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RAV4 Hybrid Was Toyota’s Best-Selling Hybrid in First Half 2022. You Will Not Believe Second Place

A closer look at 2022 Toyota first-half hybrid sales reveals a surprising second place competitor to RAV4 Hybrid.


You may not be surprised to learn that 2022 RAV4 Hybrid outsold all other Toyota hybrid vehicles for the first half of 2022.

First half sales show Toyota hybrid customers chose RAV4 Hybrid 86,803 times. That is about 34,000 RAV4 Hybrids more than Toyota sold compared against the first half of 2021 calendar year.

Not bad considering the worldwide vehicle shortage surrounding the entire automotive industry. As Darth Vader would say, “Most impressive.”

2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Popularity

And this absolutely makes sense, as Toyota RAV4 is the best-selling small SUV in the entire country and has been for several years. Better than any other competitor across all brands.

VIDEO YOU MAY LIKE: My review of all-new 2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Woodland Edition.

With 40mpg combined and 219 net hybrid horsepower, plus great family versatility, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has stayed at the forefront for many potential hybrid vehicle customers.

But how did other popular Toyota hybrid models fare for first half 2022?

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Sienna Hybrid actually outsold RAV4 Hybrid for the first half of 2021 (approximately 56,000 to 52,000 units), but now it finds itself firmly in second place behind RAV4 Hybrid.

For the first six months of 2022, customers bought 34,391 Sienna Hybrid vehicles.

If I can speculate a bit, I attribute this switch to the immense popularity of RAV4 Hybrid (actually the entire Toyota RAV4 lineup really, including RAV4 Prime) and the fact that is pretty challenging to find a 2022 Toyota Sienna to buy all across the country.

And I can see why Sienna Hybrid is in such high demand. Imagine a minivan that gets 36 miles per gallon combined. Plus, it is smooth and comfortable with really good space in all three rows.

Popularity of 2022 Highlander Hybrid

Third place for the first half of 2022 is Highlander Hybrid. Toyota sold 27,809 units of its well-received midsize hybrid SUV.

Smooth. Quiet. Comfortable.

Here is the full sales report for Toyota electrified vehicles for first half 2022.
Toyota Hybrid Sales 2022Time for Your Toyota RAV4 Comments

Do you have a favorite Toyota hybrid vehicle? Is it RAV4 Hybrid, RAV4 Prime, Highlander Hybrid, Sienna Hybrid, Corolla Hybrid, Venza Hybrid, Camry Hybrid?

Maybe you have another favorite Toyota.

What type of gas mileage are you getting with your Toyota RAV4 Hybrid or other Toyota hybrid?

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Ron M (not verified)    July 4, 2022 - 10:45PM

In reply to by Donna Moore (not verified)

I have a 2021 venza le love my (Lexus) not really but you would never no it Lexus with a Toyota named plate great car averaging 42 miles to the gallon the love driving it. Very quiet rides comfortable ride takes the road great enjoy driving it it's fun

Howard Shea (not verified)    July 6, 2022 - 8:46AM

In reply to by Donna Moore (not verified)

Drove my 21 Venza down to nyc and back and got 41 mph for 280 miles round trip. Great choice over RAV4. Smooth and Lexus like And was great in snow this past winter with Michelin Ice tires. Very happy with this LE

V Steele (not verified)    July 4, 2022 - 3:51PM

Trying to get a hybrid Rav 4.... Still driving our 2008 Toyota Prius, over 240,000 miles. Our average MPG is 50. Sometimes higher, sometimes lower. Still on original battery too!

Tom (not verified)    July 4, 2022 - 4:16PM

Have had a new 2022 Rav4 Hybrid XLE Premium for about 3 weeks and love it! Not sure about my mileage yet as I haven't had to put in gas yet.
Only thing I've discovered that I don't like (minor) is if you open the electronic back hatch it unlocks all the doors at the same time. Why? I come outside and open the back to get something out and close it and now my doors are all unlocked unless I remember to lock them manually. Don't see anyway to override or change this option in the settings anywhere.

Donna Clark (not verified)    July 4, 2022 - 5:14PM

I’m loving my 2021 Toyota Venza XLE. I just had it a year and have just over 15,000 miles on it. I average 44 mpg when in an area driving under 50 mph and just got off the highway from a 400 mile trip driving speeds over 75 mph and averaged about 37/38 mpg. I’ve previously owned the 4 Runner and RAV4. I like the Venza best.

Nathan (not verified)    July 4, 2022 - 10:05PM

Bought a Highlander (called a Kluger here in Australia) as our only car. Extra space with kids is amazing, but lots of friends looking at hybrid RAV4 as one-of-two cars.

richard (not verified)    July 5, 2022 - 6:48AM

generally speaking, I have owned and desire toyota vehicles, however, with all the advancement of technology and complexity of design, I find the most basic thing that is most important to me is seat comfort. I this regard, I personally feel that toyota has fallen from good to poor in this specific area, judging from my own experience. I have test driven the rav4 and the camry and couldn't find what I need based on seat design alone. Honda, on the other hand, has a well-designed seat that feels perfect to me...little things make a big difference...just my two cents...

