Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review

2018 Nissan Altima

When it comes to traveling around Lowell, Dracut, or Tewksbury, you want to be in an SUV that can go the distance. And with the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, you’ll get the fuel efficiency and safety you need for all your adventures.

We’ll tell you all about this compact SUV in our Toyota RAV4 Hybrid review. Discover what this SUV has to offer, and contact us at Ira Toyota of Tewksbury if you have any questions.

RAV4 Hybrid: Fuel Efficiency & Power

For those long commutes, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has it all: great fuel economy, a smooth ride, and poised handling.

It comes with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine with 194 net horsepower. The engine is paired with a continuously variable transmission, which gives great acceleration for everyday driving. But, this winning combination also results in high fuel efficiency. In fact, the RAV4 achieves an EPA-estimated 34 city/30 highway MPG,* which will make you and your wallet happy.

Additionally, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid comes standard with an Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive with intelligence (AWD-i) system. The electric motor will deliver instant torque to the rear wheels whenever you need more traction.

So, if you’re heading toward the Great Brook Ski Touring Center, you’ll have two things on your side. The fuel economy will help prevent you from frequenting the gas pump to refuel. And the AWD-i system will make sure you can handle the road surface with confidence.

Technology That’ll Track Your Performance

The vehicle itself runs on a Hybrid Synergy Drive® system. This fuel-saving technology will automatically switch between electric power and conventional engine power when needed. And, what’s great about the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is that you can keep track of this system’s operation.

The Hybrid Energy Monitor will keep track of how the gas engine, electric motor, and hybrid battery are functioning. It’ll then provide real-time info on things like how power is being transferred to the drive wheels or how the battery is being charged.

This information will be displayed on the vehicle’s 6.1-inch high-resolution touchscreen. However, the designers of the RAV4 wanted to make things as convenient for you as possible. That’s why they put in a Hybrid Gauge Cluster. With just a quick glance behind the steering wheel, you’ll see how the system is charging, so you can get the most of every drive.

Features to Help Keep You Safe on the Open Road

2018 Nissan Altima

The 2018 RAV4 Hybrid system was designed to help keep on the road for as long as possible. And its advanced safety system was designed to help keep you protected throughout your travels.

With the standard Star Safety System™, you’ll get features like:

  • Stability and Traction Controls
  • Anti-lock Brake System
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution

If sudden braking needs to occur, these systems will help you avoid skidding and hitting another vehicle.

The RAV4 also comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ P. There’s only so much you can see on the road at one time. That’s why this suite of driver-assisting technologies will help keep you alert so that an accident doesn’t occur.

One included feature is a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection. An in-vehicle camera and radar will help detect a person or another vehicle. If a frontal collision with either is likely, the system will warn you to take action. If you can’t react fast enough, then the system will apply the brakes for you.

Test Drive the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

With the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, you’ll be able to spend more time enjoying the open road, and less time visiting the gas station.

If you’re ready to see this SUV in action near Lowell, Dracut, or Tewksbury, don’t wait. Schedule a test drive at Ira Toyota of Tewksbury today!

*2018 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.