Frequently Asked Questions

You should never drive RAV4 Prime without gasoline in the tank. While, under certain conditions, you may drive on electricity alone, the vehicle always requires gasoline to operate properly.

No, but it is generally advantageous to keep it charged. Depending on your electricity rate, you could save money by plugging it in. The more often you keep RAV4 Prime fully charged (at home, work or anywhere with a public charging station), the greater your chances of potential gasoline fuel savings will be, and the more adventures RAV4 Prime can take on.

RAV4 Prime uses a series parallel hybrid system, which means it can drive the wheels using both electric motors and/or its gas engine. A green battery indicator means RAV4 Prime can run on the electric motors only. When the battery indicator shows “reduced,” HV mode will be activated automatically, using both the gas engine and electric motors to drive the car as they are needed and available.

RAV4 Prime’s battery can be fully charged in about 12 hours by plugging the included charging cable into a standard household outlet. (120V 12A) When using a public charging station (240V), RAV4 Prime can be fully charged in as little as 4 hours and 30 minutes (16A), or 2 hours and 30 minutes with the available 6.6 kW onboard charger (32A).

The battery in RAV4 Prime is designed to provide years of trouble-free operation, backed by warranty.

A plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV) has a large battery and powerful motors, allowing it to run much longer in full EV Mode and letting you enjoy a thrilling drive. You are in control and able to use less gas if you choose to plug it in either at home, at work or at a public charging station. If you don’t want to plug it in, no problem. You can still drive the car in hybrid mode with great fuel economy.

Compared to RAV4 Hybrid, RAV4 Prime has an increased EV Mode driving range, more powerful electric motors and enhanced fuel efficiency. It continues to set itself apart with a unique front lower spoiler and diamond-pattern front grille. The available vertical LED accent lights help light the night in a most dramatic and efficient fashion.

RAV4 Prime has an impressive EPA-estimated EV Mode range rating of 42 miles if only recharging once. Actual range will vary depending on a number of factors, including refueling practices, vehicle conditions and how/where you drive your car.

No, but it is generally advantageous to keep it charged. Depending on your electricity rate, you could save money by plugging it in. The more often you keep RAV4 Prime fully charged (at home, work or anywhere with a public charging station), the greater your chances for potential gasoline fuel savings will be.

RAV4 Prime’s battery can be charged in about 12 hours by plugging the included charging cable into a standard household outlet. When using a public charging station (240V), RAV4 Prime can be fully charged in as little as 2 hours and 30 minutes.

The battery in RAV4 Prime is designed to provide years of trouble-free operation, backed by warranty.

RAV4 Prime must be plugged in to fully recharge the battery. The vehicle can also partially charge itself with onboard charging when the engine is running, as well as with a regenerative braking system that works during deceleration. When braking, it uses kinetic energy from the front wheels to produce electricity that partially recharges the battery and helps extend your range.

 

RAV4 Prime will continue to run as long as there is enough fuel in the gas tank, so you don’t have to worry about running out of battery power while on a longer trip.

No special charging equipment is required for RAV4 Prime. RAV4 Prime comes with a standard-outlet charging cable rated at 120V/12A.

You can easily charge RAV4 Prime’s battery by plugging its included charging cable into a standard electrical outlet. No additional charging equipment is needed.

To maximize your savings and minimize your emissions, you should charge as often as possible to enjoy the most electric drive miles. If the charge does run out, RAV4 Prime has a gasoline hybrid system, so you can leave range anxiety behind and start looking ahead.

Standard 15-amp GFCI outlets are usually 120V, while charging stations feature 240V charging that typically charges about twice as fast as a 120V standard 15-amp outlet. If you want faster charging at home, a licensed electrician can install a 240V charger to help decrease charge times and increase convenience.

Easily find nearby charging stations with the available Charging Station Map located on the available 9-in. multimedia display. Plugging in on the go has never been easier. For more information, please visit our charging map

RAV4 Prime uses less than 3.3 kW (6.6 kW available) to charge with a wall-mounted level 2 charger, which is roughly equivalent to powering a small, residential air-conditioning unit. Using the charging cable requires much less power. The cable and charger are not included with the purchase of RAV4 Prime.

RAV4 Prime uses the industry standard J1772 for charging. Fully compliant equipment should work with RAV4 Prime. The included charging cable maximizes the compatibility.

The charge inlet door is located on the right rear quarter panel. Use the supplied charging cable by plugging it into a standard household outlet as often as possible to help maximize your miles.

RAV4 Prime will continue to run as long as there is enough fuel in the gas tank, so you don’t have to worry about running out of the battery power while on a longer trip.

You should never drive RAV4 Prime without gasoline in the tank. While, under certain conditions, you may drive in EV Mode alone, the vehicle always requires gasoline to operate properly, even in hybrid mode.

This helps compare the mileage of driving in EV Mode to the commonly used mpg figure for gas vehicles. RAV4 Prime in EV Mode has an EPA-estimated MPGe rating. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) uses the mpg equivalent (MPGe) figure to convert the measurement of power used by plug-in hybrid vehicles, electric vehicles and others not powered by liquid fuels into something that resembles the more familiar mpg rating.

RAV4 Prime has an impressive EPA-estimated EV Mode range rating of 42 miles if only recharging once. Actual range will vary depending on a number of factors, including refueling practices, vehicle conditions and how/where you drive your car.

When fully charged, RAV4 Prime is rated for an EPA-estimated driving range of 42 miles in EV Mode before converting to HV Mode. Actual EV Mode range will vary depending on a number of factors. However, when it runs low, RAV4 Prime will then continue in HV Mode until the battery is recharged.

