By now, we all know that the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is one of the best hybrid SUVs if not the best hybrid SUV on the market today. It's spacious, safe, pretty posh, and comes in a variety of colors. Car and driver give the 2022 Toyota RAV4 an 8.5/10 rating.
However, a question recently rose on the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid group on Facebook about the true MPG of the 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Alexander Didriksen asked, “What kind of real-world mpg or L/100km are you getting out of this (2022 Toyota RAV4 hybrid) car?” Here’s what a few of the other owners said.
Dan Ashey said, “43 mpg here in South Florida year-round. The terrain is all flat, but the temperature goes from pleasant to surface of the sun.”
A car’s MPG depends on a lot of things. Most of it is engine efficiency but the rest are things like the terrain, the weather, tire pressure, exhaust backpressure, how high or low the car is, and what fuel the car uses. The 2022 Toyota RAV4 hybrid is an SUV, a quiet SUV, and can handle some uneasy terrain because of its ground clearance.
However, you are more likely to get the rated MPG if you stick to the highway and smooth terrain. Here’s what a few other 2022 Toyota RAV4 owners said about their MPG.
Phillip Auberzinsky, another owner said, “I’ve owned my car since October so with cold weather I’ve averaged 44mpg since I have owned it but with it getting warmer here now, I’m getting 48-49mpg.”
So, it seems that most owners get the rated MPG on their Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Mind you, some owners have the 2021 model while others might have 2020. The majority average for highway drivers is around 38-40mpg. If you decide to take your 2022 Toyota Hybrid offroad, it may decrease the MPG, but it is still significantly better than most other SUVs on the market.
Here’s an interesting response. Angie Hamilton also responded to the question by saying, “I’m in Tennessee. I get 32-35 usually. I’m a lead foot…am I live on a ridge that I have to pull on my commute.”
Basically, your 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid’s real-world MPG really depends on where and how you drive it. Mountainous region drivers are going to get low thirties while a highway driver in Texas will get high forties. If you live in a densely populated city, I suggest getting the RAV4 Prime so you could drive the stop-and-go traffic on the EV charge.
My 2012 Prius gets about an average of 47mpg on my 15-minute daily commute. The road I take is on somewhat of a hill and is curvy. Toyota’s hybrid drivetrains do a great job at adapting to the terrain and making changes so that you still get the optimal MPG.
So as far as the real-world MPG on your 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, anywhere from low thirties for non-flat road drivers to high forties for highways drivers.
What do you think? What is your daily MPG on your 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 for daily Toyota news.