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Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs. Toyota RAV4 Prime

When we compare the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid to the Toyota RAV4 Prime, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, fuel efficiency and interior volume. The Toyota RAV4 Prime has the advantage in the area of base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid versus the Toyota RAV4 Prime, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is a better car than the Toyota RAV4 Prime.

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid versus Toyota RAV4 Prime Pricing

For a new model, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's price is between $30,923 and $42,044, with the Toyota RAV4 Prime priced between $40,311 and $50,366.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid’s base engine makes 219 horsepower, and the Toyota RAV4 Prime base engine makes 302 horsepower. The RAV4 Hybrid is rated to deliver an average of 40 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 551 miles. The RAV4 Prime is rated to deliver an average of 38 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 564 miles. The RAV4 Hybrid uses regular unleaded, and the RAV4 Prime uses electricity, regular 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 trunk space. The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and Toyota RAV4 Prime are comparable in regards to front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance, while the Toyota RAV4 Prime has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity.

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2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime

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:

$40,311 - $50,366

Used Asking Price:

-

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

38%

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:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

8.7 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 21
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6 / 21
12 / 21

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 21
10 / 21

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.

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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

Plug-In Hybrid

Trim Levels

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

Trim Levels

SE, XSE

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:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

2 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):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

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:

302 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

Not yet available

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

0.071 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:

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):

40 / 36 / 38

Range (city/hwy):

622 / 564 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity, Regular 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:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

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:

Standard

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:

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:

33.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

63.2 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

134.8 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:

4235 lbs

Width:

73 inches

Height:

67 inches

Length:

180.9 inches

Wheelbase:

105.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

8 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 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum with painted accents

Tire Size:

225/60R18