Arcee (not verified)    July 5, 2022 - 7:01AM

Surprised to see Venza sales down 48%. Especially considering it is based on the RAV4 Hybrid. Dealers around here sell them before they are even hit the lot.

John T (not verified)    July 5, 2022 - 8:21AM

I have a 2020 Rav-4 XLE hybrid. On a recent trip, 80 miles each way, mileage crested at 48 mpg. It was a lot of curvy road where 55 mph is prudent

Robin curry (not verified)    July 5, 2022 - 6:48PM

2021 hybrid bought new. Was looking at all brands and types of cars because of relative scarcity where we live (Maui). Been a Honda family for 20 years, and Toyota owners previous to that, and they are both great options. But the choice to go hybrid was the hard one, and I have to say I don't miss the "performance". The mileage is better than stated, it has all the comfort you need, and I expect it to be reliable since Toyota has a ton of experience with the platform. Buy one

PilotGuy (not verified)    July 7, 2022 - 12:14PM

My 2021 RAV4 Hybrid Limited with 5,777 miles is currently at 40.4 mpg and climbing. I also have the panoramic glass roof and this adds a little extra to the vehicle weight. A great all around vehicle to own and is excellent for navigating the Minnesota winter storms and slippery roads.

Jocelyn "Josh"… (not verified)    July 8, 2022 - 12:25AM

Just got a 21 blue flame Rav4 Hybrid XLE Premium AWD. We sold an Electric Focus that had become a burden since I now work from home and we already have a 16 Miata with skyactiv and a 14 Prius hybrid. Just love the Rav4, there was no other choice in our eyes, we now travel long distances and needed a 4wheeler just big enough for us and the dog.

Bruce (not verified)    July 8, 2022 - 4:09PM

I have a '19 RAV4 LE hybrid. The mileage is excellent during the warm weather months (41mpg). With the winter fuel blend the mileage drops down to 35mpg.

Cynthia (not verified)    July 9, 2022 - 4:47AM

I bought a 2022 camry xse hybrid june 1st (only by pure luck) . I freakin love this car. I idle a lot in it, so my mpg sucks. About 27mpg lol. But I definitely still get way more out of the tank now than I did with my 07 acura tl.

Glen T Reynolds (not verified)    July 9, 2022 - 11:11PM

I've owned 4 Priuses, 2 Camrys, a Corolla and a 4Runner. I have loved all these vehicles but the Prius above all others practical.comfirtable and a great value. As of this past month however we have 2 Hyundai Ioniq electrics in the driveway and I sold off my Prius yesterday. I will not buy Toyota again untill they have an affordable, practical competitive EV. Their dragging their feet and refusing to acknowledge that the BEV is the next logical step has put them in a position where they are in danger of losing a huge chunk of their market share/lead to Tesla and the Chinese and now South Korean Auto Companies. They all have better offerings than Toyota now. Good luck retooling and catching up.

Dan (not verified)    July 10, 2022 - 7:16AM

My wife and I have a 2021 Rav4 Prime XLE. We get between 46 and 50 miles on electric mode which is adequate for most of our driving. We have the high current charger, so recharging is amazingly fast. The Rav4 has great acceleration and handles well. We have a Prius Prime as well, so if we time our daily driving well, we can swap between cars and stay in EV mode exclusively.

Connie B (not verified)    July 10, 2022 - 7:59AM

I love my 2021 RAV4 SE Plug in Hybrid. 2 years, 30k miles. It's still the best car I've ever owned. I'd still be driving my 2010 Prius with 220k miles on it if my husband hadn't hit a deer, not once but twice. Second best car I've owned.

John (not verified)    July 11, 2022 - 3:58PM

My first tank of gas on my Rav 4 Prime….174mpg. Use the car for short trips to shop, post office, appointments, etc Recently took a longer trip which depleted the electric after 40 moles. Will see and post mpg on that usage.

John (not verified)    July 11, 2022 - 3:58PM

My first tank of gas on my Rav 4 Prime….174mpg. Use the car for short trips to shop, post office, appointments, etc Recently took a longer trip which depleted the electric after 40 moles. Will see and post mpg on that usage.

moomba (not verified)    July 15, 2022 - 7:45AM

2018 Prius Prime PHEV gas mileage for life of vehicle 95 mpg, all types of driving, city, mountains and long hauls. Last tankfull went 1178 miles and got 125 mpg and still had over a gallon of gas in the tank. Not uncommon to go 1000+ miles on a tank of gas.