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2021 RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid review

Offering a combined 302 horsepower and 38 miles on the gallon, the Toyota RAV4 Prime starts at a base price of $38,100. The car sports a squarish, rugged look with a bold front grille, wide rear liftgate, aerodynamic panels, and 18-inch alloy wheels. In the interior, the car flexes soft-touch finishes, an 8-inch touch display, and heated front seats to…

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Plug-in hybrid vehicles are better towers than electric vehicles

A recent comparison of towing capacity between the Toyota RAV4 Prime PHEV and Tesla Model Y shows that plug-in hybrids may be better at towing than battery electric vehicles. Overall, battery electric vehicles lack adequate energy to tow loads efficiently without suffering from meaningful reductions in range. Read more 18002539377

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Toyota hybrid sales blow past expectations

In its 2nd quarter (10/2020-12/2020) of selling the RAV4 Prime in the U.S., Toyota delivered 2,240 units of the vehicle, more than doubling the 960 units delivered in its 1st quarter of sales. The RAV4 Prime, the plug-in version of the RAV4 Hybrid, is not the only hot vehicle in Toyota’s lineup. The RAV4 Hybrid and the Highlander Hybrid deliveries…

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2021 Toyota Camry Hybrid fuel-efficiency test

The 2021 Camry Hybrid’s mpg vary depending on trim; the base trim, the LE, gets 52 mpg combined, while the higher trims, the SE, XSE, and XLE, get 46 mpg combined. The LE does weigh less and has different wheels and tires. Cars.com carried out a test drive in southeast Michigan — 50 miles of city driving and 150 miles…

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RAV4 Hybrid tops Motor Trend rankings

Motor Trend has released rankings of the best compact hybrid SUVs for sale in 2020. At the top of the list is the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. The compact SUV carries a 41/38/40 mpg rating, and features 219 horsepower combined, powered by a 2.5L I-4 engine and dual electric motors. In second and third place came the Honda CR-V Hybrid and…

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Toyota launches hybrid-only Venza for 2021

Toyota is relaunching the Venza brand with a hybrid-only model for the 2021 model year. The crossover model employs a similar powertrain set-up to Toyota’s RAV4, employing a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and three electric motors, according to a new report from Auto Blog. The Venza hybrid will carry manufacturer-estimated 40/37/39 mpg and 219 hp ratings. Auto Blog has the story.…

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Round-up: Well-priced Hybrid SUVs

Motor Biscuit has released a list of the five most affordable hybrid SUVs for 2020. At the low-end of the prices listed are Honda’s CR-V and Toyota’s RAV4, both coming in below $29,000 for a basic model. The Subaru Crosstrek and Toyota Highlander are at the high-end range of the list with prices over $35,000. Ford’s Escape hybrid also makes…

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Crossover PHEV market heats up

AutoBlog has published a new comparison of three of the top plug-in hybrid crossovers on the market: the Ford Escape plug-in, Toyota RAV4 Prime and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. For fuel economy, Joel Stocksdale at AutoBlog notes the Escape PHEV is the best bet with 100mpg-e, followed by the RAV4 Prime and then the Outlander. The rankings shift when considering horsepower:…

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Toyota RAV4 Prime PHEV pricing released

Toyota’s RAV4 Prime Plug-in Hybrid SUV will launch stateside this summer, carrying 42-miles of all-electric range. Electrek reports the RAV4 Prime PHEV will launch with up to 302hp and a projected 5.7 seconds 0-60mph. The model comes in multiple grades, with a base price of $38,100, before local incentives. Read more.

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