2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime Review

Toyota RAV4 Prime

Poised with power and impressive fuel economy, the Toyota RAV4 Prime is a plug-in hybrid made to help you go far around Pensacola or Fort Walton Beach, Florida. It has plenty of creature comforts and high-tech features inside, helping to make your commutes around Daphne, Alabama, more enjoyable.

While the SUV is impressive, you’ll want to make sure it’s right for you before buying. To help with that decision, the team at Bob Tyler Toyota created this 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime review. Keep reading to learn about this vehicle, then contact us to view it in person.


2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime Quick Facts

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

40 city/36 highway MPG1

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy (all-electric power)

94 MPGe (miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent)1

Maximum Seating Capacity


Passenger Volume

98.9 cubic feet

Standard/Maximum Cargo Room

33.5 cubic feet/69.8 cubic feet

Powerful/Electrified Drive

Toyota RAV4 PrimeAs a plug-in hybrid model, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime lets you go the distance—whether you stick with the gas engine or go with the lithium-ion battery.

If your vehicle is running on the 177-horsepower 2.5L Dynamic Force 4-cylinder engine, it’ll achieve an EPA-estimated 40 city/36 highway MPG.1 If you instead go the all-electric route, the car will achieve an EPA-estimated 94 MPGe.1 That’s 42 miles of electric driving range for your commutes to work or your next vacation road trip!2

When the RAV4 Prime is fueled-up or fully charged, you can take to any street without the car running out of steam. Even better, the vehicle can handle even the slickest roads, thanks to its standard Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive system. Power is distributed across all four wheels automatically, leading to optimum traction 100% of the time.

Premium & Comfortable Interior

Toyota RAV4 PrimeAs you cruise the Florida/Alabama streets, your body can feel good against the sculpted heated front seats that come standard in the 2021 RAV4 Prime. Supportive side bolstering is there to keep you in place, and the premium SofTex®-trimmed upholstery provides top-notch style and comfort.

There are plenty of additional amenities available to help keep you feeling good as well:

  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear outboard seats
  • Heated steering wheel

A dual zone automatic climate control system comes standard. When you and your co-pilot can’t agree on one temperature, the individual controls allow you to each have the cabin be as warm or cool as you’d like!

Cutting-Edge Tech in the RAV4 Prime

Toyota RAV4 PrimeTrips to the office, grocery store, or anywhere else don’t have to be done in silence. Thanks to the technologies offered in the Toyota RAV4 Prime, entertaining drives will become the norm for you.

It all stems from the infotainment system found in the base SE trim. On the 8-inch touchscreen, you’ll have access to features, like:

  • Apple CarPlay®
  • Android Auto™
  • SiriusXM® with 3-month All Access trial subscription

If you move up to the XSE trim level, the screen will expand to nine inches. You can further upgrade to the available Premium Audio system. Dynamic Navigation is included so you can easily get from Point A to Point B. Plus, thanks to the 11-speaker JBL® audio system, those directions—along with your music or phone calls—will come through nice and clear.

Test Drive the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime

Thanks to the performance specs and features offered by the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime, the roads around Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach, FL, are yours for the taking. Of course, it’s important to first see if this plug-in hybrid SUV would work for your excursions around Daphne, AL, and beyond.

To know for sure, schedule a test drive at Bob Tyler Toyota. We look forward to helping you find your ideal automobile!


1 EPA-estimated 94 MPGe for 2021 RAV4 Prime. MPGe is the EPA-equivalent of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric operation. EPA-estimated 40 city/36 hwy/38 combined MPG. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.

2 EPA-estimated 42-mile all-electric driving range when fully charged for 2021 RAV4 Prime. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.