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Ok 1st post here. I work for a Toyota dealer in MA
1st RAV4 Hybrids are on the boat from Japan as we speak. Believe they shipped 2/26 and expected to arrive mid to latter part of March. We in MA anyway will not see them until approx mid April. We currently do NOT have pricing which is weird as it's up on Cosco and Edmunds. In our initial allotment of 10, 8 are already sold or have deposits sight unseen. Details still a bit uncertain. Ive seen that a dark brown or cinnamon color may be available in lew of the Nutmeg but I haven't been able to confirm this. Also having looked the gas models over pretty thoroughly a Limited version is just really nice and the one to get. Love the Adventure also but there is no Hybrid Adventure model
I will say I've been in 2 gas models and have been very disappointed with the noisy engine. Thermal efficiency is stellar, D4-S induction to mitigate carbon buildup on intake valve which IMHO is going to become a nightmare for owners is the best outthere. Still i'm disappointed with the noise and I believe this will effect sales (I'm not in sales BTW). Hybrid reviews thus far have commented that is indeed quieter so I'm hopeful as it's a car my fiance is strongly considering as her new car which currently is a velvety smooth and quiet 2006 Acura TL with a 3.2V6. We are also considering the 3.6R Outback and 2016 V6 Acura RDX. I (we? I'm her "gear" guy) want nothing to do with a turbo and/or direct injection. Her Acura has gone 204,000 trouble free miles so the bar is set really high.