The 2017 Toyota RAV4 offered with a hybrid option – especially given that it comes from the same company that pioneered the mass-produced hybrid. With the competition circling, this facelifted model couldn’t have come at a better time. It gets a fresh new look inside and out and remains a sensible choice for families thanks to its decent fuel economy and spacious interior. Also nice is the seven-inch display complete with rear-parking camera – a welcome addition when it comes to parking a portly SUV.
2017 Toyota RAV4 Engine
Being neither quick nor cheap to run means the petrol RAV4 is likely to be the least popular choice here. In the UK. Its 151hp 2.0-litre engine will get it from 0-62mph in 10.7 seconds. But doing so makes the car’s 43.5mpg combined fuel economy figure drop like a stone. By comparison, the 1.2-litre petrol engine available in the Qashqai is more. Than a second slower from 0-62mph, but can return 50.4mpg. It’s also cheaper to tax with CO2 emissions of 129g/km leading to an annual tax.
2017 Toyota RAV4 Design
2017 Toyota RAV4 elevates its interior to an entirely new level with such sporty touches as paddle shifters, red gauge cluster illumination and a distinctive black headliner. Enjoy every trip, from uphill to downtown, in RAV4’s roomy interior. The driver and front passenger enjoy available heated seats and dual zone automatic climate control. Another convenient piece of tech is the available Smart Key System.
The available leather steering wheel has a luxurious feel, and Entune™ Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite and a frameless HomeLink capable mirror further enhance the premium high-tech experience. Immerse yourself in the improved interior design and drive in complete comfort.