2021 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2021 RAV4 Hybrid

2021 Toyota RAV4 models parked outside of a building

Mission Hills drivers love the 2021 Toyota RAV4 for its stunning versatility and performance, and now Toyota drivers have the option to build upon their SUV with cutting-edge green technology for a more fuel-efficient drive. With the addition of Toyota’s hybrid engine in the 2021 RAV4 Hybrid, you get a powerful SUV with impressive fuel economy and all the great amenities found in the RAV4. You might be wondering, “Is the RAV4 Hybrid better than the RAV4?” Compare with Toyota RAV4 vs. RAV4 Hybrid with Toyota of Downtown LA, and see how the RAV4 configurations, performance, and fuel economy fit your driving style. 

RAV4 vs. RAV4 Hybrid: Comparing Price

No matter which model drivers prefer on the roads around Cerritos, they’ll find both models affordable for their budget. The RAV4 has the advantage of a lower starting MSRP of $26,150* for the entry-level model, however, the RAV4 Hybrid is still affordable starting at $28,650 MSRP*. With the more fuel-efficient Hybrid, some drivers may find that the annual fuel savings make up for the price difference.

RAV4 vs. RAV4 Hybrid: Performance and Fuel Economy

While the RAV4 may have an advantage with the entry-level price point and the number of RAV4 configurations available, the RAV4 Hybrid shines when it comes to fuel-efficient performance. 

  • Engine: The RAV4 Hybrid highlights two electric motors working with a 2.5L Dynamic Force four-cylinder engine that provides a combined net horsepower of 219. The RAV4 provides powerful performance with its 2.5L four-cylinder gas engine putting out 203 hp.
  • Fuel Economy: The RAV4 gets an EPA-estimated 27 city/35 highway** mpg, while the Hybrid offers an EPA-estimated 41 city/38 highway mpg**.
  • All-Wheel Drive: Available with the RAV4 is the Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD with Rear Driveline Disconnect so drivers can handle any weather or terrain around West Hollywood. With the RAV4 Hybrid, always have the traction and control needed with the standard Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive system.

RAV4 vs. RAV4 Hybrid: Configurations

Cerritos drivers looking for the RAV4 that fits their lifestyle can choose from six different RAV4 configurations on the original model and five configurations on the hybrid model. Those interested in the original model can choose from the LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Adventure, TRD Off-Road, or the Limited. Hybrid drivers will find a lineup as impressive in the LE Hybrid, XLE Hybrid, XLE Premium Hybrid, XSE Hybrid, and Limited Hybrid. 

RAV4 vs. RAV4 Hybrid: Innovative Features

Whether drivers prefer the RAV4 or the Hybrid, they’ll have an SUV stocked with the Toyota brand’s lineup of innovative features and safety technology. Take a look at some of the convenient features in both RAV4 models:

  • Touchscreen infotainment system integrated with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Amazon Alexa
  • SiriusXM
  • Toyota Safety Sense 2.0
  • ToyotaCare
  • 60/40 split reclining fold-flat rear seat
  • And more!

Explore the Toyota RAV4 with Toyota of Downtown LA!

Whether it’s the fuel-efficient Toyota RAV4 Hybrid you prefer or the classic Toyota RAV4, you’re sure to find an SUV that transforms your driving experience around Los Angeles. Get a better picture and take a closer look at the 2021 Toyota RAV4 interior dimensions. The real test comes when you get behind the wheel, contact us today to schedule your test drive.

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*MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $995 for Cars (Yaris, Yaris iA, 86, Corolla, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV), $1,175 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,365 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

**Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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