The 2021 Toyota RAV4 in Gaithersburg MD

The 2021 Toyota RAV4: More Variety Than You Can Imagine

Mention the Toyota RAV4 around Gaithersburg, and you will get a lot of attention. The 2021 RAV4 has something that caters to almost all road users. It comes in an array of trims ranging from the LE to the Prime XSE. The 2021 RAV4 offers the widest variety of trim levels than most SUVs available in the market. Baltimore and Arlington drivers will also get five options of hybrid models for their 2021 RAV4, which is more than the hybrid options available with other SUVs. Accommodations of the interior are spacious and durable materials are used to furnish the cabin. Safety scores are excellent and technological features satisfying.


All engines available in the 2021 RAV4 are inline-four engines. Hybrid models also have the inline-4 engine connected to an electric motor. The base engine is a 203 hp inline-4 2.5-liter engine linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It has 184 pound-feet torque and sends power to the SUV's front wheels.

In high trims, the engine can send power to all wheels and has a standard stop/start button to save fuel. The highest gas mileage ratings for this engine are 35 mpg highway and 28 mpg city. The other two engine options are both hybrids; one with Prime PHEV. Simple hybrids have 219 hp and 163 pound-feet horsepower and torque, respectively. This engine records the highest gas mileage values with a combined 41 mpg city and 38 mpg highway.

With these values, Gaithersburg drivers can drive 600 miles before emptying a full tank. The PHEV hybrid engine is rated at 302 hp and 165 pound-feet, respectively. It is the engine with the most power among the three and an EPA rating higher than the conventional engine. The battery pack of this SUV is made of lithium-ion and is compact to fit below the back seats.


Drivers will appreciate the accommodating space in the 2021 RAV4. On the dashboard are a large center console and a convenient shelf. Leather, plastic, cloth, and additional soft-touch materials are what Toyota uses to furnish the cabin. Base models have cloth furnishing, manual single-zone climate control, and a steering wheel covered in plastic materials. On the other hand, premium models have faux-leather furnishing for the seats, leather covering for the steering wheel, a padded and stitched dashboard, a center-console armrest, and a shift knob. Climate control in these models is dual-zone and automatic. The rear seats fold nearly flat to increase the number of carry-on suitcases the 2021 RAV4 can support from 10 to 22.

There is a touchscreen of 7 or 8 inches in the 2021 RAV4; 7 inches is in low models and 8 in premium models. The infotainment system is compatible with Amazon Alexa for you to have access and control to their smart-home gadgets. 2021 Toyota RAV4 also has features like smartphone compatibility, Bluetooth, a six-speaker audio system, satellite radio, and Siri Eyes Free. Optional in high models are a JBL audio system with 11 speakers, wireless charging, heating or cooling front seats, navigation, and front seats with memory settings.

The exterior of this Toyota model is different from other generations of the Toyota RAV4. There are geometric shapes to complement the front end and an assertive grille with truck-ish styling. 17-inch wheels are standard in this model, but they can be 18 or 19 inches large.


The 2021 Toyota RAV4 has the standard and signature Toyota safety sense 2.0. It is a package with a lane-tracing assist, roadside assist, pedestrian detection, pre-collision warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, and automated emergency brakes. Safety Connect is an optional driver aid that calls for an emergency response team when your RAV4 has been involved in an accident.

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