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WILL TOYOTA HYBRID SUV BEST FORD?

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Published on Fri, Mar 5, 2010

By: The LACar Editorial Staff

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The FT-CH concept shows Toyota's future design direction Will Toyota beat the Ford Escape Hybrid in MPG? Toyota has finally announced plans to release a hybrid version of the RAV4. The larger Highlander Hybrid gets 27 MPG city and 25 MPG highway, so it is assumed the smaller RAV4 will get over 30 MPG. But the question is, how much over 30 MPG? The Ford Escape Hybrid currently holds the best fuel economy numbers for its size class at 34 MPG highway and 31 city. The RAV4 Hybrid will be available in spring 2012. If it's top in MPG, it could be a real shot in the arm for recall-plagued Toyota. Ailis Aaron Wolf Hybrid Owners of America

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