Page Loading

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs. Lexus RX 450h

When comparing the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid to the Lexus RX 450h, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and interior volume. The Lexus RX 450h has the advantage in the areas of overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid versus the Lexus RX 450h, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is a better car than the Lexus RX 450h.

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid versus Lexus RX 450h Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Toyota RAV4 Hybrid ranges from $31,848 to $44,859 while a used Lexus RX 450h from the same model year range is priced between $47,892 to $59,353. For a new model, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's price is between $30,923 and $42,044, with the Lexus RX 450h priced between $53,658 and $64,675.

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid versus Lexus RX 450h Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is 8.3 out of 10 while the Lexus RX 450h's quality rating is 9.3 out of 10. This results in the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid being ranked 3 out of 21 Best Hybrid SUVs and the Lexus RX 450h being ranked 1 out of 17 Best Luxury Hybrid SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid’s base engine makes 219 horsepower, and the Lexus RX 450h base engine makes 308 horsepower. The RAV4 Hybrid is rated to deliver an average of 40 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 551 miles. The RX 450h is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 482 miles. The RAV4 Hybrid uses regular unleaded, and the RX 450h uses premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are hybrid SUVs, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more rear head room and trunk space. The Lexus RX 450h has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front leg room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and Lexus RX 450h are comparable in regards to front shoulder room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity, while the Lexus RX 450h has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance.

See More See Less

2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

2022 Lexus RX 450h

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$30,923 - $42,044

Used Asking Price:

$31,848 - $44,859

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

36.1%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$53,658 - $64,675

Used Asking Price:

$47,892 - $59,353

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

44.3%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.3 / 10

Reliability:

6.2 / 10

Retained Value:

8.8 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

9.3 / 10

Reliability:

9.5 / 10

Retained Value:

8.9 / 10

Safety:

9.4 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 21
3 / 21
6 / 21
12 / 21

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 17
1 / 17

Summary Review

The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is a compact crossover with seating for five. The current Toyota RAV4 Hybrid was redesigned for the 2019 model year, with new models costing between $28,650-$37,180 and 3-year-old models averaging $27,181.

See More See Less

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Reputation for durability
  • Gasoline, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid models available
  • Rugged SUV-like capability with the TRD Pro Off-Road trim

  • Lackluster driving experience
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto late to arrive
  • Cumbersome touchscreen controls

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Hybrid

Trim Levels

XSE, LE, Limited, XLE, SE, XLE Premium

Trim Levels

F SPORT Handling, Base, F SPORT

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

2 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.70 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

219 hp @ 5300 rpm

Torque:

Not yet available

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.059 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

308 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

Not yet available

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.065 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

41 / 38 / 40

Range (city/hwy):

595 / 551 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

31 / 28 / 30

Range (city/hwy):

533 / 482 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

37.7 inches

Front Leg Room:

41 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.8 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.4 inches

Cargo Space:

37.6 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

69.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

136.4 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

44.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57.6 inches

Cargo Space:

16 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

32.6 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

114.1 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3710 lbs

Width:

73 inches

Height:

67 inches

Length:

180.9 inches

Wheelbase:

105.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.1 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4740 lbs

Width:

74.6 inches

Height:

67.7 inches

Length:

192.5 inches

Wheelbase:

109.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.2 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

225/65R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/65R18