There’s a lot to like about an electric vehicle. EVs have no tailpipe emissions and near-silent acceleration, and you can charge them affordably at home. The trouble is, if you need to drive it farther than its range will allow, recharging is slower and more complicated than refueling a gasoline car.
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (called PHEVs) split the difference. You can still drive them around gas-free on short trips, but once that range is used up, you can go as far as gasoline will take you. And since these are hybrids, each gallon goes pretty far. One of America’s favorite PHEVs is the 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime, part of the best-selling RAV4 compact crossover lineup. It now faces a new rival: the 2022 Hyundai Tucson PHEV. We’ve tested both plug-in SUVs to see compare them in eight categories and name an overall winner. Keep reading to learn which one we chose and which one sounds like the better choice for you.