RAV4 Prime

2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

Joel Patel
Automotive Editor - May 12, 2021

Model Preview

The Toyota RAV4 Prime arrived as an all-new model in 2021, giving the automaker an efficient electrified model with an impressive all-electric range of 42 miles. With the plug-in hybrid SUV entering just its second model year on sale, we expect the 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime to be a carryover model.

When the RAV4 Prime arrived in showrooms last year, it featured a slightly updated design than the regular RAV4 lineup. As a carryover model, the 2022 RAV4 Prime should retain the same overall design as the current model. For a plug-in hybrid SUV, the RAV4 Prime wears muscular hood lines, a sharp front fascia, and angular headlights. At the back, the current RAV4 Prime features a chrome trim piece that connects the taillights, two exhaust outlets, and a black bumper. With sporty wheel designs, an available black roof, and black trim pieces, the RAV4 Prime is the sportiest looking RAV4 in the lineup.

On the inside, the current RAV4 Prime prioritizes ease of use with large dials and clear buttons for the HVAC system. The infotainment system sits prominently at the top of the dashboard, while the dial and buttons for the various drive modes are located next to the gear shifter. Red stitching and available paddle shifters also help the RAV4 Prime feel relatively sporty. The 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime should have the same interior design as the current model.

Standard tech features on the current RAV4 Prime include an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, Wi-Fi hot spot, five USB ports, six audio speakers, Bluetooth, and a 7-inch digital multi-information display. Optional features include a 9-inch touchscreen, an 11-speaker JBL audio system, navigation, and a wireless charger. These features should carry over for the 2022 RAV4 Prime.

Toyota RAV4 Prime

Power for the 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime will come from the same powertrain as the current model. The current RAV4 Prime comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and two electric motors. Combined output is rated at 302 horsepower. All-wheel drive is standard.

Current safety features on the RAV4 Prime include forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, traffic sign recognition, rear cross traffic alert, and blind spot monitoring. In the IIHS’ testing, the current RAV4 Prime earned a Top Safety Pick award.

Pricing & Release Date

Toyota hasn’t announced when the 2022 RAV4 Prime will officially go on sale. Based on fleet order guides, we expect a late 2021 arrival.

Pricing for the 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime also remains unclear. Without any expected changes, pricing for the plug-in hybrid SUV should remain close to the current model’s range of $39,425 to $42,750 (including destination).

This plug-in hybrid SUV competes with the Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid, Honda CR-V Hybrid, and Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid.

Pictured: 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime

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