Toyota brings together its decades of hybrid-powertrain dominance and its top-selling SUV to form the 2020 RAV4 Hybrid. This electrified version of the RAV4 offers the same practical and spacious cabin as the regular model as well as low-cost value trims and high-end near-luxury models—although the hybrid tech does add a price premium. Hybrid powertrains are only now picking up steam in the compact-SUV class, with the RAV4 leading the way alongside hybridized versions of the Honda CR-V, the Ford Escape, and the Mitsubishi Outlander. Toyota’s styling may not be for everyone, and other compact SUVs offer more driving enjoyment, but the RAV4 Hybrid does outpunch its nonhybrid counterpart in fuel economy.
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