Reg. AWD, I've had no issues for >10 years on my below Volvo XC70 which has type that activates when needed automatically (vs all-the-time of subaru). I assume the rav4 hybrid awd is like the Volvo's. ?CVT is a big one. I haven't driven them all but the ones incorporated by both Nissan and Subaru I have found to be very annoying and distracting. When driven "briskly" they tend to jump quickly to high RPM and just stay there. Its a very strange mode. To me, the conventional 6 speed automatic in the conventional Rav4 was a big draw. Also was not impressed with the "disconnected" AWD system. Volvo has a similar system where I've noticed you can at times feel the two ends of the vehicle seeming to be less than coordinated. I have regular travel on unimproved roads, in all kinds of weather and just feel more confident in the conventional AWD.
Was not referring to to just an "on demand" system but rather the recent Volvo hybrid system where the back is powered only by an electric motor. There is no driveshaft or mechanical balancing of front to rear, which I believe is how the AWD in the Rav4 hybrid works as well.Reg. AWD, I've had no issues for >10 years on my below Volvo XC70 which has type that activates when needed automatically (vs all-the-time of subaru). I assume the rav4 hybrid awd is like the Volvo's. ?
I didn't understand your ice statement if you can clarify?Hard to warm up the car for half a minute because I don't know when the ice will kick in.
3rd gen prius hybrid technology - not sure if li-on is really better
Mine have heated seat, Driver and front seat as standard. No option pkg. Possibly Canadian spec'd. As for CVT. I like it. It's infinite speed ratio as compared to 6 speed. Prius taxis here have very high mileage and no issue with CVT transmission.I didn't understand your ice statement if you can clarify?
Related, Confirm that XLE has no standard or even package to get heated seats?
I also didn't understand your statement on 3rd gen hybrid tech, if you can clarify that too??
3rd gen is improved over my 2nd gen in that the 3rd gen can use the battery at speeds over 15mph unlike the 2nd gen.