New 2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid ( Overview ). HIGHS
– Quicker than the non-hybrid RAV4, desirable infotainment features are standard, roomy cabin.
– Strictly average road manners, base model is spartan, top PHEV model pricing gets steep.
– It’s efficient, it’s quick, it’s comfortable, and it’s practical, but the RAV4 Hybrid is more about gas-sipping than charisma.
The RAV4 Hybrid promises the comfort of a roomy interior and smooth ride with the practical benefits of large cargo space and impressive fuel savings. It delivers where it counts, but it comes with small compromises to the driving experience and interior quality. It’s versatile and among only a handful of hybrid SUVs, but it shares the regular RAV’s shortcomings compared to other compact utes.
Excellent fuel economy
Smooth ride quality
Plenty of space for cargo
Front seats lack comfort for longer drives
Mushy brake pedal feel
– What’s new
New Toyota Audio Multimedia infotainment system and digital instrument cluster
New Woodland off-road-ready trim available
Part of the fifth Toyota RAV4 generation introduced for 2019
Toyota’s RAV4 is among the best-selling small SUVs on the market. The appeal is obvious: It’s roomy, comfortable and supported by many shoppers loyal to the Toyota brand. So what could make this small two-row SUV even better? How about the 2023 RAV4 Hybrid? It’s just as practical and enjoyable as the regular model but gets considerably better fuel economy to boot.