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2021 RAV4 XSE Hybrid Shines, But What Shade Shines Best?

RAV4 XSE Hybrid is thriving in a crowded SUV market. You must see these 4 “shade” choices for yourself and pick your favorite.

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Well, it appears sales for the best-selling SUV in America keep growing and growing.

Yes, RAV4 Hybrid is popular. In fact, this is the fourth year in a row Toyota RAV4 takes top honors among all sport utility vehicles.

Across all brands and models. Impressive numbers, friends.

A huge amount of credit must go to RAV4 Hybrid, since this is also Toyota’s top performing Hybrid. Highlander Hybrid was second place on the Toyota Hybrid list. Yes, RAV4 Hybrid even beat out legendary Prius and Camry Hybrid, too.

2021 Toyota RAV4 XSE Hybrid

Certainly, the most unique and popular trim level for 2021 RAV4 Hybrid is the XSE Hybrid. This one stands out from its other RAV4 Hybrid counterparts.

Even the new 2021 RAV4 XLE Premium Hybrid.

XSE Hybrid RAV4 is known for its gloss black accents adorning the vehicle exterior. Let’s just say you can easily spot it in a crowd. It looks incredible - especially at night.

VIDEO: Take a tour of 2021 RAV4 XSE Hybrid at night.

It also comes with a sufficient amount of power at 219 horsepower.

Oh, and it also gets 41mpg in the city, 38mpg on the highway and 40mpg combined.

No wonder people are having challenges finding this one in dealership inventories across the country. Yes, popular indeed.

2021 RAV4 XSE Hybrid Colors

With great power comes great responsibility. Is that not what Aunt Mae says in Spider-Man?

Well, I sure do not have much power, but I do feel responsible for helping people research the vehicles they may end up buying at some point. I know it is not easy doing car research, and anything I can do to make that part easier I am happy to pitch in.

I can do that through my “Toyotajeff” YouTube channel and through my Torque News column.

Today I want to point out the four available color options for Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. I mean, once you decide you want this model, you may have to turn your attention to what color is perfect for you and your family, right?

Here the choices. Blizzard Pearl. Blueprint. Magnetic Gray Metallic. Silver Sky Metallic.

Blizzard Pearl

2021 Toyota RAV4 XSE Hybrid Blizzard Pearl front end profile viewBlueprint

2021 Toyota RAV4 XSE Hybrid Blueprint profile viewSilver Sky Metallic

2021 Toyota RAV4 XSE Hybrid Silver Sky Metallic front end profile viewMagnetic Gray Metallic

2021 Toyota RAV4 XSE Hybrid Magnetic Gray Metallic front end profile view

Each of the available colors has standard two-tone gloss black roof to really make your vehicle stand out.

Now how to decide. You be the judge today.

Time to pick your favorite color RAV4 Hybrid

It is now time for the tough decision making. I would appreciate if you can leave a comment letting me know your favorite Toyota RAV4 XSE Hybrid color.

I wonder what one will prove to be most popular.

Thanks for playing my Hybrid Color game.

And thanks for reading my column. See you next story when I look into the debate between buying a 2021 Tundra now or waiting for 2022 Tundra.

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Kathleen (not verified)    January 26, 2021 - 2:04AM

I think they’re all terribly boring- like everything else in the road. For my 2020, I opted fir the CLE rather than the XSE just so I could get lunar rock. I added black gloss wheel covers and blacked out the emblems. Love it.

Michael Brennan (not verified)    January 26, 2021 - 11:36AM

Great article Jeff. I think on the streets of Gotham or the Boulavards if Brooklyn to The Grand Concourse of the Bronx to the Kissisko Bridge and Kew Gardens Queens oh and the 6th borough Yonkers it's a tough choice between the blue or white. Let's go Places !

Jennifer Beresky (not verified)    January 26, 2021 - 3:23PM

I have the Silver Sky Metallic, which looks awesome! The blue and dark gray don’t show the contrast well enough and I think the white and black is too much.

Harry B. (not verified)    January 26, 2021 - 4:28PM

My favorite color use to be dark metallic blue. Or Toyota’s Blueprint. But I want to do my part for global warming and go for the white color. Having a 2005 white Rav4 it is a lot cooler in the hot summer sun than my black 2000 Corola. So my choice is Blizzard Pearl. WHITE for me .Have a nice day Harry B.

Raven Sky (not verified)    May 25, 2021 - 10:03AM

Ty for your review.Jeff!I I went with the Silver Sky Metalic and it shines like crazy especially in the sun..really pretty! but I also really like the white and black (piano black gloss) so toss up on which color I like best but have to say I am so happy with my RAV4 Hybrid XSE which is also fast and fuel efficient besides being sporty and reliable - this amazing vehicle seems to have it all or close to all

Terence Patterson (not verified)    July 28, 2021 - 11:34PM

We just ordered a blizzard pearl with black top. The painted trim makes it an instant classic!