In the highly competitive compact SUV category, the 2018 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid is a good SUV. It offers spacious seating and support, above average predicted reliability and hybrid like fuel efficiency. This is not a sporty SUV, but the RAV4 Hybrid was designed in a classic way for road and all wheel drive (a rarity in the class). In addition, it has many driver assistance features and plenty of cargo space. However, many competitors are matching or improving their safety scores and their booth could use an update.
Regarding the exterior, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid will arrive virtually unchanged. The current model was updated in 2015 and has since not been significantly modified.
As for the interior, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid offers a spacious cabin that can accommodate up to five passengers. The quality of the cabin is also quite good and there are many modern technological features. Unlike its main competition, there is no third row; Although once, I offered one that is suitable for children. The dashboard features a 6.1 inch touchscreen with information and entertainment system, while higher settings will be offered with a larger touchscreen of 7.0 inches. Some standard equipment includes Bluetooth, USB, electric locks and windows, a reversing camera, automatic emergency brakes, adaptive cruise control, automatic headlights and a frontal impact warning system. The higher settings will add a moonroof, blind spot screens, navigation, automatic climate control, keyless ignition, parking sensors, rear traffic alert, and more.
The 2018 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid comes with a four cylinder engine and two electric motors that generate 194 horsepower combined. Most people do not expect a hybrid performance from another world, and that’s not what you’ll get here. However, this Toyota has adequate acceleration and even feels a little faster than the non hybrid RAV4. The engine is a little noisy The 2018 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid gets some of the best fuel economy ratings in the class, with gains of 34 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. These values are even better if you consider that the 2018 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid is equipped with All Wheel Drive (AWD). Some rivals are in the same stadium, but no one is clearly above this Toyota.
The 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is expected to arrive later this year. The initial price of the hybrid version will be around $ 27,150.