For years, Californians have watched as high-mileage hybrids like the Toyota Prius and Honda Civic Hybrid cruise in the HOV "carpool" lane on highways, even if the driver was alone in the car.
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Toyota's trick Tacoma TRD truck gets a price for its trappings: Start with the Tacoma's $25,055 base price (Access Cab, 6-speed manual), and the TRD T|X Baja Series Package will be $5,015 on top of that.
Hybrids aren't the only option for consumers looking for fuel-efficient 2011 new cars.
Japanese automakers are very likely counting down the days of 2011.