The new-generation Toyota RAV4 Hybrid hit showrooms in 2019, boasting a rugged look. The RAV4 Hybrid has remained mostly the same since. We expect this carryover trend to remain when the 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid arrives.
The new-generation RAV4 Hybrid dropped the soft design compact crossovers have long been known for and brought in a bold, new look. This design includes an upright stance, a flat nose, a sharp truck-like grille, flared wheel wheels, rugged body cladding, sharp body lines, and more. Buyers seeking a sportier look can get this in the XSE trim, which includes gloss-black accents, unique wheels, and more.
Inside, the new RAV4 Hybrid’s ruggedness continues with its angular dash that boasts hard lines and cuts, large HVAC knobs, a blocky steering wheel center, a stubby gear shifter, and more. Buyers seeking a premium look and feel can get this in the Limited trim, which includes upscale leather upholstery and more.
The current RAV4 Hybrid is well-equipped from its base LE trim. This standard equipment includes cloth upholstery, 17-inch wheels, a split-folding rear seat, a 7-inch touchscreen, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. We expect these features to remain the same in the 2022 RAV4 Hybrid.
Under its hood, the RAV4 Hybrid includes a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor for a combined 219 horsepower. There is also a rear motor that adds standard on-demand all-wheel drive without impacting fuel economy. We expect this powertrain to remain the same in the 2022 RAV4 Hybrid.
All current Toyota RAV4 Hybrid models include automatic emergency braking, active lane control, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beams. Buyers can also add optional blind-spot monitors. The IIHS rates the current RAV4 Hybrid a Top Safety Pick thanks to its “Good” crash test ratings across the board and “Good”-rated optional LED projector headlights.