The Toyota RAV4, which helped pioneer the compact SUV segment when it launched back in 1996, continues to lead the way with the introduction of the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime. Combining the high-level utility, fun-to-drive nature, and off-road capabilities of the standard RAV4 model with an ultra-efficient plug-in hybrid system, the RAV4 Prime is an excellent choice for eco-minded compact SUV shoppers.
The all-new 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime will be released in Summer 2020. It will be offered in two trims: SE and XSE. Pricing for the 2021 RAV4 Prime will be announced closer to the launch date.
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Ultra-Efficient Plug-In Hybrid System in the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime
The plug-in hybrid system in the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime combines a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with two electric motors, with an estimated fuel economy of 90 MPGe. This makes the RAV4 Prime the most efficient RAV4 ever built. Also, the RAV4 Prime is able to drive on electric-only power for up to an estimated 39 miles. This is the highest electric-only range for the plug-in hybrid SUV segment.
Impressive Power and Acceleration of the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime
You may not think of hybrid vehicles as being standout models on the performance front — but the RAV4 Prime shatters this perception. Its plug-in hybrid system delivers a total system output of 302 horsepower. The RAV4 Prime achieves the zero to 60 mph sprint in only 5.8 seconds.
Advanced Technologies in the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime
The 2021 RAV4 Prime offers a plethora of advanced technologies. This includes a Color Head-Up Display, a Multi-Information Display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, Amazon Alexa, and the JBL audio system. The RAV4 Prime also comes standard with many safety-enhancing driving assistance technologies, such as Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, and Road Sight Assist.