The Toyota RAV4 has long been a favorite of drivers with its compact style that offers city-friendly fuel efficiency and adventure-friendly rugged utility. Toyota understands how great an automobile they have with the RAV4 name and style, so it’s no surprise that over the years the lineup has been expanded to include a hybrid model, and now, a plug-in hybrid variation called the RAV4 Prime. The primary difference between the RAV4 and the RAV4 Prime is its powertrain, with the RAV4 Prime being capable of using hybrid energy or even just electric energy alone to drive. Take a look at this 2021 Toyota RAV4 vs 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime comparison to learn more.
2021 Toyota RAV4
2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime
|203 HP||Base Horsepower||302 Combined Net HP|
|27 / 35 / 30 MPG||Base Fuel Economy (City / Hwy / Combined)|
40 / 36 / 38 MPG (Hybrid Mode)
94 Combined MPGe (Electric Power)
|FWD or AWD||Drivetrain||Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive|
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 gasoline model is offered in six trims: LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Adventure, TRD Off-Road, and Limited. The RAV4 Prime, on the other hand, offers two trims: Prime SE and Prime XSE. Front-wheel drive (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) drivetrains are available throughout the RAV4 lineup, but the RAV4 Prime gets you going with its innovative Eletronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive straight away as the only available drivetrain. The RAV4 Prime also has the distinction of being the most powerful RAV4 Toyota has made to date with its 302 combined net horsepower between the electric motors and gasoline engine. And on a full charge and using electric power only, the 2021 RAV4 Prime can drive for up to 42 miles.
Both the RAV4 and RAV4 Prime offer impressive fuel economy numbers. The biggest difference is the RAV4 Prime’s use of electric energy or hybrid fuel efficiency. Either way, you’re going to get a lot of bang for your fuel buck.
The RAV4 and RAV4 Prime both provide ample cargo space. The maximum cargo capacity for both tops out at 69.8 cubic feet. They do differ in how much cargo can fit behind the back row when the seats are upright though, with the RAV4 providing 37.6 cubic feet of room in the base LE trim and the RAV4 allowing for 33.5 cubic feet of cargo room in the back.
This mainly boils down to what kind of powertrain you want. Both being Toyota models, you can expect the same kind of top-notch technology and safety features in each vehicle, not to mention the reliability drivers have come to expect from Toyota for generations. Are you in the Enfield area and wanting to take a look in person? Contact us today!