The Toyota RAV4 is the Most Fuel Efficient SUV

April 27th, 2018 by

Ask any car owner what they dislike about their car. In nearly every case, you’ll hear that they don’t think it’s as good on fuel as they expected. No one likes putting gas in the tank, but it’s a necessity when you own a car (excluding electric vehicles, of course). And while you don’t have to like how much fuel you burn, there’s something you can do about it. It’s the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, and it’s been named the Most Fuel Efficient SUV for 2018 by Consumer Reports.

Wondering what the ratings are all about? It’s easy. Any SUV qualifies for the awards, excluding only electric models. Consumer Reports takes real-life conditions into account and tests each model on their own. It’s a blend of highway and city driving, and it’s not the base-level model either. You’ll find the most common trims compared so you can get a true idea of which one is best. For the 2018 model year, the most fuel efficient SUV is the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

Consumer Reports’ Most Fuel Efficient SUV: Toyota RAV4

Make no mistake – the Toyota RAV4 doesn’t get this popular by being another boring, fuel-sipping SUV that can’t do anything. It’s an extremely capable, fun to drive vehicle.

  • The gas-only version has a 176-hp 2.5-liter 4-Cylinder DOHC 16-Valve with Dual VVT-i that brings a smile to your face. Not only that, but it achieves an impressive 24mpg in real-life Consumer Reports testing. That’s including an AWD system that can push through any inclement weather while carrying five people and up to 38.4 cubic feet of cargo.
  • The 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is better yet in almost everything. The 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder DOHC 16-Valve with VVT-i hybrid powertrain makes a combined 194hp. Yet, the Consumer Reports testing achieved an amazing 31mpg in on-road fuel efficiency. It’s paired with Electric On Demand AWD with Intelligence to handle any type of road surface easily. Plus, there’s still cargo space for over 35 cubic feet of your stuff.


It comes directly from a reliable third-party source. Consumer Reports calls the 2018 Toyota RAV4 the Most Fuel Efficient SUV for 2018. See it in person at Jay Wolfe Toyota in Kansas City.

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