When you enter the market for an SUV, you’ll see that it takes a lot to stand out from the crowd. The competition is tight, and versatility is essential. That’s why the Toyota RAV4 was built for whatever you want to accomplish. This well-rounded SUV is ready for everything from the morning commute to long highway trips and more, and you can equip it with a diverse array of gear and features as well. Wherever you’re headed, you can always drive with peace of mind thanks to Toyota’s dedication to safety, and you’ll also enjoy many miles between stops at the gas station.
If you would like to learn more about the RAV4, come take a closer look at Oakes Toyota. You’re invited to come by our dealership in Greenville to check out this SUV inside, out, and under the hood. While you’re here, you can even take the RAV4 for a test drive.
What’s New in the 2021 Toyota RAV4?
For 2021, Toyota has introduced a plug-in hybrid variation to the RAV4 lineup. The RAV4 Prime features the SUV’s appealing style, features, and capabilities along with impressive efficiency. The standard RAV4 has also received new paint options for 2021, and Toyota’s Blizzard Pearl is now available in the SUV’s color spectrum. These updates come just one year after Toyota debuted the RAV4’s designated adventure model, the RAV4 TRD Off-Road, which sports all-terrain tires, rugged suspension, and other performance upgrades.
The RAV4’s stylish cabin is furnished with soft materials and smooth surfaces, and it promises a comfortable ride for up to five people. Both rows provide all the legroom your crew needs to relax, and the cushioned seating is appointed with quality cloth upholstery. You can also explore the trim range for additional features like the leatherette upholstery in the RAV4 Premium or heated front seats in the RAV4 Limited.
The RAV4 comes standard with a 7-inch touchscreen as well as modern amenities like a Wi-Fi hotspot, satellite radio, Amazon Alexa, and smartphone connectivity. Navigation, JBL sound, and wireless device charging are also available. Standard safety systems for 2021 include pedestrian detection, road sign recognition, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning.
You and your passengers can expect a smooth ride in the city and out on the open road thanks to the RAV4’s compliant suspension system. The SUV also takes curves and corners with poise, and it absorbs bumps in the road without shaking up the cabin. If you want to hit the trails, consider the RAV4 TRD Off-Road trim, which lets you leave the roadways behind with enhanced traction and performance. Toyota has equipped the 2021 RAV4 with a 203-horsepower 4-cylinder engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission for smooth shifting and prompt acceleration. The RAV4 upholds Toyota’s reputation for fuel efficiency, and a new plug-in hybrid model, the RAV4 Prime, balances enhanced efficiency with engaging performance.
History of the Toyota RAV4
Toyota brought the RAV4 to the U.S. in the late 1990s, and the introductory models already came with many of the appealing attributes found in the contemporary SUV. Sporting a smaller size than the modern RAV4, the initial models still exhibited stylish looks, a sporty feel, efficient mileage, and the well-rounded performance drivers expect from an SUV. Toyota has continuously updated the vehicle and explored new ways to enhance the RAV4’s capabilities and features, expanding the body and increasing the interior space while also improving its fuel efficiency.