2016 Toyota RAV4 XLE is a competent crossover utility with a new Hybrid model year updated security systems, and many of the interior. The 2016 Toyota RAV4 is the latest update for the slightest utility vehicle lineup of the company. This year there is a slight refresh of a handful of styling and interior features, but the big news is the addition of 2016 Toyota RAV4 XLE Hybrid model. The 2016 RAV4 is not only a version with better fuel economy, but the only hybrid in the small SUV segment, and a possible replacement for the beloved Ford Escape Hybrid sold from 2004 through 2012. There is also a new RAV4 SE model, named the smartest in the lineup.
Base versions of the new 2016 RAV4 , sit us less supportive presented as the firmer bolsters found in the Toyota 2017 XLE version. Seating space in the RAV4 is about on par with the same size CR-V and clearly more generous than those of the Escape. But the rear bench is less supportive than many adults would prefer, and its flip / folding mechanism is a step shy of the Honda. Cargo space is cavernous, and RAV4 Limited versions get a power tailgate.
2016 Toyota RAV4 XLE Interior
Toyota, the largest part of its effort to revise and update the interior this year, saying it was in response to customer feedback. The 2016 RAV4 use better quality materials, including more soft-touch surfaces. It adds trim around certain dashboard and console elements, a digital screen in the revised instrument cluster, an available 7.0-inch touchscreen display, and a 12-volt outlet for the back plus another USB port.
The Toyota RAV4 2016, emerged in the 1990s as part of the first wave of compact crossovers-small SUV built on car underpinnings and it grew some. It is now technically a mid-sized, but Toyota Highlander seven- seat model is really entrance of the company in its segment. But the R A4 is one of the strip bestsellers among small crossovers, popular with families and a strong competitor to the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, and Subaru Forester, among others in the highly competitive segment.
The 2016 RAV4 model retains its famous small SUV shape, divided essentially all compact SUV. The tailgate-mounted spare this faux-truck credentials is long gone, and his profile races now that the Escape, Hyundai Santa Fe, even sportier Mazda CX-5. The front shares design notes Toyota’s latest passenger cars, but the back is sturdy, upright, and unusual lights that stand proud of the body. Within the dashboard is busy; to our eyes, the simplest RAV4 LE is more coherent than many finishes and surfaces of the top-of-the-line RAV4 Limited.
Only two powertrains in the RAV4. The base engine is a 176-horsepower 2.5-liter inline-4 with a 6-speed automatic transmission. For those who are worried about sporty driving some families, the automatic’s sport-shift mode makes it more enjoyable. A 0 to 60 mph time of fewer than nine seconds acceptable; while the RAV4 is not fast, it’s fast enough for most family needs. All-wheel drive (AWD) is a $ 1.400 option.
2016 Toyota RAV4 XLE Hybrid
The new 2016 RAV4 Hybrid is actually more powerful than the base RAV4, with a combined peak power of 194 kW from a 154-hp 2.5-liter inline-4 with the latest generation of Toyota’s two-motor Hybrid Synergy Drive system. standard AWD RAV4 Hybrid is not mechanical axis in the petrol model but uses a 50-kW (67-hp) third electric motor to supply the rear axle to the rear wheels with torque when its control system senses power is needed. The hybrid RAV4 is the fastest model in the lineup-is capable of up to 60 mph in 8.1 seconds, which is about a second less than the base engine. And it gets EPA combined ratings of 33 mpg, delivered more than a 30 percent improvement over the 25 mpg by other RAV4 AWD models.
On the road, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 is open, but far from as sporty as a Mazda CX-5, a Subaru Forester XT, or even the base Ford Escape. This ride lower than other compact SUVs, and the AWD version improves on the road handling as well as providing a better traction in inclement weather. The weighed electric power steering offers a good sense of center. For a slightly better ride, we recommend sticking to the 17-inch tires on LE and XLE versions.
2016 Toyota RAV4 XLE SE
The new 2016 RAV4 SE model does not change the standard power source, though it adds paddle shifters behind the steering wheel and a sport-tuned suspension to the compact crossover. It also comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, a unique front bumper and grille design, interior finishing that a black headliner and contrast stitching on the seats, and red lighting and needles close to the instruments. It bundles also a host of features that are optional on other models. These include LED headlights and taillights, seat power driver’s license, and the choice of a black-and-brown interior.
2016 Toyota RAV4 XLE Engine
Audio systems are remarkable in the RAV4. There are four different levels of Entune touchscreen sound, with the top two levels in which the App Suite Bing for search; iHeartRadio and Pandora for audio streaming; MovieTickets.com, OpenTable and Yelp for trips, and real-time traffic, weather, fuel prices, sports, and stocks. Toyota remains stubbornly resistant to both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay however.
Front-wheel-drive models of the 2016 RAV4 manage fuel consumption figures of 23 mpg city, 30 highway, 26 combined. Upgrade to four-wheel drive and you will lower the gas mileage one click, to 22/29/25 mpg. It is not numbered class leader, with competitors like the Mazda CX-5 and the most efficient versions of the Ford Escape topping the RAV4’s ratings, but numbers are bringing the hybrid RAV4 closer to the turn. This model is rated at 34/31/33 mph.
2016 Toyota RAV4 XLE Safety
The 2016 Toyota RAV4 buffs to its safety credentials with a five-star overall rating from the NHTSA and a Top Safety Pick + designation of the IIHS. An optional Toyota Security System is a new year, and standard on the RAV4 Limited. These include forward collision warning, followed by braking automatic pre-collision if the driver takes no action. It also folds into orbit departure warning, a radar-based adaptive cruise control, a pedestrian pre-collision system, and automatic high beams. A new “Bird’s Eye View Monitor” gives drivers a 360-degree view of the area using four cameras mounted on the front, side mirrors and rear of the car. Limited models include blind-spot monitors with cross-traffic alerts and; A rear-vision camera is standard on all models, as well as eight airbags.