2016 Toyota RAV4 gets updated styling for 2016, including a feed for fascia, 2016 Toyota RAV4 SE trim which boasts sharper handling, LED headlights, and additional distinctive styling elements inside and outside. A new Toyota Safety Sense package available on the 2016 Toyota RAV4 SE and Limited includes a variety of high-tech crash avoidance technology. Finally, a new RAV4 Hybrid debuts as well.
Like any sports fan will attest, sometimes you can get a well-rounded team, playing at a competitive level, pack the stands and have not managed to find the glory. Well, given we offer that as a metaphor for the Toyota RAV4 2016. It is spacious, versatile, decent ride, comfortable and well-equipped, and also enjoys one of the best reliability reputation in its segment. The problem is that competitors matching or beating them in those areas while a few yards away in others.
To its credit, Toyota tinkered with the 2016 RAV4 this year in hopes of improving its appeal. The Toyota RAV4 2016 exterior styling is subtle massaged, especially up front, where there is a more streamlined appearance mien’s crossover constant. The 2016 RAV4 adds an SE trim its portfolio. The 2016 Toyota RAV4 SE, following in the footsteps of Toyota’s popular Camry and Sienna SE trims, boasts sporty styling flourish and voted a suspension for better handling.
What happy convey the RAV4’s impressive interior space. The cargo area is large, boxy and its cargo floor is low, making it one of the most versatile compact crossovers available. Need to carry the box for a little TIKES Playhouse or drag around a vibrant Weimaraner? The RAV4 is suitable for the task. It also offers one of the most accommodating cabins for passengers. It is this spacious interior, the RAV4 with a history of reliability that primary appeal’s make this compact crossover.
RAV4 is not the only model with a polished resume. The 2017 Honda CR-V is as spacious and reliable, but it can also demand better fuel economy and an even more versatile cabin. To a lesser extent, the same can be said of the rough Subaru Forester, which also boasts best-in-class acceleration with its optional turbocharged engine. Then there’s the Mazda CX-5, which is not quite so utilitarian, but provides a more dynamic, carlike driving experience. The 2016 RAV4 is a well-rounded, solid competitor’s popular for a good reason, but some of the other members of the league may have a better chance to win, you stand over.
2016 Toyota RAV4 Interior
The new 2016 Toyota RAV4 has an interior design with pronounced corners and lines a streamlined and modern look Dash form. A few of the audio and climate controls feel a little weak, however, and while the cupholder count is sufficient, there are not that many useful storage Cubbies front as you’ll find in the 2016 Honda CR-V. If you want real leather, you’re out of luck as the RAV4 comes only with cloth or leather.
Although all sound systems RAV4 Toyota’s Entune branding, only models with the larger 7-inch screen includes the Entune suite of smartphone-connected services under this Pandora streaming radio and a navigation app. Fortunately, the touchscreen interface itself simply menus, large virtual buttons and faster responses for 2016. All conventional controls are also easy to use.
2016 Toyota RAV4 Engine
The 2016 Toyota RAV4 is motivated by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder to 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque deliver. A six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are standard, and all-wheel drive is optional. In testing, an all-wheel-drive 2017 RAV4 have 9.2 seconds to 60 mph, an average time taken for a small crossover with a four-cylinder engine of this size. The EPA estimates that the front wheel drive RAV4 combined return 26 mpg (23 city / 30 highway), while the all-wheel-drive version combined 25 mpg (22 city / 29 highway) returns. These estimates are slightly lower than those of some competitors, especially the Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5.
2016 Toyota RAV4 Safety
Every 2016 Toyota RAV4 includes antilock brakes, stability and traction control, side airbags for, full-length airbags, a driver knee airbag, a rearview camera and an integrated driver blind spot mirror. A blind-spot warning system and rear cross-traffic alert are optional on the XLE and standard on the SE and Limited.
The optional Toyota Safety Sense system includes a forward collision warning system, forward collision mitigation braking with the automatic emergency, a web-departure warning and intervention system and automatic high-beam headlamp control.