The Plug-In You’ve Been Waiting For | 2021 RAV4 Prime Review Part 1

Part 1 of the 2021 Toyota RAV4 will be a deep dive on the car’s features and how it works because we can’t talk about how it drives yet. One of this year’s most anticipated vehicles, the RAV4 Prime is the second quickest vehicle in Toyota’s lineup behind the Supra. Think of this as a compact crossover that promises no compromise because it blends power, efficiency, all-weather traction, and practicality all in one package. Does this mean it’s the plug-in hybrid you’ve been waiting for? Let’s take a look.

Being the range-topping version of the RAV4 lineup, Toyota only offers the Prime in SE and XSE grades. Let’s take a look at everything that makes this plug-in hybrid tick from the battery to the packaging of the powertrain. We also see how that affects the RAV4 Prime’s practicality and test how much cargo it can haul, its ground clearance, tech features, and the number of passengers that can comfortably fit. Finally, we take a look at pricing. How much is the most powerful RAV4 to date going to cost you? What kind of tax credits and incentives will it be eligible for? We answer all that and then some.

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