I have the same model in Canada. Are you planning on purchasing winter tires? I might eventually but not sure where to start.I purchased a 2021 RAV4 XLE Premium here in Canada. Paid Cash $42,000 OTD.
The Hybrid would save me 2-3L/100km. Which equates to $2500-$4000 in 100,000km. $5000-$8000 in 200,000km. (Roughly) The price for the hybrid I would have selected would have been the XSE with Tech Package which would have been $49,900. Might have gotten it down to $48,000. That's an extra $6000-$7000 for all the extra features I didn't care for or need. Then by 200,000km mark I'm sure the batteries would need some sort of service. That would eat up all the savings in the end.
This way I don't have to worry about cold weather and batteries. Its feels, drives and handles like a traditional vehicle and its reliable.
I'm getting 8.2L/100km right now and I'm not even driving like a grandma.
The gas model is heavily discounted from MSRP and also eligible for Toyota's cash rebates. In my area, this added up to almost $5k in dealer discounts + Toyota cash incentive. And then you add the $800 more. So the fuel savings would never offset the extra cost over the life of the vehicle, and that's excluding the time value of money.If I'm not mistaken, the hybrid costs only like $800 more. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
I went with 17" as I like the 5 spoke wheel design. But also tires are much cheaper.Thank you. I will look into these. Did you go with 19”rims or 17?
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I agree. Both hybrid and ice models have their advantages. It really comes down to what satisfies the owner more.I spent a lot of time obsessing over which version to get when I was buying. In hindsight it doesn’t really matter that much - you’ll be super happy in either. My advice would be to focus which one you can get a better deal on at the time and place you’re buying.
I do wish the Hybrid had a little more ground clearance for this reason, but still better than the CR-V Hybrid or Ford Escape Hybrid. Time will tell if the reduction from a 2012 Outback to the 2021 Hybrid RAV4 is noticeable, but sure do like the MPG improvement.Nope. I do a lot of long trips and rarely get into the city. The car shows a bit better than 34 mpg average, and the one time I checked it myself I got a bit more.
Beside, I have the TRD, a bit better on the forest roads.