2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs 2016 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid
Back in 1994, Toyota introduced the now-iconic compact crossover known as the RAV4, and twenty-two years later the hybrid juggernaut finally introduced a hybrid version of the utility vehicle. While Toyota pioneered hybrid technology on the market, the RAV4 certainly isn’t the first in its segment, so we thought we’d get an idea of how it measures up to one of the preexisting compact crossover hybrids by comparing the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs 2016 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid.
The Crosstrek Hybrid was introduced in 2013 and has been successful ever since. The RAV4 Hybrid on the other hand was, as we mentioned, just introduced for the 2016 model year. It was one of the most anticipated Toyota vehicles leading into the new model year, and has been popular ever since
Advantages of the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
As you can tell by taking a look at the table above, the RAV4 Hybrid has risen above the preexisting compact crossover hybrids right out of the gate. Starting from the top of the table, the Toyota provides an extra 34 horsepower for a more enjoyable driving experience. Generally with more power comes to a blow in efficiency, but not in this case, as the RAV4 also happens to achieve a city fuel economy of 0.8 l/100km less than the Crosstrek.
But performance and efficiency aren’t the only areas that are important in crossovers like these, and they aren’t the only areas that the RAV4 Hybrid is superior to the Crosstrek Hybrid. Space is perhaps the most important aspect of a crossover, and the Toyota RAV4 offers more cargo capacity and passenger volume, in the way of 14.1 cu. ft. and 17.3 cu. ft. respectively. With more power, fuel economy and space, we think this decision is pretty clear. If you think you might be interested in a 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid for yourself, be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website.