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The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime will be available in the summer of 2020. The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime will be available in the summer of 2020. Photo courtesy of Toyota

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime, with boosts in power and speed over past RAV4 models, is coming to dealerships this summer, with a starting MSRP of $38,100. The RAV4’s first-ever plug-in model offers up to 302 horsepower, and 0-60 in 5.7 seconds, which makes it the quickest four-door model in the Toyota lineup. 

The RAV4 Prime also boasts 42 miles on battery alone on a single charge and 94 combined MPGe. It also offers standard Electronic On-Demand AWD. First revealed at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2021 RAV4 Prime will be available in SE and XSE grades, both emphasizing athletic on-road performance and premium comfort and style.


SE Grade 

The SE flaunts features 18-inch painted and machined alloy wheels and an exclusive front grille design with a front lower spoiler. Piano black exterior accents and a painted grille/diffuser complete the premium look. The SE’s standard equipment includes:

  • Heated front seats
  • 8-way power driver’s seat with lumbar adjustment
  • 7-in. Multi-Information Display
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob with red stitching
  • Power Back Door
  • Audio with 8-in. touchscreen and Amazon Alexa integration, as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility
  • 3 kW on-board charger

XSE Grade
As on the current RAV4 Hybrid XSE, the Prime version (starting MSRP of $41,425) of this grade also offers a two-tone exterior paint scheme pairing a black roof with select colors, including the new-to-RAV4 Supersonic Red. Other standard features include:

  • Exclusive 19-in. two-tone alloy wheels, the largest ever offered on a hybrid RAV4
  • Vertical LED accent lights
  • Paddle shifters
  • Moonroof
  • SofTex®-trimmed seat surfaces
  • Qi-wireless phone charger
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink universal transceiver
  • Audio Plus with 9-in. touchscreen

The standard Audio Plus system comes with a 9-in. touch-screen, the largest ever offered on a RAV4. There is also an available Premium Audio multimedia system that includes Dynamic Navigation (3-year trial included) and JBL speaker system.

Safety
All Toyota RAV4 models come equipped with standard Toyota Safety Sense (TSS 2.0), which groups a long roster of active-safety technologies and capabilities:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD)
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA)
  • Automatic High Beam (AHB)
  • Lane Tracing Assist (LTA)
  • Road Sign Assist (RSA)

The XSE Premium Package adds Rear Cross Traffic Braking (RCTB) and Front and Rear Parking Assist with Automated Braking (PA w/AB).

Matt M. Myftiu

Matt Myftiu has been a journalist for two decades with a focus on technology, NASCAR and autos.

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