Toyota Reveals New Powerful RAV4 Model
When you think of the RAV4, ‘performance’ may not come to mind. ‘Utility,’ sure. ‘Reliable,’ definitely. But ‘performance?’ Are you sure you’re not thinking about the Supra? Nope, we’re talking the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime today. Let’s get into it.
Here are the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime specs.
2021 RAV4 Prime Performance
The 2021 RAV4 Prime sports a 2.5L 4-cylinder 302-hp engine coupled with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain. The battery can power the RAV4 Prime by itself for 39 miles before switching to its combustion engine counterpart. Thanks to the battery, the RAV4 Prime reaches an EPA-estimate 90 mpg-e. It reaches these incredible numbers through the Predictive Efficient Drive system that adapts to driver tendencies and behaviors in order to optimize hybrid charging and discharging actions. That hybrid drivetrain also helps it do 0-60 mph in a class-defining 5.8 seconds. The Prime also has the Toyota advanced Electronic On-Demand AWD system featured in the 2020 RAV4 Hybrid. All this culminates in the fastest, most powerful, and most fuel-efficient RAV4 ever.
Upgraded Tech and Features
Toyota is known for safety, and the 2021 RAV4 Prime is no exception to that rule. Both the new SE and XSE trims come standard with the second-iteration Toyota Safety Sense (TSS 2.0) suite. That includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, full-speed range dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert with lane keep assist, automatic high beams, lane tracing assist, and road sign assist. Driver’s can also expect blind spot monitoring and a touchscreen display with Amazon Alexa, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay compatibility. There are many, many more new features that we can’t fit here.
Want to see what the Toyota RAV4 lineup has to offer? We’d be happy to chat. Also, check out our model research if you’d like to learn more about current models and how they stack up against the competition.