What MPG Does Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Really Get? Owners Speak out
There are several reasons people choose to buy a RAV4 Hybrid. Some enjoy having an environmentally friendly vehicle. In fact, I have spoken with many people who will only buy hybrids for this specific reason.
Others appreciate the increase in power. For example, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid utilizes a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and electric motors to produce 219 horsepower. Gasoline RAV4 vehicles have 203 horsepower, in comparison.
However, perhaps the main reason someone would select a 2021 RAV4 Hybrid or anything 2019 and newer is for fuel efficiency.
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid MPG
Take a look at the window sticker for a 2019 or 2020 or 2021 RAV4 Hybrid and see fuel estimates of 41 city / 38 highway / 40 combined.
Very impressive stats and this is 10 miles per gallon better than gasoline equivalent RAV4s.
But is this the real mileage people see in “the real world?” After all, a big factor in actual mpg is how people actually drive their cars. A conservative driver might see higher than posted. A lead foot will see lower results more often than not.
I decided to ask those who know best. The Facebook group “Toyota RAV4 Club” is an online forum of 51,000 RAV4 owners and fans. If anyone would know, it would be their members. I also polled my “Toyotajeff” YouTube channel viewers.
Their answers were quite surprising.
People speak on RAV4 Hybrid MPG
Grant found success on a recent road trip. “Did a four-hour road trip (8 hours total) to the NC mountains. Reset my trip before I left home and got 39.7 for an average. This includes all my riding around while in the mountains and some parkway driving.”
Mirela reported in. “2021 XLE Hybrid, about 43.1 lately.”
“2020 RAV4 XSE. 42mpg mixed driving.” Said Aaron.
TJ commented. “Best tank average for my wife is 43mpg. Her highway commute in the summer tank average is 39mpg.”
Karen is seeing really strong fuel efficiency with her non-hybrid. “I average 36mpg with a 2019 RAV4 LE and it’s not a hybrid!”
Robert gets “36-37 in city here and 44 on freeway.”
Tisha is a new RAV4 Hybrid owner. “I have owned my 2021 RAV4 Limited Hybrid for 3 months now. I am averaging between 42mpg-44mpg. I couldn’t be happier!”
Time for your thoughts on Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
I would love to know if you are also a RAV4 Hybrid owner, and if so, what type of gas mileage you and your family are seeing.
What has your experience been so far driving one?
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