With a solid track record of making vehicles that are comfortable and fun to drive, Toyota has a lot to be proud of when it comes to its EV sports cars.
However, the company has not been shy about showcasing its lack of performance prowess to competitors.
In fact, the latest example of Toyota’s performance prowess comes courtesy of its EV Tacoma.
As you might expect, it’s an expensive car with a lot of parts and it only has a 0-60 time of 4.8 seconds.
But if you look at the actual numbers, the vehicle has an amazing 2.9 seconds.
That’s a very good time, and it is definitely faster than any other vehicle in the EV line-up.
The only vehicle in this category that has a lower 0-62 time is the Nissan LEAF, which clocks in at a 2.3 second.
It’s also the only one that can reach a top speed of 155 mph, which is actually faster than the Chevy Bolt, which has a top speeds of 155.9 mph and 156.9, respectively.
But it is also the slowest car in this test.
The Tesla Model 3, which we’ll get to later, has a 1-62 sprint time of 3.3 seconds.
So this is where the Model 3 falters.
The Nissan LEAVES out of this with a 1.7 second 0-63 time.
While it’s not a bad result, it is nowhere near the top of the league.
In our EV test, the Toyota Tacoma has a 3.5-second 0-64 time.
And for those of you who don’t care about acceleration, we’ll leave it at that.
We’ll note that the Tesla Model S is also pretty fast, at an impressive 3.4 seconds.
The Toyota Tacoma, with its 0-61 time, clocks in with a respectable 3.7 seconds.
With the Chevy Bolts 0-59 time, we’ve got the second fastest 0-65 time in this group, followed by the Porsche Panamera Turbo at 3.6 seconds.
We’d like to think that the Tacoma and the Nissan Leaf will have better acceleration numbers in this segment, but we’ll be watching the results closely.
And when it does happen, we might get to see the Nissan P90D come out on top.
But we won’t see it until sometime in 2021.
The bottom line is that Toyota has not only made a solid car in every category, it has also put it to good use.
We don’t see any reason why the EV sports car category is any less exciting for the company.
It just looks really good, and the EV lineup is really competitive.
The problem is that the company doesn’t put out a car like the Toyota Prius, which costs over $50,000 and can be purchased from an online dealer.
The company also doesn’t have a vehicle like the Chevrolet Bolt, a $40,000 sports car that has no performance to speak of and has a dismal 0-66 time.
As a result, Toyota hasn’t released a car that can compete with the Tesla and Chevy Bolsonas in the sport car segment.
That said, it doesn’t mean the company hasn’t tried.
Toyota has released the Camry, which will be the first Camry to compete in the market, but it’s been criticized for being a luxury vehicle.
We will not hold Toyota responsible for the Camrys poor performance, and if they do make another Camry for a similar price, we will be happy to pay more money for the vehicle.
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