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Toyota produces several fuel-efficient SUVs. The brand is a pioneer in hybrid tech, and some of its most popular nameplates have great gas mileage. How much does it cost to refuel Toyota’s most fuel-efficient SUV model?

How much does it cost to refuel a Toyota RAV4 Prime?

The front left side of a red 2023 Toyota RAV4 Prime.
The 2023 Toyota RAV4 Prime | Toyota

The Toyota RAV4 Prime is the most fuel-efficient Toyota SUV. It gets 94 MPGe (miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent). The small plug-in hybrid SUV has a 14.5-gallon gas tank. It can travel for close to 600 miles on a full tank of gas with the help of its electric-only driving range. The 2023 RAV4 Prime can travel for 42 miles on just electricity when it’s fully charged. The question is, how much does it cost to fill up a Toyota RAV4 Prime?

As of March 23rd, the national average gas price is $3.43. It costs an average of $49.74 to refuel the RAV4 Prime’s tank in America today. It can cost as high as $69.89 to refuel in states like California and as low as $43.21 to refuel in states like Mississippi.

The cost of recharging the RAV4 Prime’s 18.1 kWh battery varies, but it should be extremely affordable given the current cost of EV charging and the PHEV’s limited range. So, most RAV4 Prime drivers can expect to pay under $60 for a refueled and recharged RAV4 Prime that’s able to travel around 600 miles. Not too shabby at all.

The RAV4 Prime’s fuel economy is impressive, but there’s so much more to the small plug-in hybrid SUV. It also happens to be incredibly quick. MotorTrend has even called the PHEV ” Toyota’s best hybrid ever.”

How fast is the Toyota RAV4 Prime?

A red 2023 Toyota RAV4 Prime small plug-in hybrid SUV is driving on the road.
The 2023 Toyota RAV4 Prime | Toyota

The Toyota RAV4 Prime is the quickest SUV in the Japanese automaker’s lineup. It can go from 0-60 miles per hour in just 5.7 seconds. The small SUV is insanely quick for a vehicle of its size. It uses a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and two electric motors to make 302 horsepower. That’s 99 more horses than the gas RAV4, thanks to the RAV4 Prime’s electric motors.

The 2023 Toyota RAV4 Prime’s powertrain packs a punch. It’s one of the quickest SUVs on the market, which is why the demand for the small SUV is so high.

Why is it so hard to get a 2023 Toyota RAV4 Prime?

News of the RAV4 Prime’s incredible acceleration has spread. Plenty of Toyota fans want to get their hands on the small plug-in hybrid SUV because of its incredible power and fuel economy. The RAV4 Prime is by far the most exciting version of the RAV4 yet.

The problem is there just aren’t enough RAV4 Prime models to go around. Some consumers have experienced extreme markups as well. Toyota has created a small plug-in hybrid SUV with incredible potential. To fulfill that potential, Toyota will have to produce enough models for the PHEV to become ubiquitous. It’s getting a much warmer reception than the Toyota bZ4X battery-electric SUV. Toyota should capitalize on the RAV4 Prime’s success and keep ’em comin’.


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