Grrrr, still waiting for our RAV4 Prime, going off what our dealer said, we should expect to wait another 12-18 months moreOrientExpress wrote: ↑Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:07 pmWe turned in our '18 LEAF last month and bought a RAV4 Prime PHEV to replace it. It's a great compromise in that it gets 47 miles in pure EV mode which is perfect for our 95% driving and gets between 45 & 120 MPG in hybrid mode for our 5% road trips.
I also have a Taycan Cross Tursimo on order for a late 2021 delivery.
Yah good question. We liked the e-tron and it seems well done. A few things are steering us away from it.WetEV wrote: ↑Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:29 pmAny specific reason to not the e-tron?webeleafowners wrote: ↑Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:26 amIt does. And yes it would be nice to have the big battery. But the way we camp we seldom travel more than a couple hundred kilometers in a day. In B.C. there are so many places to camp and hike. If I travel 100 km in any direction from our little town I ‘ll have passed 5 amazing camping hiking areas.
jjeff wrote: ↑Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:22 pmMr. Grumpy,
I'm also skeptical about the MPGs on PHEVs but like you are willing to be enlightened. I can understand the ~40 miles of pure EV range but when we go on road trips it's often 400 miles+ without stopping, or at least no opportunity to charge along the way so I'm not sure how it's going to work. Would it be best to use the 40 EV miles up first and then run the last 360 miles in mostly all ICE miles or try and save the EV miles for later?? and risk leaving some in the battery, where we'd be able to fill the battery up once at our destination. In our case for town driving were planning on using almost all EV miles, it's just trip miles I'm not so sure of, although if I could get the 39 EPA highway ICE MPG, I'd probably be mostly happy. Not the 50mpg we get in our current Prius but not bad either for a higher more offroad capable comfortable vehicle, time will tell........
120 MPGe loldmacarthur wrote: ↑Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:41 pmMister Grumpy here will bet large bills that the RAV (or any other car of its weight, for that matter) will NEVER get 120 MPG when used beyond the EV capability. Drive, say, 200 miles, 40 on the battery and 160 on the ICE, you MAY see 60 MPG but Grumpy doubts it. And as for the RAV mileage when used for long trips: Grumpy doubts 45 but is willing to listen to real life stories. Too much finagling of numbers, let us see some actual info.....
How did the PHEV Rav4 do pulling up the mountain interstates? Did you find yourself in want of more power?
The RAV4 Prime is the second most powerful vehicle in Toyota's lineup today with about 310 combine HP. I found that it had no issue accelerating or staying with traffic on the mountain interstates. I found it amusing that I would be in the fast lane doing 75 on an uphill straight with some cheeky SUV coming up behind me doing 90 and would start a right lane pass. I would just accelerate up to a 100-110 to leave him behind.