A vehicle window sticker lists several important pieces of information that people may find useful or important.
We can learn what features are standard, what is optional, and what additional accessories have been added. Pricing is detailed on a window sticker, too, along with safety ratings.
And we also know miles per gallon.
2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime MPG
Fuel efficiency is listed on a vehicle window sticker. But this is not the exact gas mileage you are sure to get with your car, truck, or SUV. Rather, it is an estimate of what you could get under the right circumstances.
A 2021 RAV4 Prime, for example, is listed at 94MPGe. This is a combination of “Electricity + Gasoline” as stated on the window sticker. Drivers can expect around 38mpg if only gasoline is used without the help of electric power.
If in EV electric mode, a RAV4 Prime can travel up to 42 miles on one single electric charge. No gasoline.
How Your Miles Per Gallon is Determined
Many factors determine a driver’s real-world fuel mileage. Temperature, weather conditions, flat versus hilly roads, tire pressure, and how you drive your vehicle all play a part in the all-important miles per gallon.
Driving modes on a Toyota RAV4 Prime absolutely impact how often you must fill up at the pump. When traveling, you can choose between “HV” and “EV” modes. HV is Hybrid Vehicle and utilizes a combination of gasoline and electric. EV is Electric Vehicle and only uses electric power that has been built up and stored.
People Report on RAV4 Prime MPG
I am a member of the Facebook online forum “Official Toyota Rav4 Prime Group.” Members post and comment on all things RAV4 Prime – including miles per gallon.
This question was recently posted, and it gave me great insight into how people were doing with fuel efficiency:
“All the Rav4 prime owners. Are you really getting 94mpg like the sticker says? What are you really averaging?”
Wade responded this way. “Between 64-69 usually. I have a 40-mile one-way commute though to work three days a week.”
“99 mpge currently. Perhaps more. Currently utilized a lil over a quarter tank and at 517 miles since full up.” Added Ali.
Bonnie answered. “80 MPGe.”
“I've been getting 2.8 mi/kWh now that the weather's colder, which is about 94 MPGe. In the summer I was getting upwards of 3.4 mi/kWh, or 114 MPGe!” Commented a thrilled Brian.
Wendy said. “I think I’m around 180 mpg. Currently over 1800 miles with about 1/4 of my first tank left. about 20 miles round trip. Around town errands is usually <40 miles. So, I’m pretty much all electric other than going out of town.”
“Dash readout will only go up to 99.9. Infotainment screen/stats will be able to show more. Think my wife was around 115 before we reset it for a trip.” Commented Kyle.
Michael calculated his RAV4 Prime fuel efficiency. “I do about a 50/50 split (hybrid and electric) and I average just over 70mpg. I drive sensibly most of the time.”
Rick had several thoughts on the matter. “Depends on your driving needs. I am at about 85mpg. 2 tanks of gas at 2200 miles. but if I drove a great distance all at once, this is going to drop to a bit over 40mpg since I would be running in Hybrid mode only after first 40 miles. This car to me, works great for my normal daily needs; commute daily in EV mode mainly; gas for day trips. People who are looking at EV's, Plug-in Hybrids, Hybrids, really need to examine what their habits and usage will be. And choose what fits best. If I could not plug in at home, this car would not make sense; other than satisfying my "want" for acceleration performance.”
“I'm 28,000 miles in, with several cross-country trips under my belt. My lifetime MPG is just over 53.” Keep it up Margie.
“52.5, but I've taken a number of multiple day-long trips with only the first 42 miles fully EV.” Added David.
“About 90, but I’ve yet to fill up in 3 months.” Lisa you just gave support to one of the biggest reasons people might want to buy a Toyota RAV4 Prime.
“Depends how long your average trip is in between charges. I have a charger at work and home, so I average >99.9 MPGe.” Dropped Ben.
And then there is Roman, who has my favorite comment of the day. “Who cares? Such a fun and fast car! And most of my driving is on electric mode anyway. Zippy.”
Time for Your Toyota RAV4 Comments
Do you drive either a RAV4, RAV4 Hybrid, or RAV4 Prime? If so, how do you like it so far? How is your miles per gallon efficiency?
How about any tips on getting better gas mileage that have worked for you?
Thanks for reading everyone. See you next story when I discuss what owners are seeing with their RAV4 Hybrid mpg.
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