2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

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  • Vast cargo space
  • Advanced driver-assist features as standard
  • Hybrid powertrain gives punchy acceleration


  • Stiff brakes
  • Stripped-back feeling interior
  • Switching to the gas engine isn't smooth

Mileage (EPA estimate)

34 city, 30 highway, 32 combined

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What is new for the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid?

  • The RAV4 Hybrid is available in a new trim called the LE.
  • The LE Plus trim has been discontinued for 2018.

2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid trims

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  • 194-hp, 152-lb-ft of torque 2.5L
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Cloth Seats
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Mirrors
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
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5 reasons to buy the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

1. Well-equipped base trim

The entry-level LE trim of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is far from basic. Whether carpooling colleagues or spending leisure time with loved ones, your ride-along crew will appreciate the RAV4 Hybrid's 6.1-inch infotainment touchscreen, dual-zone automatic climate control, and rear privacy glass. And as the driver, your comfort and convenience aren't forgotten—the base model includes keyless ignition and entry, along with the ease of Bluetooth® hands-free calling.

2. Spacious cargo area

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is a compact crossover SUV, but it won't feel compact when you're called upon to help with house moves, vet visits, or holiday shopping. With 35.6 cu-ft of fixed cargo space behind the second row (70.6 cu-ft with the rear seats folded down), there's plenty of room for sports gear, a stroller, or a dog crate. The low lift-over height helps with loading heavier items, too.

3. Practical powertrain

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is powered by a 2.5L four-cylinder engine and three electric motors. Two of these motors power the front and rear wheels respectively, giving you an all-wheel-drive system that keeps the vehicle planted and responsive, even in adverse conditions. And with access to some oomph (194 hp), on-ramps and lane changes are a breeze. The clincher? Fuel economy with this setup achieves an EPA-estimated 32 mpg combined.

4. Passenger-friendly interior

Because every journey matters to you and your loved ones, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid offers conveniences and comforts with a personal touch. For your youngest companions, the rear-row outboard seating is equipped with LATCH tether and anchor fixtures. Three standard 12V power outlets allow you to add conveniences of your own. Why not plug in a mini fridge to cool drinks on a road trip, or fire up a laptop and watch movies under the stars on camping weekends? And if you're sharing driving duties, the tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel can be adjusted to make anyone feel right at home.

5. Plenty of driver-assistance features

Standard driver aids add another layer of confidence to your driving skills. When parking lots leave little room to maneuver, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's rearview camera can reveal the viewpoint needed for nifty reversing. Automatic high beams keep you courteous to others at night, while hill-start assist aids your confidence when driving through mountainous areas, particularly at stop signs and junctions.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.7 out of 5

9 customer reviews
The 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is a car that has great gas mileage and performs well in all types of weather conditions. Customers like the driver assistance features, comfortable interior, and easy to use technology package.

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid features and specs

LE 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Entune
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Cloth Seats
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Running Boards

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

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Leg room

F 42.6"/R 37.2"

Head room

F 39.8"/R 38.9"

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Max towing capacity

175/1750 lbs.



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