2021 Toyota RAV4 Cruiser Hybrid AWD v MG HS Plug-In Hybrid Essence Comparison

Will your next electrified mid-size SUV be a proven regular hybrid or one of the new plug-ins?

Series/parallel or plug-in?

The Toyota RAV4 has form for selling in larger volumes with a hybrid powertrain than with a conventional engine.

It has become a standard bearer for Toyota’s series/parallel (Hybrid Synergy Drive) system in the real world.

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2022 Toyota RAV4 update: First official photos, here early 2022
2022 Toyota RAV4

Toyota's top-selling SUV gets an update, with new LED headlights and fog lights, additional features, and a new variant for Read more

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Corvette Stingray Top List of Cars That Cost More Used Than New
Toyota RAV4

Demand has been skyrocketing, and the result is a used-car market where you can pay more for last year's model Read more

Mazda CX-5 2022 review
Mazda CX-5 2022

It's a mid-size SUV that competes with cars like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. I test drove the Maxx Read more

Kia Sportage Hybrid revealed
Kia Sportage Hybrid

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid rival emerges overseas but not due in Oz until after new Sportage launches The new Kia Sportage Read more

Tested: 2021 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road Trades On-Road Manners for Off-Road Chops
2021 Toyota RAV4 TRD

The TRD Off-Road trim brings knobby tires, rugged outdoor looks, and a retuned suspension to Toyota's bestselling crossover. For the Read more

12 of Australia’s top-selling mid-size SUVs Comparison : Best Mid-Size SUV 2021
Mid-Size SUV 2021

Medium SUVs are the most popular new-vehicle type and these are the top 12 contenders, so which one is best? Read more

Next-gen Kia Sportage revealed
Next-gen Kia Sportage revealed

High-tech interior and sleek exterior for Kia’s all-new Toyota RAV4 rival – and hybrids are on the horizon First official Read more

2022 Hyundai Tucson First Drive Review: The Edge Of Glory
2022 Hyundai Tucson PHEV Revealed, Offers 32-Mile Electric Range

I love a surprise in almost any form, be it a birthday party, an onion ring in a basket of Read more

Toyota RAV4 Rugged X takes shape
Toyota RAV4 Rugged X takes shape

Is Australia’s most popular SUV about to get a tough off-road Rugged X or GR model? One of the toughest Read more

New Haval H6 tech specs will turn heads
New Haval H6 tech specs will turn heads

Chinese brand’s Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5 rival coming in second quarter with loads of tech GWM Australia has confirmed Read more

Nearly 2 Million Toyota RAV4s Are Under Investigation Over Fire Risk
New Zealand sets world’s toughest CO2 target

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary evaluation investigation into the 2013 through 2018 Toyota RAV4 because Read more

2021 Toyota Venza Limited Review
2021 Toyota Venza Limited Review

The 2021 Toyota Venza is essentially just a nicer Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. It rides atop the same modular platform, uses Read more