2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid SUV

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2021 Toyota RAV4 hybrid SUV Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: June 2, 2021

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The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is available for sale with a starting price of $28,800. The biggest update to the 2021 RAV4 comes in the form of an all-new plug-in hybrid model known as the RAV4 Prime priced at $38,250. The 2021 RAV4 Hybrid is sold in five trims namely LE, XLE, XLE Premium, XSE, and Limited. It packs a 2.5L inline-4 hybrid engine that churns out 219 hp and 176 lb-ft. of torque and is offered in just AWD configuration. This engine helps to accelerate from 0-60 MPH in 7.4 seconds.

The best part of owning the 2021 RAV4 Hybrid is due to its incredible MPG figures. It returns a combined mileage of 40 MPG. Likewise, the RAV4's cabin is a handsome one. It features both 7 and 8-inch screens on the sleek-looking dashboard that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The 2021 RAV4 Hybrid with a class-leading cargo capacity of 37.6 cu-ft. The 2021 RAV4 Hybrid competes against the likes of the Honda CR-V Hybrid, the Ford Escape Hybrid, and the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid


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Pros

Only slightly more expensive than the regular model

Powerful yet fuel efficient

Ample cargo space

Comfortable ride quality

Plenty of standard features

Cons

Brake-pedal feel more artificial than regular model

Navigation only available in top trims

What's New?

New XLE Premium trim


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$28500

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

120 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

152 cu.in.

horsepower

219 hp @ 5700 rpm

torque

163 lb.-ft.. @ 3600 rpm

transmission

2 speed CVT

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

12/11.1 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

105.9 in.

length

180.9 in.

width

73 in.

height

67 in.

curb weight

3710 lbs.

ground clearance

8.1 in.

capacity

passenger volume

98.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

69.8 cu ft.

towing capacity

1750 lbs.

payload capacity

1210 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.5 sec.

zero to 100 mph

14.6 sec.

rolling start 5-60 mph

7.5

standing 1/4-mile

15 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

210 ft.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

LE $28,500 onwards

219 hp @ 5700 rpm | 2.5L | Inline 4 | Regular unleaded

  • 2 - 1st Row LCD Monitor
  • 6-way Adjustable Driver Seat
  • ABS and driveline Traction Control
  • All door remote Keyless Entry
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection

XLE $29,795 onwards

219 hp @ 5700 rpm | 2.5 L | Inline 4 | Regular unleaded

  • Black Roof Rails
  • DINAMICA/MB-Tex Simulated Suede/Leatherette Seat Trim
  • Driver Lumbar Support
  • Front Fog/Driving Lights
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Integrated Fog Lights

XLE Premium $32,500 onwards

219 hp @ 5300 rpm | 2.5 L | Inline 4 | Gas/electric

  • Color-Keyed Heated Power Side Mirrors
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Power Tilt/Slide Moonroof
  • Sliding & Tilting Glass Sunroof
  • SofTex Leatherette Seat Trim

XSE $34,450 onwards

219 hp @ 5700 rpm | 2.5L | Inline 4 | Regular unleaded

  • 3 - 1st Row LCD Monitor
  • 8-way Power Adjustable Driver's Seat w/ Manual Lumbar
  • Driver and Front Passenger Heated-Cushion, Seatback
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Intelligent High Beams
  • Smart Key System On Front Doors

Limited $37,030 onwards

219 hp @ 5700 rpm | 2.5 L | Inline 4 | Regular unleaded

  • Color-Keyed Roof Mounted Shark-Fin Antenna
  • Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control w/Dust/Polen & Odor Filters
  • Intelligent Clearance Sonar w/ Intelligent Parking Assist
  • Navigation System
  • Rear Privacy Glass
  • Variable-Intermittent Windshield Wipers w/ Washer
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Colors and Styles

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

8.3

Engine And Performance

8.2

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

8.2

Exterior

8.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

8.0

Final Verdict

6.5

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OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

