Once you’ve found a model you like, meet with our finance center to explore leasing and financing options in the Espanola area. Be sure to browse our new vehicle specials to see how much you can save on a fuel-efficient vehicle!

 

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