Comparison - Volvo XC60 T8 R-Design Hybrid 2018 - vs - Toyota RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid 2021

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Average Price: 
56,200
Updated: 
02 Feb 2018
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Updated: 
15 Sep 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
no
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Ice White
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Crystal White Metallic
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Bright Silver Metallic
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Osmium Grey Metallic
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Onyx Black Metallic
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Bursting Blue Metallic
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Fusion Red Metallic
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Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

From the B-pillar forward, the XC60 could be mistaken for the bigger SUV. The upright fascia houses a similar grille, flanked by high-mounted headlights adorned with Volvo’s Thor’s Hammer sideways-T LED light graphic. The transverse-engine XC60 self-consciously sucks in its front overhang, and the hood traces a relatively straight line to the base of the windshield.

Pros
Classy looks inside and out,
roomier rear seat,
improved handling,
lots of standard equipment.

Cons
Nervous steering,
no front-drive model at launch.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Volvo XC60 ranked #7 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Volvo XC60 has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 17 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Impressive list of standard and available safety features
Smooth, comfortable ride
Outstanding towing rating
Generous overall cargo area

Cons
Enthusiast drivers should look elsewhere
Low predicted reliability

By: 
usnews.com

With the new 2018 XC60, Volvo has cached all the XC90’s good data, and trimmed some fat from its code.

Pros
Superlative safety equipment
Interior is achingly on-trend
Eager turbo-4 performance
Excellent packaging
Plug-in hybrid option

Cons
Exterior’s a little me-too
Lifeless steering in most modes
Hefty in most editions

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's #2 ranking is based on its score within the Hybrid and Electric SUVs category. It is the winner of our 2021 Best Hybrid and Electric SUV for the Money award and a finalist for our 2021 Best Hybrid and Electric SUV for Families award. Currently the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has a score of 8.0 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 23 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Energetic powertrain
Great gas mileage
Spacious, handsome cabin
Plenty of standard features
Ample cargo space

Cons
Road noise permeates the cabin

By: 
usnews.com

The Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid (PHEV) has an impressive all-electric range and low emissions, but the extremely high list price limits its appeal for private buyers and company car buyers alike. The regular front-wheel drive RAV4 hybrid is the sweet spot in the range. It’s fairly ordinary to drive, but strong resale values, astounding economy and a fantastic reliability record make it a tempting option in the large SUV category.

Pros
Exceedingly frugal
Regular hybrid has slow predicted depreciation
Strong reliability record

Cons
Terrible infotainment system
Rivals are better to drive
No seven-seat option

By: 
whatcar.com

The standard RAV4 Hybrid receives a new mid-range XLE Premium trim for 2021, but the big news this year is the introduction of the plug-in hybrid RAV4 Prime models. The RAV4 Prime is the most powerful RAV4 offered with a total of 302 horsepower between its gas engine and electric motors; it also offers a claimed 42 miles of electric-only driving per charge.

Pros
Strong acceleration,
driver-assistance tech is standard,
roomy cabin.

Cons
Prices start above $30,000,
uninvolving handling,
most desirable features quickly increase the price.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
Torque: 
472ft-lbs
at 2 200rpm
Horsepower: 
400hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
no
Door Pockets: 
yes
no
Cupholders: 
yes
no
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
no
Power Steering: 
yes
no
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
no
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
no
Rear View Camera: 
yes
no
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Adaptive Cruise Control
Keyless Ignition
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
184.60in
Width: 
78.70in
Height: 
65.30in
Ground Clearance: 
8.50in
Wheel Base: 
112.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.00
Rear Head Room: 
38.00
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
Front Hip Room: 
56.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.20in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
63.30cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4638.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
no
Clock: 
yes
no
Trip computer: 
yes
no
Techometer: 
yes
no
Compass: 
no
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
no
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
no
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Premium Leather/Sueded Microfiber
Sport Front Seats
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Keyless Ignition
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
no
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
330 Watts Stereo Output
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
no
Wheel size: 
19
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
no
Front head airbags: 
yes
no
Rear head airbags: 
yes
no
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
no
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
no
Traction control: 
yes
no
Child seat anchors: 
yes
no
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
no
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
no
Daytime running lights: 
yes
no
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
no
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
no
Rear headrests: 
yes
no
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
no
More Safety Features: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Turn Signal Mirrors
LED Headlamp
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Advanced Package
Vision Package
Convenience Package
Exterior Options: 
21" R-Design Wheels
Interior Options: 
Bowers & Wilkins Premium Sound
Heated Front Seats & Heated Steering Wheel

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black
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