Rolling into Toyota showrooms later this summer, the exciting new RAV4 Prime promises to be the most powerful and quickest model in the nameplate's existence. The RAV4 Prime builds off the RAV4 Hybrid's success by introducing the model's first plug-in hybrid version for the 2021 model year.

Power and Efficiency

The RAV4 Prime uses a specially tuned version of the 2.5-liter four-cylinder Atkinson-cycle engine found in the RAV4 Hybrid. The engine alone generates a lively 176 horsepower, but when combined with the RAV4 Prime's electric motors, total system output rises to 302 horsepower. With a projected 0-60 mph time of just 5.7 seconds, that would make the RAV4 Prime the quickest four-door model in Toyota's lineup.

Of course, the RAV4 Prime is more than just a top performer. Hybrid shoppers are looking for improved fuel-efficiency, and the RAV4 Prime more than delivers. Fitted with a larger lithium-ion battery, the RAV4 Prime boasts a manufacturer-estimated electric-only range of 42 miles, which would be the highest range of any plug-in hybrid model currently on the market. When blending gas and electric mileage, the RAV4 Prime achieves a manufacturer-estimated 94 combined MPGe

Standard Electronic On-Demand AWD

All RAV4 Prime models will come standard with an intelligent all-wheel-drive system that enhances traction and handling while maintaining impressive fuel efficiency. The Electronic On-Demand AWD system features a separate rear-mounted electric motor that engages automatically when needed, including in startup acceleration and reduced-traction situations.

Standard Technologies

As with most Toyota models, the RAV4 Prime will feature a full suite of Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 driver-assistance technologies as standard equipment, including:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Automatic High Beam
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Road Sign Assist

Contact Toyota of Rockwall

We at Toyota of Rockwall are certainly excited to add the Toyota RAV4 Prime to our new Toyota inventory. For more information, including pre-order and financing options, feel free to contact us at your convenience. We'll be happy to assist you.

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