Toyota RAV4 Earns Top Marks From Kelley Blue Book

March 18th, 2024 by

World-famous automotive consumer platform names their best buy vehicles for 2021, and Toyota takes the top spot with the newest models of the Toyota RAV4 and Toyota RAV4 Prime. Each vehicle saw some amazing highs with their practicality, performance, capability and so much more, and with all-new features each vehicle makes for the perfect road trip. The RAV4 and the RAV4 Prime took major ownership of Kelley Blue Book’s rankings of the compact SUV segment. This year’s RAV4 is available in gas-only or hybrid models, offering an all-new level of fuel economy. The RAV4 Prime is the next big thing for Toyota, as it encompasses features fit for the traveling family and performance enthusiast alike. Each vehicle is outfitted with a ton of standard features from Toyota, making each one a testament to the brand’s innovative approach to the next generation of SUVs.

Toyota RAV4

The Toyota RAV4 was Toyota’s outstanding response in the mid-90s to the growing consumer demand for crossover/compact SUVs. Through the decades the vehicle has had multiple facelifts and improvements, and today represents one of the best-selling models Toyota has to offer. The interior cabin has a ton of space, amazing safety and technology features, all wrapped up in a bold, new, and exciting new front fascia. This year’s RAV4 has critics everywhere raving, and for the first time is coming up strong against major competitors such as the Nissan Rogue, the Subaru Forester, and many more.

Kelley Blue Book hails the 2021 Toyota RAV4 as having a high level of practicality for drivers looking to reach those new heights. Available AWD models see amazing performance on the trail, and their hybrid models are a hot item for those looking to celebrate a new level of efficiency. The RAV4 has a total of 11 models to choose from, complete with special editions and an increase in features with each level trim.

Toyota RAV4 Prime

The Toyota RAV4 Prime is an exciting new push into the world of high performance and high efficiency from the Japanese automaker. The RAV4 Prime is indicative of an entirely new era for the 22-year-old line of RAV4s, and was made with power in mind. The 302-horsepower engine can accelerate from 0-60 in 5.7 seconds, with additional powerful but smooth turning and acceleration power. The RAV4 also offers best-in-class batter range at 42 miles on a single charge, with a combined gas and electric 93 mile range, the highest yet seen. In another first for the RAV4 line, the RAV4 Prime also offers on-demand electric all wheel drive for when its time to get off the roads and into the wilderness.

With an all-new depth in performance and technology, the RAV4 Prime has earned Kelley Blue Book’s Best Buy Vehicle for its class and overall segment. Its combined performance stats along with its overall capability makes a fun and practical choice for anyone and nearly any lifestyle. Its best-in-class options combine with the tried-and-true features from Toyota, including Toyota’s own safety suite along with additional entertainment features.

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