It’s actually 25mpg...and yep, Toyota’s selling mix is about 50% hybrids / 50% ICE - the hybrids are priced very smartly...A 2017 Rav4 has a combined 24 mpg with 176hp/172 tq......I'll take 1 mpg less for 245/270. Also on the fuelly.com, a bunch of the Rav4's were hybrids that figured in the average.I am hardly an anomaly....Fuelly:Hellboy........I'm calling BS on your 15 mpg in the Escape. We have the same vehicle and typically average 24.6 on a back road commute and weekend errand runs. Other than pulling a 28 foot Grady White I don't know how you could get that kind of mileage. Also, the last Rav4 maxed at 30 mpg non hybrid......just 2 years ago........with way less horsepower. I'm sure the new Escape will be very competitive......still with considerably more horsepower.
The average mpg for the Escape is 21mpg, so consider yourself lucky that you can beat the 23mpg EPA for this engine.
Agreed the previous RAV4 was a total different ball game, but still had some really good mpgs...just look at the average - 28mpg:
I'm not surprised we beat the avg a little with our Escape......really very little city driving.
And there you have it...very little city driving - my drive is 80% city...add in some cold weather and the Escape drinks as much as my buddy’s truck - F150 2.7T