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2023 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review

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2023 Toyota
RAV4

MSRP*: $27,975 to $37,680
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2023 Toyota
RAV4 Hybrid

MSRP*: $30,725 to $39,030
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MPG - City 25 - 27 MPG 38 - 41 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 35 MPG 35 - 38 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 69.7 - 69.8 ft3 69.8 ft3
Engine
  • 203-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 219-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 203 hp 219 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 - 3,500 lbs 1,750 lbs
Exterior Length 180.9 - 181.5 in 180.9 in
Exterior Width 73.0 - 73.4 in 73.0 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 37.8 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 37.8 in
Head Room Front 37.7 - 39.5 in
Rear 39.5 in
Front 37.7 - 39.5 in
Rear 39.5 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Toyota RAV4 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Toyota RAV4 and the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

Convenience
The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota RAV4, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Toyota RAV4 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

Dimensions
The Toyota RAV4 is about the same width as the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. When looking at overall length, the Toyota RAV4 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

Handling
The Toyota RAV4 has a larger turning radius than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the Toyota RAV4. The Toyota RAV4 has a little less horsepower than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Toyota RAV4 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Toyota RAV4 and the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Toyota RAV4 as you will in the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.