The new 2017 Toyota RAV4 offers an impressive combination of passenger space, everyday utility, striking balance of ride comfort and secure handling, respectable fuel economy ratings, and a well-sorted tech interface. The Toyota RAV4 release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.
The Toyota RAV4 2017 seems to have it all: space, boatload of equipment, comfort amenities, and decent road manners. Trouble is, there are tons of competitors out there in its class that threaten every facet of its mechanical and functional tidbits while others go a few steps forward in others.
Luckily, Toyota seems to have mastered the art of rejuvenating a vehicle. Various areas have been tinkered with in the hopes of resuscitating its appeal, and by the looks of things seems to be working well. The exterior is subtly massaged and there’re no doubt that it has modernized the crossover’s mien. For those looking for a sporty feel, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 SE is perhaps their best bet.
The 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid hasn’t been left out either. According to Toyota, the new model comes with improved exterior styling that gives it a bold front end that creates a chiseled look. Some of the unique features available on the hybrid include LED headlights and DRL, unique S-Code paint treatment, stylish rear bumper, unique wheel designs, elegant interior, illuminated SE gauge cluster display, and a smart key system. The Rav4 Hybrid MSRP starts from $28,370.
The RAV4 isn’t without faults, some of these include mediocre fuel economy ratings and subpar driving dynamics. On the upside, though, its impressive cabin space carries on unchanged. The cargo space, further aback, is also impressive and well-suited to carry lots of cargo even when the backseats aren’t folded. Throw in the RAV4’s dependability and you’ve got yourself an excellent vehicle suitable for everyday usability.
Inasmuch as we like the newest Toyota RAV4, there are other vehicles in the segment that standout from the rest in various aspects. Take for instance the Subaru Forester. It offers best in-class acceleration and stout turbocharged engine. The Subaru Forester 0-60 mph takes about 6.3 seconds with the 2.0XT Touring model. The Honda CR-V is in fact the closest direct rival to the RAV4. It offers superior fuel economy ratings, versatile cabin, and is more dependable. Lastly, you can check out the 2017 Mazda CX-5 – it may lack the functionality aspect when compared to the rest of the vehicles in the segment but offers a rewarding drive quality akin to no other in this class.
2017 Toyota RAV4 Review of Trims
As already mentioned above, the 2017 RAV4 Hybrid has also been invigorated and offers a combination for features, passenger space, and everyday utility that undeniably warrants a close look if you’re shopping in the segment. The full Hybrid review is however offered separately.
Four trims are offered for the 2017 Toyota RAV4: Limited, SE, XLE, and LE.
2017 Toyota RAV4 Interior Redesign & Exterior Changes
Toyota RAV4 colors include Super White, Silver Sky Metallic, Black, Hot Lava, Electric Storm Blue, Black Currant Metallic, and Barcelona Red Metallic. Slight changes may occur on its release date.
Standard features available on the LE include a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a six-speaker sound system, a folding and reclining rear seat, rear privacy glass, a USB port, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, roof rails, a media player interface, a 6.1” touchscreen interface, and a USB port.
Upscale features include keyless ignition and entry, a 360-degree parking camera, adaptive cruise control, an 11-speaker JBL sound system, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, front and rear parking camera, a navigation system, and adaptive cruise control.
2017 Toyota RAV4 Engine Specs
One engine – a 2.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine – is offered under the hood of the 2017 Toyota RAV4. The power output is rated at 176 hp and 172 lbs. ft. of torque and gets routed to the front wheels or the optional four wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system.
2017 Toyota RAV4 mpg for the front wheel drive model stand at 24/31/27 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 22/29/25 mpg for the all-wheel drive models.
Wheelbase: 104.7 in
Length: 181.1 in
Width: 72.6 in
Passenger volume: 101 cu ft
Cargo volume: 38 cu ft
Curb weight: 3678 lb
Top Speed: 108 mph
0-60: 8,4 sec
MPG: 24/31 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Barcelona Red Metallic, Black, Black Currant Metallic, Electric Storm Blue, Hot Lava, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Silver Sky Metallic and Super White
Towing Capacity: 1500 lbs
2017 Toyota RAV4 Release Date & Price
According to rumors, the model will probably go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017, for the USA market at least.
The 2017 Toyota RAV4 price starts from an MSRP of $24,350, and that of the RAV4 Hybrid Limited from $33,610.
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