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The standard RAV4 Hybrid receives a new mid-range XLE Premium trim for 2021, but the big news this year is the introduction of the plug-in hybrid RAV4 Prime models- Car And Driver

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is the solution for all the drawbacks of the regular RAV4. Starting things off with its impressive fuel economy thanks to its efficient hybrid powertrain. Its 219-hp four-cylinder engine is much punchier resulting in a quicker acceleration than the regular RAV4. The 2021 RAV4 Hybrid also offers a good-looking cabin with great tech stuffed in it. Some of these safety technologies help the SUV garner a 'Top Safety Pick' award from IIHS, making it one of the safest vehicles in its segment blended with Toyota's reliability.

You can now lease a 2021 RAV4 Hybrid for as low as $366 per month for 36 months. A down payment amount of $3,016 has to be paid at the time of signing. There is also a finance option available with an APR rate of 4.19% for 72  months. The ownership costs of the 2021 RAV4 Hybrid are estimated to be $8,490 per year. It includes various costs such as maintenance, fuel, repair, finance, and depreciation. The miles per dollar ratio is calculated at 2.24 if the vehicle is driven for 15,000 miles annually. 

2021 Toyota RAV4 hybrid SUV front view
2021 Toyota RAV4 hybrid SUV rear view

8.3/10
Pricing and Features

8.2/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.2/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

8.0/10
Competition

6.5/10
Final Verdict


2021 Toyota RAV4 hybrid SUV Pricing and Features

8.3/10

Toyota makes the 2021 RAV4 Hybrid in five trim levels- Cars.USNews

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has a starting MSRP of $28,800, with a destination charge of $1,175. While that might be $2,550 pricier than the non-hybrid Toyota RAV4, it’s more affordable than other hybrids on sale in the US market. The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is available in five trim levels: LE, XLE, XLE Premium (new for 2021), XSE, and Limited. All five trims are powered by the same engine but interior and exterior features differ.

Lower trims come with cloth upholstery while synthetic leather upholstery is standard on higher trims. Similarly, a 7-inch screen featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard but an 8-inch screen is available from the XSE trim onwards. An 11-speaker JBL premium audio system is standard only on the top-end Limited trim but is optional for other trims. On the outside, the wheel arches house 17 & 18-inch alloy wheels.

Trims

LE

XLE 

XLE Premium 

XSE 

Limited

MSRP (AWD)

$28,800

$30,095

$32,800

$34,750

$37,330

Key Features

17-inch 5-spoke silver alloy wheels

Adds/ Upgrades to LE trim

Adds/ Upgrades to XLE trim

Adds/ Upgrades to XLE Premium

Adds/ Upgrades to XSE trim

 

Multi-LED headlights and DRLs with Automatic High Beams

LED projector automatic headlights with DRLs and integrated foglights

18-inch 5-spoke chrome-finished sport alloy wheels

8-inch touchscreen display 

Adaptive front LED headlights

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Power-folding and heating side-view mirrors

Standard power tilt and slide moonroof

Footwell lights

Dark-gray metallic colored hexagon pattern front grille

 

6-speaker stereo system

8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support

SofTex synthetic leather upholstery

Sport-tuned suspension 

Color ambient lighting

 

7-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa

Push-button start

Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel with audio controls

Heated front cloth seats with sporty blue stitching

11-speaker JBL premium audio system

 

Toyota Safety Sense 2.0

Standard Hill Start Assist and Trailer-Sway Control

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Two-tone exterior color

Leatherette upholstery with contrast stitching

      Height-adjustable power liftgate   Voice-recognition navigation system

 


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We recommend the new flag-shipped XLE Premium trim from the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid lineup. This trim adds SofTex synthetic leather upholstery, a leather steering wheel, a moonroof, and a height-adjustable power liftgate to the interior. We also suggest you buy the optional $2,225 Audio Plus package that adds an 8-inch screen along with an 11-speaker JBL premium audio system. 


