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Hello all,
I am stuck in deciding between the premium XLE hybrid with audio and weather package, SE Prime, and XSE hybrid. They all about come out to the same price (after plug in rebate) and I can't decide which is the best option. Any advice or input is appreciated.
Love the Softex which is why I like the higher trim levels. Dealer is not charging over msrp and looking at 2022 models
After watching people stuck on the interstate for 7 hours in the cold I'm glad I bought the Rav4 Hybrid. Mine has everything to include Softex heated seats and I get average of 40. I travel sometimes more than 200 miles a day so I didn't want to worry about charging a vehicle.
 

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After watching people stuck on the interstate for 7 hours in the cold I'm glad I bought the Rav4 Hybrid. Mine has everything to include Softex heated seats and I get average of 40. I travel sometimes more than 200 miles a day so I didn't want to worry about charging a vehicle.
But the OP is considering a Prime SE, so I don't understand your last sentence. My Prime has the same size gas tank as the hybrid, gets nearly the same MPG, plus has another 45-50 miles of pure electric range. Even if the traction battery is depleted at the start of a trip, I can go over 500 miles before needing to gas up.
 
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@ NewtoRavworld .... FWIW, I love my 2021 Hybrid XLE Premium with JBL sound. I know some folks have ragged on that JBL but it rocks for me, as is .... stock.

I'm averaging 40mpg with a mix of highway & city driving.

Since taking possession in May 2021, I've done quite a few upgrades and mods; most are easy to do and reasonably inexpensive ... door bowl lights, illuminated window, side mirror and lock switches, LED interior lights, LED fogs, LED back up lights, 4 port USB Hub splitter, VSS (vehicle speed sensor) on/off mod, added Audio Aux In circuit, Sunvisor (labelectomy) safety label removal, Gentex auto dimming mirror w/compass (about $45 used from ebay), dash mounted USB fast charger port, door edge-guard molding, L/R Headlight rubber gasket seals, custom fit floor mats (inexpensive WT knockoffs).

Good luck with whatever you select.
Can I ask why the new rubber gasket headlight seals?
 

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@Gokargirl .....

Sure .... there's quite a gap between the front edge of the hood and the top of the headlight housing. These Toyota gaskets are designed to fit in that gap. There's been a few threads about them. I thought they made sense, some folks disagree.

PN 81157-42830 Left
PN 81117-42830 Right
 

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@Dr. Dyno ..... VSS .. I believe that stands for vehicle speed sense.

if you are moving (as opposed to being stopped) the "entertainment system" prevents you from looking at and accessing folders on a USB stick containing music files. The menu is grayed out.

You have to come to a complete stop.

This is also true if you are running Waze or goog Maps and want to enter an address while moving.

This mod enables you to override and disable the VSS circuit (and turn it back on via the toggle).
 

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More VSS info here

 
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