How is the highway road and wind noise on the RAV4 hybrid?
Yep, and I bet much of the V6's mileage loss is idling at traffic lights. The Camry I just posted about was reading 24 mpg in virtually all city driving. While sitting at lights waiting seemingly forever for cross traffic and turn lanes I wondered how much mileage my hybrid Accord would be saving with it's Auto Stop shutting off the engine. Made me want to shut the Camry off every light, but I figured I'll live with a few days and then I'll be back home.RAV4 V6: 19 mpg city
RAV4 Hybrid: 34 mpg city
That's a 79% improvement in gas mileage in the city. :surprise
The biggest difference is in perception. The hybrid system offers none of the physical feedback that we drivers are accustomed to. No running through the gears or the feel of shifting, the sound, etc. etc. More often than not the hybrid is accelerating quicker than you think it is. Some folks remark that its like driving a video game, and they feel disconnected.It should be noted that you get a more gradual acceleration on the Hybrid than with a regular automatic transmission because of the Hybrid's ECVT transmission,
I hope so I realy like the Rav but want it to be relatively quiet at 110kph. I tested a forester and it was very loud. Very annoying. I might have to step up to a Lexus nx or BMW X1. I need to find a dealer near a highway for another test drive.
This was the best review I have ever found for the RAV4 hybrid thanksHey Balien,
maybe you can check 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review and Road Test - DETAILED in 4K UHD! - YouTube Alex has a detailed decimal number for cabin noise of every model they recently reviewed. I'm also very interested in cabin noise level as you