Here’s the thing about vehicles, a new one comes out every year. And for many drivers in the Las Vegas, NV area, going with the latest model isn’t always the best option. There are many advantages to going with a certified pre-owned model or even a new model that’s a couple of years old. 

That’s why we’re breaking down the 2021 Toyota RAV4 vs. the 2020 Toyota RAV4. Here, we’ll discuss what’s new and why you might want to choose the 2021 Toyota RAV4.

What’s New with the 2021 Toyota RAV4

Let’s not beat around the bush. Here’s what’s new with the 2021 Toyota RAV4. For this current model year, this Toyota SUV comes with only one change in the standard edition: the color Blizzard Pearl replaces Super White. 

That said, there’s one more bit of great news. The 2021 Toyota RAV4 comes in a plug-in hybrid RAV4 Prime edition. 

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime is the aforementioned plug-in hybrid option and boasts several advanced features, from excellent fuel economy to incredible safety features. 

One of the biggest boons to the Toyota RAV4 Prime is its advanced ability to cover large distances without using any gas. In fact, Toyota says that depending on your driving habits and route, you could travel to and from work mostly on EV power alone. 

When it comes to performance, Toyota isn’t playing around. It claims that while not a sports vehicle primarily, this is the second-fastest vehicle behind the Toyota Supra. Powering the Prime is a similar engine to the regular hybrid model. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is paired with a lithium-ion battery back and booster/converter, which ultimately puts out 302 horsepower. 

To see what’s changed between this year and last, we encourage you to check out our selection of Toyota RAV4 models at Centennial Toyota. We’ll cover all the differences between each model. Visit us today.