2020 Toyota RAV4 vs Toyota RAV4 Hybrid


MPG, Price, Performance

The 2020 Toyota RAV4 has been a hit with Mission Hills customers for its versatility and performance, so it’s no surprise that Toyota decided to merge this best-seller with cutting-edge green technology. The 2020 RAV4 Hybrid takes everything you love about the RAV4 and adds Toyota’s Hybrid System II engine into the mix – resulting in a powerhouse SUV with greater fuel economy than ever before. But, is the RAV4 Hybrid better than the original? Let’s find out in this RAV4 vs. RAV4 Hybrid comparison.



RAV4 Price Differences

Many Cerritos-area customers are shopping on a budget and while both models are well under $30,000, the RAV4 price point is a little more budget-friendly than the RAV4 Hybrid. The entry-level RAV4 price starts from $25,950 MSRP*, while the Hybrid starts at $28,350 MSRP*. Some customers feel that the annual fuel savings of the Hybrid make up for the price difference, but the choice is yours.

RAV4 Hybrid MPG

The RAV4 may have a slight advantage with its price point and trim levels, but the RAV4 Hybrid MPG is in a league of its own.

  • Engine: The RAV4 Hybrid has a 2.5L Toyota Hybrid System II engine with a combined net horsepower of 219, while the RAV4 has a 2.5L four-cylinder with 203 hp.
  • Fuel Economy: The RAV4 generates 28 city/35 highway mpg**, but the Hybrid offers 41 city/38 highway mpg**.
  • All-Wheel Drive: The RAV4 offers available Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD with Rear Driveline Disconnect to optimize your performance during those rainy drives in West Hollywood, while the RAV4 Hybrid has Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive as a standard feature across the lineup.

RAV4 Configurations

If you like to explore your options, the RAV4 configurations offer plenty to admire. The RAV4 Hybrid has four different trims and the original model offers six different RAV4 configurations. So whether you want an affordable LE, the TRD Off-Road, or the deluxe Limited, you’ll find a model that feels tailor-made just for you.

RAV4 Features

No matter which model you choose, you’ll enjoy tons of innovative technology inside the RAV4 cabin that makes your driving experience safer and more enjoyable. Check out options like:

  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Amazon Alexa
  • SiriusXM
  • Toyota Safety Sense 2.0
  • And more!

Take Your Test Drive at Toyota of Downtown LA

It’s clear that the RAV4 Hybrid and the RAV4 both bring amazing features to the West Hollywood roads, but until you get behind the wheel for yourself, you won’t truly know what you’re missing. If you want to see how it compares to other Toyota SUVs, check out the Toyota Highlander vs. RAV4. Contact us with any questions about the lineup or stop by Los Angeles for a test drive!


*MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $955 for Cars (Yaris, Yaris iA, 86, Corolla, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV), $1,120 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,325 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

**Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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