Which is Best for You, a Traditional RAV4 or RAV4 Hybrid?


When it comes to choosing a new or used Toyota vehicle, each model come with its own key advantages… but what about when it comes to comparing hybrid models like the RAV4 Hybrid with their traditional counterparts? “Weighing the Pros and Cons” is often easier said than done, so 1000 Islands Toyota has gathered and outlined their insights for you.

Here are some things to consider when choosing between the hybrid model or traditional RAV4.


One of the first things to compare when it comes to choosing between the RAV4 or RAV4 hybrid is the gas mileage. It’s no secret that when it comes to mileage, the RAV4 Hybrid is much more economical; after all, that’s what it was designed for. In terms of fuel economy, it gets approximately 40 miles on average in both the city and on the highway where as the traditional RAV4 averages around 30 mpg.


How a vehicle handles and performs is one of the most important aspects to consider when purchasing a vehicle. Although the RAV4 Hybrid and RAV4 handle similarly, the RAV4 Hybrid benefits from an extra bit of horsepower from its 2.5-liter engine and electric motor combo. It can go from 0-60mph almost a whole second faster than the RAV4; the hybrid model clocking in at around 7.1 seconds while the traditional model takes 8 seconds.


We’ve all heard the term: you get what you pay for. This rings true when comparing prices for the RAV4 Hybrid and traditional RAV4. The hybrid mode boasts better performance and consequently is a bit more expensive. That said, there are also a lot of different bells and whistles you can add to both vehicle models that can affect your purchasing price. 

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For those who want to learn more about the RAV4 Hybrid, you can visit our virtual showroom today and even take a virtual test drive. Contact us to learn more by calling (613) 342-9111 or visiting us online.