2021 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid Review

2021 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid Review

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2021 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid Review

2021 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid – It turned out that there was a substitute for transfer, and it came in the form of electrification. Rather than placing a larger engine under the hood of the new Toyota RAV4 SUV crossover, the Japanese giant once again chose to pair a 2.5-liter inline-four-cylinder engine model (now running a more efficient Atkinson cycle) with a trio of electric motors (two in front and one on the rear axle).

The all-wheel-drive Powertrain is good for 219 horsepower – 16 more than 2.5 liters inline-four strengthens the standard model and 25 more than the previous RAV4 Hybrid – and makes the 2019 RAV4 Hybrid the fastest variant of the compact SUV crossover.

2021 Toyota Rav4

2021 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid Engine

Of course, the quick is a relative term and Hybrid estimates that 7.8 seconds running up to 60 miles per hour has no meaning. Still, it reaches a distance of one minute per minute, almost half a second in front of the power is less strong, and thanks to the proximity of the electric motor torque, it feels faster than suggested by the delta.

The more compact battery package now lives under the rear seat, rather than cargo space, and allows the RAV4 Hybrid to match the 37.6-cubic-foot cargo capacity available from non-hybrid models, as well as the best from the previous RAV4 Hybrid cargo space of up to 2,0 cubic feet.

The rest of the interior is almost identical to the run-of-the-mill model, except for the Hybrid cluster gauge and infotainment menu.

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After being turned on, the four cylinder is a friendly partner for three electric motors, one of which collaborates with engines through planetary gearset and mimics the action of continuous variable transmission (CVT).

Various electronics easily change the transition from electricity to gasoline power, and the Hybrid powertrain never feels careless. However, the throttle boot, and the 2.5-liter engine that is generally quiet emit a groan that fills the cabin which is generally quiet.

While towing is not a 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid skill, the crossover is considered to have a pull of up to 1,750 pounds. Enough for this segment, but far from the 3,500 pound towing capacity of RAV4 Adventure which only uses gas.

2021 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid Specs

Meeting the performance superiority of the model is the new Hybrid-specific XSE trim, which attaches a stylish touch like the black painted 18-inch wheels and a two-tone exterior paint scheme with re-mounted shocks and springs. On paper, RAV4 Hybrid XSE is the choice of enthusiasts. But in reality, this is a little more than the style arrangement package.

Even though there is an increase in suspension, the XSE handles the same friendly guarantee as RAV4 Hybrid LE, XLE, and Limited. While travel is lighter than relatives who lack exercise, the XSE is still leaning towards a more comfortable than capable.

2021 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid

That said, the RAV4 Hybrid is quite attractive so it doesn’t become a total dull. Like its siblings who actually breathe gas, the Hybrid RAV4 relies on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), which praises compact crossover with a solid and predictable platform for handling twistier tarmacs.

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Likewise, the Hybrid tiller adds the appropriate weight through a turn without a slop in the middle. However, the steering wheel does not seem to exist, and the brake pedal is soft and sticky, although it cannot be predicted the transition between regenerative brakes and friction braking.

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With an initial price of $ 27,700, the entry-level 2021 Hybrid Toyota RAV4 costs $ 800 more than the less powerful RAV4 and thirst for all-wheel drive.

Like its non-hybrid siblings, the RAV4 Hybrid also comes standard with active safety features such as a pre-collision system with automatic front braking, departure lane warning, line maintenance assistance, lane centering system, lane centering system, and automatic headlight illumination (bundled in under the umbrella of Toyota Safety Sense 2.0).

Touch screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay compatibility (but not Android Auto) is also standard. For comparison, the Nissan Rogue Hybrid 2019 starts at $ 26,600 but is not without standard features such as adaptive cruise control and all-wheel drive.