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Toyota Rav 4 Hybrid

Hybrid

Total=580mi

Seats 5

69.8 ft3 Cargo

L=180.9
W=73
H=67

18.1kWh Battery

The Toyota RAV4 was the first compact sport utility vehicle introduced in the United States. It debuted in 1996 with its acronym meaning “Recreational Activity Vehicle: 4-wheel drive.” Sales of the RAV4 have increased every year. 2017 was its best-selling edition ever, with 407,594 units sold, including more than 50,000 hybrid models.

Cumulative sales for Toyota’s ground-breaking 5-seat SUV, the RAV4, reached the 10 million sales mark in 2020. The hybridized RAV4 debuted in the 2016 model year and continues to be a huge success with eco-minded drivers who crave above average fuel efficiency. MPG for all 5 2021 RAV4 Hybrids is 41/38/40 City/Highway/Combined.

Two huge pluses for the RAV4 Hybrid: It gets an EPA-Estimated 580 miles of total range, and you’ll save $3,000 in fuel costs over a 5-year driving period using this hybrid rather than a comparable ICE car.

The U.S. News & World Report's #1 ranking for the RAV4 Hybrid is based on its score within the Hybrid and Electric SUVs category. It is the winner of U.S. News & World Report's 2021 Best Hybrid and Electric SUV for the Money Award and is a finalist for the 2021 Best Hybrid and Electric SUV for Families Award.

Says USN&WR reviewer Ben Kosas: “the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has across-the-board appeal, from its lively powertrain and smooth ride to its large cargo capacity and richly outfitted infotainment system. It also gets great mpg estimates, even when compared to other vehicles in our hybrid and electric SUV rankings. This Toyota has an outstanding combination of quality and value in its class. The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has just about everything you could want in a small SUV. It’s roomy, fuel-efficient, powerful, and well-equipped.”

The 2021 hybrid sits on a chassis created by Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA-K) platform technology. In 2015, when the world’s largest automaker decided to completely reinvent itself for the next generation of auto making, it devised a program of structural innovation to modernize and simplify the basic architecture and powertrains of its vehicles. Making them more cost-effective to produce, the new designs improve performance, enhance product appeal and create major cost-savings which are passed on to customers.

The massive improvement is part of Toyota’s philosophy called “aisha” – “making cars that will be loved by Toyota’s customers.” The TNGA-K technology in the Rav 4 Hybrid is shared with the eighth generation Camry, fifth generation Avalon and seventh generation; three other highly successful Toyota vehicles.

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid comes in 5 trims: LE Hybrid (MSRP: $28,900), XLE Hybrid (MSRP: $30,195), XLE Premium Hybrid (MSRP: $32,900), XSE Hybrid ($34,850), and Limited Hybrid (MSRP: $37,430).

All trims come with a 2.5-Liter Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder gas/electric hybrid engine; Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive (AWD); 5 driving modes designed for city, highway and off-road terrain: SPORT, ECO, NORMAL, TRAIL, and EV; and All-Season Mud-and-Snow-rated radial tires.

Also standard: an Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT), and an Electronically Controlled Braking (ECB) system with integrated regenerative braking, which sends power to the car’s batteries every time braking occurs.

Offering 37.6 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and a total of 69.8 cubic feet behind the front seats, the RAV4 Hybrid’s cargo space eclipses that of most other hybrid and electric SUVs. A power liftgate and a hands-free liftgate are available.

The hybrid’s multimedia system provides Apple CarPlay integration for your iPhone, Android Auto for compatible Android devices, Amazon Alexa compatibility, and SiriusXM (includes 3-month All Access trial subscription).

Safety-wise, the car’s a winner. The NHTSA gave the 2021 RAV4 Hybrid an overall safety rating of 5 out of 5 stars, with 4 stars in the frontal crash and rollover tests and 5 stars in the side crash test. The IIHS gave the 2021 RAV4 the highest rating of Good in all 6 crash tests performed, and models with adaptive headlights were awarded a Top Safety Pick designation.

Standard advanced safety features include:
• Lane trace assist (reads lane markers and detects other vehicles)
• Lane keep assist
• Lane departure warning
• Forward collision warning
• Automatic emergency braking
• Pedestrian detection
• Rearview camera
• Automatic high-beam headlights
• Adaptive cruise control
• Road sign recognition

Discussing the Rav 4 Hybrid’s redesigned interior, Kelley Blue Book reviewers offer this praise: “The interior has gone above and far beyond what the previous RAV4 offered. It now has arguably the nicest-looking interiors in its class.”

The car’s Hybrid System is warrantied for 96 months / 100,000 miles.

Anyone looking for an SUV with electrifying good looks, a comfortable, refined new interior highly touted by reviewers, excellent performance, a long list of safety features and major fuel efficiency should check out the Toyota Rav 4 Hybrid. Its high marks in all categories make it a hard choice to beat.


WRITTEN DECEMBER 2022

Specs

Performance:

