Editors’ Picks: Top Cars of 2020

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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime
When Toyota began building hybrid cars the focus was strictly on fuel efficiency — today performance and fuel efficiency coexist, and the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime is a perfect example as the top-performing and most fuel-efficient choice in the RAV4 lineup. RAV4 Prime derives power from a new hybrid system that combines the 177-horsepower 2.5-liter gasoline engine from the RAV4 Hybrid with front and rear electric drive motors for a combined system output of 302 horsepower. The front motor produces 179 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque, while the rear motor is rated at 53 horsepower and 89 lb-ft of torque. According to Toyota, RAV4 Prime will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds, making it the second fastest model in the Toyota lineup behind the GR Supra.

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