Nearly 20 years ago, Toyota launched the hybrid vehicle market in the United States with the first-generation Toyota Prius. Now, Toyota is a clear leader in hybrid vehicles, and they’re expanding their offering with the new 2021 RAV4 Prime! The 2021 RAV4 Prime will be the most powerful and quickest RAV4 ever. We at Steve Landers Toyota can’t wait for the RAV4 Prime to arrive in late summer. Read on to learn everything we know about this new plug-in hybrid! 


Read the 2021 RAV4 Prime press release


Power and Efficiency


The 2021 RAV4 Prime is the first-ever plug-in RAV4, and it is changing the perception of hybrid vehicles! This eco-friendly powerhouse boasts up to 302 horsepower and has the ability to go from zero to 60 in just 5.7 seconds, making it the fastest four-door Toyota model. As for its electric driving range? The RAV4 Prime can drive up to 42 miles on a fully-charged battery, the highest EV driving range of any plug-in hybrid SUV on the market. That driving range allows it to have a manufacturer-estimated 94 combined MPGe so you can spend less money on fuel and more on the adventures that await. 


All-Wheel Drive Capability


Drivers can feel confident on and off the pavement with standard Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive. The RAV4 Prime has a separate rear-mounted electric motor that powers the rear wheels when needed. The system reduces understeer during cornering, and enhances hill-climbing performance for enhanced steering stability. Drivers can also switch to “Trail” mode when stuck off road, with the system braking the spinning wheel and sending torque to the  wheel with the most traction. 


Sporty and Sophisticated


The new RAV4 Prime was designed with the performance driver in mind. Thus, the new sporty SE trim level was made. Featuring 18-inch painted and machined alloy wheels, an exclusive front grille and piano black exterior accents, this trim level flaunts a sporty and sophisticated style that compliments its performance capabilities. Standard equipment on the SE includes: 

  • Heated front seats
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob with red stitching
  • Power back door
  • Eight-inch touchscreen with Amazon Alexa integration, Android Auto and Apple Carplay 
  • 3 kilowatt onboard charger
  • And more!

Standard on all RAV4 models is Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, a comprehensive suite of safety systems like Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering 

Assist and Road Sign Assist. 



Are you ready for the new 2021 RAV4 Prime? We can’t wait until this powerful new PHEV arrives at Steve Landers Toyota in LIttle Rock. To learn more about the 2021 RAV4 Prime, read the press release from Toyota and stay tuned on our blog and social media! We’ll make sure you’re the first to know when we have the RAV4 Prime in our showroom!


Read the 2021 RAV4 Prime press release

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