2021 Toyota Rav4 Prime. FWD only in EV?

Discussion in 'Rav4 Prime' started by Blue Adept, Jun 7, 2020.

  1. Question. Searching for this answer and can't find it anywhere. Will the Rav4 Prime in EV mode be FWD only and AWD in Hybrid Mode?

    This may only be a rumor read on insideevs.

    Blue
     
  2. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    Here's what I could find from Toyota:
    The RAV4 Prime employs the same version of Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive (AWD) as the RAV4 Hybrid. In both models, a separate rear-mounted electric motor powers the rear wheels when needed, including proactively on acceleration startup and also in reduced-traction conditions.

    If anything, it would be rear-wheel-drive in EV-only mode. I'll see if I can find info that's more definitive, though.
     
  3. Sandroad

    Sandroad Well-Known Member Subscriber

    Not likely. There's an electric motor in front too. EV only is probably front mostly plus rear when necessary.
     
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  4. That is what I just found out. Thanks
     
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  5. papab

    papab New Member

    Can anybody point me to a good description of the drivetrain on this vehicle, or its predecessors?
     
  6. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    I've added lots of technical details from the Toyota over on this other RAV4 thread.
     
  7. Keith Newton

    Keith Newton New Member

    Well if it is like the awd hybrid then it can can be driven in EV mode only fwd or awd . My current awd shows thus in the piwer distribution graphic .

    In normal road driving the car remains Fwd and ev mode uses the front motor but if you want to be in awd mode then it will use front a rear motor ev only
    The rear motor is only 40hp
     
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