Category Archives: Toyota RAV4 Prime

New RAV4 Prime adds complementary technology to existing hybrid lineup

What is the difference between the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and Toyota RAV4 Prime? 

A strong argument could be made that Toyota is more well-known for its hybrid technology than any other automaker in the industry. As soon as the Prius was shown to be popular with customers, the manufacturer was quick to add its hybrid technology to more platforms each year. Considering the popularity of the Toyota RAV4 crossover SUV, it only made sense for a hybrid version of that vehicle to hit the market. In the 2021 model year, that hybrid crossover family is growing again. So, what is the difference between the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and the Toyota RAV4 Prime? Both will offer plenty of interior space and everything that has made the RAV4 popular in addition to excellent fuel economy. Let’s see how these vehicles approach that kind of efficiency.   Read the rest of this entry >>

A photo of two 2020 Toyota RAV4 models in motion on the road.

These videos can help you do some comparison shopping from home

Is the 2020 Toyota RAV4 better than other crossover SUVs? 

Even a brief glance around the Toyota of Decatur showroom will show just how important crossover SUVs are to buyers and the automotive industry as a whole. Our manufacturing partner produces these incredible vehicles in a variety of sizes and each of them are equipped to meet a variety of needs. But when someone visits us for the first time, they usually ask a version of the question, ‘Is the 2020 Toyota RAV4 better than other crossover SUVs?’ Without gushing too much, we’d have to say the popular platform makes a pretty strong case. Take a look at these video that compares the 2020 RAV4 against its top rivals from automakers like Chevrolet, Subaru and Nissan. If you like what you see, make an appointment to schedule a test drive with a Toyota of Decatur product experts today.  Read the rest of this entry >>

A photo of the rear tailgate on the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime at the Chicago Auto Show.

Toyota stands out at the annual Chicago Auto Show — again!

What did Toyota display at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show? 

Just about every automaker in the world brings their best stuff to the Chicago Auto Show. However, Toyota is often among the finalists for the exposition’s best-in-show award. So, what did Toyota display at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show? The automaker brought the newest member of the RAV4 family and two new accessory packages that will help a select set of vehicles standout from the pack. Our dealership was lucky to have a correspondent visit this year’s Chicago Auto Show on our behalf. Here are a few photos that they sent back. If you like what you’ve seen so far, contact a Serra Toyota of Decatur product expert today to start the pre-ordering process.  Read the rest of this entry >>

A photo of the RAV4 Prime badge used on the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime.

Are you ready for the next member of the RAV4 family to arrive?

How far can the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime go on its battery? 

The crossover SUV class of the global automotive industry is so densely packed that automakers are tripping over themselves to find innovative ways to stand out from the pack. Toyota is taking its most popular platform and combining it with its most popular fuel-efficiency technology to create something truly special and different. So, how far can the 2020 Toyota RAV4 Prime go on its battery? The 2021 RAV4 Prime takes the Toyota hybrid technology to the next level by offering plug-in battery charging. Owners of the coming 2021 RAV4 Prime will not only get the most efficient version of the crossover SUV but the most powerful iteration as well. Let’s take a closer look at what Serra Toyota of Decatur customers can expect to see.  Read the rest of this entry >>

Closeup of hybrid badging on 2020 Toyota Highlander hybrid

How Much Will a Toyota Hybrid Battery Cost Me?

Toyota Hybrid Battery Life Expectancy and Replacement Costs

When customers in the Decatur area come to Toyota of Decatur looking for a new vehicle, many have questions surrounding the idea of switching to a hybrid or electric vehicle. Many questions are often about the price of vehicle maintenance and upkeep, as well as how the performance life of the vehicle compares to that of a traditional gas-powered vehicle. This guide is going to dive into Toyota hybrid battery life expectancy and replacement costs to help you get an idea of how owning a Toyota hybrid vehicle will compare to a traditional model.   Read the rest of this entry >>

Side view of red 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime

Toyota Welcomes RAV4 Prime To 2021 SUV Lineup

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime Plug-In Hybrid Power and Design

Toyota has added a new plug-in hybrid SUV model, the RAV4 Prime, to its 2021 SUV lineup and not only is it the most fuel-efficient RAV4 model ever but is also the quickest and most powerful RAV4 yet. Drivers will earn an estimated 90 MPGe on the road and can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.8 seconds. The RAV4 Prime lineup will include SE and XSE model grades and is expected to hit dealership lots in the summer of 2020. Keep reading to learn more about the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid power and technology. Read the rest of this entry >>