The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid, touted by Toyota as its fastest model after the Supra, will start at just under $40,000 — a $12,150 premium over the base gasoline RAV4 and $3,620 over the RAV4 Limited with front-wheel drive.
The entry-level RAV4 Prime SE crossover will begin at $39,220 including shipping, the automaker said in a press release Friday. In XSE trim — which adds features such as 19-inch black wheels, two-tone roof, a 9-inch touchscreen, a wireless phone charger and ambient interior lighting — the RAV4 Prime will be priced at $42,545 including shipping.
The RAV4 Prime, which premiered at last year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, has up to 302 hp, coming from a 176-hp, four-cylinder gasoline engine, electric motors, a booster converter and lithium ion battery. Available only with all-wheel drive, it can go from 0 to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds.
The plug-in is estimated to get 42 miles solely on battery power and has an 94 MPGe rating, up from initial estimates of 39…