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Toyota's 2016 RAV4 Hybrid Gets MPG, Pricing

November 06, 2015

Photo of 2016 RAV4 Hybrid courtesy of Toyota.
Photo of 2016 RAV4 Hybrid courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota's 2016 RAV4 Hybrid will cost $700 more than the comparable gasoline model and deliver significantly better fuel economy in city driving, according to a Toyota announcement.

Toyota has released full pricing and specifications for the face-lifted model that adds a gasoline-electric hybrid as the automaker's eighth hybrid that adds a green model to the nameplate following the discontinuation of the RAV4 EV with the 2014-MY.

Toyota will offer the RAV4 Hybrid in four grades, including XLE and Limited with standard all-wheel drive. Toyota will offer the gasoline RAV4 in four grades, adding the LE and new SE.

The RAV4 Hybrid is powered by a 2.5L Atkinson Cycle four-cylinder paired with an electric motor driven by a nickel-metal hydride battery pack. The powertrain produces 194 hp and 206 lb.-ft. of torque. Power is delivered with a standard 6-speed automatic transmission or optional continuously variable transmission (CVT).

The RAV4 Hybrid gets an EPA-rated 34 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, and 33 in combined driving. The comparable all-wheel-drive gasoline RAV4 gets 24 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, and 26 mpg combined.

The RAV4 Hybrid retails for $28,370 for the XLE and $33,610 for the Limited, excluding delivery fees. The gasoline-powered front-wheel-drive base model RAV4 LE retails for $24,350. Other trims retail for $26,270 for the XLE, $29,265 for the SE, and $31,510 for the Limited. Adding all-wheel drive costs $1,400. The RAV4's CVT is available for an additional $700 only with all-wheel drive.

Toyota is offering a fleet incentive of $600 for the RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid. Commercial fleets added 1,903 RAV4 SUVs in 2013.

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