Yes. In general, RAV4 Prime’s performance will be affected just like a gas-powered vehicle. Extra cabin heating and other factors will use up electricity that could be used for driving, reducing EV Mode range. However, an electric heater has been installed inside the battery pack to boost battery temperature while charging. This enhances EV mileage and drivability in cold temperatures and reduces engine startup during EV Mode. The highly efficient heat-pump air-conditioning system controls interior cabin climate while minimizing electric consumption for improved EV Mode performance. And don’t worry, if your battery ever runs low, RAV4 Prime will seamlessly shift into hybrid mode to keep you going.

The electric motors of RAV4 Prime offer better response to support acceleration than a gas engine. In either EV or hybrid modes, RAV4 Prime’s fun-to-drive acceleration is designed to be smooth from the start and throughout highway speeds.

Compared to RAV4 Hybrid, RAV4 Prime has an increased EV Mode driving range, more powerful electric motors and enhanced fuel efficiency.

You should try to drive in EV Mode as often as possible. The more you keep the battery charged the more you can use electric mode, which can save gas and helps you save money.

RAV4 Prime has an impressive EPA-estimated EV Mode range rating of 42 miles if only recharging once. Actual range will vary depending on a number of factors, including refueling practices, vehicle conditions and how/where you drive your car.

RAV4 Prime can help reduce total vehicle emissions by using electricity to decrease gasoline consumption. In many areas of the U.S., electricity produces fewer emissions per mile than gasoline. Depending on the cost of electricity, it can also cost less per mile to drive on electricity versus gasoline. All of this helps make RAV4 Prime good for you and good for all, without sacrificing any of the fun in driving.

An 18.1-kWh battery pack is thoughtfully placed under the passenger cabin to enhance driving and riding comfort. The intentional battery placement doesn’t sacrifice any interior space, securing the maximum cargo capacity and optimizing daily commutes with an EPA-estimated EV Mode range rating of 42 miles.

RAV4 Prime's hybrid engine is engineered for efficiency. The Toyota Hybrid System II combines a 2.5L 4-cylinder gasoline engine with powerful electric motors for impressive 0-60 mph acceleration while returning an EPA-estimated 38 combined mpg.

RAV4 Prime employs a variety of smart features to help maximize your efficiency. The Multi-Information Display on the dash provides interactive feedback on your trip via steering wheel controls, real-time driving data and an ECO Score that provides tips to help enhance your efficiency. Click here to see all of RAV4 Prime’s smart, efficient features.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, plug-in hybrids can save over 5,000 lbs. of CO2 equivalent per year compared to gas-powered vehicles.

RAV4 Prime holds up to 14.5 gallons of gas.

Yes. In general, RAV4 Prime’s performance will be affected just like a gas-powered vehicle. Extra cabin heating and other factors will use up electricity that could be used for driving, reducing EV Mode range. However, an electric heater has been installed inside the battery pack to boost battery temperature while charging. This enhances EV mileage and drivability in cold temperatures and reduces engine startup during EV Mode. The highly efficient heat-pump air-conditioning system controls interior cabin climate while minimizing electric consumption for improved EV Mode performance. And don’t worry, if your battery ever runs low, RAV4 Prime will seamlessly shift into hybrid mode to keep you going.

RAV4 Prime has an EPA-estimated 94 MPGe rating. Actual mileage will vary depending on a number of factors, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive.

Taking care of your RAV4 Prime is key to both safety and dependability. That's why we include ToyotaCare, our no cost maintenance plan, with the purchase or lease of every new Toyota for 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. 24-hour Roadside Assistance is also included for 2 years, unlimited mileage.

Individual purchasers of a RAV4 Prime may be able to take advantage of tax credits and other incentives. To see if incentives may apply, please visit our full list of incentives

The battery in RAV4 Prime is designed to provide years of trouble-free operation, backed by warranty.

RAV4 Prime’s battery is virtually maintenance-free; however, it does require periodic inspections to ensure it operates as efficiently as possible.

Yes. As you get within three feet of your Prime, with the Smart Key fob in your pocket or purse, the interior lights will automatically illuminate, the front doors can be unlocked with just a touch, and the vehicle can be started with a push of a button.

RAV4 Prime's available color Head-Up Display (HUD) uses aircraft-inspired technology to project important information about your drive on the windshield where it’s convenient to see. You can easily view the current speed, energy monitor, turn-by-turn navigation directions and Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0) alerts—all without taking your eyes off the road.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, plug-in hybrids can save over 5,000 lbs. of CO2 equivalent per year compared to gas-powered vehicles.

Taking care of your RAV4 Prime is key to both safety and dependability. That's why we include ToyotaCare, our no cost maintenance plan, with the purchase or lease of every new Toyota for 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. 24-hour Roadside Assistance is also included for 2 years, unlimited mileage.

RAV4 Prime's available 9.0-in. multimedia display features a host of entertainment and streaming services. Intuitive pinch, zoom, tap and swipe gestures create a familiar smartphone-like experience while giving you easy access to the features that matter most. Get turn-by-turn directions, a SiriusXM® 3-month Platinum Plan trial subscription, and traffic and weather with HD Radio™.

Intended for highway use, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) lets you drive at a preset speed. The system is designed to function between 0-110 mph and uses vehicle-to-vehicle distance control, helping maintain a preset distance from the vehicle ahead of you.

The Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD) is designed to help detect a vehicle or a pedestrian in certain situations. Using both a camera and radar, PCS w/PD can provide an audio/visual alert to warn you of a possible collision under certain circumstances. If you don’t react, the system is designed to automatically brake. http://www.toyota.com/safety-sense

RAV4 Prime offers remarkable versatility when it comes to cargo space. Lift the rear hatch to access 33.5 cu. ft. of cargo space.