I rented one on a work trip in LA and found it very utilitarian. However the plain gas engine was underpowered.
I think most people do ship around, and most people find it hard to walk away from a vehicle known to be reliable that is also the cheapest in the segment, even though it's no Miata.People that buy these clearly do not shop around.
Easy way to get your wife to impulse buy a Subaru thoI hear they don't do too well in parking lot floods.
Yeah I've been researching this car a lot and the hybrid XLE is definitely the sweet spot for price/equipment.The XLE Hybrid trim is a ton of car for the money.
I would totally buy that if I need something super utilitarian.
Thanks. I heard about the battery issue - some kind of grounding strap that breaks? - Anyways, Toyota claims it's been fixed on the 2022+ at least that's what my internet research say.Wife and I have a 2020 Rav4 XLE Hybrid with convenience package we bought new in July 2020. You should be aware 2020 is the first year Rav4s got CarPlay and Android Auto. I started a thread on it years ago but it hasn't been updated because there's been nothing noteworthy. Only thing I've added is a dash cam and all-weather mats. 26k miles with the fuel sender recall completed and a dead battery that is a known issue otherwise no issues. She drives it 99% of the time.
We chose the Rav4 Hybrid because it wasn't much more than a regular gas one at the time, hybrid doesn't have the auto start/stop function which is a huge plus, and it was notably quicker around town which is where ours spends the majority of its time. 0% financing through Toyota was an added bonus. Lastly it felt like if we're keeping the vehicle 8-10 years then Rav4 would be a better choice. Wife and I are still happy with it now and haven't remotely considered replacing or upgrading.
I didn't even know you could get the hybrid as 2wd - it only shows AWD in my area. Perhaps it's just for my Toyota region.The gas is fine (0-60 in about 8) but it is loud (engine revs like a Honda K-series and shifts at 6800). The hybrid is a little quicker (0-60 in about 7ish) but around town it is super relaxed and the electric torque shoves it around. You only ever hear the engine at high revs if you put it totally to the floor merging into fast traffic. The hybrid doesn't cost much more so it is kind of a nobrainer. You have to try to get below 40 MPG and it will flirt with 50 if you try - I've only driven it a little bit.
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I went to Premier Toyota in Amherst Ohio and asked about this model and some others.I like that Woodlands edition with the bronze wheels.
Isn't that just due to the Falken off road tiresPlus the Woodland gets the same highway MPG (35) as the regular gas one