The Toyota Rav4 is a compact SUV that has been in production for nearly three decades. Toyota released a hybrid version of the rav4 in 2016, which provided more power and higher fuel economy. In 2022, the RAV 4 hybrid received a number of updates, as well as the addition of an XSE trim level to the lineup. The SE hybrid variant offers standard monotone paint cloth seats and a 7.0-inch touch screen, among other improvements. The new features of the Toyota RAV 4 hybrid family include a new wheel design and a calvary blue paint colour. Other hybrid compact SUVs such as the Honda CRV, Hyundai Tucson, and Ford Escape compete with the RAV 4 hybrid in 2022.
Toyota Rav4 Hybrid exterior
Starting with the hexagon patterned front grille, the Toyota RAV 4 hybrid has a sporty exterior design that helps it stand out. LED headlights, a colour-keyed higher front bumper, and black lower bumper fenders and rear bumper are standard on all model levels. The RAV 4 XSE prime plug-in hybrid adds verticle lighting components to the XSE hybrid model for 2022. Dual chrome-tipped exhaust is mounted under the rear bumper, giving the vehicle a dynamic and powerful appearance. To complement the unusual exterior style, a rear spoiler and led taillights are available.
Toyota Rav4 Hybrid Interior
The Toyota RAV4 hybrid’s cabin is spacious and well-built, with plenty of high-quality materials and sophisticated technology. Control buttons are conveniently accessible and function and storage areas are offered. In the lesser grades, features like dual-zone automatic climate control, an adjustable steering wheel, and a false floor in the cargo area are offered. Most luxury amenities, like as heated front and rear seats, ambient inside lighting, and Soft-ex leather upholstery, are reserved for the higher RAV 4 hybrid models.
When it comes to cargo space, the RAV 4 hybrid is comparable to the gasoline-powered RAV4.
Engine, power and transmission
Under the hood, the Toyota RAV4 hybrid features a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine. Not only that, but two electric motors are also available to assist the engine where this combination makes 219 horsepower. For the RAV 4, all-wheel drive is standard across all model trims where one electric motor is set to power the rear wheel while the 2.5 and the second motor power the front wheels. All this is done via a continuously variable transmission system.
The RAV 4 hybrid models can claim 0-60 mph in just 7.4 seconds compared to the gas models that do it in 8.4 seconds. In comparison to the gasoline-powered engines, the Toyota RAV 4 hybrid is more efficient and quicker.
Infotainment and connectivity features
The Toyota RAV 4 hybrid LE, XLE, and SE variants all come with a 7-inch infotainment display. The 8.0-inch infotainment screen is standard on the XSE and Limited models, while the 8.0-inch and 9.0-inch touchscreen displays are available on the Prime models. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included as standard features, as is an onboard WiFi hotspot. An 11-speaker JBL sound system is offered as an option on the XSE models, where a six-speaker system is standard. The limited variants, however, get an 11-speaker JBL stereo system as standard equipment.
Safety and Driver assistance features
When it comes to safety and driver assistance technologies, Toyota equips all RAV 4 models with a slew of them as standard. Among the standard features of the Toyota rav4 hybrid is automated emergency braking with pedestrian recognition. There’s also a standard lane departure warning with lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control.
Toyota Rav4 Hybrid Price
The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 2022 has a starting price of roughly $29,000, making it one of the most affordable hybrid SUVs on the market. The price of the high-end Limited trim rises to roughly $37,500.
via Car and Driver