Toyota adds fuel-efficiency to RAV4 crossover with hybrid model
Although gas-electric hybrid cars have found many happy owners, there are various downsides that have kept them from taking over the entire marketplace. They're typically quite a bit more expensive to buy than their gas-only counterparts, and are often either slow or show minimal mileage benefit.
The new 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid compact crossover throws out all of those drawbacks. It's just $700 more than a comparably equipped non-hybrid RAV4, even as its EPA fuel economy ratings rise from 25 miles per gallon in mixed driving up to 33 mpg. And the hybrid actually has more power, not less, than the standard model.