2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime  RealSafeCars87Safety Rating

#25 of 2021 SUVs

#35 of all 2021 vehicles

The RAV4 Prime, introduced by Toyota in 2021, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The Toyota RAV4 Prime has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. The RAV4 Prime provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Toyota offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime is above average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime has a score of 87, implying a 0.032% chance of driver death (2.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0323% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.6918%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0323% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.6918% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime is 31% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime is 20% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Toyota's Safety Sense active safety features can protect loved ones by preventing accidents and reducing accident severity. Active safety systems that are standard on the Toyota RAV4 Prime include: Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), and Blind Spot Monitor.

Another safety feature seems simpler but should still be considered. Standard side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9872BMW X1Lexus NXLexus UXLincoln CorsairBMW 3 SeriesToyota VenzaToyota SiennaAudi Q5M.-B. GLC-ClassAlfa Romeo GiuliaToyota RAV4 PrimeBMW X3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 72 to 98. The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime is safer than the 2021 BMW X1, the 2021 Lexus NX, the 2021 Lexus UX, the 2021 Lincoln Corsair, and the 2021 BMW 3 Series and less safe than the 2021 Audi Q5 and the 2021 Toyota Sienna. It is about as safe as the 2021 BMW X3 and the 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia.

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