It’s safe to say Toyota makes a pretty good hybrid vehicle, just ask a Prius owner. The Toyota RAV4, like much of Toyota’s lineup, has a hybrid version — and it’s been fully redesigned. We have some stats on why the tougher-looking and more efficient 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid might be just what you need.
Of the many improvements Toyota made to the RAV4 hybrid, they certainly didn’t skip one of the main reasons for buying a hybrid: efficiency. Returning 41 miles per gallon in the city will definitely save you some bucks. Regardless on whether you’re zipping around town or taking a long road trip, the RAV4 hybrid delivers, returning 37 mpg on the highway and a combined 39 mpg rating.
Taking in the redesign, Toyota has made some impressive design choices to the RAV4’s exterior. The front end is inspired from Toyota’s trucks, which you can really see when you look at the grille and headlights. We liked the middle XLE trim level, which received upgraded stylish black painted 18-in alloys, as well as a standard 2-toned paint scheme.
Predictive Efficient Drive
Another really cool feature that is new to the RAV4 hybrid is something called Predictive Efficient Drive. This feature actually learns your driving patterns to assist in optimizing hybrid battery charging and maximizing your efficiency.
Under the hood is a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine that works with electric motors to kick out a total of 219 horsepower. This hybrid engine does 0-to-60 miles per hour in about 7.8 seconds. That won’t knock your socks off, but the quickest RAV4 made, is the hybrid engine. Note too, the RAV4 hybrid comes with standard all-wheel drive.
To compliment the redesigned exterior, Toyota made some subtle interior changes as well. We had the available digital rearview mirror. There is a 7-in multi-information display screen that replaces the speedometer and we weren’t all that excited about the 8-in touchscreen. It sits higher than before and feels a bit bulky. We feel they could have done a bit more in the cabin, even though Toyota says they gave it a higher level of sophistication, we didn’t get that.
Tired of shelling out big bucks at the pump? Well, it may be time to start saving big with a hybrid. A good place to start is the redesigned, stylish and efficient 2019 Toyota RAV4 hybrid. Find a Toyota RAV4 Hybrid for sale