The future of automobiles lies is going to be centered around electric powertrains. Toyota is already well ahead of the rest of the automotive industry thanks to developments that started with the Prius. It only makes sense that the automaker would apply this technology to crossover SUVs. A comparison between the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime vs. 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is very interesting right now because of the ground-breaking capabilities they offer. As customers get more familiar with plug-in vehicles, other areas will breakout. The 2021 RAV4 Prime offer more net horsepower and more electric-only range than its Mitsubishi competitor. Independent reviews have praised the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime for its quick acceleration, incredible EV range and flexible interior.
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2021 RAV4 Prime
2021 Outlander PHEV
|2.5-L, 4-Cyl. Hybrid||Engine||2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Hybrid|
|42 miles||Max. Electric Range||22 miles|
|63.2 cu.-ft.||Max. Cargo Volume||66.6 cu.-ft.|
At the most basic level, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime shares the same basic powertrain as the standard gas-powered RAV4. The plug-in hybrid vehicle will have a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood. When the entire powertrain is working together, the 2021 RAV4 Prime will make 302 horsepower. On the other side of the equation is the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and its naturally aspirated 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that is mated to that automaker’s hybrid technology. However, owners of the 2021 Outlander PHEV will only be able to use up to 190 horsepower.
Of course, the information that is going to be most important to people interested in these two vehicles is going to be how far the 2021 RAV4 Prime and 2021 Outlander PHEV can travel using only the powered stored in each crossover SUVs’ batteries. Under the proper conditions, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime will be able to travel up to 42 miles without using a single drop of gasoline. Owners of the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will only be able to use up to 22 miles of EV-only driving range.
As impressive as the performance and electric driving capabilities of both vehicles are, the 2021 RAV4 Prime and 2021 Outlander PHEV need to function as usable crossover SUV. The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime will have up to 33.5 cubic-feet of cargo volume to offer when people are sitting in the back seat. Folding those seats down will open up the Toyota RAV4 Prime to offer as much as 63.2 cubic-feet of cargo volume. A 2021 Outlander PHEV has 30.4 cubic-feet of cargo volume behind the second row with a maximum of 66.6 cubic-feet available.