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RAV4 Owners Explain How Long It Takes To Get a 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

With things getting pushed back, Facebook RAV4 members share their experiences on how long their wait was for their 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

With gas prices soaring, it’s the late 2000s all over again with people starting to buy more economical cars and fewer of the sportier ones. Because of this, sales in the hybrid market have been soaring and sales in electric cars are reaching new numbers. However, one very affordable mid-sized SUV, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, has been turning some heads with its fast delivery time.

On average, a Tesla Model 3 buyer will expect to wait anywhere from 5-7 months. On the other hand, A discussion on Facebook's Toyota RAV4 Hybrid group has led me to suspect that if you are in the market to get a quick hybrid SUV, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is the right car for you because of its faster delivery time.

Facebook group member Katie Hollingsworth asked a question on the group saying, “Has anyone ordered a 2022 RAV4 hybrid? How long did it take? Do you guys know how long it’s taking right now?”

In that post, 23 people commented with arrival dates ranging from 2 weeks to 3 months. It’s significantly less than Tesla’s 5-7 months even though you must deal with a dealership. For instance, one of the commentators, Arielle Karissa, wrote “I’m in CA. I walked into a dealer in January and my car arrived two weeks later.”

That’s a pretty good delivery time, especially for California. One other commentator, Shirley Albright, said “Picking up mine today. Less than a month total wait time in Central PA!” She got hers in a month.

How Long Will It Take to Get Your 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

The point is, that the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid comes fast. You can expect to be on the allocated list at your dealer in no less than 2-3 weeks and expect delivery in a month or two. Basically, you are looking at a 3-month wait. Or you can always look at used models. Carvana has marked them up by almost 50%! The base MSRP is $29,075 and the average price on Carvana is around $35,000 to $45,000. That’s a significant markup.

I honestly think this isn’t such a bad waiting time for a hybrid SUV. Especially during a financial crisis and a global chip shortage. Speaking of which, check out some of our recent articles on how only Toyota was able to have no fall in truck sales for the month of February. If only we could see electric cars that we really want to come out like, the Ford F-150 Lightning or the Cyber Truck. Even the Tesla Roadster that I am inching to see in person hasn’t even been mentioned in a while.

While we must wait for these cars to come out, I think that Toyota’s strategy of pushing out these needed cars like hybrids and boosting hype for upcoming electric cars. However, I still think Japan in general is still years behind having at least a few active and good electric cars. The only one that has had some success is the Nissan Leaf.

What do you think? Should Toyota ramp up EV and hybrid production? Would you buy the 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid? Let us know in the comment section 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 for daily Toyota news.


Michelle M. (not verified)    April 7, 2022 - 9:48PM

We ordered my 2022 RAV4 Hybrid Limited a week ago. Our dealer told us it will be somewhere in the neighborhood of 3 to 6 months or possibly longer. We are on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Knowing what this vehicle will be like to drive, I’m willing to wait!

mike j (not verified)    April 13, 2022 - 11:39AM

In reply to by Michelle M. (not verified)

ditto. told the same last week by my dealer in Minnesota. 3 to6 mos.
i basically got 100 bucks off of full msrp. i bought the hybrid because it appears like in 3 to 6 mos. I will get a LOT of money for my existing 2019 car. buying the hybrid and likely will get 15 mpg more than what i am getting on my 2019 car.

mike j (not verified)    April 20, 2022 - 10:52AM

In reply to by mike j (not verified)

talked to MN dealer and it sounds like which color you pick affects the delivery. The lunar rock delivery would be longer than some of the other color options. Just a FYI (Darn hard to pick a car when all you see is the website and no actual vehicles! in any event i had a change of heart and picked the black interior.)

MIKE W JONES (not verified)    May 24, 2022 - 4:27PM

In reply to by mike j (not verified)

update. called today and in MN shipping with Cold Weather and convenience packages together. (i had asked only for cold weather package.) if i say yes to convenience package too, I will get a 2022 with cold weather package, sunroof and lift gate etc. in august or September. I said yes. i feel like the 2023 will be more expensive if I wait, so may as well get convenience option stuff for 1200 more, than pay more for a 2023 (educated guess.) I will be told of my allocation at some point and then will wait 2 to 2.5 mos. for the car to get to MN. Wish me luck!

John Smith (not verified)    August 13, 2022 - 12:47PM

In reply to by john scura (not verified)

First you go to Toyota website to built your car and print out your total MSRP price, then stop by a local dealer to submit the built, after adding taxes and government fee that's the OTD prices.

Dave W (not verified)    April 9, 2022 - 8:45AM

Ordered 2022 Rav4 XSE Hybrid on March 16, just got manufacture schedule date of May 23. So looking at perhaps 2.5 months.

Steve R (not verified)    April 24, 2022 - 10:04AM

More than happy with my RAV4 Excel fwd after a 5 month wait in London England.
On a recent run to the coast achieved 60mpg from start to finish , in everyday commute 52 mpg . Lots of extras on car including A panoramic roof with JBL stereo and 360 camera . Very relaxing cruiser .

Scott b (not verified)    April 28, 2022 - 10:45PM

Order date 3/25/2022
Build date 5/2/2022
Dealership said arrival will be around June’s first week.
RAV4 hybrid Xle

Naomi and Jos… (not verified)    May 26, 2022 - 11:28AM

Ordered my Rav 4 hybrid limited today. Was told 2 months. Wish me luck! We could have had an XSE in 14-21 days but we figured if we were waiting anyway May as well have the color we wanted

Diane (not verified)    May 27, 2022 - 2:23AM

just went to dealer on tuesday, they have a bunch of rav4 hybrids in transit, so now awaiting arrival