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With a new design, the RAV4 could get by on its newfound good looks. Multiple hybrid trims and two off-roading versions give this Toyota a broader trim range than most rivals. Cutting-edge technologies ensure entertainment and safety in equal measures.
Not only is the RAV4 a best-seller for Toyota, but it also outsells every other small SUV on the market. This suggests good resale values, and it represents the many ways that the RAV4 is a good package. Few products deserve the hype, but this one comes close.
Recognizing that RAV4 buyers are activity minded, the SUV has been made over with the Toyota New Global Architecture platform. Overall it is lower with a wider wheelbase. The wider front and rear tracks add stability. New front and rear overhangs are tighter to permit more trail driving. A new look echoes this bolder stance by leading with a strong nose. Robust shoulders anchor a dynamic, athletic profile.
Making more of a statement, the RAV4 is competing directly with rivals such as the Jeep Cherokee. It's also stepping away from more sedate competition such as the Honda CR-V. Black Softex may be exchanged for mocha. Orange dash accents provide a complement for orange stitching. In another combination, Black SofTex is accented with red stitching and other red cabin elements. The XSE Hybrid has blue accents on the seats and in the cabin.
An Ice Edge-colored roof is a fun accent on the Adventure and TRD Off-Road models. These trims also sport aggressive bumpers and grille designs as well as large over-fenders. The Off-Road dresses up even more with dark gray front and rear lower fascias. Perhaps the most striking, XSE Hybrid models offer a black roof, piano-black fender arches, and piano-black lower rocker panels.
If you want to go on the trail less traveled, you now have two off-roading RAV4 models to choose from. Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive is standard on the Adventure and TRD-Off-Road trims. This system can move 50 percent of the system torque to the back wheels to gain traction. It can even target the left or right wheel as needed to keep the RAV4 moving. Rear driveline disconnect reduces fuel waste when all-wheel drive isn't needed.
Adventure trims have 8.6 inches of ground clearance and are suitable for lighter off-road duties. Ready for action, the TRD Off-Road adds exclusive red-colored coil springs with its TRD suspension. Re-valved, the twin-tube shocks have internal rebound springs. To improve wheel travel, there are special bump stops. Bigger, tougher tires wear lighter, flow-formed matte-black wheels. Drivers can choose Road & Dirt, Mud & Sand, or Snow modes. When the fun is done, exclusive TRD all-weather floor mats make it easier to clean up the cabin.
Many SUVs today are under powered. Then there's the new RAV4. It generates 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. That's 19 more horsepower than the Honda CR-V and 23 more than the Jeep Cherokee. It's a whopping 33 more horsepower than the Nissan Rogue or Chevrolet Equinox.
The Toyota RAV4 hybrid has remarkable fuel economy. It can earn 40 miles per gallon in combined driving. The hybrid, available as an LE, XLE, XSE, and Limited, earns 41 miles per gallon in city driving and 38 miles per gallon on the highway. You won't find Cherokees, CR-Vs, or Rogues with that kind of gas mileage.
If you stick with the gas engine, the RAV4 earns 30 mpg combined. That breaks down to 27 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon on the highway. Once it moves into gear two, the transmission can use direct-lock to maintain the torque converter and reduce power loss. Fuel economy exceeds lower-powered competitors by as much as 4 mpg highway (Chevy Equinox, Jeep Cherokee). It bests the Jeep Cherokee by 5 mpg city.
While all companies are offering safety systems, Toyota has a longer list of systems than you'll find on almost any rival. This is especially true when you consider which ones are standards. Cornering brake control improves how the RAV4 handles turns, reducing the chances of sliding. Road sign assist can tell you the speed limit and advise you about other road sign information. For the first time, Toyota is offering a Digital Rearview Mirror on the RAV4. The high-mounted camera provides an adjustable wide-angle live feed of what's behind you.
Lane departure alerts can trigger a steering assist. Pedestrians and braking traffic may trigger warnings and, if necessary, collision mitigation braking. An available blind spot system adds more warnings to prevent lane changes when traffic is too close.
Exclusive to Toyota, Lane Tracing Assist is engaged when the Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control is in use. LTA warns the RAV4 driver with vibrations if the vehicle is steering out of its lane. This is a good partner for the DRCC which can slow and go as traffic allows. Both systems are Toyota standards.
Toyota has expanded the many types of parking assistance available on the RAV4. As you would expect, there's a rearview camera. The available rear cross traffic alert may be typical. Atypical for this class, the alert can trigger automatic braking. This can reduce the chances of a fender bender in parking lot. Toyota's Front and Rear Parking Assist has been strengthened with the addition of automated braking.
For some people, the large panoramic moonroof is a must have. Well, now the Toyota RAV4 has got it. It's like free entertainment for the kids. The natural light and air aren't bad either.