Six gasoline and five hybrid trims make up the RAV4 lineup for 2021. The LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Adventure, Limited, and TRD Off-Road each make use of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The Adventure and TRD are equipped with AWD as standard, while the rest of the gasoline-powered trims can choose between FWD or AWD. The LE Hybrid, XLE Hybrid, XLE Premium Hybrid, XSE Hybrid, and Limited Hybrid take the same engine and add a pair of motors along with an ECVT, which directs power outputs to all four wheels.
The base model is a little sparsely equipped, with 17-inch steel wheels and multi-LED headlights, daytime running lights, and taillights. Fabric adorns the seats, with only six directions of manual adjustability for the driver. The seven-inch touchscreen comes programmed with a fair number of features, including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Wi-Fi, and SiriusXM. It is paired with a six-speaker sound system. Similarly, Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 is standard, comprising forward collision avoidance, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, and lane keep assist.
The many various trim upgrades see the RAV4 riding on wheels ranging from 17 inches to 19 inches, with additional LED foglights or LED projector headlights for the hybrids. A power moonroof can be installed, along with an eight-way power driver’s seat, a larger eight-inch touchscreen, more infotainment features like an 11-speaker JBL sound system, or some extra safety features like blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
Toyota RAV4 LE vs XLE
Toyota RAV4 LE vs XLE Premium
Toyota RAV4 LE vs Adventure
Toyota RAV4 LE vs Limited
Toyota RAV4 LE vs TRD Off-Road
Toyota RAV4 XLE vs XLE Premium
Toyota RAV4 XLE vs Adventure
Toyota RAV4 XLE vs Limited
Toyota RAV4 XLE vs TRD Off-Road
Toyota RAV4 XLE Premium vs Adventure
Toyota RAV4 XLE Premium vs Limited
Toyota RAV4 XLE Premium vs TRD Off-Road
Toyota RAV4 Adventure vs Limited
Toyota RAV4 Adventure vs TRD Off-Road
Toyota RAV4 Limited vs TRD Off-Road