New Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Boasts Elite Efficiency

May 20th, 2016 by

2017 RAV4 Hybrid

Of all the reasons that people buy crossover utility vehicles, there’s no question that fuel efficiency is among them. Not only are crossovers smaller and more maneuverable than their significantly larger brethren, but that decrease in bulk and weight has an extremely positive impact on how many miles per gallon a vehicle like the 2016 Toyota RAV4 may get compared to larger competitors. The fact that they drive like cars and use more efficient engines certainly doesn’t hurt anything either.

Well, the new RAV4 Hybrid is about to take all that efficiency talk to an entirely new level, as it will serve as the most efficient crossover currently in existence thanks to its gas-electric hybrid powertrain that saps every possible mile out of a gallon of gasoline and places the model squarely among the industry’s elite in terms of fuel economy in an SUV.

Considering the base hybrid is only a couple thousand dollars more to purchase, we could easily see Palmer’s Toyota customers showing increased interest in the more efficient iteration of this popular CUV. Aesthetically it’s pretty close to the standard offering, though there are more slanted headlights and a slightly different grille, as well as a new chrome skidplate and redesigned taillights in the back.

Otherwise, the inside of the model is essentially identical to the standard version, meaning all the great qualities that made the Toyota RAV4 popular before the new drivetrain offering also remain in the hybrid iteration.

If you’re interested in checking it out for yourself, simply stop by our facility and we’ll get you set up for a test drive right away. If you like what you see, we also can get you set up with Toyota Financial to find you the best financing rates possible, all of which should sound really nice to Pascagoula, MS consumers on the hunt for a slick new hybrid crossover.