Thanks for the info, I did read the links. But since I've never really considered a hybrid before, and today's gas prices don't encourage it, I don't know much about it. I didn't look into it guessing somehow I'd pay too much in purchase price to be worth it over conventional.If you want peppier, get the Rav4 Hybrid, have your cake and eat it too! :wink
Review: 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited AWD- The 33 MPG Honey Badger - Torque News
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review and Rating - Motor Trend
2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review and Road Test - DETAILED in 4K UHD! - YouTube
Really? Want to race title for title?If you want peppier, get the Rav4 Hybrid, have your cake and eat it too! :wink
Do you chose if driving "with gas" or "with electricity" somehow? Do you have the new hybrid?
Is the car lighter weight than other Rav4's? I like a little weight in crash testing, knowing that so many other cars weigh more, had me thinking conventional Rav4 in the neighborhood of 3,500lbs would be as low as wanted to go.
Is the frame and everything the same, just added weight to allow for battery/gas, such that the Rav4 crash tests are the same? I didn't see anything specific on iihs for hybrid crash testing of the Rav4.Hybrid weighs just under 4000 lbs, has 194hp and 206 ft/lbs torque, 0-60 is anywhere from 7.5 -8.1 secs depending on the roadtest report you read. It switches to and from battery and gas as needed, uses mostly battery at low speeds, if the traction battery is charged it will turn the gas engine off at stops so it's not wasting gas idling which =0mpg, I'm getting 34-39mpg so far. When gas goes back up to $4 a gallon or more, it will be much appreciated, it's already back to up $2.50 here.
Is the frame and everything the same, just added weight to allow for battery/gas, such that the Rav4 crash tests are the same? I didn't see anything specific on iihs for hybrid crash testing of the Rav4.
Based on the specs you've given, the Rav as a power/weight ration of 50.5hp per 1000lbs and the Santa Fe has 51.0 (I still don't know why you guys wont use kw/tonne) You can't feel a difference that small on it's own.Rav4 2016
HP 176 @ 6000 rpm Torque 172 @ 4100 rpm curb weight 3485
Santa Fe Sport base
HP 185 @ 6000 rpm Torque 178 4000 rpm curb weight 3624