Used 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid SUV


2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

2018 Highlights

The Hybrid can now be had in a new LE base trim level, further lowering its point of entry. The SE also gains 0.4 inch of ground clearance.

Pros

  • Great fuel economy for a compact crossover
  • Small price premium over standard RAV4
  • One of the biggest, more useful cargo areas of any compact crossover
  • Advanced safety and driver aids come standard

Cons

  • Real leather seating is not available
  • Noticeable shudder when gas engine kicks in
  • Less useful interior storage as well
  • Interior more utilitarian in look and feel than those of competitors

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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)LE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)LE Plus Fleet 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
MPG3232323232
Seating55555
Transmissioncontinuously variable-speed automaticcontinuously variable-speed automaticcontinuously variable-speed automaticcontinuously variable-speed automaticcontinuously variable-speed automatic
Fuelhybridhybridhybridhybridhybrid
Horsepower194 hp @ 5700 rpm194 hp @ 5700 rpm194 hp @ 5700 rpm194 hp @ 5700 rpm194 hp @ 5700 rpm

Safety

Our experts like the RAV4 Hybrid models:

Pre-Collision System

Warns the driver of a possible impact with other cars or pedestrians. Can automatically apply the brakes if necessary.
Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

Matches the speed of vehicles ahead when cruise control is in use on the highway. Generically known as adaptive cruise control.
Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist

Warns you when drifting out of your lane and intervenes with steering input if needed. Generically known as lane keeping assist.

NHTSA Overall Rating

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

    Overall4/5
    Driver4/5
    Passenger4/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
  • Side Barrier Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Rollover4/5
    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
    G
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    G
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    G
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

Top Consumer Reviews

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Love This SUV!
This is our second Toyota hybrid. Gifted our 11 y.o. Camry Hybrid after many miles and zero trouble, so we were interested in another Toyota hybrid. Drove the RAV4-H and loved it, but thought that we should also give the highly acclaimed 2018 CRV a try (we also own a recent CRV). The CRV is an excellent SUV, but we were leery of the long term reliability of a turbo engine and our past Hondas (4) have not lived up to their mpg ratings. Bought a RAV4-H Limited w/Adv. Tech. Package. Very happy with this car, getting 30+ mpg around town, which is only about 10% less than our former Camry-H. Quiet, smooth, comfortable, feels very safe. One significant Con to be aware of is that the Premium JBL Audio is nothing to write home about, mediocre sound at best (the Honda CRV Touring's premium sound system is no better), not worth the extra money. Minor Con, there is only 1 USB, which is tethered to the Entune system, whereas the CRV has lots. Added two Amazon USB adapters, one to the front 12V jack, another to a rear console 12V jack (for rear seat occupants), and all is good. Another minor Con that none of the reviews we read mentioned, the dashboard casts a significant reflection upon the lower part of the windshield in strong sunlight (the CRV has this issue, too). Dashboard mat on order. Other than these minor issues, we love our RAV4-H, especially when driving past our neighbors filling up their SUVs at the local gas station!
On the road again!
I have found this SUV to be the best auto I have ever driven. I don't say that from a small perspective. I have owned at least 22 cars and trucks of different makes and models. I now own this vehicle, my 2007 Mustang GT and my wife's 2005 Prius, our second Prius. We were sold on the idea of a Hybrid. I don't want to give up my pony car. So we shopped. One day we were getting the Prius serviced RAV 4 which I would not have recognized as a RAV 4. Toyota has completely redesigned this vehicle. The color (metallic blue) and the look of the vehicle sold me right there. My wife intervened to make sure I didn't give away the farm. The salesman, Jose, didn't miss a beat. I asked him about some of the features. He offered me a drive. Long story short, we bought it that day. I have found that the handling on the road, mountain roads, local roads, and freeways is exemplary. The steering system is very refined in all arenas. There is a line of sight issue that produces a blind spot. This issue is mitigated by two little square mirror in the corner of the very large review mirrors in on the front doors. My question was about power. I love my V8. I love the way it sounds, the way it picks up and the way it drives. Taking the step to drive a four cylinder from my V8 was a very large step, I thought, down. To my surprise, it was a step up. This vehicle is equipped with a tachometer. It isn't labelled as a tachometer, but it is. It also has a transmission that can be switched over from automatic 6 to standard 6. There is no clutch. You just move the shift lever over to begin moving the lever up and down based on moving from a lower gear to a higher one and visa versa. Watching the tachometer, I enjoy moving through the gears as a drive up and down hills and around curves. Road stability in these moves is outstanding. I have had more fun driving this car than I have had driving any car including the Mustangs I have owned. It is a very well-put-together vehicle. I have confidence that I will own it for many years. It has been a long time since my wife and I have planned and across-the-country road trip. We are planning to take our RAV 4 across country this summer. I am really looking forward to it.
great vehicle, very poor software implementation
i was very impressed with this car. living in oregon, i was not expecting the car to reach it’s milage standard (ethanol blend gas) but so far we’re averaging about 34mpg combined. on a road trip to CA the milage was more towards 38mpg. the sound system, handling, styling are all great. the only negative, and it’s a big one, is their entune software system. it’s a “substitute” for apple/android carplay. it just doesn’t work. it doesn’t remember your phone or password and will randomly shut down. it’s time for toyota/lexus to support apple/android carplay and give up on this entune nonsense. reading reviews in the app store will give more than enough info on the subject.

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Used 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid SUV Overview

The Used 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid SUV is offered in the following styles: Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), XLE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), LE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), and LE Plus Fleet 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT).

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