5 Fun Facts About the New 2021 Toyota RAV4

October 21st, 2021 by

When you look at the new 2021 Toyota RAV4, you see a crossover ready for adventures whether you stay near Morgantown or take a road trip. While a test-drive at University Toyota is sure to give you an idea of how fun this crossover is, these fun facts will also help you see why it’s so popular. 


The RAV4 Was Among the First Crossover SUVs in the Country


When the first RAV4 arrived for the 1996 model year, it was among the first crossover SUVs in the United States. The name stands for Recreational Activity Vehicle: 4-Wheel Drive. It has always featured the top benefits of SUVs, such as ride height, 4-wheel drive, and cargo versatility. It has also always had the top benefits of sedans, like fuel efficiency and drivability. You will still find all of those traits as you drive your new 2021 Toyota RAV4 near Morgantown. 


The Cargo Space of the RAV4 Is Similar to Midsize Vehicles


Cargo space and versatility were two of the features that first set the RAV4 apart from the crowd, and this trend continues today. While the new 2021 Toyota RAV4 has a compact exterior, it somehow manages to offer the cargo capacity you would expect from a midsize crossover SUV. That means 37.6 cubic feet behind the rear seats or 69.8 cubes when you fold them down. At the same time, it’s compact enough to have a 37.4-foot turning diameter. 


The RAV4 Is Ready for Off-Roading


While you are likely to mostly drive the new 2021 Toyota RAV4 near Morgantown, it is also ready to take you on more remote adventures. The RAV4 is ready to take you off-road, especially if you opt for the TRD Off-Road trim. This trim gives you an 8.6-inch ground clearance along with stainless steel skid plates and various driving modes. 


The RAV4 Was Among the First (Modern) All-Electric Autos


While the very early days of automobiles have all-electric autos, most in modern history run on gas. The RAV4 was among the first modern EVs, arriving in 1997, the same year as the GM EV1. While you can’t get an EV version of the new 2021 Toyota RAV4, you can opt for the RAV4 Prime to get a plug-in hybrid near Morgantown. 


The RAV4 Is Very Efficient


While the RAV4 EV isn’t currently available, the crossover SUV is still incredibly efficient. This has been the case for years, and it remains true for the new 2021 Toyota RAV4. No matter which of the three engines you choose, you will find yourself making fewer stops at gas stations near Morgantown. If you opt for the RAV4 hybrid, you will get even more efficiency, with 40 mpg combined city and highway driving. 


Get Your 2021 RAV4 at University Toyota


When you are ready to see all of these fun features of the new 2021 Toyota RAV4 in action, head to University Toyota in Morgantown, WV, and take it for a test-drive. 

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