Explore. Do More. RAV4.Blog Jan 11th, 2021
Already Canada’s best-selling crossover/SUV, the Toyota RAV4 family is ready to ignite your desire to explore. The built in Canada 2021 Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid come in a choice of models featuring unique combinations of style, features, and capabilities – all ready to help you discover your community and your country. From daily drives, to weekend getaways, to epic vacations, the RAV4 does it like nothing else.
“This year, the Toyota RAV4 offers something for everyone – from the premium experience of the RAV4 Limited or the value-packed RAV4 LE, and from the go-anywhere capability of the RAV4 Trail and TRD Off Road models to the sporty thrill of the RAV4 Hybrid XSE,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc. “Whatever model you choose, the RAV4 delivers driving fun, plus the comfort, style, versatility, safety, and efficiency that modern lives demand. And then we make each RAV4 better, with popular amenities and powerful, easy to use technologies that keep you connected with everything that matters, wherever your desire to explore takes you.”
Built on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), the 2021 Toyota RAV4 expresses an energetic design highlighted by a chiseled appearance and powerful stance. TNGA contributes more than just great looks: RAV4’s long wheelbase and wide track contribute to a stable, confident drive, while short overhangs and high ground clearance help RAV4 tackle almost any terrain. Standard fittings include power adjustable and heated exterior mirrors, variable intermittent wipers, and LED daytime running lights.
RAV4’s rugged yet sophisticated exterior transitions to a refined interior characterized by a spacious feel, a harmonious layout, and accommodating features. Materials, cabin design, and colour combinations further define each model, from sporty hybrids to go-anywhere offroaders. Fun and functional, the RAV4 is also amazingly versatile with 60/40 split folding rear seats that convert the five-adult cabin to a cargo hauler ready for any weekend getaway.
Under the hood, the RAV4 lineup provides a range of choices to suit every taste and budget. In all, Toyota Canada offers two front wheel drive and six all-wheel-drive RAV4 models powered by a conventional drive train, plus a further five all-wheel-drive RAV4 Hybrid models that deliver advanced power and remarkable efficiency.
Gas models are built around a powerful and efficient 203 peak horsepower 2.5-litre Dynamic Force four-cylinder engine coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front wheel drive models achieve a combined city/highway fuel efficiency rating of 7.7L / 100km while all-wheel-drive models fare almost as well, at 8.0L / 100km.
Hybrid models feature the Toyota Hybrid Drive – the most popular and proven electrified power train on the planet. This system, custom-configured for the RAV4 Hybrid, is built around Atkinson cycle 2.5-litre Dynamic Force four-cylinder engine coupled to a continuously variable transmission. The result is 219 Net Horsepower and a combined city/highway fuel efficiency rating of just 6.0L / 100km.
All models feature an impressive bundle of powerful yet intuitive technologies, including touchscreen-equipped display audio systems with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and a multi-information display. Additional features vary by trim level.
A long list of standard safety systems starts with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 – a bundle of active safety technologies that help extend the driver’s awareness and ability to avoid collisions or mitigate their effect. Other standard safety features include the Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert safety system, the Toyota Star Safety System, a back-up camera, and eight air bags.
The RAV4 is available in a range of models and trim levels, as follows:
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 LE features 17” steel wheels, heated front seats, premium fabric seat cladding, air conditioning, a six-speaker display audio system with 7” touch screen, and power windows with auto up/down function on all windows. The all-wheel-drive model also features Toyota’s multi-terrain select system and – new for 2021 – a stop-and-start engine system.
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 XLE upgrades the LE models, adding 17” alloy wheels, fog lamps, dual-zone AC, a power moon roof and power back door, rain sensing wipers, an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, and the Smart Key System with Push Button Start. New for 2021, both drivetrains at this trim level are equipped with a stop-and-start engine system for enhanced fuel efficiency.
