2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Gets The Most Impressive Mileage In Its Class

Adventure AWD prototype shown with options in Ruby Flare Pearl 25 and Limited AWD shown in Blizzard Pearl. 25 Available roof rack cross bars shown.
Adventure AWD prototype shown with options in Ruby Flare Pearl 25 and Limited AWD shown in Blizzard Pearl. 25 Available roof rack cross bars shown. (Photo: Toyota Official Website / Toyota RAV 4 Hybrid)

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid may be one of the best looking compact-crossover hybrids with no charge ports in the near-future market but it looks like its fans will not be patronizing Toyota's latest all-wheel-drive hybrid just because of its looks. It seems that the 2019 Toyota RAV4 may be the best buy for those who actually purchase hybrid vehicles for fuel efficiency.

According to Green Car Reports, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is impressive in its quality with some room for improvement regarding interior space. But considering that the vehicle can get a mileage of at least 16.6 kilometers per liter, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid beats out the Nissan Rogue Hybrid that initially boasted a mileage of 14.5 kilometers per liter. In addition to beating the Nissan Rogue Hybrid, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's new mileage numbers are a significant improvement over the 2018 version that holds a mileage record of 13.6 kilometers to a liter.

Green Car Reports points out that the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's performance is made even more impressive by the fact that its aesthetic qualities are not necessarily tuned towards a fully aerodynamic frame. It seems that Toyota has outdone themselves with the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's internal systems which provide significant influence to its impressive mileage score. The publication points out that the improved mileage owes Toyota's new motor mount design that aligns the vehicle's electric motors coaxially rather than in-line.

Other impressive features of the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid that fans of the vehicle can expect include a quieter gas to electricity transition, good handling, and the modest premium over the non-hybrid Toyota RAV4. Regarding its downsides, the publication points out that the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's interior design does not favor tall occupants. In addition, while the driver's seat does allow some headroom adjustment care of the adjustable seats, front side passengers, as well as passengers who occupy the rear space may have some difficulty entering and exiting the vehicle if the passengers are of a certain height.

While taller individuals may have trouble with the interior headroom, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's interiors are not without its perks. Car and Driver recently pointed out that future owners of the RAV4 can expect a whole host of functionality from the vehicle's dashboard. The 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and its standard cousins now have access to Apple CarPlay, and will feature a Wifi hotspot that will be enabled by Verizon for U.S. customers. In addition, the vehicle will also support the option to upgrade to an 8-inch screen with satellite radio and navigation.

Considering the impressive mileage. sleek handling, and aesthetically pleasing interiors, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid may be the best purchase option for those looking into acquiring their first hybrid vehicle. Only time can tell if any of Toyota's competitors have a more impressive model hidden away somewhere just waiting to be announced before the end of 2018.

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