Toyota has always been known for its comfortable and fuel-efficient vehicles, but when the Japanese automaker redesigned its RAV4 compact sport utility vehicle in 2014, they added a little spice in order to attract a wider range of buyers. The 2017 Toyota RAV4 is now not only refined and quiet, but it is also fun to drive and capable of entertaining you on a winding road.

Yes it’s fun, but the 2017 Toyota RAV4 is also safe and spacious

Before getting into what makes the 2017 Toyota RAV4 so fun, let’s look at safety. Because safety is in fact a very big part of what Toyota’s compact sport utility vehicle has to offer. Featuring unique features like an airbag for the driver’s knees, the 2017 RAV4 is also packed with active safety features like blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, radar-guided adaptive cruise control, collision warning with pedestrian detection, emergency braking distribution, and a lot more.

This technologies not only protect you, but they actually help prevent accidents. Toyota’s STAR safety system is indeed designed to avoid collisions by keeping the RAV4 steady when road conditions are slippery, and all the active systems described above ensure that your vehicle will react to oncoming danger even if you don’t in time.

Inside the 2017 Toyota RAV4, buyers will be happy to know there is one of the most spacious cargo areas of any compact SUV. These vehicles are, after all, designed to be versatile, and the RAV4 certainly has that covered. There is more than 1,000 liters of cargo area with all the seats in place, and more than 2,000 liters with the rear seats folded. That’s better than most of the 2017 RAV4’s competitors.


2016 Rav4 Hybrid

2016 Rav4 Hybrid

One efficient engine packing plenty of punch

When Toyota redesigned the RAV4, they took away the V6 in favor of just one engine, a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that delivers 176 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque. Providing plenty of power and a towing capacity of 1,500 lbs or 680 kg, the engine is also fuel-efficient. It is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission that, unlike some competitors that have turned to a CVT transmission, still lets you feel the gear changes for a more comfortable and natural drive. Front-wheel drive is standard while all-wheel drive is optional.

Back to fuel economy, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 averages 8.9 liters per 100 kilometers in FWD form while all-wheel drive models average 9.4 liters per 100 kilometers or 9.5 liters per 100 kilometers depending on the trim.

To learn more about the 2017 Toyota RAV4, contact us today at Newmarket Toyota!

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