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RAV4 hybrid limited only $700 more than gas only model

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Electrifying Development: Refreshed 2016 RAV4 Line Offers Toyota's Eighth Hybrid | Toyota

"Value Pricing
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the 2016 RAV4 gas models will range from $24,350 for the LE 2WD to $32,910 for the AWD Limited.

The MSRP for the 2016 RAV4 Hybrid will be $28,370 for the AWD XLE and $33,610 for the AWD Limited."


20 hp increase, over 20% more efficient for $700?! That is flat out fantastic assuming they are similarly equipped.
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The same holds true for the XLE AWD where the hybrid is only $700 more based on msrp. $27,670 vs $28,370. But something tells me the dealers will be discounting the gas models more than the hybrids.
Yeah, I doubt they will build enough Rav hybrids to be discounted the same. But still, that is a lot better than a $3k premium and the dealer not discounting.

I thought the hybrid RAV4 does low 30's mpg???
It does 34 city, 31hwy, 33 combined. Considering I get the combined number in my 2014 Rav, I would expect similar in the hybrid.
As someone pointed out both here and on a Canadian forum, it seems the non-hybrid Limited AWD comes with the technology package that the hybrid Limited doesn't come with as standard.

In Canada, that means a difference of around $3,500 between the two if the tech package on the hybrid were selected to make in a fair comparison.
Yea, that is why I put that "comparably equipped" disclaimer. Do you have a link to where it shows the equipment levels for each trimline/model?
Looking at the vehicle ordering system, it appears that the US Rav4 Limited Hybrid is spec'd the same as the gas model. They both come standard with damn near everything except for the birds eye view.
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