Some would say that there are few modifications that stand out with the new 2017 Toyota RAV4. But when you look closer, you’d be delighted with the exceptional balance of features, passenger space, and everyday utility. For those who are in search for a vehicle with adequate passenger room and cargo this compact SUV is certainly a hit. Also this SUV has a good balance between convenience and performance.
2017 Toyota RAV4 Design
The new 2017 Toyota RAV4 offers decent performance, versatility, comfort and reliability. With its past versions, we have seen how the SUV has been trying hard to create a dent in the overly saturated car segment. But with the myriad of updates Toyota has poured over the 2017 model year, it seems that they have finally mastered the ingredients needed to be a notch above the rest. Generally speaking, the Japanese carmaker gave the Toyota RAV4 2017 a well-appointed interior and a subtly massaged exterior. These changes hope to make the 2017 RAV4 look modernize and be appealing to the market.
Despite the modifications on the exterior, the new Toyota RAV4 2017 is still very recognizable. It is available in several color gradients: Black Currant Metallic, Silver Sky Metallic, Hot Lava, Black, Super White, Magnetic Gray Metallic, and Electric Storm Blue.
For the base model, standard features include Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a CD player, adaptive cruise control, a rear privacy glass, 17-inch steel wheels, a 6.1 inch touchscreen interface, a six-speaker audio sound system, an auxiliary audio jack, a height-adjustable driver seat, an integrated blind-spot monitoring, 60/40-split reclining and folding rear seat, and air-conditioning. An optional feature is the Entune Audio Plus package which adds HD and satellite radio, smartphone app integration, Siri Eyes Free for iPhones, and the Scout GPS Link navigation.
For the higher XLE variant, extra features include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic dual-zone climate control, fog lights, heated mirrors, bolstered front seats, 17-inch alloy wheels, a height-adjustable power liftgate, and a sunroof. Further upgrading to the SE variant gives you access to a bevy of interior and exterior styling details, keyless entry, and ignition, 18-inch alloy wheels, LED exterior lighting, leather upholstery, sport-tuned suspension system, and front heated seats.
Meanwhile, the top of the line RAV4 Limited trim features a rearview auto-dimming mirror, navigation system, smartphone app integration, chrome clad exterior trim, and adaptive cruise control. Generally speaking, the interior design features pronounced angles and lines that effectively gives this vehicle a modern look.
2017 Toyota RAV4 – Engine Specs
The new 2017 Toyota RAV4 is helmed by a powerful 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. This engine can propel 176 hp and 172 pound-feet of torque. It is available in either FWD or AWD and is mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox. For the AWD, it can sprint to 60 mph in just 9.2 seconds. In terms of fuel efficiency, the FWD rates 29/22/25 mpg while the FWD rates 30/23/26 mpg.
2017 Toyota RAV4 – Pricing and Release Date
According to rumors, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 is due for release in the latter half of 2017. The base trim expected to be sold at around $25,000. The estimated rate is up by at least a thousand as compared to the outgoing model.