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Old 11-20-2019, 10:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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39 electric miles! Nice.

That should translate to ~50-55 fair-weather electric miles (non-freeway) in the hands of a decent eco-driver, assuming my experience with the Prius Prime applies.


This RAV is going to kill plug-in Prius sales.


(From thread: I'm driving a 2018 Prius Prime (plug-in). What do you want to know about it?)

I love driving my friend's Prime. It's rated for 22 electric miles, but I was able to stretch that to mid-30 miles range without too much trouble in warm weather.



I would probably still choose a Prius PHEV over a RAV, given the choice, but that's because its range works for me in my little city. Plus, I value & enjoy the bonkers efficiency of the Prius. (And I also realize nobody thinks like I do.)

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The company also says the RAV4 is now its best-selling hybrid.
Toyota's already having trouble meeting demand for the non-plug RAV hybrid. A friend of mine ordered one, and ended up buying something else after waiting 6 weeks for the dealer to get their hands on one... and they weren't able to.

The previous owner of my new-to-me Mirage was luckier - she traded it in for a RAV hybrid.
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