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2021 Toyota RAV4 hybrid SUV Engine and Performance

8.2/10

Surprisingly swift acceleration, aided by the hybrid's electric power unit, makes the RAV4 Hybris kind of fun to drive- Edmunds

All the 2021 RAV4 Hybrid models have two electric motors and a 2.5L four-cylinder gasoline engine. The front motor has a power output of 118 hp and the rear axle has a mild 54-hp motor. Together, the setup makes 219 hp and 176 lb-ft. of torque. The engine is mated to a CVT automatic to power all four wheels as AWD configuration is standard throughout the lineup. 

2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid engine bay

The 2021 RAV4 Hybrid is known for its comfortable ride and the suspension does a good job of absorbing all the bumps in the road. It offers balanced handling and though compared to the nonhybrid RAV4, there’s a bit more sway. Opting for the XSE trim trades a little of that comfort for greater athleticism. Off-roading is not a forte of the RAV4 but the AWD helps provide more traction on snowy and icy roads.

2021 Toyota RAV4 hybrid accelerate 0-60 MPH just in 7.4 sec

The 2021 RAV4 Hybrid also offers quick acceleration, making it more fun to drive. It can sprint from 0-60 MPH in a mere 7.4 seconds while the quarter-mile test is covered in 15.6 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 120 MPH. The wheels are fitted with 12-inch rotors in the front and 11.1-inch rotors in the back. These brakes can stop the RAV4 Hybrid from 60-0 MPH in 143 feet

Models

2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

2021 Ford Escape Hybrid

2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

MSRP

$28,800

$27,605

$30,560

$35,345

Engine

2.5L Inline-4 hybrid 

2.5L Inline-4 hybrid 

2.0L Inline-4 hybrid

2.0L Inline-4 hybrid

Drivetrain

AWD

FWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

CVT

8-Speed Automatic

CVT

6-Speed Automatic

Power 

219 hp @ 5,700 RPM

165 hp @ 6,250 RPM

212 hp @ 6,200 RPM

152 hp @ 6,000 RPM

Torque 

176 lb-ft @ 3,600 RPM

155 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

232 lb-ft @ 0 RPM

145 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

0-60 MPH

7.4 sec

8.7 sec

9.3 sec

8.0 sec

Quarter-Mile 

15.6 sec

14.6 sec

16.0 sec

16.4 sec

Top Speed

120 MPH

85 MPH

103 MPH

124 MPH

The RAV4 Hybrid is the quickest sprinter here thanks to its powerful engine. The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid can be appreciated for its decent acceleration despite producing just 152 hp. With the help of smooth-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission, the Ford Escape Hybrid overtakes the RAV4 Hybrid in the quarter-mile test. Meanwhile, the Honda CR-V Hybrid starts off slowly but beats Subaru in the long run. 


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2021 Toyota RAV4 hybrid SUV Fuel Economy

8.0/10

The most efficient 2021 Toyota RAV4 is also the quickest; we endorse that message- The Car Connection

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 gets an EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 41 MPG in the city, 38 mpg on the highway, and 40 MPG combined. This positions the RAV4 Hybrid as one of the most affordable fuel-efficient models in the class.

With a tank capacity of 14.5 gallons, the hybrid power unit of the RAV4 Hybrid offers a driving range of 580 miles in combined form. than any of its rivals. However, the Ford Escape Hybrid has a better city driving range.

Models

2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

2021 Ford Escape Hybrid

2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

MPG (City)

41

44

40

31

MPG (Highway)

38

37

35

40

MPG (Combined)

40

41

38

35

Tank Capacity (Gallons)

14.5 

11.2

14.0 

13.2 

Range in miles (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

595/551/580

615/529/572

560/490/532

409/528/462

The Ford Escape Hybrid provides the best MPG in the FWD configuration. However, it is not as efficient as the RAV4 when AWD has opted. The Honda CR-V takes third place with 38 MPG combined whereas the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid has the lowest MPG ratings overall.


