2017 Toyota RAV4 Review, Release Date and Price – The new 2017 Toyota RAV4 is small crossover that offers spacious accommodations for cargo and people, offers a well-sorted tech interface, offers a secure handling and ride comfort, and offers impressive everyday utility. The Toyota RAV4 release date should be expected sometime in the second quarter of 2017, if recent news are anything to go by.
2017 Toyota RAV4 Review
The RAV4, just like a competitive sportsman, is well-rounded in almost every facet of its construction. It perfectly blends functionality with style. The RAV4 has evolved both in design and performance over the years, as has its rivals that beat or parallel it in several areas while it too going a few steps further to beat them in others.
Changes on both its exterior and interior are subtle, and there is no doubt that the RAV4 looks and drives better than before. Up front, the exterior styling has been subtly massaged and now beams a contemporary look relative to the existing model. Further aback, the taillights have also been spruced up and are now looking
The suspension has been upgraded and offers better handling than before, and just like the Camry and the Sienna SE, it now boasts of sporty styling flourishes as well. Interior accommodation is laudable both in terms of passenger and cargo space. Additionally, the cargo load floor is low and therefore makes it convenient when loading up cargo.
The cabin carries on unaltered at least in terms of space and is one of RAV4’s main appealing aspect. Throw in Toyota’s dependability and you’ve got yourself an excellent compact crossover. Yet, the RAV4 isn’t the only vehicle in its class that offers seemingly appealing and compelling features.
Some of its alternatives include the Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester, and the Honda CR-V. Each of these vehicles offer a dynamic, carlike driving experience, and versatile cabin. But the all-rounded nature offered by the RAV4 is nonetheless hard to match.
Four trims are available for the 2017 Toyota RAV4: SE, XLE, LE, and Limited. Each trim model is offered with unique technologies and features to the other. The 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid model is a five-passenger compact SUV available in both Limited and XLE trim models, and mates a 2.5L four-cylinder engine with a front and rear electric motor, a nickel hydride battery pack, and a CVT system. The full 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid specs review is exhaustively covered elsewhere on this blog.
2017 Toyota RAV4 Exterior and Interior
Exterior Toyota RAV4 colors include Silver Sky Metallic, Black, Super White, Electric Storm Blue, Hot Lava, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Barcelona Red Metallic, and Black Currant Metallic. Slight changes should be expected on its release date.
Some of the Toyota RAV4 2017 accessories offered on the base model include Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, cruise control, a rear privacy glass, an integrated driver blind-spot monitor, a USB port, a CD player, a 6.1” touchscreen interface, dual-zone automatic climate control, roof rails, seventeen-inch steel wheels, reclining and folding rear seats, an auxiliary audio jack, an adjustable driver seat, smartphone app integration, traffic and weather information, satellite and HD radio, Entune audio system, media player interface, and the Scout GPS Link navigation system.
Opting for the XLE trim model gets you tri-zone automatic climate control, heated mirrors, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, adjustable liftgate, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a sunroof, foglights, bolstered front seats, and Siri Eyes Free integration.
The SE adds a synthetic leather upholstery, LED exterior lighting, a sport tuned suspension system, steering wheel paddle shifters, an eight-way power driver seat, running lights, different exterior styling, a blind spot monitor, eighteen-inch wheels, keyless entry and ignition, power lumbar driver seat, and an eight-way power driver seat.
2017 Toyota RAV4 Limited trim model adds a seven-inch touchscreen display, eighteen-inch wheels, smartphone app integration, adaptive cruise control, Toyota Safety Sense package, rearview auto-dimming mirrors, and a navigation system.
2017 Toyota RAV4 Engine and Specs
A power output of 176 horsepower and 172 pounds-ft. of torque is offered by the 2.5L four-cylinder engine equipped under the hood of the 2017 Toyota RAV4. Both the front-wheel drive and the six-speed automatic transmission are standard, while the AWD is optional.
The Toyota RAV4 mpg stands at 22/29/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the AWD and 23/30/26 mpg with the FWD.
2017 Toyota RAV4 Release Date & Price
Rumor has it that the vehicle will most probably go for sale sometime in the second-quarter of 2017. The 2017 Toyota RAV4 price starts from an MSRP of 24,350, and the RAV4 Hybrid MSRP at $28,370.