2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: Review

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CVT Efficiency
The latest Toyota hybrid system in the RAV4 Hybrid provides plenty of power for everyday driving and it’s reasonably quick. We still prefer a more traditional step-gear transmission over a CVT for more even engine response, but the RAV4 Hybrid’s CVT is only noticeable under hard acceleration, and that is definitely made up for by the Hybrid’s increased fuel efficiency. Most drivers in the compact SUV category seeking a hybrid likely won’t notice any difference.

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