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Old 11-20-2019, 11:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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302hp total with 176hp from the ICE leaves 126hp from the battery, not bad. You should be able to get pretty good acceleration out of it without making the ICE turn on.

Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
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.
They should just ditch the ICE versions and focus on the hybrid and PHEV. The hybrid comes standard with AWD (in the US) and costs less than $1000 more than the ICE AWD, which is about $1500 more than the ICE FWD (base trims). The EPA guesstimates that the hybrid costs $1000 a year to drive versus $1300 a year for the ICE versions. That's 3 years to breakeven compared to the ICE AWD or 8 for the ICE FWD (less time if/when gas prices go up).
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