New York 2015: Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
new york 2015 toyota rav4 hybrid

And here we have the final debut of the New York Auto Show…a hybrid version of the Toyota RAV4.

The RAV4 uses the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder Atkinson cycle engine mated to an electric motor. In the NX, the setup makes 200 hp while returning 33/30 mpg city/highway. Not bad for an AWD crossover.

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  • Scott_314 Scott_314 on Apr 05, 2015

    My god, positive TTAC comments on a Toyota, and a RAV4 at that?! Look up for the pigs. I'm kidding, if anything I agree this could be a compelling package. And proof that commenters here are generally a thoughtful bunch.

  • This Is Dawg This Is Dawg on Apr 06, 2015

    I like it, if only because they didn't opt for the bumper delete to make this look like all the rest of their hideous fishmobiles. Interior doesn't look half bad either. I'll keep an eye on this for the inevitable day when my wife gets bored with her old corolla.

  • Kwik_Shift Regardless, I have a good variety of on-going and current topics to scan through. if nothing, back to my USB stick of music. CB radio can be entertaining as well and useful when travelling a highway in inclement weather or bear traps.
  • Kwik_Shift If I'm in that situation of being in an unfamiliar area looking for an address/parking, I'll put on my hazards. If you want to pass, then pass. Otherwise you have warning.
  • Tassos Strictly a collectible, nota daily driver. Way too old. Even the Awesome S class from 1991-99 is getting to old to be a daily driver these days.
  • MRF 95 T-Bird The small van segment is quite popular in Europe. Many business owners and crafts people buy the Transit, the Renault Kangoo or Peugeot Partner since it fits their needs and can navigate the narrow streets. They should have done better here for folks whose Ranger or S-10 with a cap is getting old.
  • Kwik_Shift So well-used ones can be further overpriced.