The 2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Woodland Edition also gets 120V inverter for powering appliances and devices should a need arise while camping or on road trips. The fifth-generation Toyota RAV4 Hybrid gets a new Woodland Edition, which strengthens its off-road/rough-road credentials, and other variants receive additional equipment inside. The quarterly sales of non-hybrid RAV4s are on par with annual sales of hybrid RAV4s, suggesting the masses favor gas-only versions for several reasons, such as their comparably higher purchase and servicing costs.
For those reasons, any of Toyotas bottom-three RAV4 2023 trim levels is a better choice, making the popular Toyota SUV more affordable. As a result, buyers are as confident with a base model or other available RAV4 trims as they are with fully loaded ones. The last reason why the 2023 Toyota RAV4 is so inexpensive is because experts recommended one of the least expensive trims.
The 2023 Toyota RAV4 is a bit more expensive than the competition, however, that price comes with plenty of bang for your buck, and, once again, that reputation of Toyotas quality and reliability. The 2023 Toyota RAV4 comes with two engines, one natural-aspirated, the other, a hybrid that is natural-aspirated. Then there is an almost identical hybrid-electric drivetrain: the Toyota Hybrid System is used, with the 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine and the electric motors (three engines for the revived Venza, two for the RAV4), producing the same 219 total net system horsepower.
The RAV4, as an indication, is also available in numerous gasoline-only models, along with plug-in hybrid Prime versions. The Prime models pack their electrons into a 18.1-kwh battery pack, with EPA rating their range on EV-only driving as high as 42 miles. Based on the conventional, nonhybrid RAV4 (reviewed separately), the RAV4 Hybrid and Prime deliver similar utility and features, but much better fuel economy, and, in the case of the Prime, a respectable range on the EV-only mode that earned it our Editors Choice Award.
On the highway, you can reach nearly 90 miles per hour on combined power, as it uses less fuel than a regular ICE or even hybrid. Let us say you love the Prime because of its economy advantages, as well as the added power, but also love the hybrid for its convenient pricing. That means that if you purchase a Rav4 Prime and plan on keeping it long term, you end up making that difference of price difference between Prime and Hybrid pay off simply in fuel savings.