The 2024 Toyota RAV4 Prime is not your typical plug-in hybrid SUV. It is the most powerful and fuel-efficient RAV4 ever and one of the fastest and most fun-to-drive vehicles in its class. It offers a remarkable combination of performance, efficiency, practicality, and technology that sets it apart from its rivals.
What makes the 2024 Toyota RAV4 Prime so special?
The Toyota RAV4 Prime is based on the popular Toyota RAV4 Hybrid but with some significant upgrades. The most notable one is the larger battery pack that allows it to travel up to 42 miles on electric power alone, according to the EPA. That is more than double the range of the previous model and enough to cover most daily commutes without using any gas.
The battery pack also boosts the total system output to 302 horsepower, making it the most powerful RAV4 ever. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.7 seconds, which is faster than some sports cars. It also has a top speed of 135 mph, which is impressive for a plug-in hybrid SUV.
Despite its impressive performance, the 2024 Toyota RAV4 Prime does not compromise on efficiency. It has an estimated combined fuel economy of 38 mpg when using both gas and electric power and an equivalent of 94 mpg when running on electricity only. It also has a total driving range of 600 miles with a full tank and a full charge.
The new Toyota RAV4 Prime also offers plenty of practicality and versatility. It has a spacious cabin that can accommodate five passengers comfortably, with ample headroom and legroom. It also has a generous cargo space of 33.5 cubic feet behind the rear seats, which can be expanded to 63.2 cubic feet by folding them down. Unlike other plug-in hybrid SUVs, the battery pack does not intrude into the cargo area.
The Toyota RAV4 Prime also comes with a host of advanced technology features that enhance its safety, convenience, and entertainment. It has a standard 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, and SiriusXM compatibility. It also has a standard wireless charging pad, a digital rearview mirror, a head-up display, and a JBL premium sound system.
For safety, the 2024 Toyota RAV4 Prime has the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite of driver-assist features, which includes adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert, lane tracing assist, pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, automatic high beams, and road sign assist. It also has a blind spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear parking assist with automated braking, and a panoramic view monitor.