The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime, which is a plug-in hybrid and the fastest version of the popular model, arrives at U.S. dealerships this summer, starts below $40,000.
First unveiled at the LA Auto Show in November 2019, now it joins to hybrid and gasoline RAV4s in the model’s lineup.
The vehicle covers 42 miles in the battery-only mode. The power generated by a 2.5-liter inline-four engine achieves 302 hp in combination with two electric motors.
Acceleration from zero to 60 mph in just 5.7 second makes this modification the quickest RAV4 presently.
The RAV4 Prime offers standard all-wheel drive thanks to a rear-mounted electric motor. The estimated fuel economy rates 94 MPGe.
The starting price is $39,220 for the SE base trim with 18-inch wheels and a 7.0-inch touchscreen inside.
The pricier XSE trim level offers 19-inch wheels, a 9.0-inch display, paddle shifters, wireless smartphone charging. The both come with Toyota’s Safety Sense (TSS 2.0) driver-assist package.
Like for all latest Toyota hybrid models, the 2021 RAV4 Prime comes with a longer battery warranty, namely, protection for 10 years or 150,000 miles. For comparison: it was 8 years or 100,000 miles for 2019 vehicles.