2021 Toyota RAV4 should be one of the best offers in the class of crossovers next year. It comes with a similar, beautiful design, but the main surprise comes below the hood. It is an entirely new and stronger hybrid engine.
- The engine is much stronger and economical than before.
- There are dramatic changes in the design of the cabin.
- The price is highly competitive.
- The size is the same, but the cabin slightly smaller due to the new battery pack.
Since 2021 Toyota RAV4 aims to be the most powerful model in this line, the design follows the design and manufacturer’s plans. It is slightly modernized and more aggressive front end with a rhomboidal mesh grille and great additions on the front bumper. Lights are slightly redesigned, and the shape of them is beautiful. The rear end, on the other hand, is not that impressive and does not offer many changes from the last year.
Since the manufacturer has not said much about the cabin design and equipment, we expect that 2021 Toyota RAV4 should have the same technology, improved and modernized with high new devices in the cabin. Expectedly, it looks futuristic and wholly upgraded in design on the photos.
There is dark leather on the seats and dashboard, and chromatic line on it. On the other hand, cargo space will be smaller, mostly because of the new battery pack. It should be beneath the floor, decreasing the area in the trunk and center of gravity. Somehow, the space in the chest should be 37.6 cubic feet as before.
2021 Toyota RAV4 Engine
There are two engines that 2021 Toyota RAV4 offers. The manufacturer has planned to provide Prime model with the old engine as last year’s hybrid version had. It is 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder this time slightly improved in strength.
On the previous year’s 176 horsepower, they have added 83 power, thanks to the new high-capacity lithium-ion battery pack and booster converter. However, there should be a new engine, significantly stronger, with 302 horsepower thanks to the new hybrid engine, the same used in Toyota Prius.
It is also significant improvements from the last version with 219 horsepower. Thanks to this engine, RAV4 is, thanks to the 5.8-seconds needed for 60 mph, now on the second place by acceleration time, behind Toyota Supra. For future users will be much more attractive fuel economy that is much better from last year.
According to their information, it will have a 90 mpg fuel economy, and it should be capable of driving even 39 miles on electric power. Remember, the last average number is only 25 miles driving per charging.
2021 Toyota RAV4 Release Date and Price
It is expected that the 2021 Toyota RAV4 will be on the market in the summer next year with all planned trim versions. Some of them are SE and XSE, with better technology and design. The price should be around $28,000, which is almost the best in the crossovers’ class.