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A hybrid version of the Rav4 compact crossover SUV was released by Toyota a year ago. It was an immediate success and for 2017, it returns improved and ready to further impress, as it offers SUV buyers a rare opportunity to possess both small SUV capabilities and cutting edge hybrid vehicle qualities, all in the Rav4.
Nearly every aspect of the Rav4 has been refreshed by Toyota for 2017, most notably will be the implementation of Toyota’s new all-encompassing safety system. The exterior of the Rav4 is bolder for 2017 and the interior more refined.
Fuel efficiency and performance are also improved, making the Rav4’s sophomore season one to watch.
The Toyota Rav4 Hybrid comes in three closely related models. All of them are equipped with 2.5 4-cylinder hybrid engine, and all come with Toyota’s All Wheel Drive with Intelligence. Higher trims add sports tuned suspension and increased luxury features like leather seats and integrated Navigation.
The Rav4 excels in performance by producing 194HP with its AWD system. The electric motor in the hybrid powertrain delivers instantaneous torque, which enhances acceleration and brings extra power to wheels dealing with disagreeable terrain. A visual monitoring system allows Rav4 drivers a glimpse into the operation of the both motors and the hybrid’s battery.
Nimble looking and refined is the best way to describe the new appearance of the 2017 Toyota Rav4 hybrid. The front has increased sculpting and the front fascia’s vertical lines and headlights are more integrated into the more athletic front end. Each Rav4 models comes with its own uniquely designed wheels. All of which are exciting and stylish.
More space and a higher level of quietness describes the Rav4’s new 2017 interior. The increased space, both in the cab and cargo area, give the impression of being in a larger type of SUV. Reclining second row seating allows for added cargo and hauling configurations. The overall look of the Rav4’s interior is one of striking elegance but with rugged undertones that keep the benefits of practicality well represented.
Heated leather wrapped steering wheel, leather seating, and heated side mirrors are available for added luxury.
The Rav4 comes with Toyota’s industry best Toyota Safety Sense, a comprehensive suit of advanced safety features. To name a few of the features, the Safety Sense comes with Pre-Collison System, Pedestrian Protection, and Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist. The Rav4 hybrid also comes with an Advanced Airbag system with second row roll over sensing and Engine Immobilizer.
A Birds Eye View Camera is a highlight of the Rav4’s technology platform. It allows views of all sides of the Rav4 to detect obstacles to aid in driving and parking. It also comes with a backup camera with a 6.1’’ color touchscreen. Another highlight is a communication technology system that allows for hands free access to all information and can be mated to an iPhone.