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This Trim Level 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Is Receiving the Most Love from Owners

If you are having doubts on what trim level 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid to get, listen to these owners.


You finally got a job, got married, got a mortgage, your wife just told you that she’s pregnant. You are living the family man dream. All is left is what family car to choose that’s meet your requirements. For the average family guy, that’s a spacious SUV that’s affordable, in this economy good on gas, and something that you can get dirty without getting that sinking feeling in your gut.

You my friend probably glanced at a newish Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. It checks all the boxes and you wife said it’s stylish. So, you decide to head over to your local dealer and talk to a representative about ordering one. However, something hits you. You cannot decide which trim to get. You know you want the hybrid, but do you want the SE, XLE, XLE Premium? So many choices and you cannot forget about the packages. Well luckily for you there is a huge community of RAV4 Hybrid owners. Let’s take a look and see what their favorite trim is, and which is best for you.

On Facebook’s Toyota RAV4 Hybrid page, Bobby Downing asked which was the best trim level per price paid. In other words, best bang for your buck. Before we see what people said, some of these trims are not available in the U.S. For instance, the LE is Canada’s version of the SE with a few slight modifications. That’s mostly it but just beware of what Toyota offers in your country.

This Trim Level 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Is Receiving the Most Love from Owners

Deanna Potts said, “If more than one person will be driving the car, then I’d consider the XLE Premium because it has the memory dual seat settings.” Now I would suggest this if you maybe wanted to portray your RAV4 Hybrid as a better vehicle for your wife and kids. The XLE Premium is like the crème de la crème of trims for the RAV4 Hybrid. If you have kids who are in their pre-teens, I would definitely suggest this trim.

Ben Dennison said, “XLE premium with cold weather package. Leather, heated seats & steering wheel, fog lights, power tailgate, sunroof, better wheels and tires than lower trims and with no other options it’s about $36k.” Considering you could find it for 36k, then you would get yourself a pretty good trim level for that amount of money. Granted, you may want to check with your local dealer to see if they are willing to let it go for MSRP.

It seems that the XLE Premium is a pretty popular trim level. What do you think? What is your favorite trim? 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.


Warrenjep (not verified)    July 30, 2022 - 9:43AM

The 21 XLE premium hybrid was the model we did purchase when you could get discounts on new cars. Came with so many options compared to the XLE for &1500 more . We didn’t get the tech or premium audio which we unfortunately found was the only way to get remote start . The same car we bought for $32,300 on the road is now $40,000 on the road with smaller mark ups recently appearing. My understanding is the newer Premiums include the upgrade audio and remote start. If you can get the XLE at sticker it’s still a good buy considering all that’s included and the fact that we average 44.5 MPG . Not bad for an all wheel drive suv and a small family.