2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Pricing

Consumer Rating


  • Fuel economy far surpasses that of traditional compact crossovers
  • Small price premium over non-hybrid RAV4
  • Ample room in both rows and generous cargo capacity
  • Delivers a composed, comfortable ride


  • You can't get real leather upholstery
  • Some interior controls feel a little flimsy
  • Synthetic brake feel isn't very reassuring

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Features & Specs

Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)XLE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
Starting MSRP$34,030$29,030$32,185
Transmissioncontinuously variable-speed automaticcontinuously variable-speed automaticcontinuously variable-speed automatic
Horsepower194 hp @ 5700 rpm194 hp @ 5700 rpm194 hp @ 5700 rpm


Our experts’ favorite RAV4 Hybrid safety features:

Pre-Collision System

This standard feature automatically applies the brakes if a forward collision with a vehicle or pedestrian is deemed imminent.
Lane Departure Alert w/ Steering Assist

Sensors read lane lines, sound an alert and apply corrective steering if the vehicle is moving outside its lane. This feature is standard.
Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

The RAV4 Hybrid's cruise control speed automatically reduces if it rapidly approaches the vehicle in front.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

  • Side Crash Rating

  • Side Barrier Rating

  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover17.4%

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid


Consumer Rating

My Rav4 AWD Limited Hybrid SUV
I love Toyoya, my first vehicle in 1988 was a Toyota which is why I stayed loyal to Toyota all these years. They have been very comfortable and reliable vehicles. As much as I love the looks and features of the 2017 Rav4 Hybrid Limited I am very diappointed with the look of the Soft Tex fabric which looks cheap. In addition, the passenger seat is extrememly uncomfortable. I have owned numerous Toyotas over the years and this is the first Toyota with an uncomfortable passenger's seat. I would advise anyone planning to get a Rav4 Hybrid Limited to test ride the vehicle as a passenger if they intend to spend time being a passenger. It does get the stated 34 mpg and I love all the safety features.
Get the Hybrid RAV4 instead of the Gas Version
I absolutely LOVE my new Toyota Hybrid RAV4 Limited. If your considering getting a regular RAV4, I strongly urge you to get the Hybrid instead. The Hybrid is faster than the regular RAV4 and its more economical (higher mpg). When I'm driving in the city, I use ECO mode which is very economical. When I'm on the highway, I use SPORT mode. SPORT mode opens up the throttle so that you have better acceleration, and boy is it fast! Its like turning a kitten into a tiger! I purchased this car because consumer reports said in February of 2017 that consumers absolutely love the Hybrid version of the RAV4 and rated it #1 among small SUVs. I never thought I would buy a hybrid. This one will not disappoint you! During the summer, I average 35mpg (highway and city combined). I have had the car one year now and I am very happy with it. I just want to mention that during bitterly cold days (10 degrees or less), hybrid cars get lower gas mileage. I still love my RAV4; especially the safety features. I recommend purchasing the RAV4 Limited which includes many safety features.
33 mpg but Driver's Seat Cushion is Painful
I'm going to make it perfectly clear. I was insistent on getting a hybrid. For years I have been driving a gas-sucking Subaru and wanted a versatile vehicle that averaged over 30mpg, not under 20. I knew that Toyota has a reputation for reliability and the RAV4 had most of the features I was looking for. I am also going to make it clear that if not for the hybrid, I would NOT have purchased the RAV4. I'll make it simple what I like and don't like about the RAV4. LIKES: With 9 fill-ups so far, I have averaged 29 to 37 mpg based on calculations at the pump. Almost every tank is approximately 33 mpg. My driving is mostly suburban stop and go. I like the rear camera with trajectory. The LED headlamps are fantastic. The auto-on feature for the headlamps is good but as far as I'm concerned it waits too long to activate, but you still have the bright DRLs on as long as auto is on, so it's probably ok. I don't use the auto high-beams because it's too gimmicky for me. I like the "Galactic Aqua" paint when the sun hits it (looks black otherwise) and the color is one of the reasons I chose the RAV4... I know... dumb reason. The acceleration with the battery kicking in almost feels like a turbo at times, nice and strong. The AC and heated seats work very well. Side mirrors are very large and come with turn signal repeaters. Blind Spot Monitoring works well. Cross Traffic Alert (for reversing out of a spot or driveway blindly) works great!!! Pedestrian sensor has already kept me from backing into a pedestrian suddenly walking behind me from behind some bushes. Now for the DISLIKES: After only 30 minutes of driving, my butt and hips are in pain. I don't know if the cushion has gotten softer or what because it felt firmer when I first got it. It's like the part where your butt goes sinks in too much and then the hard side bolsters start pressing into your hips. After only an hour I am so ready to get out of the car. It hurts!!! I am going to have to get a seat cover and fashion some foam padding in there to lift myself away from the bolsters. The cushion like most cars today is too short as well. I am 5'10" and 180 lbs. The passenger seat has no height adjustment, whereas many competitors no have this available. The rear seat while having a nice recline feature is kind of flat. The road noise, depending on the type of asphalt used can be atrocious at times.... like a jet plane loud. The steering is very artificial feeling... too light... very boring to drive. The telescoping steering wheel does not extend enough... still uncomfortably too far away. The car rides kind of annoyingly hard with the 18 inch rims that you are forced to get on the limited. Don't know how much softer the ride is with 17 inch rims. The ride is fine as long as the road is smooth. The rear of the car was almost purposely designed to get damaged. After my purchase I started noticing many, many new RAV4s with dented tailgates and even dented rear fenders. Then I realized why. The rear "bumper" is an absolute joke. Not only is it too low, it only protrudes like an inch and a half!!! And it does not protect the sheet metal at the rear of the fenders like every other car today has wrap around bumpers that go up high. They also put the reverse lights at the corners where they can get hit. I am going to have to get one of those steel rear bumper protectors that I see on so many RAV4s in NYC. What good is saving so much in gas if you have to spend so much repairing a fragile vehicle? And some minor annoyances... why only ONE auto window??? My Prius V which is cheaper has ALL 4 windows auto!!! And no puddle lamps on the door bottoms... my cheaper Prius V has those as well!!! So there you have it... obviously I am not in love with my new RAV4. I don't hate it.... but I am looking forward to the day when something more enjoyable comes along....

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2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Overview

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid models are available with a 2.5 L-liter hybrid engine, with output up to 194 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic.

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2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Gas Mileage

2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
32 compined MPG,
34 city MPG/30 highway MPG

2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
32 compined MPG,
34 city MPG/30 highway MPG

2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
32 compined MPG,
34 city MPG/30 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG32
Transmissioncontinuously variable-speed automatic
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement2.5 L
Passenger Volume136.3 cu.ft.
Wheelbase104.7 in.
Length183.5 in.
Width72.6 in.
Height67.1 in.
Curb Weight3950 lbs.