Feb 27, 2024 - Economy

Year of the hybrid

A red crossover vehicle against a gray sky

The 2024 Toyota RAV4 Prime. Photo: Toyota

Toyota's strategy of prioritizing hybrids over EVs continues to pay off as the automaker placed four vehicles on Consumer Reports' list of top 10 buys for 2024, Nathan writes.

Why it matters: CR's annual list of top picks is an influential guide for car shoppers.

State of play: Of the top 10, four were hybrids and three were plug-in hybrids.

  • Only one was a pure EV — and that came in the EV category.

Here's the full list of CR Top Picks:

  • Subaru Crosstrek, Subaru Forester, Toyota Highlander Hybrid, BMW X5/X5 PHEV, Ford Maverick/Maverick Hybrid, Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid, Tesla Model Y, Mazda3, Toyota Camry Hybrid, and Toyota Prius/Prius Prime plug-in hybrid.

This story was an excerpt from Axios Closer, a recap on the day's biggest business stories.

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