Is the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid a Good Used SUV?

The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is a small hybrid SUV that offers plenty of value for the money. The SUV balances all the practicality of a RAV4 with the efficiency of a hybrid vehicle. Should you get a 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid?

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid makes an excellent used SUV

A blue 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid small hybrid SUV is parked.
The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid | Toyota

The Toyota RAV4 is the most popular SUV on the market for a reason. The small SUV is affordable enough for most American drivers. It comes with great standard features and has good fuel economy. Getting a used RAV4 can save consumers even more money thanks to depreciation. The best part is that RAV4 models tend to last for at least 200,000 miles, so there are plenty of used models that can last for several years after being purchased.

While the RAV4 Hybrid is more expensive than the gas RAV4 because of its complex hybrid powertrain system, used models can still be found for amazing prices. The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is old enough to be heavily discounted.

According to Kelley Blue Book, a used 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid with under 87,000 miles has a fair purchase price of $16,786. A used RAV4 Hybrid with under 87K miles should be able to last for at least an additional seven or eight years if it’s in good condition. The average new vehicle ownership period is only 8.4 years, so a used RAV4 Hybrid could last nearly as long as the average driver keeps a new vehicle.

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid specs

A blue 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid small hybrid SUV is driving on the road.
The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid | Toyota

MotorTrend claims that the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid had an original MSRP of $28,370. The 2016 RAV4 Hybrid is available in two trims: the XLE and Limited. Both trims come standard with all-wheel drive.

It uses a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine to make 194 horsepower and 206 lb-ft of torque. The small hybrid SUV gets 34 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway. It has a 12.3-gallon gas tank. The small hybrid SUV can travel for about 393 miles on a full tank of gas.

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid comes standard with creature comforts like a leather-wrapped steering wheel. So, a used 2016 RAV4 Hybrid can provide plenty of value for the money, but should you really get one?

There are better used Toyota RAV4 Hybrids than the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

A red 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid small hybrid SUV is parked.
The 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid | Toyota
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The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid may be affordable, but there are newer model years that offer more value. The RAV4 Hybrid’s fuel economy increased dramatically for the 2019 model year jumping from 32 miles per gallon combined to 39 miles per gallon combined. The small hybrid SUV’s tank size also increased from 12.3 gallons to 14.3 gallons. So, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid gets more driving range than the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid (164 more miles, to be exact).

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has fuel system complaints registered against it on CarComplaints.com. Overall, it’s a fairly reliable SUV. Kelley Blue Book claims that a 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has a fair purchase price of $25,157 with under 55K miles. A used RAV4 with that mileage should be able to last for an additional 10 years of ownership.