Most people in Stanleytown, Danville, Rocky Mount, and Greensboro will know by now that hybrid vehicles deliver better fuel economy than their gas-only counterparts. Despite this, many people still need to move to hybrid technology for various reasons. However, the 2024 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is more than a fuel-efficient version of America’s best-selling SUV. Many commentators and consumers consider the RAV4 Hybrid the best and most desirable version of the RAV4, and here’s why…
Many automakers used to believe that a vehicle powered by something other than gas had to have exterior styling that made it clear to onlookers that it was something “different” from other vehicles. While some shoppers may have wanted to stand out as early adopters of new technology, most consumers want a great vehicle and a good deal. The 2024 Toyota RAV4 has the same exterior styling as gas-only models, with design cues borrowed from other Toyota SUVs and trucks that promote a more rugged aesthetic than early versions of the RAV4.
The exterior styling is stubby, angular, and rugged; it almost feels fresh and different every time you see it. The RAV4 looks futuristic, rugged, and sporty all at once and blends all that without going too far in any direction. The RAV4 Hybrid is available in LE, XLE, Woodland Edition, XLE Premium, SE, XSE, and Limited trims. And if you’d like a plug-in hybrid version of the RAV4, the 2024 RAV4 Prime is available in SE and XSE variants.
Driving a 2024 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid feels like driving a gas-only version of the world-beating Toyota SUV. The Hybrid powertrain combines a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gas engine with front and rear electric motors for a combined output of 219 horsepower and 163 lb.-ft. of torque. The power goes exclusively to all four wheels through an electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT), which helps to deliver the impressive 41 mpg in the city, 38 mpg on the highway, and 40 mpg combined fuel economy ratings. The RAV4 Prime (plug-in hybrid) doesn’t deliver fuel economy quite as impressive as the hybrid without a plug, but the 18.1kWh battery pack helps to deliver a substantial 302 horsepower and 165 lb.-ft. of torque to get you from 0 to 60 mph in a seriously quick 5.7 seconds.
The entry-level Hybrid LE version of the 2024 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid represents outstanding value for money with its frugal hybrid powertrain and standard all-wheel drive. However, the Hybrid XLE Premium could be the sweet spot for value in the lineup for many retail shoppers. The Hybrid XLE Premium is a trim level with impressive standard equipment, but it’s also where many desirable options become available for those who want to upgrade to suit their specific requirements. These options include a digital rearview mirror with HomeLink universal transceiver, Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging, heated front seats, a heated leather-trimmed 3-spoke steering wheel, a 10.5-inch infotainment system, an 11-speaker JBL sound system, and more.
It’s easy to see why the RAV4 has been America’s best-selling SUV for the last few years, but the 2024 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid takes America’s favorite SUV to another level of desirability. Discover this sensational vehicle for yourself with a test drive from Nelson Toyota at 980 Fairystone Park Hwy, Stanleytown, Virginia, or call us at (276)-666-8390 for details of pricing and availability, and we can book an appointment for a time that’s suitable for you.
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