In a previous article, we covered a few ways you can get your brand new 2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid without having to wait in line like everyone else. Some of those methods included waiting (kind of ironic) but most of them centered around finding alternative routes. In this article I want to share just how long the average wait time is for a 2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is in America.
Granted, it’s still a little early in the year and not a lot of people have had the chance to even order theirs so the statistics may be a little fourth dimensional. One must note however that even though the wait times are longer than normal, the 2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is one of the most sought out hybrid SUVs on the market. If we recall early 2022/late 2021, there were secondhand listings of the 2021 RAV4 Hybrid for almost 25% more than what the dealer was charging. Interestingly enough people still bought them.
I can assure you that you’ll see the same thing happen this year. As gas prices start to slowly fall and jobs get back to normal after 3 years of economic decline, dealers may or may not stop charging the MSRP price. As we covered in an older story most of that is based off greed and economics. Taking what we know from this, I got a little interested to see just how long the wait times for a 2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is. So, I went to some Facebook groups and forums and asked. I also asked if they were still very much interested in waiting for a 2023 RAV4 Hybrid. The answers will really surprise you.
Nancy Adams said, “I ordered a 2022 Hybrid Limited July 28 and am now receiving a 2023. I just got notified yesterday that my dealership was allocated one and it’s now assigned to me. I haven’t received notice of when it will be arriving.” She has been waiting for 7 months and still doesn’t know when she’ll get it. I predict it would be a matter of days if not weeks due to the relatively short time an allocation takes to get to the dealership if there aren’t any complications in shipping and transport.
Jill Feeney had the longest. She said, “Was waiting in NY since March for a 22, now just heard my 23 will be built soon.” In retrospect, by the time it’ll be built and shipped, it will almost be a year in waiting times. Remember this isn’t RAV4 Prime. We all know how long those take. So, what’s the reason? Many factors contribute to these atrocious wait times. The fact that Toyota may not be able to keep up with demand is a factor, certain shortages, worker shortages, transportation complications, etc.
You may also be asking, with other good options out there like KIA or Hyundai, why are people voluntarily waiting out these wait times? The answer comes from the sheer simple fact that the current generation RAV4 Hybrid is pretty much liked by all. Especially now with the updated infotainment system on the 2023 model RAV4 Hybrids, it makes the RAV4 Hybrid a very well-liked car. I think that if you do decide to order a 2023 Toyota RAV4 hybrid, the joy and satisfaction you get from the car will offset your dilemma in waiting times.
What do you think? How long is your wait for a 2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid? 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.