Toyota of Des Moines Hybrid Mileage Contest celebrates good MPG, fuel economy

With fuel prices set to increase throughout the summer to possible all-time highs, hybrid vehicles are on consumers’ minds more now than ever.

Toyota of Des Moines realizes that and wants to give visitors to this Sunday’s Earth Day in the Junction a chance to scope out – and even drive – various hybrid vehicles during the Toyota of Des Moines Hybrid Mileage Contest.

Participants will compete at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22, for the best mile-per-gallon rating while covering a pre-determined 25-mile course, within the allotted 1-hour time limit. The driver with the best MPG for the 25 miles, achieved in one hour or less.

Each participant will receive a $10.00 gas card just for taking part in our Earth Day MPG Race. The winners will receive:

• Grand Prize: $200.00 Toyota of Des Moines Parts/Service Gift Certificate.
• Second place: $150.00 Toyota of Des Moines Parts/Service Gift Certificate.
• Third place: $75.00 Toyota of Des Moines Parts/Service Gift Certificate.

Celebrity hybrid owners will also participate to show their stuff and talk about their fuel-savings strategies along the 25-mile course. All competitors must have hybrids that have capability to measure actual mileage on their computer readout.

We will also have a category this year for Best Car Decoration and Best Driver/Passenger Costume.

Please RSVP to Carla at or 515-333-5384. And browse our hybrid inventory online:

Camry Hybrids
Prius v
Prius c

Take a look at the first leg of the course:

And the second leg:

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