Discover the 2023 Toyota RAV4 and Toyota RAV4 Prime

Available as a gas, hybrid and even as a plug-in hybrid model with the RAV4 Prime, the Toyota RAV4 is an SUV that offers a lot of options.

Discover all you want to know about the RAV4, its performance, interior, cargo volume, towing capacity and prices.

white 2023 toyota rav4 gas fuel hybrid suv side driving on road at baie-comeau2023 Toyota RAV4 Fuel/Hybrid

2023 RAV4: Powertrain and Performance

All the RAV4 gas models come with the same 2.5 L 4-cylinder engine.

The RAV4’s hybrid versions are equipped with a powertrain that uses this engine in addition to two electric motors for extra oomph.

The RAV4 Prime has a third powertrain option available, the plug-in hybrid, which adds an 18.1 kWh battery. 

Here’s a comparison between these three powertrains in terms of power and performance:


2.5 L 4-cyl.

2.5 L 4-cyl., 2 electric motors

2.5 L 4-cyl., 2 electric motors,
18.1 kWh battery


203 horsepower / 184 lb-ft

219 horsepower / 221 lb-ft

302 horsepower / 168 lb-ft

0-100 km/h

8.0 seconds

7.1 seconds

5.5 seconds

All-Electric Range


68 km

The 2023 RAV4 has an 8-speed automatic transmission for the gas model, and continuously variable transmission for the hybrid model and RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid.

red 2023 toyota rav4 prime PHEV hybrid suv side on bridge at baie-comeau2023 Toyota RAV4 Prime

Toyota RAV4 Interior

Between the hybrid and the non-hybrid versions, the 2023 Toyota RAV4 is available in 9 different trims. Moreover, it’s also available in two plug-in hybrid versions, the RAV4 Prime.

All this to say that if there’s one thing the Japanese car manufacturer did not forget to give us, it’s a lot of options with this SUV.

However, in all the RAV4 and RAV4 Prime in Canada, you’ll find:

  • 8-inch central display
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration
  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel

Some trims come instead with a 10.5-inch screen, optional on the Prime.

In terms of audio, the RAV4 comes standard with a 6-speaker sound system, but the Limited (either gas or hybrid) comes with a 11-speaker JBL sound system. This stereo system is optional on the RAV4 Prime.

2023 toyota rav4 suv fuel gas hybrid interior dashboard2023 Toyota RAV4 Interior

Toyota RAV4 Towing Capacity and Cargo Volume

For the RAV4, the towing capacity varies among the gas, hybrid and Prime models:

  • For the RAV4’s gas model, we’re talking about a 1,499 lb towing capacity.
  • The RAV4 Hybrid can tow up to 1,750 lb.
  • The RAV4 Prime has a 2,500 lb towing capacity

The 2023 RAV4 Prime is fully adequate to the task, but even the RAV4’s gas model is able to do some work.

In terms of cargo volume, there’s no difference between the gas and hybrid versions of the RAV4. Behind the 2nd row of seats, you’ll find 1,059 L of space, which can be increased to 1,977 L by folding down the rear seats.

On the other hand, the battery takes a little bit more space in the RAV4 Prime. All the same, it still offers 949 L in cargo volume with the seats up. However, battery or not there’s no difference when the seats are folded down. 

2023 toyota rav4 prime suv PHEV hybrid interior dashboard2023 Toyota RAV4 Prime interior

Toyota RAV4 Prices and Specs

The RAV4’s gas model is available in 4 versions, the hybrid model in 4 versions and the RAV4 Prime is offered in two different versions. All the trims offer the same performance.

Here’s a table that summarizes the specs for the RAV4 and RAV4 Prime. It also shows you Toyota Canada’s suggested price for each of the three base models.



RAV4 Hybrid

RAV4 Prime

Base Price





203 horsepower / 184 lb-ft

219 horsepower / 221 lb-ft

302 horsepower / 168 lb-ft

Fuel Consumption
(L/100 km)




Cargo Volume
(Normal / Seats Folded Down)

1,059/1,977 L

1,059/1,977 L

949/1,977 L

Towing Capacity

1,499 lb

1,750 lb

2,500 lb

If you’re looking for a Toyota RAV4 for sale, or if you’re wondering where to buy a Toyota at the best price, don’t hesitate to come and visit us at Manic Toyota, your dealership in Baie-Comeau on the Côte-Nord.

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Posted in , On Jan 16, 2023

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