Since arriving in America 22 years ago, the Toyota RAV4 has distinguished itself year after year as a fun, reliable, flexible, family-favorite SUV. The 2021 RAV4 might be the best RAV4 yet! The latest proof of that? The 2021 Toyota RAV4 managed to win not just one 2021 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards.

How can a single model win a Kelley Blue Book Award twice? The 2021 Toyota RAV4 and the 2021 RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid, of course, with the gasoline-powered RAV4 winning in the compact SUV class, while the RAV4 Prime won the plug-in vehicle category, besting models from many of the world's most prestigious makers.

To choose the 2021 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards, the editors of vehicle valuation site Kelley Blue Book evaluated more than 300 2021 vehicle models, judging each on a number of factors including vehicle pricing, depreciation, insurance cost, fuel, taxes, the cost-to-own for five years and more.

Using those criteria, the Kelley editors narrowed the choices down to 16 popular vehicle categories. Those categories included best buy for a compact SUV and best buy for plug-in vehicles, which were won by the 2021 RAV4 and the 2021 RAV4 Prime, respectively.

 

It's easy to see why both gasoline and hybrid models of the 2021 RAV4 caught the judges' eye. With benchmark reliability, the RAV4 needs much less repair and maintenance than most comparably priced models. It also helped, no doubt, that the 2021 RAV4 Prime, the first-ever RAV4 hybrid model, packs a walloping 302 horsepower and the ability to rocket from 0 to 60 in just 5.7 seconds, making it the quickest four-door in the current Toyota lineup. That it can show off performance like that while delivering an EPA-estimated 94 mpg when using battery and hybrid power is icing on a very quick cake.

We love putting families in the Toyota RAV4 here at Landers Toyota of NWA, because we know they're driving off in one of the safest, most reliable and most fun SUVs on the market. Looking for a compact SUV that will give you less grief and more grins? Then stop in today and test drive the 2021 RAV4 or the new 2021 RAV4 Hybrid, and see what you've been missing, at Landers Toyota of NWA! 

 
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