CARS.COM — The words “SUV” and “fuel economy” don’t usually go together, but many compact SUVs are no slouch when it comes to getting good mileage, and lately, automakers have been upping the ante by adding hybrid versions to their lineups. One of the latest to enter the fray is the Toyota RAV4. The RAV4 Hybrid model is EPA-rated at 34/30/32 mpg city/highway/combined — higher than the rating for the gas-only Limited all-wheel-drive model that we tested, at 22/28/24 mpg.
How do the two compact crossovers compare in terms of real-world driving? We hit the road to find out.