Toyota has been a pioneer for the hybrid vehicle industry since they launched the Prius in the United States nearly 20 years ago. Now, Toyota continues to pave the way with new plug-in hybrids and alternative-fuel vehicles. They’ve recently announced their next addition to their hybrid lineup: the 2021 RAV4 Prime! The 2021 RAV4 Prime will be the most powerful and quickest RAV4 ever. We at Steve Landers Toyota NWA can’t wait for the RAV4 Prime to arrive in late summer. Here’s what 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’s changing the perception of hybrid vehicles! When you think of an electric or hybrid vehicle, “power” probably isn’t the first word that comes to mind. The 2021 RAV4 Prime is changing the perception of hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles with a hearty 302 horsepower and the ability to go from zero to 60 in just 5.7 seconds. That’s not just fast for a hybrid – that’s fast for any vehicle, and it makes the RAV4 Prime the fastest four-door Toyota model. 


We know you’re wondering: what is the electric driving range of the 2021 RAV4 Prime? 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, and a manufacturer-estimated 94 MPGe. This thing is the ultimate combination of speed, power and efficiency!



Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive


Equipped with standard Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive, drivers can feel secure on or off the pavement! This AWD system utilizes a separate rear-mounted electric motor to power the rear wheels when needed,  reducing understeer during cornering and enhancing hill-climbing performance for enhanced steering stability. It also removes power when needed, too. If you get stuck while off-road, you can select “Trail” mode. This driving mode applies the brakes to the spinning wheel and powers the wheel with the most traction so you can get out of sticky situations, no towing or pushing required. 


A New Bold Look


The new sporty SE trim level was made with performance-driven drivers in mind. 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. 


We can’t wait for the new 2021 RAV4 Prime, and we know you’re itching the get behind the wheel, too. To learn more, read the press release from Toyota and follow along on our blog and social media. We’ll let you know when we get one in our showroom at Steve Landers Toyota NWA! 


Read the 2021 RAV4 Prime press release

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