Toyota continues to expand the latest generation RAV4 with the introduction of new versions like the RAV4 Off-Road, but this latest version might be the most significant yet. Toyota already offers a RAV4 Hybrid, but now it’s upping the ante even more with the introduction of the first ever RAV4 plug-in hybrid, called the RAV4 Prime.
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime is powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain that generates a combined 302 horsepower, which gives it a 0-60 mph time of only 5.8 seconds, which is the second quickest acceleration time in the Toyota lineup. The RAV4 Prime features the same version of electronic all-wheel drive system as the RAV4 Hybrid. The powertrain can also move the RAV4 down the road in EV mode for up to 39 miles, which is the highest EV range of any PHEV SUV on the market. The RAV4 Prime also has an estimated 90 combined MPGe rating.
When the RAV4 Prime arrives it will be offered in two trim levels: SE and XSE. The RAV4 Prime SE comes standard with heated front seats, 8-way power driver’s seat with lumbar adjustment, 7-in. Multi-Information Display, Blind Spot Monitor, a leather steering wheel and shift knob with red stitching, power liftgate, and 8-in. touch-screen audio system with and Amazon Alexa, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime will arrive in the summer of 2020.