The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid saves you money at the pump so you’ll have more to spend on fun stuff!
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is a game-changer for saving money on fuel when taking long road trips, which are on the rise now in the middle of this pandemic. Everything about this car is designed to maximize fuel economy, even when running errands in town. With an average of 38 miles per gallon on the highway and 40 MPG combined, it gets better gas mileage than any vehicle I’ve ever driven.
I took a long road trip from Texas to Alabama in this 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, and nothing was going to slow me down… not even rain. I knew going in that I was in a vehicle known for good gas mileage, so frequent stops to get gas were not in my plans, but getting to my destination was.
The RAV4 Hybrid is a compact SUV and is perfect for a small family. If you require room for baggage, it’s all in the back, and it’s huge for a small car. I put the RAV4 on eco mode, and away I went on my long road trip.
A Great SUV For Long Road Trips
From my Texas home through parts of Louisiana, then to Mississippi, to my final destination in Alabama, I saw so many different gas prices. I have to say Mississippi had the lowest prices, and so I remembered that on my way back home. It’s all about saving money at the pump for this girl! So, it’s great on gas, making it economical to drive on long trips.
Because it rained the whole way down there (both days, because I’m a sissy and spent the night in Mississippi), I only averaged 33.9 miles per gallon. I was able to go 350 miles or more before stopping to get gas. But on the way home (Alabama to Texas), I was able to average 35.6 miles per gallon. I believe I filled up the tank three times.
With the success of the RAV4, Toyota’s best-selling model, and the popular hybrid version, this compact SUV is perfect for long road trips.
Toyota RAV4 Knows When I Need A Break
The RAV4 is all about safety and taking breaks, and it had my back going and coming with its detector feature. It just so happened (twice) when the warning sign came on, it was truly time for me to pull in somewhere and get out of the car to walk around. The detector wouldn’t go away until I took a break—or at least I couldn’t figure out how! Stopping and getting out of the car is just what I needed.
Who This Car Is For?
- Singles, couples, small families
- People who want to save money on fuel
- Drivers who want comfort in a small package
- Someone who likes long road trips
- People like style, comfort, saving at the pump, and whipping in and out of parking spaces!
Things To Know About This Fuel Economy Compact SUV
- The navigation system is easy to control, and it is connected with my Apple/iOS easily.
- 5-star overall vehicle score compared to other vehicles of similar size.
- The manufacturer’s suggested retail price with optional equipment is $39,728.00.
What I Love Most About this Compact SUV
- Great size trunk for storage and a top that slides over to hide it all. I definitely came back with more than I brought, and I needed the space.
- The special color of the car: Blizzard Pearl/Midnight Black.
- The front safety sense (lets you know if you’re too close to the car in front of you) and the pedestrian detection system that notifies you if someone’s walking behind you that you can’t see.
- The lumbar position is another great feature that I love. I’m swayed back, and this extra support helps my lower back,
- Heated seats are a must for me, even in the summer. It feels good on my lower back, especially after a long bike ride.
- My ultimate fave is the panoramic sunroof —opened all the way!
Disclosure: Toyota provided me this RAV4 Hybrid to travel on my long-distance road trip to Alabama. But my opinions are all my own.