2018 Toyota RAV4 vs 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Split screen images of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Like many crossover shoppers, a lot of our customers have concerns about the overall fuel costs of driving a larger vehicle. While prices at the pump have remained fairly low, many people have started to explore the possibilities of switching to a hybrid model. The Toyota lineup offers hybrid counterparts to many of the best-selling traditional models like the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

Explore what the major differences are between the 2018 RAV4 and the 2018 RAV4 Hybrid below to see if switching to a hybrid or sticking with the traditional model is the best route for you.



2018 Toyota RAV4

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2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

$24,510 Starting MSRP $27,235
23/30 Fuel Economy 34/30
LE, XLE, Adventure, SE, Limited, Platinum Trim Levels LE Hybrid, XLE Hybrid, SE Hybrid, Limited Hybrid
73.4 cubic feet Max Cargo Space 70.6 cubic feet

What's the difference between the 2018 RAV4 and 2018 RAV4 Hybrid?

For the most part, the differences between the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid are pretty subtle. The 2018 Toyota RAV4 offers a little extra oomph on its base engine with 176-horsepower compared to the 150-horsepower offered on the base engine of the 2018 RAV4 Hybrid. The 2018 RAV4 also offers a little extra interior space for both passengers and cargo with one extra cubic foot of passenger volume and almost three extra cubic feet of space for cargo. Though, the small differences in each of those figures shouldn't be enough to sway crossover shoppers to one model or the other.

As you probably expected, the largest difference between the two models is fuel economy. Both models offer 30 miles per gallon while driving on the highway, so if you do most of your traveling and commuting on long stretches of highway, the fuel economy differences may not be as evident in your spending at the fuel pump. However, in terms of city driving, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid can't be beat with 34 miles per gallon compared to the traditional 2018 RAV4's 23 miles per gallon. If you do most of your driving in the city, the fuel economy on the 2018 RAV4 Hybrid will be particularly appealing and could make a big difference in your overall fuel costs.

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 and the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid are both available in Rochester, MN at the Rochester Toyota dealership at 4365 Canal Place Southeast. Stop by for a visit and more information on these great crossover models today.