Toyota Revs Up Lineup with New 302-horsepower RAV4 Prime
• The most powerful and fastest RAV4 ever • The most fuel efficient RAV4 ever • Projected 0-60 MPH in 5.8 seconds and estimated 90 MPG • Available in SE and XSE model grades • Available color head-up display, a RAV4 first • Premium design features • New for model year 2021 and available summer 2020
LOS ANGELES (20 Nov 2019) – The fifth generation Toyota RAV4, which is on the market in barely a year, going to more places than it has ever gone. The arrival of the first RAV4 TRD Off-Road model was announced earlier this year, and today, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota debuts a new premium, fun-to-drive RAV4 performance model with an estimated 302 horsepower, advanced four-wheel drive, sports tuned suspension and exclusive design features. It just happens to be the first RAV4 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). And then, in addition to being able to do 0-60 km / h in an estimated 5.8 seconds, which is the second fastest acceleration time in the Toyota lineup, it can run an estimated 39 miles on battery alone on a single charge, which is the highest EV range of any PHEV SUV on the market. RAV4 Prime also has a manufacturer-calculated 90 combined MPGe. Welcome to a new chapter of Toyota SUV performance.
Toyota RAV4 Prime, a 2021
Think Raster Toyota RAV4 Prime builds on the RAV4 Hybrid, which is currently the most powerful and most fuel efficient model in line with sales up 72% compared to last year and currently the best-selling hybrid car on the market. RAV4 Prime enhances both performance and efficiency, and reflects Toyota's 20+ years of driving hybrid cars. With more powerful engine generators, a newly developed high capacity lithium-ion battery and a booster converter, the 2021 RAV4 Prime gives a jump of 83 horsepower (hp) in total system power over the RAV4 Hybrid and has the most horsepower in its segment.
The resulting boost in performance is striking: Toyota is projecting 0-60 mph acceleration in 5.8 seconds, which is faster than the RAV4 Hybrid (7.8 seconds) and in a league of luxury / performance SUVs that are not comes close to this Toyota's remarkable fuel economy. And especially, RAV4 Prime uses regular-grade gasoline – just not much of it. A comparison with an older RAV4 gives a vivid illustration of the technology march. 2006-2012 The RAV4 offered an optional 269hp 3.5-liter gas V6 engine that reached 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds, which is half a second slower than the RAV4 Prime. And the model's 21 combined MPG fuel economy rating only fades by comparison.
Sporty and Sportier Toyota designed the 2021 RAV4 Prime for the performance-oriented driver, and therefore offer it in the sporty SE and XSE classes. The SE class is new to RAV4 Prime, and XSE is currently exclusive to the RAV4 Hybrid. SE flaunts its sporting attitude with the 18-in. painted and machined alloy wheels and an exclusive front grille design and lower spoiler. The piano's black exterior accents and a painted grate / diffuser complete the premium look. The SE equipment is quite extensive, with standard heated front seats, 8-way driver's seat with lumbar adjustment, 7-in. Multi-information display, Blind Spot Monitor, a steering wheel in leather and gear knob with red stitch, power lift and 8-in sound. touch screen and Amazon Alexa, as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.
The available Weather & Moonroof package lets in sun, moon and stars while keeping the cold in check with a heated steering wheel, heated outboard motor seats, and windshield wiper display, while rain-sensitive wipers make it easier.
As on the current RAV4 Hybrid XSE, the Prime version of this character differs from a two-tone exterior paint scheme that pairs a black roof with Select colors, including the striking new-to-RAV4 supersonic Red. Exclusive 19-in. The alloy wheels, the largest ever offered on a hybrid RAV4, have a unique two-tone design. Vertical LED accent lights give the XSE a distinct look, while the optional Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) with auto-leveling headlamp partially targets the beams in turns as the driver steer.
Inside, the XSE steps up the sport, luxury and technology with RAV4's first-class paddle shifters, along with the moonroof, unique SofTex synthetic leather seat surfaces, wireless smartphone charging, ambient lighting, auto-dimming rearview mirror with an integrated garage door opener4 and the largest garage door opener4. ever. The Standard Audio Plus system comes with a 9-in. touch screen, and there is an available Premium Audio that includes Dynamic Navigation and JBL speaker system. An available Premium package pushes RAV4 Prime XSE further with Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation and JBL speakers, perforated and ventilated SofTex front seats, RAV4's first head-up display, heated rear SofTex outboard seats, heated steering wheel, panoramic moonlight, digital rear view sight mirror, memory driver's seat, 4-way power passenger seat, 5-door SmartKey system, kick-type rear liftgate, Bird's Eye View Monitor and yes, more.
How does it do it? Toyota hybrids have for years shown high performance with low fuel consumption, and now the 2021 RAV4 Prime is one of the strongest cases yet. RAV4 Prime uses a differently tuned version of the RAV4 Hybrid's 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with Atkinson cycle. It produces the same projected 176 hp as the hybrid, but coupled with the electric motors equals the total system performance of 302 horsepower. RAV4 Prime's passenger seat is not compromised by the larger Lithium-Ion battery, as it is mounted under the floor. The mounting position also gives the RAV4 Prime a low center of gravity and improved ride stability. RAV4 Prime's enhanced heat pump HVAC system, based on Prius Prime and custom RAV4 Prime, contributes to a growing EV range, as energy consumption for cabin temperature control can significantly reduce the EV driving range.
Electrified Traction The RAV4 Prime uses the same version of the Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive (AWD) as the RAV4 Hybrid. In both models, a separate rear-mounted electric motor provides rear wheels when needed, including proactively at acceleration start-up and also under reduced traction conditions. The AWD system also reduces under-steering during corner work for increased steering stability.
AWD off-pavement improves ground climbing. A driver-selectable trail mode allows you to get off by braking a spinning wheel and sending torque to the grounding wheel. With available paddle changers, the driver can "downshift" to increase the regenerative brake in steps, for example, providing greater control when driving in hilly areas.
As with the RAV4 Hybrid, the innovative Predictive Efficient Drive feature functions as an invisible "hyper-miler" with driver. Using the available navigation system, Predictive Efficient Drive essentially reads the road and learns driving patterns to optimize hybrid battery charging and discharge operations based on driving conditions. The system collects data when the car is driven and "remembers" road features such as hills and stop lights and adjusts hybrid driveline operation to maximize efficiency.
All Toyota RAV4 models are equipped with standard Toyota Safety Sense (TSS 2.0), which groups a long list 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)
XSE Premium Packages applies rear traffic brakes (RCTB) and front and rear parking assistance with automatic braking (PA w / AB). Starting with the 2020 model year, each Toyota Hybrid Battery warranty has been increased from 8 years or 100,000 miles to 10 years from the original date of first use, or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first.