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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid crossover SUV will cost $39,220 to start

The quickest Toyota RAV4 SUV will also be the most expensive—at least initially.

That’s according to Toyota, which announced Friday that the 2021 RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid crossover will cost at least $39,220 when it goes on sale around the end of June or early July.

The 302-horsepower plug-in hybrid crossover that can sprint from 0-60 mph in less than six seconds can also be less expensive in some states than the RAV4 Hybrid, which costs at least $29,470 for a 2020 version.

The $39,220 price tag includes mandatory destination charges but doesn’t include any applicable state or federal tax

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2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid starts at $28,725, cheaper than Camry Hybrid

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid costs $28,725 in base Blue trim and reaches $36,275 in top Limited trim, the brand announced on Wednesday. The mid-size hybrid sedan is more expensive than the $26,575 Honda Accord Hybrid but cheaper than the $29,385 Toyota Camry Hybrid. 

The 2020 Sonata Hybrid ekes out a bit more highway fuel economy than the Camry Hybrid, with an EPA-rated 50 mpg city, 54 highway, 52 combined. The Camry Hybrid is rated at 51/53/52 mpg, while the Accord Hybrid has ratings of 48/47/48 mpg. The Sonata Hybrid SEL and Limited variants get 45/51/47 mpg, just as SE

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Hybrid power, all-wheel drive, coming this year

At least in some ways, it feels like 2010 all over again.

The 2021 Toyota Venza crossover SUV and 2021 Toyota Sienna minivan were revealed Monday as mostly hybrid, all-wheel drive family vehicles. After a long absence and previous incarnation as a wagon, the Venza is reborn as a crossover SUV. 

The new Venza is still spacious, comfortable, and sized a bit larger than the RAV4, but it’s more aligned with the company’s three-row Highlander crossover. The Venza’s shapes are more organic and flowing, which is a contrast to the macho RAV4. The Venza is powered exclusively by a hybrid

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2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid makes family life easier

The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited requires an open plug and an open mind. That is the main difference for owners between the gas-only Pacifica minivan—or any other three-row family vehicle—and the Pacifica Hybrid. The other difference is owners won’t need to plan a stop at the gas station in their weekly list of errands, even if they forget to plug it in the garage. 

Now in its fourth year, the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid features minor cosmetic upgrades compared to last year, including a new Red S appearance package that paints the upholstery red instead of black. My tester

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