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2021 Toyota RAV4 hybrid SUV Interior

8.2/10

 The 2021 RAV4 Hybrid cabin leans towards a purposeful look that’s appropriate for an SUV with a slightly sporty attitude- Kelly Blue Book

The interior of the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid boasts two-tone plastic with a good fit and finish. The dashboard has a layered design with metallic inlays that brighten up all things inside. Cloth and synthetic leather upholstery are offered depending on the trim levels. The front seats offer decent levels of comfort and cushioning. They are 8-way power-adjustable and have optional heating and ventilation with memory function on higher trims. 

2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid dashboard

Even the rear seats are comfortable. Head and legroom are ample in both rows. Therefore, six-footers can have a comfortable ride without any complaints. The only drawback of the RAV4's cabin is excess road noise. This takes away the comfort levels of the SUV. The 2021 RAV4 Hybrid offers a class-leading cargo capacity of 37.6 cu-ft. This space expands to 69.8 cu-ft. thanks to the 60/40-split rear seats. Four large bags can easily fit inside the trunk. 

Models

2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

2021 Ford Escape Hybrid

2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg; inches)

39.5/57.8/41.0

40.0/57.6/42.4

38.0/57.9/41.3

39.8/56.7/43.1

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg; inches)

39.5/56.4/37.8

39.3/56.0/38.9

39.1/55.6/40.4

37.4/55.5/36.7

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft.)

37.6 30.7 33.2 15.9

The Honda CR-V Hybrid offers class-leading rear legroom of 40.4 inches. The front-row legroom is best provided in the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid but it is the least practical vehicle here. Meanwhile, the Ford Escape Hybrid tries to maintain its place among its rivals. Speaking of the infotainment system, a 7-inch touchscreen display can be founded on lower trims while an 8-inch screen is standard from the XSE trim onwards. Higher trims also get a 7-inch multi-information display screen filled with digital meters and information about the car.

2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid infotainment system

A 6-speaker stereo is found on almost all trims except for the top-end Limited trim which gets an 11-speaker JBL premium audio system. It is optional for other trims as well. Regardless of screen size, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa are standard connectivity features. The Entune infotainment system is easy to understand and operate. Even the touch responses are smooth. Audio and climate settings can be changed via physical buttons and knobs near the screen. Some other interior and infotainment features are mentioned below:

  • Cloth & SofTex synthetic leather upholstery 
  • 7-inch Multi-Information Display
  • 8-way power heated front seats with power lumbar support
  • The heated steering wheel and rear outboard seats
  • 7 & 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa compatibility
  • 11-speaker JBL premium audio system
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Wireless charging

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2021 Toyota RAV4 hybrid SUV Exterior

8.0/10

The RAV4 draws closer to the Tacoma and 4Runner in all the right ways. It's a mini off-roader in some looks, even if it lacks the hardware to match- The Car Connection

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's exterior is still modern that comes with a truck-ish grille and front end complemented by geometric shapes throughout the body. Starting with the front, the RAV4 Hybrid gets its hood extended to the LED headlights to give a sharp look to it. The front grille comes in hexagonal patterns finished in different materials for different trims and a bold-looking front bumper, all of which make the RAV4 look strong. The high ground clearance of the RAV4 helps it to tackle off-roads easily. 

Talking about the side views, the strong character lines on the doors and specially-designed 17 & 18-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels give it a proper hybrid SUV look. The RAV4's 105.9-inch wheelbase is among the best in its segment. This speaks for its spacious interior. Moving on to the rear, the prolonged LED taillights and the metallic insert that runs through the trunk lid gives it a lively look. The fake chrome exhaust tips that are placed under a good-looking rear bumper make it look like a BMW M-series vehicle from a distance, to be honest.

