Test Drive Results 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Electric Car

Can you say 42-44 MPG on the highway in stop and go traffic trying to get onto the Tri Borough bridge in New York City?! So basically this SUV loves stop and go traffic! It says Bring it!  I love congestion because I go all electric vehicle!

As Toyota stated recently about the RAV4:

With more than 20 years under its belt, Toyota’s popular RAV4 continues to set the stage for the compact sport-utility segment, bringing high doses of value, style, and safety to discerning drivers. The 2017 RAV4 offers a bevy of standard-issue safety technologies with its Toyota Safety Sense™ P active safety package, and is the only vehicle in its (class/segment) to have a standard pre-collision system with pedestrian detection.

Yet this one is the most powerful and fuel-efficient RAV4 in the model’s history according to Toyota. 

While good ol EPA and Toyota report that the 2017 RAV4 Hybrid achieves an EPA-estimated 34 mpg city/30 mpg highway/32 mpg combined and comes equipped with an Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel-Drive System with intelligence (AWD-i) as standard. Yet in eco mode it couldn’t leave 40-42 mpg. No kidding!! So is the EPA giving false data?? LOL. No they just drive it wrong!  Common!  I only drove in ECO mode. So they drove in normal mode. Whatever!!

Check this! The “hybrid-related components” including:

1.the HV battery

  1. battery control module
  2. hybrid control module
  3. inverter with converter

are all covered for eight years/100,000 miles. In applicable states, hybrid-related component coverage is 15 years/150,000 miles with the exception of the hybrid battery, which is covered for 10 years/150,000 miles.

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