Fuel economy is important to crossover SUV drivers; its one of the reasons that the crossover SUV market has exploded with efficient, all-wheel drive capable vehicles the past few years. The release of the RAV4 Hybrid is sure to shake up the category that is home to vehicles like the Mazda CX-3, Nissan Juke, and Jeep Renegade. The Toyota RAV4 2016 fuel economy numbers are excellent, as expected.
Just a few years after the RAV4 debuted in the mid-90s, the Toyota Prius thrust onto the landscape. Now, the Toyota Prius is the best selling hybrid vehicle in the world. The 2016 RAV4 Hybrid has quite a pedigree behind it, becoming the 8th model in the RAV4 lineup.
Hybrid RAV4 Fuel Economy Numbers
Toyota anticipates to receive the following EPA ratings:
- 34 MPG City
- 31 MPG Highway
- 33 MPG Combined
Grades of the Toyota RAV4
There are two grades of the RAV4 Hybrid:
The RAV4 gas model comes in four different grades:
Everyone will be enjoying the new found ability of the RAV4 Hybrid. Not only does the Hybrid boast stellar fuel economy, but thanks to its 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine and a small high-torque electric motor, the RAV4 can put out a combined system 194 horsepower and 2016 pound feet of torque @4,100 rpm; that’s more than its competitors.
In addition to seating for 5 passengers, the RAV4 Hybrid has a total of 70.6 cubic feet of space in the back to haul gear or groceries. The spirited ride from the RAV4 is made more comfortable driving nearly silent up to 25 mph.
The RAV4 has been one of the most consistent bets in the crossover field since it debuted two decades ago. With the addition of the Hybrid models, the 2016 Toyota RAV is sure to make quite a splash! Be one of the first to test drive the all-new 2016 Toyota RAV4 in Decatur AL at Serra Toyota of Decatur!