Models

2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

2021 Ford Escape Hybrid

2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,690

3,491

3,649

3,717

Length (in)

180.9

180.5

182.1

176.5

Width (in)

73.0

74.1

73.0

71.0

Height (in)

67.0

66.1

66.5

62.8

Ground Clearance (in)

8.1

7.8

8.2

8.7

Wheelbase (in)

105.9

106.7

104.7

104.9

The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid's ground clearance measures 0.6 inches more than the RAV4 and is the best in this segment. At 106.7 inches, the wheelbase of the Ford Escape Hybrid is around 0.8 inches more than the RAV4. This means its rear legroom is slightly spacious than its rivals. Meanwhile, the Honda CR-V Hybrid is the longest car in this competition. Some notable exterior highlights are mentioned below:

  • 18-in. 5-spoke super-chrome-finished sport alloy wheels
  • LED projector headlights with chrome bezels
  • LED DRLs with accent lighting
  • Integrated LED fog lamps
  • Dual Chrome exhaust tips
  • Chrome window trim

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2021 Toyota RAV4 hybrid SUV Safety

9.0/10

Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 is standard on all new RAV4s- Carbuzz

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is rated an overall safety rating of 5-stars by the NHTSA. However, the IIHS has awarded the Hybrid with its “Top Safety Pick” award, which is considered as the second-highest grant by the safety agency. It misses the 'Top Safety Pick+' award as it received a 'Marginal' rating for its headlights. 

Even in the base trim, the 2021 RAV4 Hybrid is equipped with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, which is a suite of advanced safety features. As you climb the trim ladder, more driver aids add to the list. Moreover, a total of eight airbags are standard in the RAV4, making it one of the safest SUVs in its segment. Below are some safety features mentioned:

  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Trace Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Road Sign Recognition
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Pedestrian Detection
  • Rearview Camera
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors
  • Surround-View Camera 
  • Blind Spot Monitoring

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2021 Toyota RAV4 hybrid SUV Competition

8.0/10

2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid

The Ford Escape Hybrid is similarly priced as the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid but the latter makes 54 hp more and also comes with a standard AWD drivetrain. Therefore, the RAV4 has better performance stats. In terms of fuel economy, the Escape has slightly better MPG figures. The RAV4's cabin looks more upscale than the Escape. It also boasts the best cargo volume. Another benefit of owning the RAV4 is the availability of top safety features on the base trim as well.

2021 Ford Escape Hybrid SUV

2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid

The Honda CR-V Hybrid is priced at nearly $2,000 more than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Although both of them have similar power figures, the RAV4 is the best pick for quicker acceleration and better fuel economy. The CR-V's interior is more ergonomic but the RAV4 has plenty of standard features. It also wins with class-leading cargo capacity. In terms of safety, both SUVs have bagged the 'Top Safety Pick' award from IIHS but the RAV4 is a step ahead thanks to its outstanding reliability

2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid SUV

2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is the most expensive SUV in this competition and has a price difference of more than $5,000. However, it produces only 152 hp in contrast to RAV4's 219 hp and loses to it in both performance tests. Furthermore, it also has the worst fuel ratings. When it comes to the interior, the Crosstrek offers the best rear legroom but doesn't have the practicality of an SUV. The Crosstrek earned the 'IIHS Top Safety Pick+' award but the RAV4 offers most of the safety features as standard. 

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid SUV

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2021 Toyota RAV4 hybrid SUV Final Verdict

6.5/10

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is the next generation of automobiles where power meets efficiency. The hybrid doesn't cost much more than a non-hybrid version, and in return, you get better power and fuel economy ratings. Toyota is aiming up higher as the RAV4 Hybrid is an option for both youth and families as it is attractive from the outside, powerful from its heart, and comfortable from the inside.


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Is the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid AWD?

Yes, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is a 4dr AWD SUV. The combination of the electric motor on the rear axle offers an AWD layout on all RAV4 Hybrid versions.

Is the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid worth it?

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid looks like a good investment. The hybrid feels well built and offers a comfortable interior. The hybrid doesn't cost much more than a non-hybrid, and in return, you get better power and fuel economy. Toyota's traditional warranty coverage is average, but the hybrid components are covered for eight years/100,000 miles. Free scheduled maintenance for two years/25,000 miles is generous.

