I have the 2019 rav4 hybrid and I was getting 42 until it got hit. The paint chips so easily too not happy about that
LA Rav 4Yesterday I was at a Toyota dealer in Culver City, CA. They had a gray XSE Premium on the showroom floor. MSRP was $50,XXX. They added an additional sticker showing a markup. Asking price was $75,000! Anybody who can buy these at MSRP is getting a great deal. I didn't think it would be possible to buy at MSRP. Congrats to Russ C, hopes 2, and others who bought these at MSRP.
If your car is in the USA right now, The dealer should have a very firm date as to when they will take delivery!!!LA Rav 4
I did not even look in California because I knew everything cost more in that state.
I was very blessed to purchase a SE Prime for $667 below MSRP or $41,000 plus $75 doc fees, title, $10, and $35 temp license.
Unfortunately, I will need to pay almost $3,000 in sales tax when I bring it back to my home state of Utah.
Now I must wait for delivery. It arrived in USA but it is anyone’s guess when it will arrive at the dealer you n Oregon.
I called my insurance gave them the VIN and it came in at $557 every 6 months or about $30 more than our 2019 Rav 4 hybrid XLE.
Angela,If your car is in the USA right now, The dealer should have a very firm date as to when they will take delivery!!!
I thought the following may be pertinent;Cypruscorner
My neighbor is an electrician and I am going to have him move my 220v in my garage closer to where I plan to park our Rav 4 Prine.
Big thanks on the link
I ordered a 40 amp “Amazon Choice” $189 with a Tesla adaptor.
Reviews were 4.8 out of 5 stars.
So much wrong information here.All CVTs use a drive belt with pulleys.
The addition of a launch gear in all Toyota CVTs applies to the '19+ Hybrids as well as other non Hybrid and other models which are equipped with a 6 speed manual option on their standard automatic CVT tranny. Just like the non Hybrid ICE motor, the electric motor (in tandem with the coaxial clutched in ICE if necessary) engages the launch gear for faster response than it would otherwise have in previous trannys without the launch gear. In addition to the launch gear is the reduction angle of the metal V drive belt for faster operation. Described in link below.
Total gain in gas mileage savings is not all in the transmission, generators and regenerative braking, but in difference in control of the ICE. The non hybrid ICE use the Otto cycle where the resistance of the piston is identical on all 4 strokes.....hybrids use the ECU to simulate an Atkinson cycle where resistance is reduced on the compression stroke by leaving the intake valve open for the initial portion of the stroke (and gas in the manifold recovered during the next stroke).The reduced resistance in conjunction using this with the regenerative braking recovered electricity is how it can get 40+mpg as compared to lower mpg of other brand hybrids using the Otto cycle on their ICEs. Reduced load in operation of an ICE using the Atkinson cycle produces better gas mileage at the same hp output, but a lag on acceleration - exactly the reason why it is perfectly suited and used in the Toy's hybrid which kicks in the electric with much greater torque than an ICE when acceleration is called for......sort of like a turbo charger....actually more like a supercharger since there full torque available at starting rpm with no turbo lag. That along with the launch gear is what accounts for the punch on acceleration and reduced 6-7 sec. 0-60 mph timing over older Ravs. Punch the accelerator at 70+ mph and it moves out instantly, actually a little scary since there is no normally associated dropping gears in the CVT.....smooth instant constant acceleration more like an airplane on takeoff. I can only imagine the greater kick out of the larger hp Prime.
I think that it is a mater of semantics whether Toyota's hybrid eCVT is a CVT at all. It does allow the engine speed to vary relative to the wheel speed but not by changing gear ratios. Instead uses a planetary gear set (similar to what is found in a differential) that acts as a "power splitting device" that determines the flow of gas and electric power. And it does "Transmit' power from engine to the wheels.Toyota made a huge mistake with the "eCVT" nomenclature for their hybrid transmissions. It's technically correct, but leads to all sorts of confusion because the technology has absolutely nothing to do with the types of CVT you see in virtually every other car.
Agreed. In the case of my Accord Hybrid not only doesn't it have anything remotely related to a CVT (which is what the salesman and as I recall Consumers call it) it actually has no transmission at all.....But no, there's no launch gear at all in these hybrids. There doesn't need to be, because the instant torque of the electric motors is enough. Toyota made a huge mistake with the "eCVT" nomenclature for their hybrid transmissions. It's technically correct, but leads to all sorts of confusion because the technology has absolutely nothing to do with the types of CVT you see in virtually every other car.
I was also surprised to not see a category when I joined. Makes more sense now that they’re for sale though. 🤞I guess I see it as, a place for everything and everything in it's place.
What about the TSB category? If it's quantity related why not a sticky under General for that?
Excuse but I'm into organizing lately.
Dr Dyno,Hey RussC, what date was "today"? I'll edit the title.