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 an estimated 90 MPGe • Available in SE and XSE model ratings • Available Color Head-Up Display, a RAV4 first • Premium Design Features • New for model year 2021 and available in summer 2020
LOS ANGELES (Nov. 20, 2019) – The fifth-generation Toyota RAV4, in the market for just under a year, comes more places than it has ever gone before. The arrival of the first ever 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, sport tuned suspension and exclusive design features. It just happens to be the first RAV4 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). And besides being able to do 0-60 km / h in an estimated 5.8 seconds, which is the second fastest acceleration time in the Toyota range, it can run an estimated 39 miles with 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 estimated 90 combined MPGe. Welcome to a new chapter of Toyota SUV performance.
Toyota RAV4 Prime, a 2021 model that will arrive in the summer of 2020, breaks ground as the most powerful and fastest RAV4 ever while being the most fuel efficient. The 2021 RAV4 Prime will be in SE and XSE class, both emphasizing athletic performance on the road and premium comfort and style. With its plug-in hybrid technology ahead, Toyota sees such vehicles as crucial to an overall electrification strategy that will also include standard hybrids and battery electric vehicles (BEVs), along with electric powered electric vehicles (FCEVs) presented by the second generation Mirai in October.
Think faster Toyota RAV4 Prime is based on the RAV4 Hybrid, which is currently the most powerful and fuel-efficient model in the line, with sales of 72% over last year and currently the best-selling hybrid vehicle on the market. RAV4 Prime boosts both performance and efficiency and reflects Toyota's 20+ years of hybrid vehicle leadership. 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 (total 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 acceleration at 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds, which is faster than the RAV4 Hybrid (7.8 seconds) and in a league of luxury / performance SUVs that won't come somewhere close to this Toyota's remarkable fuel economy. And especially RAV4 Prime gasoline notes in regular class – just not much of it. A comparison with an older RAV4 gives a lively illustration of the technology's march. 2006-2012 The RAV4 offered an optional 269 hp 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 21st combined MPG fuel economy rating is simply a comparison.
Sporty and Sportier Toyota created the RAV4 Prime for the performance-oriented driver in 2021 and therefore offers it in sporty SE and XSE class. SE class is new to RAV4 Prime and XSE is currently exclusive to RAV4 Hybrid. SE shines with its sporty attitude with 18-in. painted and machined alloy wheels and an exclusive front grille construction and lower spoiler. Piano black exterior accents and a painted grille / diffuser complement the premium look. SE's equipment is quite extensive, with standard heated front seats, 8-way driver's seat with lumbar, 7-in. Multi-information display, Blind Spot Monitor, a leather steering wheel and gear knob with red stitch, power liftgate and Audio with 8-in. touchscreen and Amazon Alexa, as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.
The available Weather & Moonroof package lets in the sun, moon and stars while keeping cool in the distance with a heated steering wheel, heated rear outboard seats and windshield wipers, while rain-sensitive windshield wipers provide convenience.
Just like on the current RAV4 Hybrid XSE, the Prime version of this class differs from one another with a two-tone exterior color scheme pairing a black roof with selected colors, including the striking new-to-RAV4 Supersonic Red. Exclusive 19-in. alloy wheels, the largest ever offered on a hybrid RAV4, have a unique two-tone design. Vertical LED accent lighting gives the XSE a clear look, while the optional adaptive headlight system (AFS) with automatic level level for headlights partially directs the beams in turns when the driver is controlling.
Inside, XSE steps up the sport, luxury and technology with RAV4's first ever paddle changer, along with the moon roof, unique synthetic leather SofTex chairs, wireless smartphone charging, ambient lighting, auto-dimming rearview mirror with integrated garage door opener and the largest RAV multimedia display4 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 systems. An available Premium package drives the 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 chairs, heated steering wheel, panoramic ceiling, digital rearview mirror, memory driver's seat, 4-way passenger seat, 5-door SmartKey system, kick-type rear tailgate, Bird's Eye View Monitor and, yes, more.
How is it? Toyota hybrids have for years shown high performance with low fuel consumption, and now 2021 RAV4 Prime is one of the strongest cases yet. RAV4 Prime uses a different tuned version of the RAV4 Hybrid's 2.5-liter four-cylinder Atkinson bike engine. It produces the same projected 176 hp as in the hybrid, but in combination with the electric motors, the total system power corresponds to 302 horsepower. RAV4 Prime's passenger compartment is not compromised by the larger lithium-ion battery, as it is mounted under the floor. The mounting position also gives RAV4 Prime a low center of gravity and improved driving stability. RAV4 Prime's enhanced heat pump HVAC system, based on Prius Prime & # 39; s and tailored to fit RAV4 Prime, contributes to an increasing EV range, as energy consumption for controlling the cabin's temperature can significantly reduce the EV driving range.
Electrified traction RAV4 Prime uses the same version of Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive (AWD) as the RAV4 Hybrid. In both models, a separate rear-mounted electric motor drives the rear wheels when required, including proactively at acceleration start and also in conditions of reduced traction. The AWD system also reduces the distortion during cornering for improved control stability.
The off-pavement improves AWD climbing performance. A driving position that can be selected by the driver makes it possible to loosen it by braking a spinning wheel and sending torque to the ground wheel. With available paddle changers, the driver can "downshift" to increase regenerative braking in steps, which promotes greater control when driving, for example, in hilly areas.
Like the RAV4 Hybrid, the innovative Predictive Efficient Drive function functions as an invisible "hyper-miler" driver. Using the available navigation system, Predictive Efficient Drive essentially reads the road and learns the driver's pattern to optimize the hybrid battery's charge and discharge based on driving conditions. The system collects data as the vehicle drives and "remembers" road features such as hills and stop lights and adjusts hybrid power 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 features: • Pedestrian collision detection with pedestrian detection (PCS w / PD) • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control ( DRCC) • Driving departures with steering assistance (LDA w / SA) • Automatic high beam (AHB) • Track track assistant (LTA) • Road sign assistant (RSA)
The XSE Premium package adds rear cross traffic braking (RCTB) and front and rear parking assist with automatic braking (PA w / AB). From the 2020 model, every 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.