Is The 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Winter Condition friendly?
If you are a new buyer of the 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, chances are you probably want to know if it will do okay in the winter months. Afterall, the who stigmatism of EVs in the snow isn’t all that wrong. True there are Tesla that work fine in the snow but what about a Hybrid?
With new hybrid technologies coming out every year to compliment the best of the best vehicles, are they getting better in terms of reliability?
I can say from experience that driving in a mild winter with a hybrid like my 2012 Toyota Prius is not that bad. Sometimes it takes a while to warm up and I do see a significant drop in MPG but other than that I see no sort of any mechanical issues. Besides low heat times and bad mpg, my Prius has gone through almost 10 winters and came out strong.
Now I don’t really know what the future of HEV and PHEV vehicles hold in the winter climates, especially as more and more systems become computerized but luckily, I can say that HEV vehicles for now have it good in the winter.
On Facebook’s Toyota RAV4 Hybrid group, Eric Christensen said, “How does this RAV4 Hybrid do in snow? I know it's AWD.” Luckily for curious readers such as yourself, you wouldn’t need to look that far because the forum community for this particular car is insanely big.
Hundreds of Facebook groups and forums. If you really are a curious buyer, I would suggest spending some time in the forums to really see what owners feel about their cars. Let’s take a look and see what some owners said.
Keith Berson said, “I live in New Hampshire, and have no complaints about how well it handles the snow.” I think that you really don’t have anything to worry about when it comes to snow and cold times. A lot of Canadians posted videos on YouTube sharing their experiences in the snow.
What do you think? Do you feel comfortable driving your RAV4 Hybrid in the snow? Let us know in the comments below.
Harutiun Hareyan is reporting Toyota news at Torque News. His automotive interests and vast experience test-riding new cars give his stories a sense of authenticity and unique insights. Follow Harutiun on Twitter at @HareyanHarutiun and on YouTube at Toyota Time for daily Toyota news.