The recently announced 2021 Toyota RAV4 crossover SUV will be released next year and we can expect great styling and more upgrades. According to the latest gossip, one of the most significant changes will happen under the hood of this model.
A new Hybrid variant will be introduced. Besides the Hybrid version, the RAV4 SUV will get numerous exterior improvements. After success with the TRD Off-Road package on some models like Tundra, Tacoma, the manufacturer decides to also expend this package on some SUVs. So, the next RAV4 model will get the new TRD Off-Road package.
2021 Toyota RAV4 Exterior Refreshments
The RAV4 SUV is one of the most completed models in the markets. It offers excellent lines, compact design, and is very reliable. For the start, the upcoming model will use the latest Toyota`s Global Architecture. Thanks to that, its dimension and design will separate from the SUVs like Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue.
According to officials, the new RAV4 will get longer wheelbase, and it will sit slightly lower. Also, thanks to the new suspension this model will get better handling and reduced body roll. Whatsoever, exterior changes are barely visible, and the manufacturer will use minor updates. The rugged grille remains and is inspired by the front end of Toyota’s off-road trucks (Tacoma, Tundra). The rear will also remain the same, only visible changes will be bumper that is slightly modified. TRD Off-road package will also be available. This model will include high-rise roof rails, large black wheel arch cladding, and more aggressive grille and fascia treatments.
Interior Design and Trim Levels
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is the SUV that offers the nicest-looking interior in its class. Toyota manufacturer will use this time plenty of soft-touch materials on the dash and center armrest. The base trim level LE offers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Satellite Radio, Amazon Alexa, and navigation.
Furthermore, jumping to RAV4 XLE trim, customers will get a power driver seat, rain-sensing wipers, and leather-wrapped steering wheel. XLE Premium trim is also on the offer. This trim will add a JBL sound system and a larger infotainment display. The range-topping RAV4 Limited is the most luxury and expensive variant. This package will consist of leather seats, moonroof, rearview mirror, chrome trims, and much more.
Four-Cylinder Gasoline Engine
Under the hood, the newly announced 2021 Toyota RAV4 will carryover powertrain from its predecessor. 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine power this SUV, and it delivers an output of 203 horses. This gasoline engine is available with a new 8-speed automatic transmission.
The front wheels system is standard, and as before, AWD is optional. Towing capacity is rated at 3,500 pounds. The fuel rate is not yet available. Whatsoever, the current model with the same engine. delivers 22 mph in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
2021 RAV4 Hybrid
Japanese manufacturer will also introduce the new 2021 Toyota RAV4 XSE HV model. This model will use Hybrid powertrain. Furthermore, the hybrid version consists of the 2.5-liter engine and two electric motors. This combination delivers 220 horsepower, and it provides more power and better mileage than the base model. Also, this version will get a sport-tuned suspension, a more aggressive spring rate, and retuned shocks. Design-wise, the new RAV4 hybrid is wearing a new Supersonic Red color, and it also comes with a black roof and new chrome wheels.
2021 Toyota RAV4 Price and Release Date
The all-new 2021 Toyota RAV4 will be redesigned, and it will get some changes under its hood. The upcoming model will offer a new hybrid version. However, the base model will continue to be offered at the same price of $27,000.
The hybrid powertrain with the AWD system adds $8,000 to the current price. Furthermore, the range-topping RAV4 Limited provides more features, and it starts at $35,000. Toyota`s newest crossover will go on sale sometime in 2020.