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You want a plug-in hybrid SUV, but you aren’t sure which one you should buy. It’s kind of overwhelming, between all the New hybrid and electric SUVs on the market. Kelley Blue Book makes it easier by evaluating all of them, and awarding the best one with its Best Buy award. This year, the 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime is the Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle Best Buy of 2022. What makes it so great?

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The 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime is a plug-in hybrid SUV

The 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle is a hybrid SUV that you can plug in to charge. It can make 302 hp and go 40 mpg, which makes it an attractive choice for those who drive a lot and don’t want to rely solely on fuel or electricity. It can go up to 600 miles on a combination of electricity and gas, making it a dream for a road trip. Kelley Blue Book also loves how roomy and quiet it is.

The RAV4 Prime PHEV comes standard with a lot of important safety features like blind-spot monitoring, cruise control, and pre-collision detection with pedestrian and cyclist detection (not all do). It also has automatic high beams, lane-changing assist, and lane-departure warning.

Can you plug a RAV4 Prime into a regular outlet?

Yes, you can use a regular household outlet to charge your 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime PHEV. It will take about twelve hours if you charge it that way. That’s not a big deal if you’ll be plugging it in at the end of the day and letting it charge overnight. If you’d like to charge your RAV4 Prime a little bit faster, you can use a 240-volt charger. Then it will take you just four hours to charge your SUV. If you drive less than 40 miles per day – or even if you drive more, but it’s broken up with trips at home – there’s a good chance you would rarely have to rely on fuel.

There’s a 10-year battery warranty on the 2022 RAV4 Prime PHEV, or 150,000 miles. Considering that the Toyota RAV4 Prime is already a reliable vehicle, you’ll have added peace of mind if you do buy this hybrid SUV.

How much will the RAV4 Prime PHEV cost?

The 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle starts at under $39,800. On top of that, it’s eligible for the $7,500 federal tax credit. It may also be eligible for state or local incentives, meaning the RAV4 Prime Hybrid could be a seriously affordable hybrid SUV. In addition, you’ll save money on gas, which is an added bonus.

You’ll also get an updated infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen that is compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa. The 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime PHEV also has heated front seats and four USB ports.

It’s no wonder that the 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle is Kelley Blue Book’s Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle Best Buy with its incredible mileage, reliability, and safety features. And with the added incentives, it’s an affordable choice, too.


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