2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review, Price

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is a compact sized vehicle that is available with electrical motors and a combustion engine. It is a crossover vehicle offers secure handling and the ideal ride comfort and it also comes with a spacious design for people and cargo along with an organized tech interface.

2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid - front

2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid – Exterior and Interior Design

The exterior layout of the 2017 RAV4 borrows a lot from that of the Toyota C-HR crossover. To be specific, this type of design will apply to the entrance design that features a bolder bumper, remarkable headlights, and a diverse grille as well. The interior comes with a distinct style and superior design and an extra soft touch location. As before, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid comes with up to 20.3 cubic ft of space behind the rear seats and 60.7 cubic ft when folded for additional space. The dashboard features a revised design that comes with a digital screen in the tool bunch. Aside from that, it also comes with an ample sized 7-inch screen along with countless connectivity features that even includes a USB port. Similar to the 2016 model, the 2017 model comes with an array of safety features known as the Toyota Safety Sense set. It comes with individual sensors that automatically apply the brakes if they detect an imminent frontal collision, pedestrian or vehicle as well. More so, it also comes with a sensor for lane departures, radar cruise control that helps drivers regulate a safe distance from the cars ahead and automatic on-off high beam headlights. What is more is the exterior cameras of the 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid can provide a 360-degree view of the surroundings along with GPS mapping via Smartphone linking.

2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid - interior

2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid – Engine and Fuel Economy

The combination of the electrical motor and the gasoline engine provides more power than the conventional internal combustion engines. A four-cylinder engine complemented by two electric motors backs the 2.5-liter engine of the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. One electric motor supplies’ the gas engine to provide up to 193 horsepower and 205-pound feet of torque. The second motor provides power to the rear wheels and can trigger the AWD when the front tires slip or loose traction. The hybrid engine will produce up to 18- horsepower and an average torque of 171 lb-ft(234 Nm). Furthermore, the maximum speed on average is 114 miles per hour and the acceleration from zero to 60 mph was clocked at 8.1 seconds. Since this car is an all wheel drive model, the average consumption ranges in between 34 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg in the city. This type of energy consumption gives it an average of 27 mpg in mixed mode driving operation. It is important to note that this Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 2017 is not a plug-in hybrid since it relies on energy obtained during car braking to recharge its hydrid battery set.

2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid - rear

2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid – Release Date and Price

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid model is expected for release in autumn 2016. The average price for the hybrid XLE trim will stand average at about $29,700 and around $34,900 for the Limited Guise hybrid model.

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