Toyota has a number of hybrid and electric vehicles in its lineup. The first that may come to mind is the ever-popular, trend-setting Prius. However, with the release of the 2016 RAV4, another eco-friendly car is joining the green lineup in Toyota’s fleet. As of this fall, the Toyota RAV4 hybrid is coming our way, fusing a hybrid powertrain with more power and all-wheel drive.
The company first introduced the RAV4 hybrid at the 2016 New York auto show, where the hybrid was described as combining technology and style with the efficiency of a green car. Toyota calls the RAV4 “a smarter way to have fun.” With a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine capable of an output of 194 horsepower and 205 lb-ft of torque, Toyota seems to have accomplished its goal of creating a more capable hybrid car.
The Toyota RAV4 hybrid is now the eighth variation in the RAV4’s model lineup and is on its way to dealer lots sometime this fall. The hybrid will only be available for the XLE and Limited trims, with the Limited model featuring an additional safety package that comes standard with the trim level.