What gas mileage does the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid get?

Even with its standard all-wheel-drive setup, the 2021 RAV4 Hybrid achieves an EPA estimated 41 mpg city, 38 mpg highway, and 40 mpg in combined driving. The new RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid can achieve the equivalent of 94 mpg.

What's new in the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid?

The new mid-level XLE Premium trim joins the 2021 Rav4 Hybrid lineup. Toyota has also introduced a RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid version for the first time for 2021MY.

How much should I pay for a 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid?

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has a starting sale price of $28,800 and it goes up to $37,330 for the top-end Limited trim, excluding destination charges of $1,175.  

2021 Toyota RAV4 Consumer Reviews and Ratings

7.7

based on 25 ratings


7.3/10 Features
7.3/10 Interiors
7.8/10 Design
7.8/10 Safety
7.5/10 Reliability
7.4/10 Deal Value

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Overall Reviews


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Stephanie D. Hewitt

2021 Toyota RAV4 hybrid SUV

LE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 24, 2021

Awd hybrid

Pros - Confident driving dynamics, Fuel efficient, sharp design

Cons - Nothing much

A compact suv hybrid with awd is exactly what I was looking for. As soon as it senses need of traction, awd kicks in making it as efficient snow driver as a snow mobile (or maybe close) The fact that it is a hybrid model and comes with all wheel drivetrain without affecting the mpg much is just amazing Not the best layout but practical and totally justified with the price. Sharpest looking suv I guess and carries an obvious Toyota's design lingo. Never losing traction does account for a safer car Quite a fuel efficient and all rounder for the price For a awd hybrid suv, we had to pay close to $29grand. I don't see that as a budged up price Aaron was the best sales rep out there. He took everything into account and came up with a car that fills our needs

9/10
Features
9/10
Interior
9/10
Design
9/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
9/10
Dealer Review

RB

Roshekia Butler

2021 Toyota RAV4 hybrid SUV

LE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 10, 2021

The Eco RAV4

Pros - Great fuel economy. Comfortable ergonomics. Great cargo space.

Cons - Better trims very expensive. Road noise in cabin.

I was looking for a cheap, spacious urban hybrid with a good fuel economy. I could find RAV4 to tick all the boxes. The RAV4 feels zippy and fun to drive in the city as well as straightline interstates. Long trips end up being cheaper because of great fuel economy. It gets dual zone climate control and LED DRLs. The infotainment system is good. howebver, theres only one USB port. The interior is quite spacious with great visibility. However, there is a fair ampunt of noise inside the cabin during long interstate trips. I personally like the fairly decent and simple styling of the RAV4. 8 airbags and seat belt tensioners are standard. Except for Blind-spot assist, driving aids are standard. I have tried fixing the road noise issue at the local dealership but it hasnt quite worked out well. AT about $29k for a urban hybrid-SUV, it did seem like a good deal. Had to endure a long waiting time for delivery.

6/10
Features
4/10
Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
6/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
6/10
Dealer Review

VH

Velva Hill

2021 Toyota RAV4 hybrid SUV

Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

9

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Posted On: March 10, 2021

The Premiuim-feel Hybrid

Pros - Fun to drive. Premium interiors. Good fuel economy.

Cons - Average steering response. Feels stiff over bumps.

I definitely like the RAV4 for its car-like driving with a rugged truck-like appearance. The car is fun to drive with an eagerness to always upshift. The sequential shift mode makes driving even more merrier. Android Auto/Apple CarPlay and navigation work really well on the big display. I also like the smart key system for remote entry, power liftgate The interior looks upscale with dark-brown accents and stitching. The cabin is quite roomy which fits my family-of-5 easily. The RAV4 looks really good for an compact urban crossover. It has standard driving aids and safety features. There has been no problem with the reliability as of now. I got a pretty good loan deal with monthly payments of $385 for 72 months. Great

8/10
Features
9/10
Interior
9/10
Design
9/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
10/10
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