Comparison - Toyota Avalon TRD 2020 - vs - Toyota RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid 2021

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Average Price: 
$
42,300
Updated: 
23 Sep 2019
$
Updated: 
15 Sep 2020
Car Type: 
Car
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
no
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.80gals

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

For the shrinking number of people buying large sedans, the Avalon will do quite nicely.

Pros
Efficient powertrains,
huge trunk space,
long list of standard features.

Cons
Polarizing exterior,
bland-looking infotainment interface,
all-wheel drive only offered on two trims.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Toyota Avalon works best as a stylish, comfortable cruiser, and not as a wannabe sports sedan.

Pros
Stylish lines, mostly
Comfortable cruiser
Commendable hybrid
Well-equipped
Spacious back seat

Cons
Does it really need to be sporty?
Overwrought styling at times
Poor V-6 mpg
Can get expensive

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's #2 ranking is based on its score within the Hybrid and Electric SUVs category. It is the winner of our 2021 Best Hybrid and Electric SUV for the Money award and a finalist for our 2021 Best Hybrid and Electric SUV for Families award. Currently the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has a score of 8.0 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 23 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Energetic powertrain
Great gas mileage
Spacious, handsome cabin
Plenty of standard features
Ample cargo space

Cons
Road noise permeates the cabin

By: 
usnews.com

The Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid (PHEV) has an impressive all-electric range and low emissions, but the extremely high list price limits its appeal for private buyers and company car buyers alike. The regular front-wheel drive RAV4 hybrid is the sweet spot in the range. It’s fairly ordinary to drive, but strong resale values, astounding economy and a fantastic reliability record make it a tempting option in the large SUV category.

Pros
Exceedingly frugal
Regular hybrid has slow predicted depreciation
Strong reliability record

Cons
Terrible infotainment system
Rivals are better to drive
No seven-seat option

By: 
whatcar.com

The standard RAV4 Hybrid receives a new mid-range XLE Premium trim for 2021, but the big news this year is the introduction of the plug-in hybrid RAV4 Prime models. The RAV4 Prime is the most powerful RAV4 offered with a total of 302 horsepower between its gas engine and electric motors; it also offers a claimed 42 miles of electric-only driving per charge.

Pros
Strong acceleration,
driver-assistance tech is standard,
roomy cabin.

Cons
Prices start above $30,000,
uninvolving handling,
most desirable features quickly increase the price.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
31.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
Torque: 
267ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
Horsepower: 
301hp
at 6 600rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.60Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
no
Door Pockets: 
yes
no
Cupholders: 
yes
no
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
no
Power Steering: 
yes
no
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
no
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
no
Rear View Camera: 
yes
no
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
195.90in
Width: 
72.80in
Height: 
55.90in
Ground Clearance: 
5.30in
Wheel Base: 
113.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.40
Rear Head Room: 
37.50
Front Leg Room: 
42.10in
Rear leg room: 
40.30in
Front Hip Room: 
55.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.10cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3638.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
no
Clock: 
yes
no
Trip computer: 
yes
no
Techometer: 
yes
no
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
no
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
no
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Leatherette/Sueded Microfiber
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
no
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
8 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
no
no
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
no
Wheel size: 
19 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
no
Front head airbags: 
yes
no
Rear head airbags: 
yes
no
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
no
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
no
Traction control: 
yes
no
Child seat anchors: 
yes
no
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
no
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
no
Daytime running lights: 
yes
no
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
no
Front fog lights: 
no
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
no
Rear headrests: 
yes
no
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
no
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Preferred Accessory Package
Four Season Floor Mat Package
Protection Package
Exterior Options: 
Alloy Wheel Locks
Special Color
Door Edge Guards
Body Side Moldings
Rear Bumper Applique
Paint Protection Film
Interior Options: 
Universal Tablet Holder
Illuminated Door Sills
Cargo Tote
All-Weather Liners Package
Carpet Mat Package