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2024 Toyota RAV4 Prime Release Date: Will more RAV4 Primes be Available in 2024? – Even from the standpoint of someone who takes great pride in their ability to drive, the plug-in hybrid version of the 2024 Toyota RAV4 Prime offers a lot of positives. To begin, it has the most powerful and smooth-running dual-motor electric powertrain, in addition to a gasoline engine drivetrain, which makes it the fastest model in the RAV4 family tree. During our evaluations, we found that it has superior driving dynamics to those of the conventional hybrid and gasoline models.
In addition, we find the cabin of the RAV4 Prime to be rather appealing. We thought the inside to be classy and well-designed, with a pleasing combination of materials that had a nice soft touch and sticky rubberized surfaces.
Even though there will probably just be two trim levels available for the RAV4 Prime as they are for the 2023 model, both the SE and the XSE come with a respectable amount of standard features. The RAV4 Prime is prepared for everyday commuting duty since it has a range of more than 40 miles on electric power alone before the gas engine is activated. Taking into account all of these aspects, it is abundantly evident that the RAV4 Prime exhibits its greatest potential as the RAV4 model. If its basic MSRP of more than $40,000 isn’t what you’re looking for, though, the RAV4 Hybrid that comes standard is certainly a solid option to consider.
A 2.5-liter inline-four-cylinder engine and two electric motors work together to power the RAV4 Prime. A battery pack with a capacity of 18.1 kWh is carried by it, and an all-wheel drive system is a standard feature. The RAV4 Prime has a total system output of 302 horsepower, and in our First Test, we timed its sprint from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under 5.5 seconds. This makes it faster than every other Toyota vehicle, with the exception of the GR Supra.
The RAV4 Prime maintains a high level of efficiency despite the fact that its output and performance numbers are quite excellent. The 2023 RAV4 Prime achieved a combined mileage rating of 38 mpg and 94 mpg-e. It had a total range of 600 miles, which was enough to span an entire continent. We anticipate that those values will remain the same until the 2024 model year.
People who are able to install an electric vehicle charger at their residence or who live in close proximity to charging stations would benefit from purchasing the RAV4 Prime because it has an electric range of 42 miles. It also offers an incredible list of goodies that are not available on the standard RAV4 Hybrid, such as a color head-up display that is 10 inches in size and wheels that are 19 inches in diameter. Additionally, the RAV4 Prime is able to complete entire journeys devoid of the droning sound of an engine, unlike the hybrid model, which requires the use of the powertrain on occasion.
For the 2024 model year, Toyota completely redesigned the infotainment system that comes standard on the RAV4 Prime. The information and entertainment display on the XSE variant is now 10.5 inches, and the digital instrument cluster is a massive 12.3 inches. In addition, an over-the-air update capability has been included, and Toyota’s Intelligent Assistant has been upgraded to provide voice commands for the infotainment system. RAV4 Prime models come included with Toyota’s Cloud Navigation system, which keeps its information as current as possible by using Google’s Point-of-Interest database. Dual Bluetooth phone connections enable simultaneous connection of two mobile devices to the car, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility are standard on every 2024 RAV4 Prime. You may connect up to five devices to the available 4G WiFi hotspot, and it also has Toyota’s Integrated Streaming function, which works with Apple Music and Amazon Music.
The current generation of the RAV4 Prime comes standard with a 2.5-liter inline-four-cylinder engine that is mated to three electric motors and a lithium-ion battery pack that has a capacity of 18.1 kWh. It is possible that Toyota may upgrade the engine of the RAV4 Prime by adding a bigger battery pack to increase its range. A 6.6-kW onboard charger will be standard on all Toyota vehicles manufactured after 2023. The sport-utility vehicle has an automatic gearbox with a continuously variable gear ratio and all-wheel drive as standard equipment. The RAV4 Prime is rated at 302 horsepower, and the SUV has a range of 42 miles when running only on electric power.
In addition to having exceptional fuel economy, the Toyota RAV4 Prime has an amazing performance level. The EPA gave the model year 2022 a rating of 94 mpg-e and a combined rating of 38 mpg; we anticipate that these ratings will carry over to the model year 2024. The RAV4 Prime has the best all-electric range in its class at 42 miles, and its combined gas and electric driving range is an impressive 600 miles.
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According to the information collected from fleet production, manufacturing of the 2024 Toyota RAV4 Prime will begin in early October 2023. When compared to the model that is currently available for purchase, the price of the 2024 RAV4 Prime could end up being more expensive depending on the scope of the redesign. The current sport utility vehicle has a price range of $43,675 to $47,545.