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 XLE Premium builds on the all-wheel-drive XLE model, adding the Audio Plus with Remote package – including Remote Connect, Safety Connect, and Service Connect – as well as 19” alloy wheels, SofTex seat cladding, a driver’s seat memory system, leather-wrapped shift knob, and cargo side net.
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 TRAIL is an all-wheel-drive model designed for adventure beyond the pavement. Trail-ready features on this model include 19” TRAIL alloy wheels, bridge-type roof rails, a dynamic torque vectoring differential with rear driveline disconnect, and a standard towing package that gives the vehicle a 1,590 kg (3,500 lb) towing capacity. Other features include heated and ventilated front seats, SofTex seat cladding, a leather-wrapped shift knob, and a wireless charging system for personal electronics. This model is then finished with rugged styling, including an aggressive grille, large over-fenders, and special fog lamp surrounds.
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off Road is a limited edition all-wheel-drive model that features impressive off-roading capability. Built off the TRAIL edition, this model adds an off-road tuned suspension and 18” TRD alloy wheels clad in Falken all-terrain tires. To provide an epic soundtrack for epic adventures, this model is equipped with an 11-speaker JBL Audio system with Clari-Fi. Also on the journey: The Premium Audio Plus with Remote and Navigation package – including Remote Connect, Safety Connect, Service Connect, embedded navigation with embedded traffic and weather, Destination Assist Connect, and Map Updates. Finally, this model advertises its authentic off-roading capabilities with TRD badging.
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Limited (starting MSRP: $41,350) enhances the all-wheel-drive XLE model with many top of the line premium features and amenities. These include the Premium Audio Plus with Remote and Navigation package, an 11-speaker JBL audio system with Clari-Fi, LED fog lights, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, SofTex seat cladding, a driver’s seat memory system, a leather-wrapped shift knob, digital display rear view mirror, a kick sensor power back door, and a wireless charging system for personal electronics. Additional safety features include the Bird’s Eye View Monitor and Intelligent Clearance Sonar with Rear Cross Traffic Braking.
The all-wheel-drive RAV4 Hybrid also offers an impressive range of choice, with models and trim levels as follows:
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid LE (starting MSRP: $32,490) features 17” alloy wheels, backup camera, heated front seats, premium fabric seat cladding, dual zone AC, a six-speaker display audio system with 7” touch screen, power windows with auto up/down function on all windows, and the Toyota Drive Mode Select system with EV, ECO, Normal and Sport modes to tailor the vehicle to the driver’s mood and road conditions.
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE (starting MSRP: $35,490) adds upscale features, including projector LED headlamps, fog lamps, a power moon roof and power back door, rain sensing wipers, an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, the Smart Key System with Push Button Start, and five USB outlets.
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XSE (starting MSRP: $38,880) is built for stylish adventures, with an emphasis on sporty looks and surprisingly spirited performance. Based on the XLE model, the sporty RAV4 Hybrid adds the Audio Plus with Remote package. This model also features a display audio system with 8” touch screen, a 7” multi-information display, 18” black alloy wheels, SofTex seat cladding, and unique styling cues such as a black grille, black roof, and hybrid blue cabin accents.
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XSE Technology (starting MSRP: $41,710) further enhances the sporty RAV4 Hybrid with a package of popular technology upgrades. These start with the Premium Audio Plus with Remote and Navigation package. Other enhancements at this trim level include an 11-speaker JBL audio system, LED fog lights, an integrated garage door opener, front and rear clearance sonar system, and a wireless charging system for personal electronics.
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited (starting MSRP: $42,950) enhances the all-wheel-drive XLE model with many top-of-the line premium features and amenities. These include the Premium Audio Plus with Remote and Navigation package, an 11-speaker JBL audio system with Clari-Fi, an 8” touch screen for the display audio system, 7” multi-information display, 18” alloy wheels, LED fog lights, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a driver’s seat memory system, digital display rear view mirror, a kick sensor power back door, and a wireless charging system for personal electronics. Additional safety features include the Bird’s Eye View Monitor and Intelligent Clearance Sonar with Rear Cross Traffic Braking.