2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Costs $29,270 Will Get 33 MPG

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Official details of the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid have been shared with us today, including the price and expected fuel economy.

New for 2016 is the hybrid variant of the Toyota’s compact crossover, and unlike the gasoline models, this gas-electric vehicle comes standard with all-wheel drive. The most affordable model you can get in is the XLE trimmed model, which costs $29,270 after destination, while a fully loaded RAV4 Hybrid Limited comes in at $34,510. These represent just a $700 difference over similar trimmed, all-wheel drive gasoline RAV4s.

Hybrid models have also been rated by the EPA, earning 34 MPG in the city, 31 MPG on the highway, and 33 MPG combined. This represents a 12 MPG increase in city mileage over the gasoline mode, two more MPGs on the highway or eight MPG combined.

The RAV4 Hybrid is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, that’s paired to a high-torque electric motor and a nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) hybrid battery pack. Total horsepower is 194 hp, while total torque is 206 lb-ft. It adds up to help the RAV4 Hybrid hit 60 MPH in 8.1 seconds, a whole second faster than the gasoline model.

The 2016 RAV4 is one of the first vehicles in Toyota’s lineup to get its Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) suite of technology. Standard on the top-of-the-line Limited trim levels, and available on XLE models, TSS includes a forward collision warning system with automatic braking, lane departure warning system, automatic high beams, pedestrian pre-sollision System and dynamic radar cruise control.

The Hybrid system takes up just 2.8 cubic-feet of storage space, and all RAV4 models come with two years of complimentary Toyota Care Service.

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  • Hugh Jorgen

    That without a doubt is the ugliest front end on any vehicle. The Tundra is hideous. They look like they’ve already been in an accident. I don’t give a shit if they are the best vehicles in the world, I don’t drive ugly fucking shit!

  • Jets fan

    Then drive a dodge. Total piece of shit but hey as long as you look cool.

  • Hugh Jorgen

    Sorry R sole I drive a Ford unlike you wimp I keep my money in Canada! I refuse to drive Ricers!

  • Jets fan

    No problem Hugh Janus

  • Jets fan

    No problem Hugh Janus.

  • Laura Secord

    yah. don’t you know, Toyota has no employee or pay any taxes in Canada!!!! So you better reward Ford for being shitty.

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    Botton line is that the profits stayt in Canada not Nippon!

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    No, Ford has only recalled hundreds of thousands of vehicles.

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  • phil

    don’t you know honda and toyota manufacture cars here in canada .. a lot of them at that! and for many many years now ..

    so there goes argument one
    and fas for the look.. its personal but I think its a rather nice front end .. you wanna see ugly,.. how about the ford flex, ford 500, previous gen focus .. ford made a lot of hideous vehicles too .. just saying

  • ThatGuy

    Don’t you know that the RAV 4 is manufactured in Canada? What an ignorant fool.

  • James Harry

    Why is “33MPG” in the title, but “34 MPG in the city, 31 MPG on the highway, and 31 MPG combined” in the story?

  • Sami Haj-Assaad

    Thanks for the comment. That was a typo. The RAV4 Hybrid is indeed rated for 33 MPG combined.

  • Gary Erickson

    Traded in my 10 year old Prius, I’m happy!