After the hybrid version, Toyota is preparing an even more efficient system. The 2021 Toyota Rav4 PHEV is official, and the first information is stunning. The vehicle will be a performance-oriented model with more than 300 hp. The crossover still keeps high fuel economy numbers, reportedly over 90 MPGe.
Rav4 is the best-selling crossover in the US. The compact segment is crowded, and Toyota delivers the most reliable vehicle in the class. However, the new Honda CR-V offers a similar fuel economy, which probably caused the action in Toyota. The new version of the compact model will stun the entire market once again.
2021 Toyota Rav4 PHEV Specs, Range
Under the hood of the 2021 Toyota Rav4 PHEV will be a 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle motor. It is also the base for the hybrid configurations, but the plug-in system adds over 80 hp. According to early rumors, the crossover will deliver more than 300 ponies. So, the power is there. But, does it harm the fuel economy?
Not at all. TheRav4 Plug-In Hybrid will return 90 MPGe (one gallon every 90 miles, plus the electric power). The battery is going to be pretty capable as well. the carmaker announced 39 miles of range. If this comes true, this will be the PHEVwith the longest electric range in the US market.
Release Date and Price
The Market Watch adds info about two trim levels, SE and XSE, and the 0-60 mph sprint time. However, we still don’t know what will be the price of the new model. Well, be patient for a few more months. The 2021 Toyota Rav4 PHEV is arriving this summer and the info will be complete.
The PHEV is definitely a response to the increasing competition for the base hybrid. Now, RAV4 faces Honda CR-V as the only other model with 40+ mpg. However, it is just a matter of time when will Ford and Nissan do the same. The Rav4 Prime is another step to the complete electrification, which will be speeded up with the new Ariya concept.