  • Hybrid engine: 2.5-Liter Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder with SPORT, ECO, NORMAL, EV, TRAIL drive modes; combined net hp; internal combustion engine with 176 hp lb.-ft. @ 5,300 rpm Electric motor: power output (front/rear) 118/54 hp (88/40 kW); torque (front/rear) 149/89 lb.-ft.
  • Induction system: (D-4S) Dual-Injection (Direct-Injection and Port-injection) EFI with Electronic Throttle Control System with intelligence (ETCS-i)
  • Emission rating: Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV)
  • HV Electric Motor Power output (front/rear): 118/54 hp (88/40 kW)
  • HV Electric Motor Torque (front/rear): 149/89 lb.-ft. (202/121 N•m)
  • Type: Sealed Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) — Available on production models in or after January 2021
  • Battery Voltage: 259.0V (Li-ion)
  • Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT) with sequential shift mode
  • Engine oil cooler, automatic transmission fluid cooler and hybrid system cooler
  • Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
  • All-Wheel Drive Integrated Management (AIM) with Multi-Information Display (MID) monitor
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Drive mode dial with SPORT, ECO, and NORMAL modes, EV mode, and TRAIL mode
  • Reinforced unitized steel body
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension with stabilizer bar; multi-link rear suspension with stabilizer bar
  • Electric Power Steering (EPS); power-assisted rack-and-pinion
  • Active Cornering Assist (ACA)
  • Power-assisted ventilated 12.0-in. front disc brakes; ventilated 11.1-in. rear disc brakes
  • Electronically Controlled Braking (ECB) system with integrated regenerative braking
  • Towing capacity (lb.): 1750
  • Basic Warranty: 36 months/36,000 miles
  • Powertrain Warranty: 60 months/60,000 miles
  • Restraint Systems Warranty: 60 months/60,000 mile
  • Hybrid System Warranty: 96 months/100,000 miles
  • Hybrid Battery: 120 months/150,000 miles

Interior:

  • Dual zone automatic climate control system with dust and pollen filter, front center vent flow controls and rear-seat vents
  • Analog speedometer, hybrid power meter, coolant temperature, and fuel gauges; 4.2-in. digital Multi-Information Display (MID) with instrumentation and customizable settings, odometer, tripmeters, clock, outside temperature, rear passenger seatbelt indicators, hybrid energy monitor, fuel economy information, trip timer, shift-position and scheduled maintenance indicators, and warning messages
  • 5-passenger seating with SofTex-trimmed seating surfaces
  • SofTex-trimmed141 seats; 8-way power-adjustable front driver's seat with lumbar support; 4-way adjustable front passenger seat with seatback pocket
  • 60/40 split reclining fold-flat rear seat with center armrest and cup holders
  • Black carpet flooring with driver-side footrest
  • Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel with silver accent and controls for audio, Multi-Information Display (MID), Bluetooth hands-free phone, voice-command, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), and Lane Trace Assist (LTA)
  • Turn signal stalk with headlight controls and one-touch 3-blink lane change turn signals
  • Leather-trimmed shift lever with sequential mode
  • Soft-touch dash and armrests, with stitched dash and center console accents, and anti-slip interior door grip
  • Wiper control stalk with front and rear window wiper controls
  • Black anti-slip in-dash storage trays
  • Ash Gray fabric-trimmed headliner
  • Silver interior door handles
  • Smart Key System on front doors and liftgate with Push Button Start, remote keyless entry system with lock, unlock, and panic functions, power liftgate and remote illuminated entry
  • Power windows with auto up/ down and jam protection in all positions
  • Rear liftgate window defogger
  • Power door locks with shift-linked automatic lock/unlock feature
  • Day/night rearview mirror
  • Overhead console with maplights, sunglasses storage, Safety Connect button and power tilt/slide moonroof controls
  • Sun visors with sliding extensions and illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Center console with covered storage compartment, two cup holders, drive mode, electronic parking brake (EPB)105 and automatic brake hold controls, and front storage tray
  • Passenger-side glove compartment
  • Height-adjustable rear cargo area deck board
  • Cargo area tonneau cover
  • Five USB ports—USB media port in front storage tray and four additional charge ports (two in front center console and two rear seat ports on the back of center console)
  • One 12V/120W auxiliary power outlet in front instrument panel storage tray and one 12V/120W auxiliary power outlet in cargo area
  • Front-seat reading lights, dome light and cargo area light
  • Front-door storage pockets with bottle holders
  • 2 front and 2 rear cup holders; 2 front and 2 rear bottle holders
  • Electric Parking Brake (EPB) with Brake Hold
  • Audio—7.0-in. touchscreen, six speakers, Android Auto & Apple CarPlay & Amazon Alexa compatible, USB media port, four USB charge ports, hands-free phone capability and music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology, SiriusXM with 3-month All Access trial subscription.
  • Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0) – Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), Automatic High Beams, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), and Road Sign Assist (RSA)
  • Star Safety System – includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology (SST)
  • Eight airbags —includes driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System, driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags, driver's knee airbag, front passenger seat cushion airbag, and front and rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions; driver-side Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) and Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR) on all passenger seatbelts
  • Adjustable front shoulder anchors
  • Front and outboard second-row seatbelts with seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
  • Backup camera132 with projected path
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) includes lower anchors on outboard rear seats and tether anchors on all rear seats
  • Child-protector rear door locks and power window lockout control
  • Front and rear side-impact door beams
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
  • Safety Connect—includes Emergency Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Locator, Roadside Assistance and Automatic Collision Notification. A one-year trial subscription is included at no additional cost.
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Vehicle Proximity Notification System (VPNS)
  • Trailer-Sway Control (TSC)
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Anti-theft system with engine immobilizer

Exterior:

  • 18-in. 5-spoke super-chrome-finished sport alloy wheels including temporary spare
  • LED projector headlights with chrome bezels, Automatic High Beams and auto on/off
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)/accent lighting
  • Integrated fog lights
  • Color-keyed upper front bumper, and black lower front bumper, overfenders and rear bumper
  • Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal and blind spot warning indicators, and folding feature
  • Power tilt/slide moonroof with one-touch open/close
  • Low-profile black roof rails
  • Height-adjustable power liftgate with jam protection
  • Active grille shutters; Aerodynamic underbody panels with vortex generators, front and rear wheel spats, and integrated rear spoiler
  • Dual chrome-tipped exhaust
  • Privacy glass on all rear side, quarter and liftgate windows
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers and intermittent rear window wiper
  • Color-keyed roof-mounted shark-fin antenna
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