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What Real MPG Are Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Owners Getting Out Of Their Cars

There is lots of talk about the new 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's MPG. But what MPG do hybrid owners get in the real world? This is what the owners of the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid are discussing in this story.

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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.”

What Real MPG Are Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Owners Getting Out Of Their Cars

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.

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Paul (not verified)    April 27, 2022 - 9:20PM

In reply to by Michael Britt (not verified)

The hell it does. My wife's non hybrid Rav4 gets better than that and she never leaves town and her commute is less than 1 mile so the car never even warms up. Get out of here with that crap!

Marty (not verified)    April 28, 2022 - 5:57PM

In reply to by Paul (not verified)

My wife has never even achieved 18 miles per gallon with her 2014 RAV4. We exchanged cars for a couple of weeks and I didn't do any better. We live in Kansas which is pretty darn flat. Is this model a lemon?

Dave Miller (not verified)    April 28, 2022 - 4:39PM

In reply to by Michael Britt (not verified)

This is actually realistic. The 2017 was the previous model, and I remember the difference in MPG wasn’t all that impressive. That seemed to change significantly with the last remodel. Plus, as the article says, it depends on how and where you’re driving it. Don’t quite get the need to respond with such hostility.

Roland Robustelli (not verified)    April 26, 2022 - 5:33PM

We have a 2020 RAV4 hybrid XLE model. We live in the Raleigh area of NC moderate hills but lots of flat areas too. We average right at 41 mpg around town but to do that we have to ease off on the gas pedal slightly to let the hybrid power work it’s magic. On the hwy we can do slightly better - up to 42 mpg. Love this car and we’re trading up to a 2022 as soon as one becomes available.

Charles a Reed jr (not verified)    April 26, 2022 - 11:23PM

My 2021 Rav4 Prime gets 36mpg on trip from bay area to Lake Tahoe and back. The 47 miles of electric turns into about 80 miles going downhill using gas to climb hills. Happy as can be with car.

Paul (not verified)    April 27, 2022 - 9:23PM

In reply to by Charles a Reed jr (not verified)

You must have the parking brake on! I can't get as low as 36 mpg with my 2021 Rav4 Prime and I drive with my foot to the floor almost all the time.

Holly Jett (not verified)    April 27, 2022 - 5:14PM

I have a 2021 Venza, live in Southern Maryland - get 39/40 winter and a solid 43 mpg summer. Drive various roadways... From neighborhoods with hills to local roads with flat areas and hills... Occasionally have to follow or pass Amish buggies on said roads. Commute to work takes me on local flat suburban roads with traffic. Travel Soccer takes me on highways and freeways... So I basically drive a little bit of everything except steep roadways. Love my hybrid!!!

Gary (not verified)    April 29, 2022 - 10:20PM

In reply to by Holly Jett (not verified)

That mirrors my experience with ‘21 Venza. 39-40 in winter and about 44 in spring and fall and 42-43 in summer. Heater causes engine to run more in winter to keep interior warm and a/c lowers mileage slightly in summer.

Paul Young (not verified)    May 4, 2022 - 10:45PM

In reply to by Gary (not verified)

How do you do it? I live in southern Oregon. Mild to cold winters but flat driving. Got my 21 rav hybrid in May 2021. It's now May 2022. When I left the lot in Grant's Pass, OR, it said 41 mpg on dash.
Since then thru very hot summer to mild winter to early spring, my mpg has steadily dropped to 38, then 36 then 34 and for the passed 4-5 months, it's now down to 32 mpg. The dealer has tried to tell me the weather does it. I can't buy that. Someone tell me if there's a rav4 hybrid issue in some instances. Some defect, some gas guzzling issue.
I track my mileage. I use the trip monitor and top off each time. I know how to divide. I use a calculator. In one year my mpg steadily dropped from 41 to 32 in one year. I'm guessing you have to live in a very mild, very flat, very uncongested locale to achieve the 41 mpg magic number.
Anybody else in this boat?

Paul W Shafer (not verified)    April 27, 2022 - 7:08PM

The best is about 36 mpg. Typically about 33 mpg .mostly urban driving. My VW Jetta GL manual does better at 42 mpg.

Bryan Salazar (not verified)    April 27, 2022 - 8:45PM

I live in the riverside area in California
Had my 2022 for 2 months now and im at 41.8 MPG!! STILL GOING UP!

Ashley (not verified)    April 27, 2022 - 9:01PM

I live in East Tennessee, recently I got 53.5 MPG, I do a ton of city driving, lots of car lines and stop and go traffic. When I took my RAV4 hybrid on the Highway it got a modest 33 MPG. The Cruse control was set for that trip.