The most fuel efficient SUV: The Toyota RAV4

Thinking about making the change to an SUV, but worried about your fuel efficiency taking a hit? Your concerns aren’t totally unwarranted – typically, the larger the vehicle, the fewer MPGs you’ll get from it. However, we have an Orlando Toyota SUV on the lot that’ll give you the best of both worlds – get ready to get behind the wheel of the new Toyota RAV4.

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Why is this new Toyota the most fuel efficient SUV?

The Toyota RAV4 is absolutely the most fuel-efficient SUV on our lot. It comes in both gasoline-powered and hybrid models and a new plug-in hybrid iteration that saves you even more money on fuel. Here are some basic facts:

  • The Orlando Toyota RAV4 seats up to five comfortably and still offers 37.6 cubic feet of cargo space even with all the seats up and occupied. If you fold the rear seats down, that cargo space expands to an incredible 69.8 cubic feet of cargo space.
  • It can tow up to 3,500 lbs and also offers the possibility of roof racks. Basically, what we’re saying is that you’ll have plenty of space for your gear, no matter where life takes you.

Now let’s talk about why the Orlando Toyota RAV4 is the most fuel-efficient SUV on our lot. Here’s the breakdown:

  • The gasoline-powered Toyota RAV4 gets 27/35 mpg.
  • The hybrid Toyota RAV4 gets 41/38 mpg.
  • The Toyota RAV4 Prime Plug-in gets 40/36 mpg and also offers 42 miles of all-electric driving (where you’re solely running on electric power and not using any gasoline at all) for 94 mpge.

How does it manage it? While spacious, the Toyota RAV4 is still more compact than larger SUVs and thus, has a lower curb weight and better fuel efficiency. This also means it’s easier to maneuver and park, especially if you’re driving in the city.

And luckily for you, it comes in a ton of models.

  • The gasoline-powered Toyota RAV4 offers eight models including special options like TRD Off-Road and Adventure.
  • The hybrid Toyota RAV4 offers seven models, including a special Woodland Edition.
  • The Toyota RAV4 Prime Plug-in Hybrid comes in two models – SE and XSE, both of which are incredibly sporty.

If you want to take a test drive in the most fuel-efficient SUV at our Orlando Toyota dealership, now’s the time to make the change!

Make your current vehicle the most fuel efficient SUV you can

However, if you’re not quite ready to take the plunge and drive home a new Toyota, we get it. Here are some tips on how to make your current vehicle the most fuel efficient SUV you can:

  • Empty it out. Clear all the junk out of the trunk or cargo space and get rid of extra gear that you don’t need. More weight = less fuel efficiency.
  • Make sure you get scheduled routine maintenance as recommended. SKimping on your car care can really make your fuel efficiency take a hit, especially if your tires are underinflated.
  • Map your route before you leave the house to find the fastest way to get where you’re going (and avoid traffic, which can waste fuel).
  • Try to combine trips and run all of your errands at once instead of running them all separately.
  • Adjust your driving habits. Try to accelerate and brake smoothly and slowly, rather than slamming on the gas and brakes.

Have questions? Ready to check out our most fuel efficient SUV on the lot? Call us today – Toyota of Orlando is open seven days a week at (407) 298-4500. We’re located just off I-4 near the Millenia Mall at 3575 Vineland Road.